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How Spread Pricing increases prices of generic drugs

What is Spread Pricing? Spread pricing refers to the difference between a reimbursement for a prescription, paid by insurance companies, and payments for prescription medications, the money paid to pharmacies. That difference is referred to as spread pricing.To understand spread pricing, we…

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Living with a Chronic Illness: My Challenges with Crohn’s Disease

Living with a chronic disease can be challenging. The paths you take are often unique; every disease presents its own challenges, and every individual has their own experiences and barriers that they must overcome. Today I plan to share some of my…

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What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, or IBD, is a chronic condition caused by inflammation of the digestive system. IBD usually manifests in one of three different ways: Crohn’s disease Ulcerative colitis Indeterminate (containing features of both diseases) These diseases can develop in people of…

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How Flu affects High-Risk Groups

Influenza (commonly referred to as flu) is a viral infection that causes respiratory illness affecting the nose, throat and lungs. On average, ~8% of the US population gets sick from flu each year. How the Flu is Spread Contagious viral particles are…

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New Study Suggests Diets Rich in Vitamin K May Benefit Your Heart Health

Diets high in vitamin K are associated with a reduced risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), according to a study published online in the Journal of the American Heart Association. ASCVD is a category of disease that results from the build-up of…

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How paying cash for your prescriptions can cost less than your co-pay

Have you ever asked your pharmacist what the cash-price is for your medication? Probably not, but you should! Most of our patients are shocked when they learn how much they can save by paying cash for their medications, rather than using the…

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Save on the Most Expensive Popular Generic Drugs in the U.S.

Generic medications are safe and effective equivalents to branded medications. They go through the same FDA regulations as branded medication, but normally cost a fraction of the price. These medications account for 90% of all prescriptions filled in the U.S. While many…

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Are generic medications as safe and effective as the brand equivalents?

“A generic medicine works in the same way and provides the same clinical benefit as its brand-name version.”—FDA1 What are Generic Drugs “Generics” is used to describe prescription drugs that contain the same active medical ingredients as the equivalent brand-name drug. Generic…

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Statin not enough? What else can you do?

What is a Statin and its Role in Your Health? Statins are a class of medications that help to lower cholesterol. As a class, statins are well known to reduce symptoms and risks associated with cardiovascular diseases. Statins are the most prescribed…

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3 Myths Debunked on Heart Disease

What is Heart Disease? Our heart is an organ the size of a fist located in the center-left of the chest. It’s responsible for pumping our blood throughout our body. As we age, we are at an increased risk of developing heart…

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