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…

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…

5 Superfoods for Women

According to the new Dietary Guideline for Americans, many women aren’t getting enough potassium, fiber, choline, magnesium, calcium, iron and vitamins A, D, E and C. Web MD shared the 5 superfoods that help women get the important nutrients they need. Read why eggs, prunes, Greek yogurt, salmon and pistachios should be on your next…

Vitamin D in the prevention of aging-related diseases

Chronic diseases associated with aging such as cognitive decline, depression, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and cancer might have an association to vitamin D deficiency according to researchers at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON). Older adults may be at risk for vitamin D deficiency due to diet,…

Exercise to Help Prevent Heart Disease?

According to WebMD, regular exercise helps cut the odds of getting heart disease. It’s recommended that you work up to an aerobic exercise session lasting 20 to 30 minutes, at least three to four times a week with each exercise session including a warm-up, conditioning, and a cool down. Learn more about heart disease and…

February 5, 2016 is National Wear Red Day

Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. The more a woman knows about heart disease, the better chance she has at beating it. About 80% of heart disease in women is preventable. It’s important that you schedule your Well-Women Visit so your…

World Cancer Day- February 4th

World Cancer Day takes place each year on February 4th. The goal of World Cancer Day is to raise awareness and education about the disease in an effort to save millions from preventable deaths each year. WorldCancerDay.org shares; “Currently, 8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year, out of which, 4 million people die…