Category: Prescription Drugs

Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is a perception of sound in one or both ears in the absence of an external source. It’s often described by patients as a buzzing, ringing, or whooshing. While there is often no known cause for tinnitus, there are a handful of medications that may contribute to it. Medications… Read More

For almost a decade, pharmacy chains nationwide have offered discounted generics through membership programs. When the first generic program was created by Kmart, pharmacy chains like CVS and Kroger followed suit, offering a large number of medications at a discounted rate, or even for free. The programs were classic “loss leaders,” designed to bring foot… Read More

Taking care of a sick child can leave any parent or caregiver feeling overwhelmed. After spending your morning in the doctor’s office, the last thing you should have to worry about is your child’s prescription. Here are 5 things to know when your child is prescribed an antibiotic. 1)  Not all liquid antibiotics have to… Read More

Is your cough keeping you awake or driving your co-workers crazy? Read on. There are many prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications for suppressing coughs, but studies show they don’t all work. Some are addictive, and others aren’t any more effective than a placebo. So, what should you take for your cough? Non-prescription and over-the-counter cough… Read More

Whether from a new injury or an aggravated old injury, stiffness and soreness in the neck and back at night may lead to disrupted sleep and more pain in the morning. Muscle relaxants have been shown to help relieve this pain and get you through these tough days—used at night, these medications may improve acute… Read More

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