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DoctorSolve, a Canadian-based online pharmacy service believes that responsible online pharmacies need to do their part to minimize access to prescription drugs for the American teenage population. Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) April 5, 2006 -- The Partnership for a Drug-Free America® (http://www.drugfree.org/) recently announced that there is...

Three scientists win Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering genes that regulate the body’s clock This year’s Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded to three scientists who discovered the genes that control the circadian rhythm, or the body’s natural day-night cycle. All three winners are American, and all three...

For many Americans, the gaping edge of the dreaded Plan D donut hole is in sight and many have already fallen in. This year, four million people are estimated to reach the Plan D gap when they have to bear the full cost of their...

There are many differences in the global industry that manufactures, prices, and distributes pharmaceutical drugs.  Generic drugs sold at local pharmacies are often manufactured in foreign plants that pass US FDA regulations.  Other countries have similar restrictions on their drugs, often ones that have a...

The use of e-prescriptions (electronic prescriptions) is on the rise as more states are making an effort to replace the written prescription system.  In states such as Minnesota, Florida and New York, state law makes it mandatory to use e-prescription. The original e-prescription laws intended to...

In our society, depressants, opioids, and antidepressants are responsible for more drug-related deaths (45%) than cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and amphetamines (39%).  Inner-city teenage drug abuse in African-American neighborhoods used to be the area with highest mortalities, but that has been replaced with white rural neighborhoods. The...

Senior woman discusses medicare part d with pharmacist

2009 marks higher premium costs in Medicare Part D as seniors get poorer – and it’s too late to change plans.

Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) February 10, 2009 — Before Barack Obama took office, pharmaceutical companies took one last “kick at the can” to squeeze more money from American seniors. Despite the economic crisis that hit in 2008, premiums under Medicare Part D escalated an average of 25 percent in 2009. What’s more, if beneficiaries haven’t switched to a plan with lower premiums by now, it’s too late for this year. At a time when stock markets have plunged and retirement accounts have all but been wiped out, most seniors can ill afford higher Medicare premiums. Yet 9 out of 10 seniors are faced with them.

Medicare Part D donut hole is closer than Americans think. “It may not seem too bad right now because it’s early,” says Dr. Zickler, co-founder of DoctorSolve Healthcare Services. At this point, beneficiaries are paying their $295 deductible and 25% of their total drug costs. But, when they reach $2,700 in total drug costs, including the yearly deductible and co-pay amounts, they are in the donut hole – meaning they must pay 100% of their drug costs.

“The donut hole creeps up sooner than most people expect,” says Zickler. “That’s when they start looking for ways to cut back. This may mean asking their pharmacists and doctors to recommend less expensive generic drugs, cutting their pills in half to make them last longer, or they may stop taking their medications altogether because they have to choose between drugs and food”.  To stave off the donut hole, some Americans are turning to reputable, Canadian-owned pharmacies to buy their higher-priced medications. “They can save up to 70% on their prescriptions,” says Zickler. “It’s a smart, cost-effective way to stay on their prescribed medication regime, extend the benefits of their Medicare Part D plan, and keep them out of the donut hole longer.”

Buying drugs from online pharmacies gets the nod in the Obama Healthcare Reform Plan :-

Also known as “drug importation,” the practice was forbidden by the Bush administration, but it is actually endorsed under the Obama Healthcare Reform Plan, provided “the drugs are safe and the prices are lower outside the U.S.”

If Barack Obama makes good on the promises outlined in his Healthcare Reform Plan, drug costs should be headed downward and Americans should enjoy a healthcare system that puts their needs ahead of drug companies. But, President Obama has a long “To Do” list and realistically, it will take some time before his plan comes to fruition.

Meanwhile, American seniors know that they can count on Canadian online pharmacies. States Zickler, “Canada has some of the strictest pharmaceutical standards in the world. Not only do patients save up to 70% with CIPA-certified international pharmacies, but they can rest assured that they’re getting medications that are also 100% safe.”

DoctorSolve, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC Q37) offers lower cost, long-term prescriptions. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, DoctorSolve is ranked as one of the best online pharmacies by. DoctorSolve has filled more than 1,000,000 U.S. prescriptions.

For more information, call Wendy Morris at 1-866-732-0305 or visit https://www.doctorsolve.com.

DoctorSolve, a Canadian-based online pharmacy service believes that responsible online pharmacies need to do their part to minimize access to prescription drugs for the American teenage population.

Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) April 5, 2006 — The Partnership for a Drug-Free America® (http://www.drugfree.org/) recently announced that there is a new category of substance abuse emerging in America. An alarming number of teenagers are turning to prescription drugs to get high. “For the first time, our national study finds that today’s teens are more likely to have abused a prescription painkiller to get high than they are to have experimented with a variety of illicit drugs,” said Roy Bostock, chairman of the Partnership.

What’s the appeal of prescription drugs for teens?

They are perceived as safe when compared with street drugs. They are legal, doctor-prescribed, and easily accessible.

“There is no shortage of ways for teenagers to find prescription drugs,” says Dr. Paul Zickler of DoctorSolve (https://www.doctorsolve.com/), an online pharmacy service. “The easiest place to look is the medicine cabinet.” Many of the most commonly abused prescription drugs such as Morphine, OxyContin, Ritalin, and Vicodin are being prescribed by doctors at alarming rates. A study by Columbia University found that between 1992 and 2002, the number of prescriptions written for controlled drugs increased 154 percent.

“Grandparents and parents need to secure their meds, particularly if their prescription drugs are sought after by teenagers and have the potential for abuse.”

In addition, teens have ready access to prescription drugs over the Internet, particularly from uncertified online pharmacies with very loose policies and procedures – or more likely, none at all. “As stewards of the international pharmaceutical industry, reputable online pharmacies such as those certified by the Canadian International Pharmacy Association (CIPA) (https://www.cipa.com) need to ensure that we are doing everything we can to keep our medicines from falling into teenage hands,” says Zickler.

At DoctorSolve, strict procedures and on-site medical professionals help to combat the problem. “We absolutely insist that each order is accompanied by a doctor’s prescription, so we know the request is coming from an actual patient. Our nurses speak directly to all new patients and then follow up at six-month intervals. Our attending doctor communicates with the dispensing pharmacies about the dosage and amounts prescribed for each patient and makes sure the patient is not getting meds elsewhere. This helps to eliminate any chance of ‘doctor shopping’- going to several doctors with the same symptoms to get multiple prescriptions.”

What’s more, the DoctorSolve medicine chest does not include the prescription drugs that teens are typically after. “We do not sell any drugs that have a risk of abuse, such as regulated narcotics, synthetic narcotics and stimulants, or unregulated drugs that are hypnotics, such as sleeping pills and anxiety pills like Valium,” states Zickler.

“Unfortunately prescription drugs developed to be lifesavers for many can potentially be killers for others. We are in business to provide affordable medications to those who need them the most. We must do what is in our power to stop this worrisome trend – to protect the online pharmacy industry in general and our patients in particular.”

DoctorSolve, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC Q37), offers lower-cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, DoctorSolve is ranked as one of the best online pharmacies . DoctorSolve has filled more than 200,000 U.S. prescriptions.

For more information, call 1-866-732-0305 or visit: https://www.doctorsolve.com/

High drug prices are forcing patients to do without their medications. Canadian online pharmacy is helping to make them more affordable with a $500 credit for 10 patients. 

Vancouver, B.C. (PRWeb) – February 17, 2009 — It’s a widely known fact that Americans pay more for their medications than anyone else in the world. The current economic climate, rising cost of drugs, higher co-pays, and this year’s increase in Medicare Part D premiums all amount to more people not taking their meds because they simply can’t afford them.

Dr. Paul Zickler, the co-founder of DoctorSolve Healthcare Solutions https://www.doctorsolve.com/, a Canadian Internet pharmacy, feels this is a deplorable situation that compromises patient health. “If medications for chronic conditions like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and diabetes are not taken as directed, it will lead to dire consequences. Patients shouldn’t have to choose between rent, utilities, and food or their health.”

Tell your story to DoctorSolve Healthcare Solutions and you could win a $500 pharmaceutical credit
Dr. Zickler and DoctorSolve Healthcare Solutions are inviting Americans to share their personal health stories with DoctorSolve patients for a chance to win a $500 credit. Write to us and tell us about the challenges you face with your medications, the economy, and the healthcare system. We’ll award a $500 credit for each of the ten best stories,” says Zickler. Credits can be redeemed for prescription drugs on https://www.doctorsolve.com/. A doctor’s prescription is required. Patients are reminded to search the DoctorSolve website to determine if their required medications are offered at lower drug prices.

Stories will be posted on the DoctorSolve blog with only the first name and the first initial of the author’s last name. The contest closes on March 31, 2009. Visit the $500 credit contest page for more details.

Patients turn to online pharmacies to save up to 70% on their prescription drug prices
These are desperate times. It used to be that people on fixed incomes were the only ones who couldn’t fill their prescriptions. But now, even higher-income Americans with insurance can’t afford their meds. More and more people are turning to online pharmacies. Patients who order from Canadian, CIPA-certified online pharmacies can save up to 70% on quality, safe, affordable medications.

“DoctorSolve Healthcare Solutions was created to help people take care of their health with easier access to affordable prescription drugs,” says Zickler. “We’re taking that further by giving away ten – $500 pharmaceutical credits to help those who need it most.”

DoctorSolve, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC Q37) offers lower cost, long-term prescriptions. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, DoctorSolve is ranked one of the best online pharmacies . DoctorSolve has filled more than 1,000,000 U.S. prescriptions.
For more information, call 1-866-732-0305 or visit https://www.doctorsolve.com/.

Three scientists win Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering genes that regulate the body’s clock

This year’s Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded to three scientists who discovered the genes that control the circadian rhythm, or the body’s natural day-night cycle. All three winners are American, and all three based their work on fruit flies.
Michael Rosbash and Jeffrey Hall collaborated at Brandeis University to isolate the “period gene” that is key to regulating the circadian rhythm.  This gene encodes for a protein that builds up at night and then degrades during the day; different levels of the protein affect how our body adapts to different times of the day.  The third winner, Michael Young of Rockefeller University, worked independently. He discovered the “timeless gene”, which produces proteins needed to stop the activity of the period gene.  These discoveries allow us to “peek inside our biological clock,” according to the Nobel Prize committee. In humans, the circadian rhythm has been linked to the workings of our metabolism, jet lag, and the sleep cycle. Did you know that it also exists in plants? where it affects the growth rate of crops, for instance.
Every living organism on this planet, responds to the sun. All plant and animal behavior is determined by the light-dark cycle. Living on this planet makes us all slaves to the sun. The circadian clock is embedded in our mechanisms of working, our metabolism, it’s embedded everywhere, it’s a real core feature for understanding life.

WHAT IS CIRCADIAN RHYTHM ?

If you’ve ever noticed that you tend to feel energized and drowsy around the same times every day, you have your circadian rhythm to thank. What is it, exactly? Your circadian rhythm is basically a 24-hour internal clock that is running in the background of your brain and cycles between sleepiness and alertness at regular intervals. It’s also known as your sleep/wake cycle.

DoctorSolve Healthcare Solutions Inc., a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, DoctorSolve is ranked as one of the best online Canadian pharmacies .
For more information on how to order Canada drugs safely and securely call 1-866-732-0305 or visit https://www.doctorsolve.com/ – a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 1999.

For many Americans, the gaping edge of the dreaded Plan D donut hole is in sight and many have already fallen in. This year, four million people are estimated to reach the Plan D gap when they have to bear the full cost of their prescriptions. Luckily, online Canadian pharmacies are providing relief.
The donut hole is the point in Medicare Plan D when beneficiaries reach annual drug costs of $2,250, including the amount paid by insurance.

Until their drug costs reach $5,100, beneficiaries are expected to pay the full cost of their prescriptions – in addition to paying their monthly premiums. Dr. Paul Zickler of DoctorSolve online pharmacy services (www.doctorsolve.com) believes that miscommunication is to blame for the problem. “Unfortunately because Plan D is so overwhelming and confusing, many seniors didn’t fully understand the meaning of the donut hole when they signed up. The real ramifications are just beginning to make themselves apparent.”

People with chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and mental disorders, or who take several medications get hit the hardest. “Many of them reached the donut hole long ago and were shocked to discover that after being on the plan only a short time, they had to empty their own wallet to get their medications. At that point, they had to decide between food and their health,” states Zickler.

Americans looking to online Canadian pharmacies for affordable meds

While Medicare wooed millions of unsuspecting seniors to the D side, it is the donut hole of Plan D that will turn their heads back to the north. “Many patients who gave in to the pressure of Congress, and chose not to purchase drugs from online Canadian pharmacies will once again realize just how affordable and beautifully uncomplicated it can be,” says Zickler. “With prices 43% cheaper than buying in the U.S., safe products, and consistent, attentive service from medical professionals, it is still a better option by far.”

DoctorSolve Healthcare Solutions Inc., a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC Q37), offers lower-cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, DoctorSolve is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online . DoctorSolve has filled more than 200,000 U.S. prescriptions.

For more information on how to order Canadian drugs safely and securely call 1-866-732-0305 or visit https://www.doctorsolve.com/ – a trusted and reliable Canada pharmacy for over 6 years.

When filling prescriptions, a pharmacist has a responsibility to you to ensure a safe experience. For instance, it is the pharmacist’s duty to ensure that a patient is receiving the correct prescription medication and double check with the doctor if the dosage is unclear. As a patient, it is prudent to be aware of your safety. Here are five things pharmacists want their patients to know:

 

a pharmacist

  1. Pharmacists are under a lot of pressure

Due to pharmacies filling numerous prescriptions at the same time, pharmacists are required to do their work very quickly and efficiently. At any given time, a pharmacist may have over 10 prescriptions in process. It is always a wise idea to check your label to ensure that your prescription is the correct one and that you are getting the right dosage.

 

  1. Be patient when your prescription is being filled

We all have limited time in our day and sometimes patients cannot wait for long periods when stopping at a pharmacy. Pharmacists need to be very thorough at their job and it is vital that they get them done correctly, so a waiting period should be met with some tolerance.

 

  1. Mornings are the best time to get prescriptions filled

Mornings tend to be less hectic than lunchtime and after-work times. In the mornings, pharmacist usually have more time to assist you in understanding the proper use of your prescription.

 

  1. Inform yourself about all your medication options

Many patients face the choice of either purchasing a brand name or generic medication. Brand name and generic drugs share the same active ingredients, meaning that they have the same effect on your body. Regardless of its availability at your local pharmacy, it is best to inquire about the specific comparisons between the brand name and generic drug options.

 

  1. Do not wait until you completely run out of medication for a refill

It is important to remember that refilling prescriptions is not instant and you should allow at least 48 hour notice when you leave a prescription for fill-up.

EpiPen is known to be vitally important to people who have extreme allergies and those at risk of anaphylaxis. The EpiPen was taken over by the pharmaceutical company, Mylan, in 2007 and has been increasing their prices drastically over the last eight years. The $100 for a pair of EpiPens in 2007, is now being sold for a little over $600!

A representation of Epipen CEO's salary graph
There have been many executives who have benefited from this ordeal but Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Heather Bresch, has seen her compensation increase over 600% over the past eight years. While numerous patients and families have struggled to afford the drastically increasing expense of EpiPens, CEO Heather Bresch has enjoyed a “total compensation of $18,931,068” [1]. Although there has been no open investigation of Mylan’s pricing structures, it has received public scrutiny from numerous politicians.

When the company first acquired the rights to the EpiPen, it was considered a failing enterprise. Having developed the product to a satisfactory level the company subsequently began increasing its price. This was seen as a fair business move, but hiking up the prices to such an outrageous number is unfair to numerous families who struggle to afford a crucial medication to treat a common and easily controlled condition.

Furthermore, Mylan has also purchased a drug company in the Netherlands for the sole purpose of paying lower taxes. Mylan was further criticized  for its profit-seeking actions in an article by Michael Hiltzik. Hiltzik pointed out that Mylan is unpatriotic and an “inversion”, which is defined as a “U.S. company cuts its tax bill by acquiring a foreign firm and moving its tax domicile to the acquired company’s homeland” [2]

The EpiPen is not merely an allergy medication that avoids minor symptoms, yet it is an auto-injector which is used in life or death situations. This is why numerous patients find the price increases outrageous, because such a crucial piece of equipment should not be made so unaffordable.

[1] CEO of EpiPen Maker Mylan Sees 671% Compensation Increase in 8 Years. Willingham, Emily. Forbes. Retrieved From: http://www.forbes.com/sites/emilywillingham/2016/08/23/ceo-of-mylan-pharmaceuticals-sees-671-salary-increase-in-8-years/#e1eb0b44b236
[2] Another reason to hate Mylan, which jacked up the price of life-saving EpiPens: It’s a tax dodger. Hiltzik, Michael. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved From: http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-mylan-inversion-20160823-snap-story.html

DoctorSolve Healthcare Solutions Inc., a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, DoctorSolve is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online . DoctorSolve has filled more than 200,000 U.S. prescriptions.
For more information on how to order Canada drugs safely and securely call 1-866-732-0305 or visit https://www.doctorsolve.com/ – a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 1999.

There are many differences in the global industry that manufactures, prices, and distributes pharmaceutical drugs.  Generic drugs sold at local pharmacies are often manufactured in foreign plants that pass US FDA regulations.  Other countries have similar restrictions on their drugs, often ones that have a different name and appearance, but have the same effect.

safe international online pharmacy
For example, the brand name drug, Crestor, an oral drug which is commonly used to lower blood cholesterol levels has a generic brand, Rosuvastatin. It also treats many conditions such as hyperlipidemia, mixed dyslipidemia, and hypertriglyceridemia. This generic drug is available in US pharmacies, but Crestor is much cheaper if purchased online.

Many consumers tend to speculate the quality of the drugs when purchasing from an online pharmacy, but with the help of online resources like Pharmacychecker.com it is easy to verify that these drugs are being purchased from a reliable source.

The use of e-prescriptions (electronic prescriptions) is on the rise as more states are making an effort to replace the written prescription system.  In states such as Minnesota, Florida and New York, state law makes it mandatory to use e-prescription.

The original e-prescription laws intended to cut down on improper dispensing of controlled substances, but are now expanded to all prescriptions.  E-prescribing reduces medication errors resulting from unclear writing, reduces prescription theft, and cuts down on forgery.  However, there is a side effect for patients.

For patients who are cost-sensitive, it is a necessity to have a prescription on hand to shop around for the best deals at local pharmacies or international online pharmacies.  How do you get paper prescriptions?  The simplest way is to know the laws around e-prescription.

The rules, for example, in New York (where e-prescribing became mandatory on March 27, 2016) provide exceptions to allow written prescriptions. One of these is when the prescription is “to be dispensed by a pharmacy located outside the state”. Therefore, in New York, a doctor can still legally hand you a prescription if you intend to have it filled outside of New York. (You can read this for yourself in paragraph (c)(5) of Title 10 NYCRR Section 80.64).

Read more at https://www.pharmacycheckerblog.com/how-to-get-a-paper-prescription-when-e-prescribing-is-required

How to determine if an online pharmacy is safeIn our society, depressants, opioids, and antidepressants are responsible for more drug-related deaths (45%) than cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and amphetamines (39%).  Inner-city teenage drug abuse in African-American neighborhoods used to be the area with highest mortalities, but that has been replaced with white rural neighborhoods.

The abuse of the rising popularity of online pharmacies has a lot to do with this change in statistics.  Uncertified online pharmacies that do not require prescriptions to acquire prescription drugs are the source that teenagers have discovered are easiest to acquire prescription drugs.

Whereas in the past, teenagers would turn to street-bought drugs like cocaine or heroin as a way of getting high, they now use prescription drugs – drugs that are legal only when obtained with a prescription.  Avoiding the scrutiny of local police, teenagers can order their drugs online.  When prescribed drugs are used or distributed to individuals without prescriptions, they are illegal and dangerous.

Prescription drugs have many of the addictive and psychoactive effects of street drugs but are used for a medical purpose.  Some of these drugs can cause harm when used together or can interact with existing conditions, which is one reason why we consult physicians for our prescription drugs.

How can you determine if an online pharmacy is legitimate?
1. Require prescription
A trustworthy online pharmacy will never sell prescription drugs without requesting a prescription.  A site that doesn’t require prescriptions doesn’t demonstrate care for their customers and you need to know the exact drugs you are putting into your body.

2. Due diligence
Online pharmacies that do not follow up with customers to perform due diligence are less trustworthy.  Online pharmacies need to check that prescriptions are legitimate and that the prescription drugs will not conflict with your current medication.  The information of your physician is a necessity in case the online pharmacy needs their contact to ensure that there are no negative reactions.

3. Physical location
Legitimate online pharmacies will have a physical address where you will send prescriptions.  Online pharmacies need to have your trust and should be doing everything in their power to make you feel comfortable with them including having a licensed pharmacist.

4. Common sense
If a drug is selling for 10% of the market value, it is probably fake.  Use your common sense when purchasing drugs and purchase from a trustworthy source.  Check to see if the online pharmacy is certified by any trustworthy third parties to ensure your personal safety.

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