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Medical Innovations, Inc., Unveils New Medical Waste Disposal System

To facilitate compliance with newly instituted U.S. regulations for medical waste that prohibit the disposal of sharps in household trash, Medical Innovations, Inc., has developed the Medical Waste Machine.

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Alzheimer's disease is a brain disorder that affects a person's ability to carry out daily activities.

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Cefadroxil 50 mg/mL Oral Suspension 4/18/2014

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HPV Test May Replace Annual Pap 4/18/2014



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Treating Prostatitis Effectively: A Challenge for Clinicians 4/18/2014

Prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland), which occurs in 5% to 9% of males aged 18 years and older, most often develops in middle age.1

Exercise Alleviates Antidepressants’ Sexual Side Effects in Women 1/22/2014



Piroxicam 40 mg Troches 1/22/2014

This fast-dissolving oral preparation may be used for the symptomatic treatment of migraines.



BLT in Propylene Glycol Topical Gel 12/18/2013

The vehicle in this preparation does not evaporate, unlike water-containing vehicles.

Mayo’s Marking Solution for Varicose Veins 11/15/2013

This formulation may be used in preparation for varicose vein procedures.



Menopausal Hot Flashes Improved With Chronic Pain Treatment 11/15/2013



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Low Testosterone 10/18/2013

Insufficient testosterone production by the testes is a normal part of aging, but it can also be caused by some health conditions.


Morphine Sulfate Swish and Swallow 10/18/2013

This preparation has been used to provide relief of moderate-to-severe oral pain and discomfort.



Drugs in Pregnancy: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks? 9/18/2013

The prevalence of medication use during pregnancy is widespread and on the rise.

Eating Disorders: The Weight of Food 9/18/2013

Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder are the most common types.

Infections in Pregnancy 9/18/2013

An infection that occurs during pregnancy not only may cause harm to the mother, but may also affect her fetus (or newborn) or her partner.

Male Osteoporosis: An Overview 9/18/2013

Decreased testosterone levels are a primary cause of low bone density in men.


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Morning Sickness 9/18/2013

Morning sickness commonly manifests during the first trimester of pregnancy, usually improving or vanishing completely by the fourth month.

Prenatal Supplements 9/18/2013

Folic acid is key to the prevention of neural tube defects.

Tacrolimus 0.1% Topical Microemulsion 9/18/2013

Plaque-type psoriasis can benefit from this formulation, which penetrates the psoriatic skin.

The Management of Primary Dysmenorrhea 9/18/2013

Dysmenorrhea is the most common menstrual complaint in the United States, impacting more than 50% of women over the course of their lifetime.

Women and Depression: Does Gender Matter? 9/18/2013

Major depressive disorder and similar depressive disorders do not necessarily manifest identically in men and women.

Women’s Use of Prescription Drugs 9/18/2013

CDC data indicate that, compared with 2010, fewer women in 2011 utilized prescription drugs.

FDA Approves Nonhormonal Treatment for Hot Flashes 8/20/2013



Tretinoin 0.5 mg/g and α-Bisabolol 1 mg/g Gel 8/20/2013

Skin conditions that can benefit from this preparation include acne vulgaris and mottled hyperpigmentation.

Povidone-Iodine 10% Gel-Cream 7/17/2013

This formulation contains approximately 1.0% available iodine.



Piroxicam 0.5% and Dexpanthenol 5% Topical Gel 6/21/2013

This preparation has been used to relieve inflammation and itching.



FDA Blocks Generic Versions of Original OxyContin 5/21/2013



Selegiline Hydrochloride 10 mg/mL in Pluronic Lecithin Organogel 5/21/2013

This formulation may be used for situations in which the commercial transdermal system is not appropriate.

Caffeine Citrate 10 mg/mL Oral Liquid 4/19/2013

This formulation is equivalent to 5 mg/mL anhydrous caffeine.

Betamethasone Valerate 0.1% and Neomycin Sulfate 0.6% Gel-Cream 3/20/2013

The neomycin sulfate quantity may need adjustment based upon the assay of the specific lot.

Gabapentin 100 mg/mL Oral Suspension 1/23/2013

This preparation has been used to treat seizures, chronic pain, bipolar disorder, and social phobia.



Generic Drugs’ Safety Labeling Often Incorrect 1/23/2013



Spironolactone, Niacinamide, and Cimetidine Acne Gel 12/19/2012

Keep this preparation away from heat and flame.



Benzocaine 2% and Vitamins A and D Ointment 11/20/2012

Although similar to a formerly available commercial product, this preparation contains no cod liver oil.

Court Instructs FDA to Approve Watson’s Generic Actos 11/20/2012



Par to Acquire 14 Generics 11/14/2012



Neomycin Sulfate 25 mg/mL Oral Solution 10/19/2012

This compound may be used for bowel preparation before abdominal surgery and selectively for digestive-tract problems in ICU patients.

Amarin Announces Approval of Generic for Hypertriglyceridemia 9/19/2012



Bariatric Surgery in Women: Medication Considerations 9/19/2012

The latest CDC data reveal that, in 2009–2010, almost 41 million women and more than 37 million men aged 20 years and older were obese—more than 35% of the population.

Detecting Pregnancy and Ovulation With Home Test Kits 9/19/2012

Home pregnancy tests and fertility monitors are generally reliable and easy to use.

Fertility Trends Among Women 9/19/2012

The mean number of births per mother drops significantly with increasing age.

GPhA Receives Favorable Opinion on Shortage Initiative 9/19/2012



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Hormone Replacement Therapy 9/19/2012

Hormone replacement therapy can help prevent osteoporosis and relieve symptoms of menopause in certain women.


Losartan Potassium 2.5 mg/mL Oral Suspension 9/19/2012

This preparation is also suitable for use in children aged 6 years and older.

Migraine in Women: The Role of Hormones 9/19/2012

Hormonal changes from menarche through adulthood affect the intensity and timing of migraine attacks in females.

Modifying Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation Intake in Women at Risk of Osteoporosis 9/19/2012

The primary objective of this study was to identify women not taking the recommended amount of supplements.



Pharmacologic Agents Used in Obstetrics 9/19/2012

Various drugs are used to induce labor and manage pain during delivery.

Preeclampsia Revisited 9/19/2012

Management of pregnancy-related hypertension should emphasize safety of the mother and delivery of a healthy infant.

Austerity Pricing Tactics Support Generic Drug Growth in Europe 8/21/2012



Fentanyl 50 mcg/mL Injection 8/21/2012

This high-risk preparation is suitable for the treatment of moderate-to-severe pain.

Impax Laboratories Enters Into Agreement With TOLMAR, Inc. 8/21/2012



Par Pharmaceutical Companies Enters Agreement to Be Acquired by TPG 8/21/2012



Prodigy Health Supplier Partners With Stason Pharmaceuticals 8/21/2012



Testosterone 1 mg Troches 7/18/2012

This preparation may be used to treat hormonal problems in both men and women.

Earlier Use of Hormone-Replacement Therapy May Be Beneficial 6/20/2012



Methoxsalen 1% Topical Lotion 6/20/2012

This potent preparation should be applied by a physician, not by a patient or caregiver.

Osteoporosis Drugs Linked to Thigh Fractures 6/20/2012



Testosterone Deficiency 6/20/2012

Low testosterone concentrations affect approximately 4 million men in the United States, and testosterone replacement therapy in aging men is widespread and on the increase.

Tadalafil 5 mg/mL Oral Suspension 5/22/2012

This preparation is suitable for patients who cannot swallow the solid oral form.



Draft Guidance Issued on Biosimilars 4/23/2012



FDA Strengthens Supply of Cancer Drugs 4/23/2012



Ondansetron 2 mg/mL Injection, Unpreserved 4/23/2012

This preparation is used as an antiemetic.

Diazepam 5 mg/mL Injection 3/20/2012

Since there is currently a shortage, this product may be compounded to meet patients’ needs.

Mylan Confirms Actoplus Met XR Tablets Patent Challenge 2/17/2012



Thalidomide 20 mg/mL Oral Suspension 2/17/2012

This drug is approved with restricted distribution for certain cases of erythema nodosum leprosum and multiple myeloma.

Nifedipine 160 mg/mL in Pluronic Lecithin Organogel 12/20/2011

This topical preparation may be used to treat Raynaud’s phenomenon and progressive diabetic foot ulcers.

Amikacin 250 mg/mL Injection 11/16/2011

This semisynthetic aminoglycoside antibiotic is presently in short supply.

Gallipot Changing Name, but Keeping Brand Promise 11/16/2011



GPhA Lobbies for Fully Funded FDA and OGD 11/16/2011



Prasco Is Eli Lilly's Authorized Generic Partner 11/16/2011



Study: Generics Saved $931 Billion Over Past 10 Years 11/16/2011



Oxycodone Hydrochloride 1 mg/mL Oral Liquid 10/19/2011

Product shortages and lack of availability may render it necessary for the pharmacist to compound a suitable alternative.

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Endometriosis 9/20/2011

It is not known why, in some women, endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus.


Hysterectomy: What Is the Pharmacist’s Role? 9/20/2011

Removal of the uterus is the second most frequent surgery among reproductive-age women. 

L-Cysteine Hydrochloride 50 mg/mL Injection 9/20/2011

This formulation can be compounded for use until the manufactured product—recently in short supply—is readily available.

Managing Menorrhagia 9/20/2011

Hormonal and nonhormonal options are available to treat excessive menstrual bleeding. 

Overview of the Management of Osteoporosis in Women 9/20/2011

The best way to treat loss of bone density is to prevent its occurrence. 

Pharmacologic Management of Preterm Labor and Prevention of Preterm Birth 9/20/2011

Nearly half of all preterm births are preceded by preterm labor, but preterm birth may also occur following membrane rupture or in the presence of other medical conditions.

Uncovering Estrogen’s Role in CVD Protection in Premenopausal Women 9/20/2011



Urogenital Symptoms of Menopause: Atrophic Vaginitis and Atrophic Urethritis 9/20/2011

Urogenital symptoms, such as vaginal dryness and/or discomfort during intercourse, recurrent bladder infections, and stress incontinence, need not reduce quality of life nor be suffered in silence. 


Antirheumatic Ointment 7/20/2011

This compound contains six active ingredients with varying mechanisms of pain relief.

Betamethasone Acetate 0.1%, Mupirocin 1%, and Nystatin 1% Nipple Ointment 6/20/2011

This preparation combines an emollient component, which is beneficial for cracked skin, with bacterial action.

Capsaicin 0.05% and Ketamine HCl 2% in Pluronic Lecithin Organogel 5/18/2011

Patients with orofacial neuropathic pain can benefit from this preparation.

Probiotic May Reduce Rate of Recurrent UTIs in Women 5/18/2011



Uterotonic Agents: An Update 5/18/2011



Colistimethate Sodium 1.2 mg/mL Ophthalmic Solution 4/20/2011

This formulation should be prepared according to strict aseptic technique by a pharmacist validated in aseptic compounding methods.

Generic Docetaxel Approved 4/20/2011



Glenmark's Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride Approved 4/20/2011



Mylan Receives Approval for Generic Neurontin 4/20/2011



Pfizer and Aurobindo Sign Licensing Agreement 4/20/2011



Watson Announces Favorable Ruling in Fentora Suit 4/20/2011



Melaleuca Acne Gel 3/18/2011

Tea tree oil, which is used to treat some skin disorders, has fungicidal and bactericidal properties.

Coenzyme Q10 100 mg and Lipoic Acid 100 mg Chewable Troches 2/18/2011


Patients taking cholesterol-lowering drugs may use this preparation supplementally.



Oral Contraceptives Do Not Cause Weight Gain 2/18/2011



Perrigo and Synthon Announce Approval and Launch of Generic Xyzal 1/20/2011



Sagent Announces Approval of Midazolam Injection, USP 1/20/2011



Teva Files Petition Surrounding Generic Copaxone 1/20/2011



Tiagabine Hydrochloride 1 mg/mL Oral Liquid 1/20/2011

This form may be used by patients unable to take the oral solid form of this anticonvulsant.

Watson and Natco in Agreement for Generic Revlimid 1/20/2011



CVS Supports Biogenerics Approval Pathway 12/17/2010



Exclusivity for Vyvanse Upheld 12/17/2010



Generic Mirapex Tablets Approved 12/17/2010



Paddock Introduces Antispasmodic/Antimuscarinic 12/17/2010



Terbinafine and Urea Antifungal Cream 12/17/2010

This topical agent may be used for such infections as tinea pedis, tinea cruris, and tinea corporis.

Warnings Recommended on Class of Prostate Cancer Drugs 12/17/2010



Watson to Distribute Generic Concerta 12/17/2010



Actavis Group Introduces Zolpidem Tartrate ER Tablets 11/17/2010



Amlodipine/Benazepril Caps Announced by Watson 11/17/2010



Baclofen 2%, Gabapentin 6%, and Clonidine Hydrochloride 0.1% in Pluronic Lecithin Organogel 11/17/2010

This product warms up as it is smoothed into the skin, which may render it more viscous and rub-resistant.

Generic Erosion Projected in Hypertension Market 11/17/2010



Losartan Products Approved for Mylan, Actavis Group 11/17/2010



The UTI Home Screening Test Stick 11/17/2010

This urinary tract infection test is an affordable procedure with simple instructions that provides accurate results in less than 2 minutes.

Albendazole 200 mg/5 mL Oral Suspension 10/20/2010

This formulation is an alternative for patients who are unable to swallow the tablets.

Judge Declines to Halt Sales of Generic Lovenox 10/20/2010



New Generics Business Arm Launched 10/20/2010



Sandoz Receives Approval for New Omnitrope Indication 10/20/2010



All Pregnant Women Should Get Flu Shot 10/19/2010



Antidepressant Alleviates Major Depression Before, During Menopause 9/20/2010



Iron Deficiency Anemia in Women 9/20/2010

Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world.

Managing Severe Preeclampsia and Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Pregnancy 9/20/2010

Two conditions that require emergent treatment in pregnant women are severe preeclampsia and diabetic ketoacidosis.

Piroxicam, Methyl Salicylate, Menthol, and Capsaicin Topical Gel 9/20/2010

This formulation provides relief for sore muscles and mild-to-moderate joint pain.

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Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder 9/20/2010

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is an intense form of premenstrual syndrome distinguished by significant mood changes and physical symptoms during the second half of the menstrual cycle.

Prevention and Treatment of Human Papillomavirus Infections 9/20/2010

Two FDA-approved vaccines are available that protect against the most widespread HPV genotypes. 

Weight Not a Factor in Birth Control Pill’s Effectiveness 9/20/2010



Women's Health Habits 9/20/2010

Physical inactivity, obesity, and smoking contribute to poor health in women.


Access to Medicine Index Ranks Generic Manufacturers 8/19/2010



Generic Erosion Projected in Asthma Drug Market 8/19/2010



Potassium Citrate 100 mg/mL and Methscopolamine Hydrobromide 0.5 mg/mL Solution 8/19/2010

This updated compound is more uniform and reliable than the alkaline bladder formulation on which it is based. 


States' Generic Drug Policies Can Impact Medicaid Costs 8/19/2010



Voluntary Licenses Available for HIV/AIDs Drug Portfolio 8/19/2010



Amitriptyline Hydrochloride 2%, Carbamazepine 2%, and Ketoprofen 2% in Pluronic Lecithin Organogel 7/20/2010

Patients with mild-to-moderate neuropathic pain can benefit from treatment with this product.

 

Ovarian Cysts: A Review 7/20/2010

Because ovarian cysts are common, it is important for pharmacists to be knowledgeable about treatment options and the risk of malignancy.

Meperidine Hydrochloride and Promethazine Hydrochloride Capsules 6/17/2010

When a product is discontinued for economic reasons and is no longer available, it still may be prescribed through compounding.

Clopidogrel 5 mg/mL Oral Suspension 5/20/2010

This dosage form, especially suitable for children, allows for easier administration and flexibility in dosing.

Estradiol 0.1 mg/g Vaginal Solution 4/19/2010

Menopausal symptoms and some female hormonal disorders can benefit from treatment with this preparation.

Synthon First to File Generic Tadalafil 20 mg 4/19/2010



Cyclophosphamide 10-mg/mL Oral Liquid 3/19/2010

This chemotherapeutic agent is formulated without Aromatic Elixir USP, which is not available commercially and is time-consuming to prepare.

Hot Flashes and Night Sweats 3/19/2010

At menopause, the decline in ovarian function is associated with changes in the brain's thermoregulatory centers.


Cooling Ointment for Dry Skin 2/19/2010

This simple, easily modifiable preparation is useful for treating skin dryness or irritation brought on by low-humidity indoor settings.

FDA Approves Generic Aricept 2/19/2010



Me Tarzan, You Jane…You Healthier 2/19/2010

While male chauvinism may persist, men might have to give up the self-centered title of the "stronger sex"…at least when it comes to their health.

Mylan First to File Patent Challenge for Nuvigil 2/19/2010



Watson Files ANDA for Generic LoSeasonique 2/19/2010



Betamethasone Dipropionate 0.1% and Salicylic Acid 1.9% Lotion 1/20/2010

Some corticosteroid-responsive skin disorders may be treated with this topical preparation.

Senate Affirms Screening Mammography for 40-Year-Olds 1/20/2010



Tamiflu Oral Suspension 12/17/2009

A liquid version of this influenza medication may be easily prepared using the capsule formulation.

FDA Approves Gardasil for Genital Warts in Men and Boys 11/19/2009



Ketamine Hydrochloride 10-mg Troches 11/19/2009

In lozenge form, this analgesic and anesthetic agent can be prepared to suit the patient's individual flavor preference.


Ketoprofen 2% Oral Gel 10/21/2009

Pain and inflammatory conditions of the oral cavity may be relieved with this preparation.



Cancer Trends in Women 9/21/2009

Women are living an average of 79.8 years, which is 5 years longer than the life expectancy for men.

Consumers Worldwide Favor Generic Drugs 9/21/2009



Erosion of Branded Dyslipidemia Drug Sales Likely 9/21/2009



FTC Questions Years of Patent Protection for Biotech Drugs 9/21/2009



Greenstone Announces Key Management Appointments 9/21/2009



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Recent Advances in the Treatment of Pain Associated With Fibromyalgia 9/21/2009

This chronic pain syndrome is seven times more common in women than in men.


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Tubal Ligation 9/21/2009

During this surgery, informally referred to as “tying the tubes,” a woman's fallopian tubes are closed off, effectively preventing pregnancy.

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Understanding Breastfeeding: Beyond Medication 9/21/2009

Breastfeeding mothers often approach pharmacists for counsel, not only concerning issues related to medication or devices and products, but also regarding the act of breastfeeding and its accompanying concerns and difficulties.


Vitamin E 200-IU Suppositories 9/21/2009

The key ingredient in this compound is used for the alleviation of minor skin irritations and disorders.


Gentamicin, Polymyxin, Neomycin, and Hydrocortisone in 50% Alcohol Otic Drops 8/20/2009

Swimmer's ear, a common summertime ailment, may be treated with this antibiotic preparation.


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A Review of Testicular Cancer 8/20/2009

The incidence of testicular cancer is relatively low in the United States.

Incidence and Prevalence of Prostate Cancer 8/20/2009

Among men, prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death, according to the National Cancer Institute.

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Prostate Cancer: Updates in Pharmacotherapy 8/20/2009

The primary site of cancer among men is the prostate, accounting for 25% of cancer cases in males.

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Prostatitis 8/20/2009

It is important to correctly diagnose this condition because effective treatment depends on knowing the type of prostatitis present.


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Solutions to Male Infertility 8/20/2009

Many of the causes of this condition can be treated surgically and/or medically.


Myristyl Nicotinate 5% Topical Cream 7/20/2009

Treatment with this preparation may minimize the progression of skin damage from actinic keratoses and help prevent skin cancers from developing.

Compounding the Problem 7/20/2009

The FDA's position seems to cast aspersions on the entire compounding community.


Metronidazole 2%, Misoprostol 0.0024%, and Phenytoin 5% Topical Gel 6/18/2009

This preparation can be applied to the surface of open ulcers and wounds. 



Naproxen Sodium 100-mg/mL Injection 5/19/2009

This high-risk compound, which is used to relieve pain and inflammation, should be prepared according to stringent aseptic methods.


Ondansetron Hydrochloride 0.8 mg/mL Oral Liquid 4/20/2009

This preparation can be used for the relief of nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery.


Dexamethasone 0.2% With Tetracycline 2.4% or Metronidazole 10% Periodontal Gel 3/18/2009

This form of delivery is effective because it remains longer on the diseased area compared with rinses.


Buprenorphine 2 mg/mL Sublingual Drops 2/20/2009

This preparation can be used in patients who have difficulty swallowing pills or in those for whom other administration routes are not desirable.


Coal Tar 0.4% Alcohol Gel 1/26/2009

Psoriasis and other chronic skin conditions responsive to the primary ingredient may be treated with this preparation.


Generic Trends 12/15/2008

GPhA Congratulates President-Elect Obama In congratulating Senator Obama on his election win, Kathleen Jaeger, president and CEO of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA), said that Obama and the new Congress "must now tackle the serious challenges facing our economy, including rising health care costs" by increasing access to "affordable generic and biogeneric medicines.

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Female Sexual Dysfunction: From Causality to Cure 11/18/2008

Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is a highly prevalent disorder affecting women's quality of life across the lifespan and around the world.

Generic Trends 10/17/2008

FDA Sends Ranbaxy Warning Letters; Import Alert Issued The FDA has sent two Warning Letters to Ranbaxy Laboratories, Ltd.

Alcohol Dependence in Women 10/17/2008

Alcoholism (or alcohol dependence ) is a chronic disease of the brain.

Male Breast Cancer 10/17/2008

ABSTRACT: Male breast cancer is an uncommon but potentially deadly disorder.

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An Overview of Hysterectomy 9/18/2008

In 2003, most hysterectomies (90%) performed in the United States were done for benign conditions, which make up the majority of indications for this procedure.

Vagisil Screening Kit 9/18/2008

The Vagisil Screening Kit is an in-home test that allows a woman to screen for the presence of vaginal infection by measuring her vaginal pH ( FIGURE 1 ).

Postmenopausal Vaginal Bleeding 9/18/2008

A lthough relatively common, vaginal bleeding is considered abnormal when reported in a woman who has passed the onset of menopause.

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Recent Advances in Oral and Transdermal Contraception 9/18/2008

Contraceptive choices currently available in the United States provide safe, reliable, effective, and affordable birth control for virtually any patient.

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Alcohol Dependence in Women 9/18/2008

Alcoholism (or alcohol dependence ) is a chronic disease of the brain.

Trends in Women’s Blood Folate Levels 9/18/2008

In 1998, the FDA issued regulations requiring the addition of folic acid to cereals, enriched breads, flour, cornmeal, rice, pasta, and other cereal-grain products.

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Preconception Care 9/18/2008

Preconception care seeks to ensure optimal health for all women of childbearing age before a first pregnancy or between pregnancies (also known as interconception care ).

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Mammogram 9/14/2008

A mammogram is an x-ray that is used to detect abnormalities in breast tissue. Screening mammography is performed in healthy women to detect early signs of cancer, such as masses or calcium deposits in the breast tissue.

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Erectile Dysfunction: Beyond the Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors 8/19/2008

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance.

Prevalence of Selected Health Problems in Men 8/19/2008

The CDC's 2006 National Health Interview Survey examined selected health measures in adult males.

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Treatment Options for Androgenic Alopecia 8/19/2008

A ndrogenic alopecia, or male pattern baldness, is the most common form of alopecia, occurring in more than 50% of men.

Taking a Bite Out of Gestational Diabetes 8/19/2008

A team of dental researchers at New York University have uncovered evidence that pregnant women who suffer from periodontal disease are more likely than those with healthy gums to develop gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).

Prevention and Treatment of Hair Loss in Men 8/19/2008

Human hair carries many connotations.

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Inguinal Hernia 8/14/2008

A hernia is a bulging of connective tissue (fascia) through a weak area or tear in the wall of muscle that holds the intestines in place.

Viewpoint: The Impact of Health Care Reform on Generic Drugs 6/19/2008

While the November presidential and congressional elections are still many months away, it is widely expected that health care reform will be at the top of the domestic policy agenda in the upcoming fall campaign.

Q&A with GPhA President and CEO Kathleen Jaeger 6/19/2008

Q: While their approaches differ, both Democratic hopefuls Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are calling for reformation of the United States health care system by instituting a "universal health care" model.

Generic-Substitution Laws 6/19/2008

Pharmacists should be familiar with the legal issues involved when they dispense a drug manufactured by a company other than the one that makes the brand name of the prescribed drug.

When Rx-to-OTC Switch Medications Become Generic 6/19/2008

There is little debate that the Rx-to-OTC switch movement (when a prescription drug is reclassified to nonprescription or OTC status) has caused major changes in the pharmacy marketplace. When the patent on a prescription medication expires, the manufacturer typically experiences a dip in profits due to emerging competition from generics.

Generics from the Ground Up 6/19/2008

Pharmaceuticals are a large part of health care expenditures in the United States.

Birth Control Pill Useful for Timing of IVF 5/20/2008

A study by a team of researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel uncovered that the very same drug that helps prevent pregnancies may play an important role in helping women conceive through in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Women: You Are What Your Parents Ate 5/20/2008

The age-old expression that "you are what you eat" may not be necessarily so according to researchers at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University and colleagues from King's College in London.

Risks from HRT Drugs Longer than Expected 4/18/2008

Millions of women gave up on their hormone replacement therapy (HRT) drugs following the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) report several years ago that linked HRT to increased risk of breast cancer, stoke, and deep venous thrombosis and showed no evidence of a reduction in heart disease.

HPV and Cervical Cancer Added to Long List of Potential Smoking Hazards 3/20/2008

Smokers, particularly women, now have more to worry about when it comes to the possible health hazards of smoking.

Cranberries Might Reduce Number of UTIs in Women 3/20/2008

A review of published studies by researchers in Scotland uncovered supporting evidence that drinking cranberry juice might reduce, or even prevent, urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women.

Supplements for Prostate Health 3/20/2008

By the age of 70, nearly 80% of men have benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a prostate condition that can cause a variety of bothersome urinary symptoms.

Obesity May Skew PSA Results 2/20/2008

A blood test for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels remains a key diagnostic tool in the diagnosis of prostate cancer.

Treatment Options for Anorexia Nervosa 11/19/2007

Despite the increased prevalence of obesity, there is still a population of patients who suffer from eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa (anorexia), bulimia nervosa (bulimia), or a combination.

Gestational Diabetes 10/18/2007

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as onset or first recognition of carbohydrate intolerance during pregnancy; 1-3 this definition does not encompass women who are known to have diabetes prior to conception.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome 9/19/2007

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a heterogeneous metabolic and reproductive disorder characterized by androgen excess and menstrual irregularities.

Management of Urinary Tract Infections in Women 9/19/2007

According to a 2007 report released by the National Institutes of Health, urinary tract infections (UTIs) cost Americans approximately $3.5 billion a year, making UTI one of the five most expensive urologic health problems in the United States.

Vaccinations in Pregnancy 9/19/2007

Throughout the United States, pharmacists are playing an integral role in educating adults, as well as health care professionals, on the importance of routine adult vaccinations.

Periodontal Changes in Females 9/19/2007

The periodontium, defined as the tissues that surround and support the teeth, includes the gingivae (gums), bone, cementum (root surface), and periodontal ligament (fibers that hold the tooth in the socket).

Disparities in Exclusive Breast-Feeding Rates 9/19/2007

Research has proven that breast milk is more beneficial to a newborn than formula.

Thrombolytic Therapy in Pregnant Women 9/19/2007

Pregnancy has been identified as a condition prone to thrombosis and embolism, although there is limited published information regarding treatment options for thrombosis in pregnant women.

Nonprescription Products for the Pregnant and Breast-Feeding Patient 9/19/2007

It is considered unethical for manufacturers to design prospective human trials to ascertain potential teratogenicity or to determine dangers to a baby when medications pass into breast milk.

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Vaginal Yeast Infection 9/14/2007

Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vaginal tissue that can be accompanied by intense itching, pain, and discharge.

Gynecomastia 8/20/2007

Gynecomastia refers to breast enlargement in males.

Causes of Death in Men 8/20/2007

According to the CDC's 2003 mortality statistics, the top two causes of death--heart diseases and cancers--accounted for 51% of all deaths, compared with 59% in 1980.

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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia 8/14/2007

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a term that refers to an enlargement of the prostate gland in older men, a condition that can cause a variety of urinary tract symptoms.

Breast-feeding and OTC Medications 7/13/2007

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement on breast-feeding recommends that women breast-feed their infants exclusively for at least the first six months of life and suggests trying to breast-feed for the first 12 months of life.

The Waxman-Hatch Generic Drug Law 6/19/2007

The Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act of 1984 is commonly referred to as the Waxman-Hatch Act , after the law's primary authors, Rep.

Trends in FDA Approval of Generic Drugs 6/19/2007

Generic drugs provide Americans with lower-cost alternatives to the escalating costs of brand name drugs.

AMP Spells Trouble 6/19/2007

For community pharmacists, when Uncle Sam says "AMP," it might as well stand for "Ain't My Price.

Generic Industry Outlook 6/19/2007

Pharmacies have an ever-growing number of generic suppliers that provide product selection and variety.

Generic Medications 6/19/2007

Senior adults, while the leading consumers of prescription and OTC medications, often present with confusion, frustration, and economic difficulties relating to the procurement of their medication.

Q&A with GPhA President and CEO Kathleen Jaeger 6/19/2007

Q: Many pharmacists have told us that reimbursements of Medicaid prescriptions based on AMP (average manufacturer price) instead of AWP (average wholesale price) will have devastating effects on their profits when it comes to dispensing generics.

Talking with Patients About Generic Medications 6/19/2007

When a medication becomes available as a generic, the patient is offered a comparably safe and effective but more affordable treatment option, compared to the brand name product.

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