Category: Prescription Drugs

Sophia, a mother of five in Searcy, Arkansas, has suffered from chronic migraines for a little over 20 years now. They first started when she was 22, and like many migraine sufferers, she’s tried multiple different medications to find something that can help relieve the pain. Around 13% of Americans suffer from migraines, though only… Read More

Have you noticed that TV drug commercials almost never talk about prices? This, along with ongoing anger about rising drug costs, prompted the Trump administration to enact a rule that will require drug manufacturers to disclose list prices of medications in commercials starting this summer—a rule that drug makers are now fighting. The regulation of… Read More

Dear Pharmacy Patient, We need to talk. I’ve been noticing that you sometimes don’t pick up your refills. Often times, you’re shocked at the high price of your prescriptions. Other times, you’re frustrated because you have to wait a long time in line or your prescription isn’t ready. Believe it or not, I get it…. Read More

If you have old medications sitting around the house, and you’re not sure how to dispose of them, you might want to consider participating in National Drug Take Back Day, happening across the country this Saturday, April 27. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, created by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), aims to provide a… Read More

It’s hard to keep track of all the new diabetes medications coming out, which is a good thing as innovation is driving better choices. Recently, we got the SGLT2 inhibitors, a class of medications used to treat type 2 diabetes that includes Invokana, Farxiga, and Jardiance. But one medication continues to stand out of the… Read More

Recent efforts to find the holy-grail cure for dementia have been rather disappointing. As far as we’ve come with medical advances, our ability to treat dementia, specifically Alzheimer’s dementia (AD), is still limited to managing the symptoms, meaning the focus is to manage behavioral changes, maintain a familiar environment to avoid disruption, and ensure safety… Read More

About 2% – 3% of the general population have had an allergic reaction to a “sulfa” antibiotic, most typically trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX), also known as Bactrim or Septra. Recommendations from pharmacists and physicians used to be to stay away from all sulfa-containing medications if you’d had allergic reactions to Bactrim—but not anymore. Here’s what’s true and… Read More

The prostate is one of those organs that go unnoticed for men until there is an issue, I feel, which is unfortunate when you think about how important it is for our sexual health. Not only does the prostate contribute a crucial element to ejaculate that helps sperm fertilize an egg during reproduction, but the… Read More

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be a big diagnosis to get. Although the diagnosis may be new, you (or a loved one) have probably been living with the symptoms for some time. ADHD can’t be cured, but there are many treatment options available. Maybe you’re ready to see if treatment can help. Or do you have… Read More

Nifedipine (Procardia), used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain, may be linked to a higher risk of sudden cardiac arrest, researchers say. While nifedipine has been available for decades, a recent analysis showed that more than 60 mg of nifedipine daily may increase your risk for sudden cardiac arrest. On the other hand,… Read More