Pain patients beg for more options

The CDC says more than 42,000 people died from opioid-related overdoses in 2016, a 30 percent increase from the year before. The CDC issues guidelines to cut back on opioid prescribing and advises patients to try any other options available before receiving these addictive drugs. Smart Pharmacy has been providing non-opioid topical pain therapy options…

Chasing The Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict

Opioid abuse is a serious public health issue. Drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury death in the United States. The FBI and DEA unveiled this 45-mintute documentary about the opioid epidemic featuring stories told by individuals who have abused opioids or whose children have abused opioids, with tragic consequences. This film may…

Opioid abuse is a serious public health issue and growing epidemic. Drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury death in the United States.The FBI and the DEA unveiled this 45-minute documentary about addiction that may be difficult to watch, but it was made in hopes that it educates students and young adults about…

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

Hepatitis C (HCV) is the most common blood-borne disease and is the leading cause of liver transplants in the United States. The month of May is designated as Hepatitis Awareness month and is the time of year when medical professionals and advocacy groups dedicate more time, energy and resources to educating the public about the…

A recent study published by WorldHealth.net found that testosterone supplementation enables a reduction in the risks of major cardiovascular events, such as strokes, heart attacks and death. Patients who were given testosterone as part of their follow-up treatment did much better than patients who had not been given testosterone supplementation. The non-testosterone-therapy patients were 80…

We Compound Gluten-Free and Vegetarian Capsules!

According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, oral medications in the form of tablets and capsules are a potential source of gluten contamination. One common excipient is starch. A recent search of medications listed on a National Library of Medicine database, managed in conjunction with the National Institute of Health, showed that there were 8,379 individual…

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month is about raising awareness for women in order to protect them from the HPV virus and cervical cancer. According to healthfinder.gov, about 79 million Americans currently have HPV but a large population is unaware they have it. Make sure you take the necessary precautions and get the HPV vaccine and schedule…

Watch Kara Compound a Hormone Replacement Therapy

Watch this shortened video of Kara, Smart Pharmacy’s Pharmacy Technician Manager, take you through some of the steps involved in compounding a hormone therapy prescription. We compound hormones based on a physicians prescription for a patients individual medical needs. if you want to learn more about some of the symptoms associated with hormone imbalance in both men and women,…