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Archives for Medication

Antibiotic Resistance: A Serious Threat

by Kimberly Hays March 15th, 2019 | Medication
Antibiotic resistance has become a major concern internationally. Health officials say that there is a tremendous void globally in the development of new antibiotics, and new medications must be developed to fight off mutating infections. As bacterial infections mutate, they become “superbugs” that do not respond to the antibiotics that are currently available. There have been only a few new antibiotics developed in the past decade, and it is a race against time for new ones to be developed to stop this worldwide crisis.

This is a serious concern for patients who are having even the most minor of surgeries.
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Commonly Abused OTC Medications

by Kimberly Hays June 9th, 2015 | Medication
Everyone is aware of the dangers of abusing prescription medicines, but there are serious problems with some abusing over the counter medications. The fastest growing issue with medications is the abuse of over the counter medications in teens. This is attributed to the fact that they can easily obtain them for a cheap price, and many believe that they are safe. The damage that these medications can cause is serious, especially when they are mixed. These medications are not only abused by teens, but also by adults who do not realize their dangers. They often have the mindset that
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Supplement Builds Strength in Fibromyalgia Patients

by Kimberly Hays May 13th, 2015 | Medication
People who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia often speak of how debilitating the disease is because of joint pain and fatigue. There is also muscle pain that spreads throughout the body. These symptoms also lead to depression. Creatine, which is popular among bodybuilders to build strength, has been found to help build strength in those who suffer with fibromyalgia, according to a new study released by researchers in Brazil. Though it does help with the strength and weakness, the other symptoms, such as fatigue and depression are not affected by the supplement. Still, to have more strength is a
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Overpaying for Generic Medications?

by Kimberly Hays April 5th, 2015 | Medication
When we are prescribed medication, we often ask for the generic form in order to save on the expense, especially if we need to take the medication for a long period of time. Sadly, some people even skip refilling their medications due to not having insurance. Consumer Reports recently conducted a study where they found that there is a vast difference in the price for generic prescriptions, and that we need to comparison shop the big chain pharmacies before getting our generic prescriptions filled. The research showed that there can be a difference of $100 a month in many
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Hydrocodone: FDA Passes Tighter Restrictions

by Kimberly Hays February 20th, 2013 | Medication
Soon it may be difficult to obtain a prescription for hydrocodone or other drugs that are mixed with it. During the last week of January, the FDA held a panel to vote on reclassifying hydrocodone and its compounds, and the vote won 17 to 10 to classify them as a Schedule II drug instead of Schedule III. This means that it would then be regarded to have even more capacity for abuse and addiction.

Some of the widely prescribed drugs that include hydrocodone are Norco, Vicodin, and Lortab. Because of the addiction and abuse associated with hydrocodone and drugs that
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