Are You A Candidate For Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Are You A Candidate For Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Women most commonly are interested in hormone therapy and balancing hormones because they experience such a roller coaster of hormonal changes in their lives. PMS, Pregnancy hormones, the baby blues and more, can easily send them over to the doctor for some relief...
2017 WSPA Pharmacy Legislative Day

2017 WSPA Pharmacy Legislative Day

2017 WSPA Pharmacy Legislative Day 6 MARCH, 2017 Olympia, WA by Matt Weisser On Monday, March 6, 2017 I had the pleasure of being able to attend The Washington State Pharmacy Association Legislative Day at the Capitol Building in Olympia, WA. The meeting included...
e-Cigarettes: Dangerous or Desirable Alternative to Regular Tobacco Products?

e-Cigarettes: Dangerous or Desirable Alternative to Regular Tobacco Products?

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are a popular new tobacco product that have still largely unknown public and individual health effects. Since they were introduced, e-cigarettes have sparked controversy. Opponents of e-cigarettes argue that there are hidden health risks to e-cigarettes, not the least of which is nicotine addiction. Proponents claim that e-cigarettes remove most of the harmful cancer causing agents for those who want to experience the pleasure they associate with tobacco.

New Medication Makes Opioid Treatment Less Risky for Chronic Pain Sufferers

New Medication Makes Opioid Treatment Less Risky for Chronic Pain Sufferers

BioDelivery Sciences International Inc recently announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved its opioid treatment for chronic pain. Belbuca is an opioid film patch and aims to treat patients with chronic pain who need round-the-clock treatment and for whom current alternatives do not suffice. Belbuca has the advantages of lower possibility for abuse and less chance of causing constipation. Physicians will be able to prescribe the medication for 6 months at a time rather than by the month.

The Dark Side of Genomic Testing

The Dark Side of Genomic Testing

Personal genome sequencing costs have fallen sharply over the last several years, and more individuals are taking advantage of genetic testing services to learn about their ancestry and what diseases they might be susceptible to. There are privacy risks, however, that consumers often ignore when sharing their genetic data with these services.

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