Entries by Rx Guru

To 340B or Not To 340B

To 340B or Not To 340B 340B, Is It For Me? There’s been a lot of hype about Public Health Service Act, Section 340B. The purpose of this program is to enable covered groups to provide more comprehensive services and allocate scarce Federal resources to eligible patients I need of expensive medication. The 340B RX […]

The Future of the Pharmacy World

The Future of the Pharmacy World Technology, Knowledge, Medicine The wave of the future may not include the hover boards as predicted in the popular, 1989 film, Back To The Future II, but the Pharmacy World will be seeing the implementation of tele-pharmacies, pharmacogenomics, smart lenses and the use of radio frequency technology. An incredible […]

Old Drugs, New Uses Is A Trend

Old Drugs, New Uses Is A Trend Ursodeoxycholic Acid It is becoming more and more common to prescribe existing drugs for new uses. Take Lyrica for example; this drug was originally used to treat depression, but it was later discovered that it has therapeutic effects for patients that suffer from pain disorders, such as Fibromyalgia. […]

FDA Review of the use of Codeine for Kids

FDA Review of the use of Codeine for Kids The European Medicines Agency (EMA) bold statement regarding the use of codeine in children has a struck a cord with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  The EMA states that codeine should not be used for children under the age 12. Codeine is an opioid […]