A lot of drugs are sold every year in the United States, with more meds consumed than in any other country per person. But what are the most commonly prescribed medications?
There are many things you should know about any medications you’ve been prescribed before you take them. If you have a few different types of medication that you are taking, things can begin to get a little bit complicated. Your doctor should tell you some things about the treatment they are prescribing to you, but a pharmacist can help you out as well. If you have any questions about your treatment, speaking to a pharmacist may well be an easier option than making an appointment to see your doctor. We take a look at some of the things you need to know about before you take your medication.
A lot of people and businesses are facing great challenges in 2020, this is particularly true for pharmacies. We look at some of the issues facing pharmacies as they continue to try to serve their customers and improve their health.
The global pandemic, which has so far killed well over a million people, has led to a rush to produce a vaccine. Vaccines are being created all across the world with more than 150 currently in development. The US government has initiated Operation Warp Speed, which has 10 billion dollars of resources to produce more than 300 million vaccine doses. Many other countries are operating similar schemes such is the urgency of the situation. With so many resources being thrown at the problem with groups of scientists all across the planet, hopes are high that a successful vaccine will soon be discovered.
When buying medicine, there is more of a risk of fraud than you might expect. You want to put your trust in those businesses that supply your vital healthcare products, but the truth is you have to be on your guard as fraud is all too common. We take a look at the issues you should be aware of when you next buy medicine, whether online or off.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been disastrous for many people’s health and lives, but the criminals have used it as an opportunity to make more money. Scammers running online pharmacies, have taken the global catastrophe and used it to prey on people’s fears. Along with selling fake men’s health pills and similar, they’ve also specialized in COVID related drugs and products.
Purchasing medications online can save you a lot of money, you could get the same medicines you buy in your local pharmacy at much-reduced costs, but there are some potential downsides. There are a huge number of pharmacies to choose from but most of these are looking to scam you. The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy estimates that 95 percent of online pharmacies are frauds. But if you fall into their trap, what can you do and how can you prevent further losses?