Archive for May 2017

Save Savings Tip: Generic Prinivil and Generic Discount Drug Programs

According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 75 million people, 1 of 3 U.S. adults, have high blood pressure and only 54% of these people have their high blood pressure under control. It is not surprising that lisinopril, the generic version of Prinivil that treats high blood pressure and heart failure, was the third…

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Florida woman sentenced to 11 years after killing and sickening victims with illegal silicone injections

Deanna Roberts, 47, of Sanford, Florida, was sentenced to 11 years and three months in federal prison after pleading guilty to “illegally injecting persons with liquid silicone and for introducing liquid silicone that was obtained by fraud into interstate commerce.” Between April 2004 and December 2015, Roberts injected illegally obtained silicone into the hips, buttocks, and…

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Comment: Importing Canadian drugs could harm HIV patients

This editorial by Scott Bertani was published in the Washington Herald on May 7, 2017. Mr. Bertani is the Director of Policy and Community Relations for Lifelong AIDS Alliance, a nonprofit health advocacy group based in Western Washington.

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Nayyar, Gaurvika M. L. et al., “The Global Pandemic of Falsified Medicines: Laboratory and Field Innovations and Policy Perspectives,” The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 92, Issue 6_Suppl, Jun 2015, p. 2 – 7

Introduction This supplement to the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, entitled “The pandemic of falsified medicines: laboratory and field innovations and policy perspectives,” showcases 17 articles on detection technologies and methods, field surveillance data, multisectorial perspectives, and policy interventions and recommendations needed to create a coordinated and effective response to curb the pandemic…

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