Where in the USA to buy the medicines we are used to: a list of pharmacies

Corvalol or validol, ivy or plantain syrup, herbal tinctures - these medicinal products familiar to Russian-speaking immigrants cannot be found in American pharmacies, only in specialized ones. And there are many of them in the USA. According to statistics, for every 1000 US residents there are 40 pharmacies.…

A woman was suspected of carrying explosives because of heart medications

Marie Harland lives with her husband in the UK. When they returned from a holiday in Madeira, they were checked for explosives at the airport. The test came back positive because of an ingredient in Marie's heart medication, NewsWeek reports. January 8, 2024…

Hundreds of medications will become more expensive in the US

Drugmakers including Pfizer, Sanofi and Takeda Pharmaceutical plan to raise U.S. prices on more than 500 drugs in early January. Reuters reported in more detail. Without taking into account the different dosages and formulas, next month prices will rise by more than...

Branded drugs or generics: is saving on drugs dangerous?

If you've ever noticed after returning home from a pharmacy that your prescription pills look different from what you're used to, you're not alone, Reader's Digest writes. This may be a common occurrence - for example, the size, shape, or color of the medication may be different from what is expected. To understand ...

Medicare drug prices may soon drop significantly

More than a decade after the Democrats first made the proposal, Medicare will finally be the subject of price negotiations for some prescription drugs. The Vox edition told in more detail. The federal government has announced 10 drugs that will be included in the first…

Ten Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before Taking Prescription Medicines

What if you miss a dose? Are there foods that should be avoided? These are key questions to ask your doctor before you start taking your medicine. Writes about it The Healthy. Prescription drugs work best when you take them as directed.…

A deadly mistake: in the US they mixed up the packages of heart drugs

Blood pressure medicine packs contain medicines designed to prevent strokes and blood clots in people with heart disease. Because of this, a drug recall has been announced. The Miami Herald reported in more detail. Golden State Medical Supply announced that…

Brave new world of pharmaceuticals: Walgreens prescription drugs will now be dispensed by robots

Pharmacy chain Walgreens plans to expand the use of robots for dispensing prescription drugs to free up pharmacists' time for other critical services, CNBC reports. Bright yellow robotic arms are becoming a larger part of Walgreens' workforce. In a huge facility in the Dallas area, robots are preparing...

Popular US over-the-counter painkillers recalled over 'risk of poisoning'

Even if you don't often take pain medication, chances are you have a first aid kit full of over-the-counter products in case you need them. That's why a new recall of several popular pain medications deserves attention. MSN reveals five common medications...

In Russia, due to sanctions, problems with medicines and food began

In Russia, medicines and medical equipment produced by countries that have imposed sanctions on the Russian Federation because of the war in Ukraine are rapidly rising in price or disappearing from the sale, reports the BBC. Many people forced to take such drugs are at risk. Sanctions imposed against Russia because of the war in…

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