Opiate Overdose Antidote (Naloxone) Price Gouging

It’s like déjà vu all over again. Kaiser Health News reports that an increasingly popular, life-saving medication – this time, an antidote for opioid overdoses – is dramatically increasing in price. Fortunately, our pharmacy, GenoRite, has a more reasonably priced alternative called Opi Aid. Remember the AIDS treatment with a …

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Personalized Care at GenoRite Pharmacy

Sometimes, “one size fits all” isn’t a good fit – especially when your good health can depend on it. Your typical corner pharmacy may be stocked with the usually available medications, but what if you need a customized prescription, something that isn’t sitting on a drug store shelf? That’s when …

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Note to FDA: Need to increase the dose of life saving naloxone to reverse opiate overdose!

Recently the FDA heard recommendations to increase the dose of naloxone from .4mg to 2 mg IM in cases of suspected overdose largely because of the more potent prescription opiates used today, but also because of the newer more potent illicit synthetic fentanyl finding its way into heroin and other …

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Bisphosphonates: A drug class to treat CRPS 1 pain

  Complex regional pain syndrome type I (CRPS-I) is a common and disabling disorder affecting a peripheral limb, usually developing after a trauma to an extremity. CRPS-I is characterized by presence of spontaneous pain, allodynia and hyperalgesia, disproportionate to the inciting event and by a variety of autonomic disturbances and …

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Poison or Cure?

We all are different. Some are tall some short. Some have blue eyes and some have brown. We also know the way we metabolize drugs can be different and this could be a big deal. For instance according to a recent CDC study ,when looking at deaths involving other pharmaceuticals, …

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One size fits all?

One size fits all may work for some things but not when it comes to your medications! Genetic testing is now giving doctors like us a better idea of who metabolizes certain drugs best. I became interested in pharmacogenetic testing several years ago after seeing many variations in my patient’s …

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