Leg Pain? Could be a Warning Sign

Leg pain can signal something much, much more serious –like an impending heart attack or stroke. Atherosclerosis occurs when leg arteries carrying oxygenated blood partially clog because LDLs (“bad” cholesterol) accumulates on artery walls. The body dispatches white blood cells to clear out the cholesterol, but the cells can get …

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Weather Not to Blame For Pain

Bad weather can get you down, but it doesn’t make your back hurt or cause joint pain. Good weather doesn’t make help, either – and those aches and pains tend not to be relieved by over-the-counter pain medications. That’s the conclusion of new research coming out of Australia, which tracked …

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Medicare Adopts CDC Opioid Rules

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are about to take voluntary “Big Brother” guidelines proposed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) one step further. CMS plans to mandate pharmacists to report doctors who may be overprescribing opioids, as well as patients who may …

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Ketamine for Depression

“Special K” is turning into something much more special than initially thought. Ketamine (it’s proper name) use to be misused as a so-called “club drug” that caused hallucinations. But recently, medical research showed that, in very small, properly calculated doses, it can alleviate migraine pain for up to several weeks …

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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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GenoRite Pharmacy offers the Life-saving Opiate Overdose Antidote, ‘Opi-Aid’

Steadily increasing for more than a decade, deaths due to opioid overdoses are now the No. 1 cause of injury fatalities in America – surpassing motor vehicle crashes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports. The latest figures, issued in October 2016 by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), …

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LD 50 Kills

I got an email today that got me to wondering. Do you know what “LD 50” is? It stands for the amount of a particular virus, chemical or other substance that will be a “lethal dose which will kill 50%” of the people exposed to it. With Halloween being yesterday, …

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