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 [...]

New Drug? Old Trick.

2020-01-16T20:36:52+00:00January 18th, 2019|Blog|

I am all in favor of discovering new approaches to health – and then using the vast resources of the drug companies and the government to offer new technology or health items to regular citizens. Yet the more I pay attention, the more I am convinced that there is a disconnect between discovering a new [...]

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?

2019-04-11T15:11:07+00:00November 28th, 2018|Blog|

Our compounding pharmacy can no longer make and sell the non-prescription version. 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. See below for information on how [...]

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 [...]

Mom Was a Prophet

2019-03-08T21:10:45+00:00June 9th, 2018|Blog|

She wasn't alone, though, because many people of her generation (early to mid-20th century) bore a deep understanding of what it really meant to be healthy. Sadly, they also lived during times when medicine was changing from the old fashioned holistic approach to the modern beliefs about drugs, surgery, and radiation – thank you AMA, [...]

The Medical Marijuana Oxymoron

2018-05-25T19:47:55+00:00May 30th, 2018|Blog|

Oxymoron: a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect, as in "cruel kindness" or "to make haste slowly.". The Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution took effect January 17, 1920 and was repealed by the Twenty-Third Amendment on December 5, 1933. During those 5,071 days of Prohibition, citizens found innumerable [...]

LYME Prevention Makes Sense?

2018-05-15T19:46:56+00:00May 15th, 2018|Blog|

Updated May, 2018 | L.J. Frieders Ironic isn’t in? A single elevated PSA (prostate specific antigen) value and our current medical system goes into a tailspin of treatment and surgery for prostate problems - even when the traditional prostate approach is “watchful waiting”. However, a tick bite that might cause decades of misery is ignored [...]