Season 2-Episode 29 Holiday Hazards Part 2

slide1Dr. Ann Slattery, DrPH, RN, RPh, CSPI, DABAT (Pharmacist, Clinical and Environmental Toxicologist), director of the regional poison control at Children’s of Alabama, discusses the dangers of disc batteries and certain plants this holiday season along with who makes up the team of professionals at poison control.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 11-29-16 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham!staff

DID YOU KNOW?

No matter where you are in the United States, you can call reach a local poison control center by calling 1-800-222-1222 and reach a professional to help with any problem you or a loved one may have. The call is free and confidential, open 24 hours, 7 days a week!

Season 2-Episode 28-Holiday Hazards

Dr. Ann Slattery, DrPH, RN, RPh, CSPI, DABAT (Pharmacist, Clinical and Environmental Toxicologist), director of the regional poison control at Children’s of Alabama, discusses dangerous gases, plants, substances and more that are commonly seen this time of year and how to address them in order to keep your family safe from harm this holiday season.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 11-22-16 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham!

DID YOU KNOW?

Carbon monoxide poisoning can occur at the home if a car is left running inside the garage even if the garage door is open.

Season 2-Episode 27-Biosimilars Part 2

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Dr. John Arnold, Ph.D., RPh, an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the McWhorter School of Pharmacy, comes back to Healthy Dose® to discuss more about biosimilar agents. Dr. Arnold will help to answer why biosimilar agents will be more cost effective, the history of why biosimilar agents came to be, who can help you to know when biosimilar agents are available and if these medications can be interchangeable or substituted easily at the pharmacy. arnold-john

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 11-15-16 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham!

DID YOU KNOW?

Those who are Type 1 or Type 2 diabetic and on long acting insulin. Insulin glargine has a biosimilar agent coming soon, called Basaglar®, that was approved by the FDA and your insurance may be preferring the biosimilar instead of brand name Lantus® – check with your insurance company today to find out what they will cover in 2017. Click here to find out more

For those who have multiple inflammatory conditions and on Humira®, the FDA has also approved a biosimilar called Amjevita®. Click here for more

Season 2-Episode 26-Biosimilars

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Dr. John Arnold, Ph.D., RPh, an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the McWhorter School of Pharmacy, discusses the new biosimilar medications that are starting to come to the market. Dr. Arnold will help to answer what a biosimilar is made from and how it is different than generic medications that is most often seen.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 11-08-16 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham!arnold-john

DID YOU KNOW?

Biosimilar agents are created from living organisms which can include bacteria!

Season 2-Episode 25-Zika Virus Part 2

zikavirus7Dr. Heather Hogue PharmD, EP, director of emergency preparedness and response at the Jefferson County Department of Health, returns to Healthy Dose® to discuss how long the virus will stay in your system once you are infected along with healthy tips on keeping mosquitos away from your home or your body.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 10-25-16 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham!b-metro-pharmacy-september-2011-photos-by-lindsey-griffin-photography-0010-680x1024

DID YOU KNOW?

The higher the percentage of an EPA repellent means the longer it will last on your body to protect you from mosquitos or other insects.

Season 2-Episode 24-Zika Virus

Dr. Heather Hogue PharmD, EP, director of emergency preparedness and response at the Jefferson County Department of Health, discusses the new information regarding the Zika  virus. Dr. Hogue will help to answer the questions of who this virus can affect, the number of reported cases in Alabama and Jefferson County, along with what precautions to take if infected or traveling to an area where the Zika virus is more prevalent.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 10-18-16 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham!b-metro-pharmacy-september-2011-photos-by-lindsey-griffin-photography-0010-680x1024

DID YOU KNOW?

Zika virus can cause microcephaly at childbirth causing the head of infants to be smaller than normal. CDC-Zika virus and birth defects

 

Season 2-Episode 23-Drug Pricing

Prescription MedicationDr. Patrick Devereux Pharm.D., chief pharmacist of FMS Pharmacy in Bessemer, AL and Vice-President of the company, discusses how medications are priced and gives insight on the current EpiPen situation as to the reasons the price was increased. Dr. Devereux also addresses who these prices affect the most from the uninsured patient to the pharmacy and how you can help to pass legislation to help put a stop on price inflation of medications.B-Metro-Pharmacy-September-2011-Photos-by-Lindsey-Griffin-Photography©-0021

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 10-11-16 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham!

DID YOU KNOW?

Insurance companies are slow to recognize price increases to reimburse pharmacies for dispensing medications. This leads to pharmacies’ dispensing your medications at a loss where they can lose hundreds to thousands of dollars on certain medications that they cannot refuse to dispense based on insurance contract – this is leading to many pharmacies closing up their doors.

Help protect your pharmacy and slow the price increases of medications by contacting your legislators to help pass Congress Bill H.R. 244 – called the MAC Transparency Act!