The price you pay at the pharmacy for your long-term medicines may effectively halve. But not all medicines or patients qualify.
Health care has traditionally focused on prescribing medications, with little focus on when to stop them. But pills and potions can add up over time and do more harm than good.
The Pharmacy Guild head wept at the thought of pharmacies losing income from a change that allows people with chronic diseases to halve their prescription costs. What’s going on?
Mifepristone’s safety in medication abortions has been well established over more than two decades, but legal wrangling leaves the future of the drug hanging in the balance.
The FDA’s allowance for pharmacies to dispense mifepristone will broaden access to the two-pill mifepristone-misoprostol regimen of medication abortion, which is 95% to 98% effective.
Drinking alcohol with some medicine means they may not work so well. With others, you risk a life-threatening overdose.
A new law will let Medicare bargain for the first time. But a health policy scholar explains why it’s unlikely to make much of a difference in how much seniors – or anyone else – pays for their meds.
As antibiotics lose their power to treat some forms of TB, interest in the antibacterial powers of curdlan is rising.
Studying medication use in a traumatized population of immigrants required pharmacists to listen to and learn from trusted community health workers.
Earlier detection and treatment of COVID-19 by health care providers in pharmacies could help prevent surges in infection rates and severe illness.
Only 3.7% of people in the U.S. with hearing difficulty own hearing aids. Thanks to a federal law in progress of being implemented, OTC hearing aids may help bridge the gap.
Side-effects for this unproven and potentially dangerous treatment range from vomiting and diarrhoea to seizures and a coma.
Community leaders or trusted work colleagues can be COVID vaccine advocates and help boost vaccination rates. Here are some simple steps they can take.
The language used to describe medications is confusing, with multiple names for the same drug. A change to prescribing rules from today should go a long way to addressing this issue.
COVID-19 has resulted in higher than normal levels of medicine shortages. Here’s what to do if your local pharmacy is out of stock.
West Virginia’s success holds some important lessons for other states and the rest of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
Another use for your smartphone, this time to present to the pharmacists rather than a paper prescription.
The head lice drug ivermectin is being touted as a coronavirus killer. But studies suggest it would need to be taken in mega-doses far higher than those currently used, with unknown side-effects.
The new Community Pharmacy Agreement will make it easier for Australia’s pharmacists to spend time providing expert health advice to customers rather than focusing on retail revenues.
If your immunisation record is incomplete, you might repeat a vaccination unnecessarily, or miss out on government support, child care, or work. So it pays to check.