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13Jun, 2017

Infusion Drugs for Multiple Sclerosis

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a vexing disease because there isn’t really a clear cause for the condition, there is no cure, and symptoms can be unpredictable. Some classes of infusion drugs are able to slow the progression of the disease and/or alleviate symptoms. What is MS MS is considered an autoimmune disease, which usually describes conditions that suppress the immune system, making it difficult to fight off illness. In the case of MS, the immune system becomes overactive and attacks healthy tissue. MS causes the body to attack the central […]
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23Feb, 2017

Should You Take Medications After Their Expiration Dates?

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Have you ever wondered what the expiration date on your medication means? There are serious implications to using medication that is past its due date, according to an article published in NPR. Effectiveness is the Issue “If your medicine has expired, don’t use it,” Ilisa Bernstein, deputy director of the office of compliance in the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research told NPR. This counsel applies to over-the-counter drugs as well as prescription medications. It is important to check the expiration dates before you buy any […]
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22Jun, 2016

Fitness for People with Limited Mobility

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For people with limited mobility due to an injury or a chronic condition, it can be a challenge to keep weight off and stay in shape. Weight gain and lack of exercise can not only cause physical health problems, immobility can also lead to depression and other mental health issues. There are some options, though, depending on the severity of your injury or condition. Eat Right: Yes, this is what your mother always told you to do. Eat your vegetables! When physical exercise is not an option, you can focus instead […]
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Medication Use During Pregnancy Can Lead to Harmful Effects on the Child
23Jul, 2015

Medications to Avoid During Pregnancy

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Although mothers to be take many precautions in order to ensure the safety of their unborn child, it can be difficult to navigate the entire nine months without the use of any form of medication.  For otherwise healthy mothers, it may be an easier task to undertake, while mothers with pre-existing conditions or complications during pregnancy may still be required to have some drugs in their system. This also makes it vitally important to consult with a physician before making any alterations to existing medication protocols, as some necessity in […]
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30Jun, 2015

MedicoRx® Specialty Pharmacy Receives URAC Accreditation

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Specialty pharmacy accreditation demonstrates commitment to quality and accountability Van Nuys, CA — June 24, 2015 — MedicoRx® Specialty Pharmacy announced today it has been awarded Specialty Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. “Providing exceptional clinical care is at the core of every interaction with our patients, physicians and broader healthcare community,” said Vladimir Lenchitsky, CEO of MedicoRx® Specialty. “We are proud to have received accreditation as a specialty pharmacy provider from URAC. This substantiates our […]
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Three Classifications of Chronic Pain Sources Dictate Which Medications Will Work Best
23Jun, 2015

Prescription Drugs for Chronic Pain

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Pain is the activation of electrical activity in neurons which have sensory endings with a higher threshold for reaction.  This means that while surface receptors may register pain from heat or touch, deep nerves that sense pain will not register this occurrence throughout the body.  While any type of pain, acute or chronic, can become the source of massive discomfort, it should also be remembered that pain reactions are a defense mechanism. By being able to sense pain as an indicator that an action can be harmful to health, people […]
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The Combination of Alcohol and Prescription Drug Use Can Cause Ssevere Side Effects
21May, 2015

Side Effects of Alcohol and Prescription Drugs

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For the majority of the population, prescription drugs of some type are a part of regular health maintenance routines. This can include medications such as antibiotics, which may only need to be taken for a limited period of time, but it can also include drugs that are necessary over the course of a lifetime. This also means that interactions with other chemicals are likely, although the severity and the effects can vary based on the substances involved. Although patients can often be quite informed about dosage protocols and the side […]
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It is Important to Balance Vitamin Supplements with Weight Loss
11May, 2015

Best Vitamin Supplement for Losing Weight

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With obesity as one of the leading causes of adjunct chronic conditions for the population, stronger focus is being placed on preventive measures that can reduce these impacts. While motivations for losing weight can also come from personal goals to look better, gaining better health should still be a guiding factor in the process. Weight reductions of as little as ten pounds can significantly: Reduce the risk of adult onset diabetes Improve both circulation and cardiovascular health Aid in better joint health Improve overall immune function Reduces prevalence and pain […]
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18Feb, 2015

Gastroenterology Drugs, Procedures & Treatments

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Gastroenterology is concerned with diagnosing and treating conditions which affect the digestive tract.  This can include conditions of specific organs within the system, but may also relate to secondary illnesses that indirectly affect digestion and the absorption of nutrients.  Procedures for diagnosis and testing may include invasive techniques and surgery, but can also greatly rely upon imaging in order to determine the cause of the issue. What Types of Illnesses Require Gastroenterology Procedures? Problems with digestion and nutrient absorption can be mechanical or function based.  This means that issues in […]
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29Jan, 2015

About FDA Clinical Trials

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Although most people are aware of the fact that approval by the FDA can clear a medication or treatment course for public use, individuals are not always aware of what this truly means.  Clinical trials are conducted under strict guidelines in order to both gauge the safety of a substance and support the efficacy of that pharmaceutical for a specific use.  For this reason, stating that a drug is just FDA approved does not always mean that it has been found applicable for the use that is being promoted.  This […]
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12Jan, 2015

Oral Oncology Drugs

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Although a number of common cancer therapies rely on infusion delivery systems and highly regulated medication protocols, more oral oncology drugs are being approved for patient care.  In many respects, it is hoped that this development is likely to allow patients better access to drugs and to be able to follow treatment methods with greater convenience and consistency.  However, the use of oral oncology drugs also means that there may be less overall monitoring of side effects by healthcare professionals. There are a number of benefits that patients do see […]
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11Dec, 2014

Caffeine and Bone Loss

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The correlation between caffeinated drinks and lowered bone density has been well established, although other chemicals in many of these beverages can also contribute to calcium loss.  The rate of damage can often be associated with contributing factors, such as: Age Genetics/predisposition or risk factor for osteoporosis Amount and frequency of caffeine intake Other nutritional intake Types of caffeinated beverages that are consumed Does Caffeine Affect Bone Density? Overall, it is highly recommended that individuals who may be at risk for osteoporosis either limit or completely eliminate caffeine consumption.  This […]
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21Aug, 2014

FDA Approves New Treatment for Rare Genetic Disease

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The FDA on Tuesday granted approval to Genzyme’s eliglustat (Cerdelga), the only first-line oral therapy for patients with Type 1 Gaucher disease. The rare genetic disease occurs in patients who do not produce enough of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase, which causes fatty materials to collect in the spleen, liver, and bone marrow. Eliglustat inhibits the metabolic process that forms the production of the fatty materials in those with the disease, which currently affects approximately 6000 people in the United States. In a press release, Amy G. Egan, MD, MPH, deputy director of […]
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