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2019-03-18T16:38:01+00:00March 18th, 2019|Blog, Patient Information|

The major active components of cannabis are a family of compounds known as cannabinoids. There are over 60 different cannabinoids, though only a handful have been studied. Cannabinoids mimic natural neurotransmitters (the chemicals which allow the transmission of signals from one neuron to the next). CBD (cannabidiol) is the second most prominent cannabinoid in the [...]

FDA Announces Shortage of Makena (Progesterone) Injection

2019-03-18T16:37:46+00:00March 13th, 2019|Blog|

The FDA has announced a nationwide shortage of The commercial version of Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate Injection (aka, 17P). The trade name is Makena. 17P injection has been demonstrated to reduce the risk of preterm birth in women who have a history of delivering less than 37 weeks. Special compounding pharmacies have been safely making this sterile [...]

Do you have low thyroid?

2019-03-18T16:37:28+00:00March 13th, 2019|Blog|

Let's Talk Hypothyroidism Many people are walking around with low levels of thyroid hormone (referred to a hypothyroid). They're tired, cold, lack energy, have dry skin, and so on. But when they visit a doctor, the laboratory tests often reports there isn't a problem. They know they aren't fully healthy, but the test disagrees. Doctors [...]

DON’T DO IT

2019-02-18T19:34:48+00:00February 18th, 2019|Blog|

There isn't a month that goes by where some well-meaning grandparent, parent, uncle, or aunt doesn't ask me about pharmacy as a career for their loved one. What are the salaries like? Are there jobs? What are the best schools? How long does it take to become a licensed pharmacist? Recently, my quick-and-dirty reply goes [...]

That’s the drugs talking…

2018-11-21T18:14:59+00:00December 22nd, 2018|Blog|

How often have we heard, “That’s not like Billy Bob - it must be the BOOZE talking”? It’s so common and expected. We all seem to understand that alcohol does things that can change a personality. Gentle people can become belligerent, and folks who are usually polite and spiritual can start “swearing like a trooper”. [...]

What’s in OTC Miracle Mouthwash?

2019-02-21T14:16:29+00:00November 28th, 2018|Blog|

Federal regulators prohibit the preparation of any compounded item without a doctor's prescription. There are no prescription items in the formula listed below.  However, it may only be compounded if ordered by a doctor licensed to write prescriptions. Question: Could you let me know how I could make the miracle mouthwash without a prescription. I would [...]

BITTER – A Mysterious Flavor with Health Benefits

2018-11-02T19:00:21+00:00November 10th, 2018|Blog|

WHAT IS IT? Generally, humans can detect five basic flavors; sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami (savory, characteristic of broths and cooked meats). Bitter is the most sensitive of all tastes​. Bitterness has an excitable quality that some people might describe as disagreeable or harsh. The very word “bitter” has become associated ​in our language [...]

The FLU is coming! Big Damn Deal.

2018-11-09T16:55:47+00:00November 9th, 2018|Blog|

THE FLU (influenza virus in all it's mutation) has always been here and it will never go away. It is known by various names, yet it remains a common infection – sometimes of the sinuses, the stomach, the joints, and even combinations. This is not to downplay the discomfort or the possibility for disastrous outcomes, [...]

An Open Letter to Doctors About ED Injections

2018-11-02T17:25:27+00:00November 1st, 2018|Blog|

Dear Doctor; Many men are interested in using Triple Mix (sometimes referred to as TriMix) injections as a treatment for Erectile Dysfunction (ED). They  are searching for pharmacies close to home that prepare these injections. Some of them are already your patients and some will be new to you. To make the transition and prescribing [...]

The Mystique of Laboratory Testing

2019-03-07T22:31:40+00:00August 28th, 2018|Blog|

There is a mystique that surrounds laboratory testing. The vast majority of us believe the values we get for any single test sample (blood, urine, saliva, whatever) represent our health status. On the one hand, this is truthful, especially when it comes to the most essential minerals in our body; sodium, potassium, carbon dioxide, acidity, [...]

Compounded Progesterone Cream REQUIRES Rx

2018-07-11T18:17:28+00:00July 12th, 2018|Blog|

QUESTION: "I see that the FDA in it's nanny state has shut down the natural progesterone cream (and all compounds without a script that you made). I understand you are recommending the NOW brand. There appears to be a lot of brands out there. Is this the only one that passes your inspection? What about one [...]