August 2011

Pricey Prescriptions

So why is it consumers are willing to toss the dice and order from non-reputable online pharmacies? The bottom line is our prescription drugs are simply too expensive for the average American.  That, coupled with the fact that other country’s citizens can get the same drugs for less, garners attention and concern from politicians, pharmaceutical

Online Pharmacy Fallacies

Back in the day, everyone went to the Doctor, got a diagnosis, got a prescription and got it filled at a pharmacy. Not so much anymore. Today people thinks they’re Dr. Oz and are shopping for their drugs on the internet. Why? To save money! Here’s the scoop. We are spending more than $200 billion

Dietary Supplements – BEWARE!

We are constantly being bombarded with advertisements for getting in shape with supplements that are going to be the ‘end all, be all cure’ to a life-long habit of hand to mouth excess. Well, if you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you. The Lure of Dietary Supplements Seriously, it’s easy to succumb

Rates up, Profits up, What's up?

Health Care Service Corporation Enjoys Large Profits Well, it’s good to be a Blue. Or, more specifically, the parent company of some of the Blues – Health Care Services Corp. Economic growth is at a standstill for a majority of the country’s businesses, but Health Care Service Corp. saw profits double from 2009 to 2010,

Counterfeit Counter Attack

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 1% to 10% of drugs sold world-wide are counterfeit. I think we all assume those counterfeit drugs enter the market through unscrupulous individuals and organized crime. A very valid assumption, but not necessarily always the case.  Even the pharmaceutical giants can make mistakes, as evidenced in these headlines.