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  • The Plan B Contraceptive Issue – And Why I Propose Plan C

    On April 5 of this year, Judge Edward Korman (U.S. district Judge in New York), ordered the FDA to make the Plan B One Step pill (AKA the “morning after pill”) available to all women (actually, men can buy it too) of any age without a prescription.  This ruling opened a political can of...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Pfizer Sells Viagra Online – Should Pharmacies Worry?

    A little blue bomb dropped on the pharmacy community this week.  Pfizer, the U.S.  based pharmaceutical manufacturer of Viagra for erectile dysfunction, has launched a service dedicated to filling your prescription for Viagra safely and discreetly, mailing it directly to consumers who never need to step...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Oxycontin: Safe, Effective and…Abuse Proof. The New Drug Standard…(sorry generics!)

    This week the hopes for a less expensive, generic version of Oxycontin were shot down when the FDA made the announcement that the original version (withdrawn in 2010) was removed from the market for reasons of safety or efficacy.  To quote the Federal Register exactly:  “The Food and Drug...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Diclegis – She’s Back (after 30 years)

    This is a story of survival.  A story of recovery.  A story of courage to overcome obstacles and fear.  A story of patience, fortitude, longing and finally…victory.  It has, it would seem, all the makings of a Hollywood film.  This is the story of Diclegis.  ...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Lessons from Lovenox

    C.S. Lewis, the famous Christian author of the popular Chronicles of Narnia series, is given credit from having said “Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.”  It doesn’t take long living here on earth to appreciate the truthfulness of this remark. ...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Breaking News – Oxycontin & Hydrocodone go OTC

    The FDA is full of surprises.  This morning’s news, however, takes the cake.  After months of battling and legislative efforts to move Hydrocodone to Schedule II (like Oxycontin, Percocet or Duragesic) the FDA seems to have thrown in the towel.  In a press release early this morning they have...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Is Zithromax Safe Anymore? I think so…

    Well, if you’ve been tuned into Pharma news today, you have undoubtedly heard about some warning regarding the use of Zithromax and an increased risk of cardiovascular events (that’s a health care euphemism for death by heart attack or similar baddy).  adsenseyu2 Twitter streams went wild...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • A Nightmare on Pharmacy Street: Vicodin CII?

    Don’t fall asleep on January 24 or 25, because the FDA may be brewing up the biggest nightmare to hit retail pharmacy since the drive-through window.  A meeting of the FDA Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee (DSaRM) is scheduled to discuss the possibility of moving Vicodin (and all...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Questions about Vicodin, Norco, etc…

    So the week between Christmas and New Years tends to be a bit slow on the news front.  I suppose manufacturers don’t want to share the glory of their new wonder-drug with Santa, shopping mania, overeating and resolution-making Americans.  So it is probably a good time to answer a few questions that...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Vegetarian Prescription Options

    I‘m not a vegetarian.  But I appreciate the concerns that I have heard from time to time from vegetarian friends and customers about the presence of animal products in prescription drugs.  I understand that those truly committed to a non-animal diet will want to avoid any form of animal...

    Author : Jason Poquette