drug products containing acetaminophen may cause severe skin reactions

drug products containing acetaminophen may cause severe skin reactions https://dps.fda.gov/omuf/ordersearch/order_otc000035 Summary FDA is issuing this proposed administrative order to amend the requirements for internal analgesic, antipyretic, and antirheumatic drug products for over-the-counter (OTC) human use, as currently described in Over-the-Counter Monograph M013: Internal Analgesic, Antipyretic, and Antirheumatic Drug Products for Over-the-Counter Human Use (OTC Monograph […]

Man has fatal heart attack after pharmacy told him to wait for meds, Texas suit says

Man has fatal heart attack after pharmacy told him to wait for meds, Texas suit says  https://www.star-telegram.com/news/state/texas/article289180159.html The family of a Texas man is suing after they say he died waiting for life-saving medication. On Dec. 7, 2023, Jerrold Allen, 79, went to H-E-B Pharmacy in San Antonio to pick up a prescription ordered by […]

Dozens of CVS Generic Drug Recalls Expose Link to Tainted Factories

Dozens of CVS Generic Drug Recalls Expose Link to Tainted Factories https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2024-06-10/cvs-brand-drug-recalls-expose-link-to-tainted-factories The chain’s branded drugs were recalled about two times more than those of its biggest rival, Walgreens By Anna Edney and Peter Robison June 10, 2024 at 5:00 PM EDT One factory making CVS-branded pain and fever medications for children used contaminated water. Another made […]

Listen in/participate in live radio show Friday 8:30 AM about Protection of American Medicine Act

Phone line 404-726-1380 for show https://www.audacy.com/stations/waok   There has been a committee of a few pain advocates that have been working for several months on a proposed federal bill to help the chronic pain community regain their QOL with better pain management. Some of those of us who were on that committee will be on […]

60 some PBMs and 3 control 80%+ of the cost and availability of your prescription

Suppose you ever wondered why you can’t get your Rx paid for by your insurance and the med your doctor prescribed. In that case, your insurance company will only pay for another medication and/or require your doc transverse some sort of paper shuffle nightmare to get your medication paid for. If you ever ask why […]

Why I Hope to Die at 75

This article was written by Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel    back in Sept 2014 the director of the Clinical Bioethics Department at the U.S. National Institutes of Health and head of the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania helped develop President Obama’s health care reform law. AKA Obamacare https://www.pharmaciststeve.com/you-stop-contributing-to-society-at-75/ Could […]

Judge Sends 75-year-old Pro-Lifer to Prison for Two Years; Mocks Her Faith

Would appear to be this judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colleen_Kollar-Kotelly  https://ballotpedia.org/Colleen_Kollar-Kotelly According to Ballotpedia, politically she is a Nonpartisan but she received both her BS and JD degrees from the Catholic University of America. So apparently she was raised in the Catholic faith. Her ruling on this particular case would suggest that she is like our […]

Another online pharmacy bypasses the FDA to offer cut-rate weight loss drugs

I have watched these “GLP-1” ads on TV.  I found it curious that these ads were promoting “GLP-1” injectables for “diet”. GLP-1 is just the “category” of this group of medications.  The FDA rule is that a pharmacy CANNOT compound a medication that is similar/same to a commercially available product – unless the commercial product […]

The Importance of Men’s Health Month

The Importance of Men’s Health Month https://www.lifespan.org/lifespan-living/importance-mens-health-month At every stage of life, men are encouraged to consider three equally important aspects of their health—physical health, mental health and social connection. Men’s Health Week and Men’s Health Month raise awareness of how these aspects work together and remind men to take charge of their health. What […]