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Older Americans Are Risking Coronavirus Exposure to Get Their Medications
Medication Safety

Older Americans Are Risking Coronavirus Exposure to Get Their Medications

Are you worried about an elderly parent who needs medications? Here are some tips and information.

Biosimilars & Women's Health: Q&A
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Biosimilars & Women's Health: Q&A

Biosimilars are powerful, life-changing medicines. Many chronic, debilitating autoimmune diseases that affect women in greater numbers than men, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, can now be treated with biosimilars, as can breast cancer.

Taking Prilosec or Other Potent Acid Blocker? Who Should Reconsider and How to Stop
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Taking Prilosec or Other Potent Acid Blocker? Who Should Reconsider and How to Stop

Potent acid blockers (called proton pump inhibitors) work well to block stomach acid, but generally they're intended to treat short episodes of heartburn or reflux. There are risks to long-term use.

Health Insurers Want You To Try Cheaper Drugs First, but That Can Hurt You
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Health Insurers Want You To Try Cheaper Drugs First, but That Can Hurt You

Insurance companies sometimes try to cut costs by substituting less expensive drugs for a specific drug prescription. That's raising problems in many cases, and actually causing harm.

Natural Supplements Can Be Dangerously Contaminated, or Not Even Have the Specified Ingredients
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Natural Supplements Can Be Dangerously Contaminated, or Not Even Have the Specified Ingredients

Are dietary supplements safe and effective? This professor of pharmacy explains what consumers should consider.

Vaping is Bad for Everyone, and It's Especially Unhealthy for Children
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Vaping is Bad for Everyone, and It's Especially Unhealthy for Children

Vaping and e-cigarettes have become an epidemic. This is a serious public health and women’s health problem because many adolescents and young people have started vaping recently, and vaping is now associated with deaths and of severe lung injuries.

CBD Here, There, Everywhere! CBD and Women's Health
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CBD Here, There, Everywhere! CBD and Women's Health

Products with CBD (cannabidiol) are being widely sold, but there are unknown risks to the health of women, breast-feeding infants, or a developing fetus.

What to Do If You Question the Safety of Your Prescription Medication
Medication Safety

What to Do If You Question the Safety of Your Prescription Medication

What should you do if you've been prescribed medication and become worried by its side-effect warnings?

Biosimilars and Women's Health: Realizing the Potential
Medication Safety

Biosimilars and Women's Health: Realizing the Potential

Biosimilars are powerful, life-changing medicines. Many chronic, debilitating autoimmune diseases that affect women in greater numbers than men, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, can now be treated with biosimilars, as can breast cancer.

Importation of Prescription Drugs—Soothing Salve or Irritating Lotion?
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Importation of Prescription Drugs—Soothing Salve or Irritating Lotion?

Importation of prescription drugs to lower costs is being proposed by the Trump Administration using demonstration projects and other pathways. Safety concerns and monitoring have yet to be addressed, but it could be human experimentation without informed

Here's the Best Way to Get Rid of Medication You No Longer Need
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Here's the Best Way to Get Rid of Medication You No Longer Need

When considering where to dispose of your prescription drugs, the first place to check is your local pharmacy.

Can You Trust Your Online Pharmacy?
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Can You Trust Your Online Pharmacy?

Buying medications online can be risky. Here’s how to make sure your prescription drugs are safe.