Month: April 2019

Ways to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs

  1. Check With Your Doctor About Free Samples. This can save you quite a bit. Drug companies give doctors free samples all the time. Be sure to check with your doctor, or anyone else in your family that is taking prescription drugs.
  2. Ask Your Doctor About Generic Drugs. Check with your doctor to see if it’s possible to get a less expensive alternative drug to the one you are using now. In addition, you may also be able to get older equivalents to newer, more expensive drugs.
  3. Go With 90 A Day Supply. Many insurance companies and pharmacies offer discounts when you order in larger quantities, such as when purchasing a 90 day supply. After all, pharmacies save money because they only need to pay to have the prescription filled once.
  4. Talk With Your Doctor About A Higher Dose. By doing this, you may be able to use a pill cutter

Psyllium Husk

A dietary intake of certain fibers has been shown through studies to alleviate the risks of colon cancer, and the fibers are also known to help ease constipation. Psyllium plays a role in promoting colon health since poor waste elimination by the body can result in a buildup of waste byproducts in the body. The waste byproducts can then lead to bacteria and viruses attacking your colon, compromising your immune system and creating sickness in the body. For this reason, regular normal bowel movements can be crucial to maintaining proper health. Other benefits of regular bowel movements can be their promotion of weight loss, and a chance at lowering low density lipoproteins, the “bad’ type of cholesterol.

There are many ways for you to get the fiber your body needs, however, psyllium husks are a particularly rich source. In India, psyllium has been used for thousands of years for the …

Pharmacy Technician Career Offer Stability

For some people, the damage done was so irreparable they had to resort selling their properties, cars, assets, withdrawing their kids from schools and even suicide as a last option. The present situation has got a lot of young adults and youths thinking more in terms of financially stable jobs that also has the potential of a lifelong career. One of these careers is the pharmacy technician.

While many people were being laid off their jobs in the banking and finance sectors, more pharmacy technicians were being hired to meet the rising demand for more hands and professionals in the health care sector. According to various medical news sources, the demand for pharmacy technicians is gradually increasing as more people fall sick nowadays compared to the ’70s and ’80s. Estimated surveys and statistics also show that as more people fall ill and more hands are needed, the demand for their …

Spiritual Nature of Pharmaceutical Drugs

With such a record, the pharmaceutical industry (and the medical profession which prescribes drugs) would be considered criminal by any other civilized standard. However, prescription drugs are not only legal, they are encouraged by both modern medicine, and the Christian Church in the U.S.A. That is interesting because the Bible, the standard by which Christians live their lives, condemns the everyday use of any kind of drugs, potions, or spells, as well as poisoning or witchcraft. It’s called pharmakeia in the original text and can be found in Galatians 5:19-21.

When confronted with the teaching that God condemns pharmakeia, most Christians believe the Apostle Paul had to be referring to illegal drugs (like marijuana and heroin), when he wrote his letter to the Church at Galatia, surely not prescription drugs. They are at least right about the first part.

Narcotics and hallucinogenic drugs were not uncommon in 1st century …

Great Multivitamin Debate

One camp argues that taking multivitamins on a daily basis can lead to mineral build-ups that can harm your body, while the other side says that the vitamin deficiency that can develop as a result of not taking daily vitamins is a far greater danger.

The truth is, in today’s society, most of us do not get anywhere near the amount of vitamins we should be getting. This is due to the fact that more and more people are eating out, and not only that, but fast food consumption is on the rise. So people are eating two to three times the portions they should be, yet their food contains more fat and sugar than recommended and less vitamins and nutrients.

And that is not the only problem. These days, many people are always busy and suffering from stress as a result, which is bad for the body. Another problem …

Pharmacy Career Online

Pharmacy technicians may be taught how to support a pharmacist by completing on-the-job training. More employers in today’s growing field however prefer to hire those that have completed a formal education. The best educational training program is provided at the associate’s degree level. Students gain a complete understanding of what it means to be a technician. The job duties are explored through specific courses that teach students how to prepare prescriptions, label containers, and more. Online courses may include:

Students explore the different measurements and calculations used in the profession. The main goal is to teach students how to read and calculate the correct dosage for a prescription.

Technicians maintain the office and prepare insurance claims and patient profiles on a regular basis. In order to do these activities students need to be comfortable with the industry’s technology. Students study medical office administration, database management, up-to-date record keeping, and medication …

Benefits of Bee Pollen Supplementation

Animal Studies suggest that bee pollen may help with weight loss. But there are no studies showing bee pollen’s effect on human metabolism. Some reports do show that bee pollen may help with the appetite control in humans.

Bee Pollen has been touted to increase energy levels and increase performance, thus making it a favorite supplement among bodybuilders and other athletes. Performance Enhancement has been attributed to the use of bee pollen. It has been shown to produce an accelerated rate of recovery, and those not receiving bee pollen supplementation have shown declining performance rates and recovery.

Bee Pollen also has been used in Europe and the US as a treatment for prostate enlargement, prostatitis, and other prostate problems.

It’s shown that Bee Pollen counteracts the effects that radiation and chemical pollutants. Bee pollen contains anti-oxidants that destroy free radicals that are caused by the exposure to radiation and other …

Vitamins for the Recovering Alcoholic

Alcoholics often replace food consumption with alcohol. Unfortunately, the calories gained from alcohol are what are frequently referred to as “empty calories.” That is, they are calories lacking nutrients and of little value to the body. Additionally, alcohol gets in the way of the body absorbing and using the vitamins and minerals of the food that the alcoholic does eat. The combined effect is to leave the alcoholic nutrient poor.

Individuals in recovery can benefit from a healthy diet and a vitamin regimen.* Vitamin B in general, and particularly vitamins B1 (thiamin), B3 (niacin) and B5 (Pantothenic Acid) play a role in turning sugars into energy. Pork is one of the best sources of B1, other sources include cereals and nuts. B2 can also be found in pork and fortified cereals, as well as, salmon and swordfish. Whole grains, milk, eggs, and liver are perhaps the best food sources for …

Pharmacy Visit Demystified

Number 1: “If I use the drive-through, filling my prescription will be as quick as getting a hamburger with fries.”

This one is actually false. It will probably take longer to fill a prescription through this method. The drive-through window is great when it is used as it is intended: as a convenience for simple transactions, especially for people picking up refills on prescriptions. On the other hand, conducting more complicated business through a window and a microphone like changing an insurance , or coming to the pharmacy for the first time, can be cumbersome, and it may hold up the people in line behind you. Come inside if you will need a little extra time or attention. If you do actually need your prescription in a hurry, waiting inside will get it to you quicker.

Number 2: “Why does it take so long to fill my prescription? All you …

Natural Vitamin E

Alpha-tocopherol has two isomers, d-alpha and l-alpha, the structures like that of the two hands, hence the letters “d” and “l”, meaning dextro (right in Greek) and levo (left in Greek). Natural vitamin E is made of d- forms, and synthetic ones are modified spatially to form l-forms, and they contain both d and l, often referred as dl-forms.

The difference between the natural and synthetic forms is underlined by the fact that the body recognizes only the d form. Also the l form inhibits the d form from entering the cell membranes. Hence, the synthetic form should be avoided.

Bioavailability is the amount of a compound or substance available for the biological functions of the body; the less the number, the more the wastage of the substance. Since the d form is the isomer preferred by the body, its bioavailability is higher than that of l form. Therefore, natural …