Medications for an Emergency

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Several people recently requested medications to have on hand in case an emergency disrupts the supply. Here are some guidelines for these requests. This is from a useful post written by a doctor after a local emergency… “Ask your doctor for an additional prescription, explain what you’re doing and tell your doctor the meds will be going into storage,” says …

Pharmacy Apps

Pharmacy Apps

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One of the most perplexing things about our healthcare system is how complicated it can make even simple tasks. This is particularly true when the issue involves sharing information among providers of care. Elsewhere we have talked about the “silo” problem and why it has motivated us to develop a clinic that tries to provide integrated care. Here I want …

Controlled Substance Refills

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Controlled substances are medications with a potential for abuse or misuse. They are often, also, medications that have powerful effects on brain function. Common controlled substances that doctors prescribe include: Narcotic pain medications (Demerol, Norco, Tyco, etcetera) Stimulant medications (Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta, etcetera) Benzodiazepines and similar sedating and anti-anxiety medications (Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Ambien, etcetera) Testosterone and some other hormone …

Prescription Savings

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We have just updated the “links” page on this site with information about prescription medication savings and costs based on online research and an online discussion on the Psychopharmacology listserve. Pharmacist Stephen Saklad summarized information about local pharmacies – “Many of the Pharmacy Benefits Managers that are used by the insurers forbid the pharmacy to charge the lowest price, but …