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Summer barbecues, outdoor games, and soaking in the sun mean more accidents and injuries. Here are essential tips on how to treat burns, cuts, and stings, what to keep in your first aid kit, and how to get the most out of your summer lovin’ fun. How to Treat Burns It’s not uncommon for summer… Read More

Eliquis (apixaban) and Xarelto (rivaroxaban) are part of a new group of anticoagulant drugs called NOACs (novel oral anticoagulants) used to prevent blood clots, stroke, and embolism, especially in people with atrial fibrillation. Approved by the FDA several years ago, Eliquis and Xarelto quickly became two of the most popular blood thinners in the market…. Read More

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This week, the FDA approved lofexidine hydrochloride (Lucemyra), the first medication in the US developed to specifically treat the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Physical symptoms of withdrawal — like stomach cramps, muscle spasms, and insomnia — are a major reason why people relapse when trying to fight opioid addiction. As the first non-opioid approved to… Read More

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If you’ve been able to control your high blood pressure with the same hypertension medications for years, it’s tempting to hold the course — but don’t. Older medications can cause serious side effects, and updated guidelines for treating high blood pressure are released every year with recommendations for current best therapies. It’s natural for newer… Read More

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Chuck and Lisa, a retired couple from Washington, are among the 40% of Medicare patients who find themselves in the Medicare Part D donut hole and couldn’t afford their medications. Luckily, they are now able to get the treatments they need with the help of GoodRx. The Medicare “donut hole” refers to the prescription benefits… Read More

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We have news for your healthcare wallet. The popular anemia drugs, Epogen and Procrit (epoetin alfa), will soon have a less expensive alternative, Retacrit. Epogen and Procrit are specialty medications used to treat anemia caused by chronic kidney disease (CKD) or chemotherapy, but they don’t come cheap. A 30-day supply of Procrit costs well over… Read More

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It’s bad enough having acne as a teenager, but with acne rosacea, redness and pimples may visit you even after the age of 30. Rosacea can look a lot like common adult acne too, so you have to be careful — they require a completely different set of treatments. Here are the latest recommendations for… Read More

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It’s no secret that asthma inhalers have gotten expensive, and there are no signs of soaring prices slowing down. Even under Medicare Part D, asthma inhalers are high-ticket drugs. They’re listed under Medicare’s higher-tier, “non-preferred” or “specialty” drug categories, which pushes the cost of these medications onto the 43 million Americans enrolled in Part D. Whether… Read More