4 02, 2022

Drug Shortages Result in Rationing Treatments

storey2022-02-04T18:08:52+00:00February 4th, 2022|

This problem is widespread and likely to affect you or someone you love. Drug shortages of all sorts of drugs - anesthetics, painkillers, antibiotics, cancer treatments - have become the new norm. Shortages of drugs and therapeutics occur for a variety of reasons, including for reasons ranging from manufacturing problems to federal safety crackdowns to drug manufacturers abandoning low-profit products. Some shortages receive attention, but many times the patients and the public are not aware of the issues. A survey of oncologists conducted in 2012 and 2013 showed 83% of doctors who regularly [...]

2 12, 2021

Customized Dermatologic Preparations

storey2021-12-02T18:16:54+00:00December 2nd, 2021|

Customized Dermatologic Preparations We can prepare customized dermatologics that can help to improve therapeutic outcomes.  Preparations are compounded as prescribed by your doctor to contain the needed medications in the best vehicle (base) or dosage form (gels, creams, ointments, lip balms, powders, sprays, etc.) to efficiently deliver the needed drug to the affected area. We work together with practitioners and their patients to provide innovative solutions to challenging skin problems. Commercial products are sometimes limited, or unavailable, and often available products are not exactly what the patient needs: the strength can be inadequate [...]

5 11, 2021

Topical Analgesics for Neuropathic Pain in the Elderly

storey2021-11-05T17:46:42+00:00November 5th, 2021|

Elderly patients exhibit a higher incidence of several neuropathic pain conditions than younger individuals. Neuropathic pain can result from diabetes, shingles, or injury. Systemic treatment of neuropathic pain in the elderly usually requires lower dosing, slower titration, and more monitoring for efficacy and adverse effects than in younger patients. Drugs are absorbed and eliminated at different rates as people age, and as patients become frail, develop various illnesses, and take multiple medications, the risks of drug therapy increase. Conventional treatment of neuropathic pain is not optimal with less than 50% of patients achieving [...]

19 10, 2021

ESTROGEN DOMINANCE – Not Just a Woman’s Problem

storey2021-10-19T14:18:51+00:00October 19th, 2021|

Do you have any of these problems? Fibrocystic and tender breasts Heavy menstrual bleeding Irregular menstrual cycles Uterine fibroids Decreased libido Mood swings Vasomotor symptoms Weight gain (hips, waist, thighs) Foggy thinking, forgetfulness Increased levels of triglycerides The problem could be “estrogen dominance”, a common condition that occurs when the body has a relative deficiency of progesterone in relation to estrogen. You are probably thinking “What does this have to do with a man?  Read on… Depending on a woman’s age, there can be various causes of Estrogen Dominance: Premenopause:  Lack of ovulation [...]

10 09, 2021

Medicine too Good to be True?

storey2021-09-10T20:55:32+00:00September 10th, 2021|

Good doctors and good pharmacists care about their patients. They ask patients questions and listen to the answers, and then often collaborate to determine the best way to treat each patient. It may sound too good to be true, but that is just how things work every day in our pharmacy! Our compounding pharmacist can customize medications in the best dosage, strength, form and/or flavor for each patient. It’s “back to the future” and is what pharmacists did prior to the middle of the 20th century when drug manufacturing surged, and pharmacists often [...]

2 08, 2021

Vitamin D3: Essential for Optimal Health

storey2021-08-16T19:55:45+00:00August 2nd, 2021|

Vitamin D deficiency has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. and Canada and may be a major cause of unexplained muscle and bone pain. Numerous studies report that low vitamin D levels may precipitate or aggravate chronic pain, including low back pain (LBP). The populations with the greatest risk include the homebound elderly; people with pigmented skin, cultural and social avoidance of the sun, or gastrointestinal malabsorption; and people who live in wintertime in climates above and below latitudes of 35 degrees. The following problems are associated with low levels of Vitamin D: [...]

6 07, 2021

Diabetic Neuropathy

storey2021-08-16T19:54:50+00:00July 6th, 2021|

Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage, a serious complication that may affect up to 50% of people with diabetes. Over time, high blood glucose levels and high levels of fats such as triglycerides in the blood can damage your nerves. Symptoms depend on which type of diabetic neuropathy you have. Peripheral neuropathy is the most common type of nerve damage that typically affects the feet and legs and sometimes affects the hands and arms. Autonomic neuropathy is damage to nerves that control internal organs, leading to problems with heart rate and blood pressure, digestive [...]

7 06, 2021

Men’s Health

storey2021-06-07T13:09:32+00:00June 7th, 2021|

While the life expectancy gap between men and women has decreased, it's no secret that men still need to pay more attention to their bodies. Several factors work against men: men tend to smoke and drink more than women; men do not seek medical help as often as women; and some men define themselves by their work, which can add to the stress. Improving men's health starts at home with individuals and families taking steps to live safer and healthier lives. The biggest threats to men's health can often be prevented. Some of [...]

6 05, 2021

Benefits and Uses of Customized Medications for Sports Medicine

storey2021-05-06T20:01:56+00:00May 6th, 2021|

Regular physical activity can help prevent chronic health conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. When participating in an exercise routine or sport, it is important to also stay safe and prevent injury. Many times, a sports medicine expert can help individuals about the physical risks of their chosen sport and encourage healthy healing if an injury occurs. Athletes, coaches, trainers, physicians, physical therapists, and even the “weekend warrior” are faced with many problems: muscle spasms edema/swelling inflammation abrasions and cuts fungal infections of the skin and nails dry skin callouses hemorrhoids [...]

1 04, 2021

Customized Therapy for Neuropathic Pain

storey2021-04-01T18:37:02+00:00April 1st, 2021|

Neuropathic pain affects 7-8% of the population and accounts for 20 – 25% of individuals suffering from chronic pain. It can be a personally devastating and costly condition. The burning, aching, or shooting pain is often associated with sensory changes and can be particularly severe and disabling. The pain may also be accompanied by weakness and skin breakdown. Because neuropathic pain is frequently harder to treat than other types of pain, it often results in a poor quality of life for patients, when in fact novel therapies may be helpful.  Many customary, commercially [...]

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