Keeping Controlled Substances Safe in the Home

Posted July 19th, 2019

Managing your pain is such an important part of your well-being and quality of life. Your doctor may prescribe certain pain medications called opioids to help manage your pain. These medications can help you live better and with less pain when taken correctly. When in the wrong hands or when misused, however, these medications can […]

Tomorrow is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day!

Posted April 26th, 2019

Have you taken a look at your medicine cabinet lately? Aside from cotton swabs, mouthwash and makeup remover, are there old, outdated prescription drugs in your cabinet? How do you dispose of old, outdated, expired or unneeded medications? Flush them down the toilet? Throw them out with your household trash? Not sure? Well, the DEA […]

Rodney Warner

Supply, Demand and Regulations: Prices of Prescription Drugs are Skyrocketing

Posted March 9th, 2016

The price of prescription drugs is skyrocketing. That’s the product of lack of government controls on prices (unlike most countries), supply, and demand. With the population getting older there are more and more cancer patients using more and more pharmaceuticals. Another factor creating demand is simply how drugs are packaged. The American Association of Retired […]

Rodney Warner

You May Not Be Getting the Chemo You Need and Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About It

Posted February 1st, 2016

Many chemo drugs are being rationed and some of those who need them aren’t getting them. Some of the doctors aren’t telling their patients about the problem, according to a recent article in the New York Times. Welcome to the “ignorance is bliss” world of modern medicine. The article discusses the shortages of many types of […]

Rodney Warner

Coupons Lowering the Price of Your Meds May Lead to Insurers Dropping Them from Your Plan

Posted December 29th, 2015

There is no free lunch but there is no shortage of marketing gimmicks from the pharmaceutical industry. Big Pharma would like you to know how warm and cuddly it is and one way is to brag about coupons it offers to lower the price of your meds and its “patient assistance” programs. You definitely could […]