Birth Control Pills being recalled

Pat  Hubbell

If you take the following birth control pill take it back to the pharmacy: Cyclafem 7/7/7 or 1/35 Emoquette Gildess FE 1.5/30 or 1./20 Orsythia Previfem Tri-previfem or go to www.qualitestrx.com/pdf/OCRecall.pdf www.qualitestrx.com/pdf/OCRecall.pdf

Cost of certain generics going thru the roof!!!!

Pat  Hubbell

Cost of generic Adderall IR tablets going up 1000%, yes 1000%!!! Cost of generic Nystatin cream going up 700% cost of generic Metronidazole tablets going up 250% Be ready for sticker shock at the pharmacy soon! http://wellcommons.com/users/patgilbey1/photos/2011/aug/20/219167/

Frolic, Fundraiser for Douglas County AIDS Project, This Saturday!

Chad Steele

Please support the Douglas County AIDS Project by coming to the Granada this Saturday, August 20th! WIlliam Welch will host Frolic, an event featuring DJ Alan Paul, massages by Andrew from Elevate, a photobooth from Oh!Snap!, a silent art auction featuring several local artist, several prints for sale from the ...

Study shows brand-name diabetes drugs more expensive at Wal-Mart, Kmart

Jane Stevens

http://wellcommons.com/users/jestevens/photos/2011/jun/28/216315/ While advertising generic-brand drugs for $4, Wal-Mart and Kmart have been raising prices of brand-name drugs, including popular diabetes drugs, according to this [report by Reuters.][1] > "Since 2008, everybody has lowered > generic prices close to the level of > Wal-Mart," said Dr. Ronald Tamler, an > endocrinologist ...

FDA panel rejects Avastin for breast cancer treatment

Jane Stevens

http://wellcommons.com/users/jestevens/photos/2011/jun/30/216415/ The panel members made their 6-0 decision after a very unusual and emotional two-day hearing, in which women cried and yelled at the panelists. The drug, made by Genetech, had been approved in 2008 under the FDA's accelerated approval program, according to [this report in HealthDay.com][1]. It was based ...

Power out? No A.C.? Public buildings offer break from heat

Lisa Horn

On days like today when the heat index is dangerously high, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department encourages residents who have no ready access to a cool environment and particularly those at risk for heat-related illness, to visit one of several air-conditioned public buildings. The following air-conditioned public buildings are available ...

ACA starts this year by giving seniors a break during the "donut" hole

Pat  Hubbell

ACA (Affordable Care Act) starts this year by reducing the copay for qualified seniors who have signed up for the Medicare D plan. Brand name manufacturers have agreed to reduce the cost by 1/2 to the government, which in turn reduces the cost by 1/2 to the patient. So be ...

Community invited to severe winter weather forum Dec. 7

Karrey Britt

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2010/mar/20/188972/ Snow. Ice. Power outages. Yuck! Learn about severe winter weather and how to be prepared at a special forum next week. **The FREE community event will be:** • from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7. • on the second floor of the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine ...

Ragweed

Pat  Hubbell

Ragweed is off the chart this season. nose running? eyes watering? sneezing? Use over the counter antihistamines. Claritin (Loratadine) is a once a day non-drowsy option. Zyrtec (cetirizine) is a once a day, may cause a little drowsiness option. Benadryl (diphenhydramine)is every 4-6 hours will cause drowsiness option. I usually ...

Flu Shots!!!

Pat  Hubbell

Hey everyone!!! Sigler Pharmacy has flu shots. - Flu shots are $25/shot. - Smoothest shot this side of the Mississippi!! - We can vaccinate anyone down to the age of 6. - This year's vaccine contains the H1N1 (swine flu) No appointment necessary. 6th St. store from 8-6 and the ...

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