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Read This before You Use an Online Pharmacy

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Internet drug stores have proven to be a viable option in saving cash or getting rid of unnecessary stress. However, the use of an online drug store can possibly raise convoluted situations that will one way or the other creates health problems for you. Read the information below before embarking on a journey of dealing on the internet for medications. More info: www.wdrugs.com


Compromised Privacy


Lots of consumers are mainly on the internet drug store because they are peculiar about keeping their privacy intact, this is because they do not want to have to share their health problems with the physician or discuss about their choice of medication. “Getting in line to begin a conversation like that seems so hard however; the next choice of action may be even more dangerous” argues the director of the alliance for safe online pharmacies Libby Baney.

Most of the time online drug store that are outside the soil of the United States promises to give patients medicine without asking for prescription. That genuinely speaks danger. Medications bought on the internet without the need for prescription is lacking authenticity. These medications are mostly without an active ingredient or many times they may even contain more dangerous ingredients, says Baney.

A report stated by National Association of Boards of pharmacy argues that 96% of the various internet drug stores are not in line with the federal and state laws required for the adequate safety of users and or patients. The report clearly stated that the medications shopped for on the internet are found wanting when we talk about originality.

To add to the danger that comes with shopping online for drugs there are laws that actually bind against shopping medications online outside the United States of America. It is against the law to:

·        Purchase controlled medications without a written prescription given by a medical doctor that knows your medical history and have previously have you assessed. Medications like sleeping pills, stimulants and narcotic painkillers are all illegal to purchase online from stores outside the U.S.

·        Purchase medications that do not have the approval of the Food and drug administration (FDA) while you are on the United States soil, no matter how legal it is in the purchasing country.

Standard internet drug store will request for prescription for any medication being ordered. A safe transaction of medication online should be from a verified pharmacy and should require a prescription.


The mail order drug store alternative


Prescribed medications are often expensive says the 24% of people that consumes prescribed medications, a report by Kaiser Family Foundation. So there are no surprises that consumers are looking for ways to buy cheap drugs.

It’s possible to get good prices online however; there are other ways to cash saving and convenience.

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Lifestyle Changes vs Medication When Each Is Right

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At one point or the other, people decide to get serious with their health and require help with . But after making assessments in the usual manner, it is often easy to find that they aren't serious, committed or even motivated. While they may not seem like it, you often find that they miss medications even when they know they have chronic disease risk factors. For some they may have not tolerated the medications well and would need to explore other options.


 

The other options for such patients are quite readily available as different Associations and Organizations all recommend lifestyle changes such as weight control, exercise and diet as the first approach to lowering cholesterol. Such method is referred to as therapeutic lifestyle changes, TLC.

 

An emphasis has been placed on TLC by the American Diabetes Association for both the management and prevention of diabetes. Although medication is often used in the case of management. TLC has also been recommended by the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure as the first and best methods for managing elevated blood pressure.

 

Even the American Cancer Society recommends TLC and it's evident that the dietary recommendations of these groups overlap. The emphasis in these recommendations is on foods that minimally processed, close to nature and rich in nutritional value. Foods like beans, fruits, nuts, vegetables, whole grains and many more. Weight control, regular physical activity at a moderate level that is one of the gradual results of being active and eating well are also part of the recommendations.

 

There is ample evidence to the fact that this basic approach really works when religiouslg followed. The Diabetes Prevention Program showed that TLC was about twice as effective as the use of the drug metformin in trying to prevent diabetes in high-risk individuals and essentially reducing its occurrence by 58%.

 

This shows that there is nothing radical at all in patients who are reticent about taking medications if they try to modify cardiometabolic risk using a lifestyle intervention. When you do this with the assistance of your doctor, the results are usually gratifying. You could lose credible weight by making sustainable and sensible changes to your physical activity patterns and diet. It is possible that the weight loss experienced at first may not reflect the gain of muscle and loss of body fat if you're exercising vigorously.

 

TLC usually won't work due to lack of follow through but works well enough when adopted well.

 

There is really no question in the scientific literature that body fat loss can seriously be more than weight loss in people who are exercising and gaining muscle. TLC works in a slower fashion when compared to statins or antihypertensives but at the end it is safer and more potent. Lifestyle can help to reduce chronic disease risk by almost 80% and no single drug can come close to that. But of course, medication should be used when TLC isn't bringing results as expected for any reason.

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How to live in the USA without a good medical insurance

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National programs and insurance are the major factors that make it possible for most citizens of the USA to buy medicines they need because these medicines are often quite expensive. Almost all American citizen endeavors to buy a good medical insurance or join one special government-sponsored scheme or another. One scenario would be that of a middle-aged patient with a typical set of age diseases such as gastritis, high cholesterol levels, diabetes, arterial hypertension or arthritis who needs to pay an average of 500 USD every month without social programs or a medical insurance.

 

Taking into account an average salary of about $2500 - $4000 each month, it will be almost unavoidable for this patient not to buy cheap medicines every month or try to save on the quality of drugs. These expenses made in a bid to maintain his/her health would have a significant impact on the patient's wallet. While some medicines will still be bought, the government provides pensioners who are over 65 years with most medicines that they need for free, and this means they have better conditions.

 

People living in the USA and do not have a good medical insurance will experience difficulties in taking care of themselves health-wise due to the high relatively high cost of medical products. There are different options for medical insurance. Those who cannot afford a good and expensive medical insurance can decide to buy a standard package that will offer only a medical service.

 

There are so many people who live in the USA that try to save up to buy a good medical insurance, but they often don't get to even save up to the needed amount before spending on something else entirely. Others try not to take vacations while others even take microloans at high interests just so they can buy expensive insurance. These expenses are usually not worth it because everyone cannot get to buy drugs from online pharmacies rx.

 

Online drugstores function just like normal retail pharmacies with pharmacists and a wide range of medical products. Their drugs are also certified and meet international standards. Another thing is, the drugs are a whole lot cheaper in these online pharmacies.

 

The price difference between drugs in an online pharmacy and a local retail pharmacy could be as much as 300%. This is because retail pharmacies factor in salaries, pharmacy upkeep, and taxes into the cost of the drugs that they sell. Price markup for retail pharmacies in the USA is always 2-3 times higher than online stores because of the high taxes on pharmaceutical products sold in retail drugstores.

 

Online pharmacies especially Canadian online pharmacies sell drugs without taxes. There are drugs sold in Canadian online pharmacies at the manufacturer's cost. If there was a monthly estimate of about $500 - $800 for medical products in a retail pharmacy, buying from an online pharmacy could beat down the estimate to about $250 - $350. This essentially will be a serious relief in the patient's wallet or budget as it were.

 

The advent of online pharmacies now allow people living in the USA without expensive medical insurance get access to medicines without prescription, and at competitive prices. Question now is, why will you want to stretch yourself to overpay for drugs when you can easily buy them from an online pharmacy.

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GENERIC DRUG PRICING AND THE END GAME

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Generic drugs have been hailed for the impact they have had on the United States healthcare industry. These group of medicines has ensured that Americans have access to affordable yet qualitative prescription medicine, thereby ensuring improved healthcare delivery.

At its most basic, a generic drug is a copy or replica of a brand-name drug, dispensed with the same dosage, intended use, effects and side effects, route of administration, risks, safety, and strength as the original (patented) drug. Unlike the original medication, a generic drug enters the market at much less a cost compared to that for a brand name due to lower production costs and less stringent regulatory approval routes/paths.


These characteristics of a generic drug mean that the market teems with a lot of producers of this brand of medicine. That many players mean that competition is steep in the generic drug market. And this competition is put putting downward pressure on the pricing of generic drugs in the market. The latest quarterly results of two leading generic drug manufacturers, Impax and Perrigo, lay credence to the fact. These companies missed revenue expectations by at least 20 percent. Overall, the generic drug sector anticipates that prices will fall by as much as 9 percent in the current year. Some enthusiasts also opine that generic drug prices will continue to experience accelerated deflation in the first half of 2017.


This brings us to the question of why is the case with the pricing mechanism of generic medicine in the United States and the rest of the world.


Reasons


It is important to note that US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made generic medicine production/facilitation as well as market price equalization, one of its key focuses. So if generic drugs receive such enormous official goodwill, why does a downward spiral in price still occur?

We may need to look at the kind of generic medications that obtain regulatory approval in the first place. The number of Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) which are termed ‘first timers’ has steadily decreased over the years. A first time ANDA is a generic medicine made from an original that had no copies before. In other words, the FDA is approving more generics in a market already brimming with similar copycats and fewer approvals going out for innovator generic medicines. Simple Economic logic shows that the more available a product/service is, the lower the cost of the product/service in question.

Another factor in falling generic drug pricing borders on the activities of wholesalers. These actors wield influence by engaging in a pricing war, by offering better pricing to pharmacies, rather than to national supply chains. At the same time, these wholesalers also arm twist drug manufacturers into giving them better bargains on drug pricing.


A way out?


A plausible solution to stemming the tide of falling generic drug pricing might lie in innovation. But that seems highly unlikely given the nature of the generic drug industry. A more practical (workable) solution looks to be generic drug manufacturers coming together to consolidate the market. This consolidation could eventually make the market attractive and profitable enough for investors to provide additional funding and improved capacity.

 

 

 

 

Jesus, the Cure for the Soul

Like a dull blade to an unprotected heart, the bittersweet thoughts trickle through my mind like an IV injecting its serum to somehow keep me alive. This IV keeps me holding onto life but it doesn't mask the pain, the temptation, the phobia. I try to stay awake before the anistesia overwhelms my soul, keeping me from understanding what is real and what is fiction. Im in the hospital due to an overdose on emotion. I consumed the fleshly desires like pills fresh out of the medicine cabinet until I could take no more. This high was tempting for more, but its presence was only temporary. I suddenly wake up, lying on the floor in confusion and despair, as if my soul and everything in it was thrown in the trash of incomplete dreams. I panic and begin to run down these winding roads searching for the path He has set for me but i forget to read the signs as i rush pass them and then become lost. I suddenly awake in this hospital bed, opening my eyes to reality. I see Him. I see Him 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This is something I had written while in a relationship. I was in college, with many worries and experienced an overflow of emotion. I thought the best way to describe how I was feeling was to relate my emotions to a drug overdose, because like an overdose, the emotion I was facing was paralyzing me and killing my soul. The urge to be liked and to go party in the midst of preparing for med school was a tough temptation to overcome. I was cured of this by finding Jesus. I found him in these trials and he let me to the light. That is the message of this story.

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