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In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the US has seen a steady rise in clinical depression rates, with a significant increase in recent years.Read more - The Rising Tide of Depression in the US
Arexvy, a vaccine approved for preventing RSV-related lower respiratory tract disease, brings hope to individuals aged 60 and above.Read more - FDA Approves Arexvy, the Initial RSV Vaccine
Scientists have revolutionized vaccinations with needle-free patches, aiming to make immunizations more approachable for kids and simplify vaccine logistics.Read more - Goodbye Needles, Hello Patches: A New Era in Children's Vaccines
The Biden administration's proposed DEA rule addresses the opioid crisis by requiring in-person visits for some prescriptions, impacting telehealth services.Read more - Proposed DEA Rule: Addressing the Opioid Crisis and Telehealth Prescriptions
As Juneteenth approaches, learn about the challenges Black communities face in accessing healthcare and the importance of addressing these issues.Read more - Juneteenth and Health Equity: Honoring History, Addressing Disparities
Studies find immunocompromised individuals who receive remdesivir early experience reduced COVID-19 severity and lower mortality rates.Read more - Remdesivir Cuts Readmission Risk by 16% in COVID-19 Patients
FDA advisory panels voted 17-0 in favor of switching Opill from prescription to over-the-counter status. Here’s what you need to know.Read more - FDA Advisors Support OTC Availability of Opill Birth Control Pill
The DEA has proposed new rules for permanent telemedicine flexibilities to increase patient access to care and ensure patient security.Read more - DEA Proposes Permanent Telemedicine Flexibilities for Broader Medication Access
Eli Lilly has announced its plan to cut insulin list prices by up to 70% and extend capping insulin out-of-pocket costs of $35 beyond Medicare beneficiaries.Read more - Eli Lilly Slashes Insulin Prices by 70% and Extends Caps to Make it More Affordable
According to Sanofi, the decision to discontinue Adlyxin was based on several factors, including the availability of alternative treatments for type 2 diabetes.Read more - Adlyxin (lixisenatide) Will No Longer Be Available in the US
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has developed three models to help lower prescription drug spending.Read more - HHS Introduces Models for Lowering Prescription Drug Spending
The non-invasive blood glucose monitoring system on the Apple Watch is a significant breakthrough in diabetes management.Read more - Apple Makes Major Progress on No-Prick Blood Glucose Tracking for Its Watch
UV nail lamps used to dry gel nails may cause DNA damage and cancer-causing mutations in human cells. Keep read for more information.Read more - UV Nail Lamps May Cause DNA Damage and Cell Mutations
The FDA's new guidelines for blood donation are due to a shortfall in blood supply and to move toward a gender-inclusive and individual risk-based approach.Read more - FDA Proposes New Guidelines for Blood Donations
The monovalent COVID-19 vaccine will be phased out in favor of bivalent vaccines due to its improved effectiveness and ease of use.Read more - FDA Panel Endorses Updated COVID Shots for All, Regardless of Vaccination Status
The American Diabetes Association has updated their guidelines to add more than 100 new recommendations for diabetes care.Read more - American Diabetes Association (ADA) Releases 2023 Guidelines
A recent clinical trial found that a new cancer vaccine administered together with pembrolizumab demonstrated very promising outcomes. Read on to find out more.Read more - Melanoma Vaccine – What You Should Know
ICER’s recent report on medications prescribed for obesity management offers valuable insight into which ones are safe, effective, and affordable.Read more - ICER Report on Weight Loss Medications – What You Should Know
The spike in cases of RSV infection this early is unusual in the United States. Experts blame the prevalence of COVID-19 for the increase.Read more - RSV is surging. Here's what to watch for and how to treat it.
National Influenza Vaccination Week aims to educate the public about the dangers of flu infections and why getting vaccinated is so important.Read more - What is National Influenza Vaccination Week?
The current short supply of Adderall is due to various factors. Keep reading to find out why and how long it may last.Read more - What to Know About the Adderall Shortage
Read on to find out more about the FreeStyle Libre System and its impact on reducing diabetes-related hospitalization.Read more - Freestyle Libre Reduces Diabetes-Related Hospitalizations
Polypill reduces cardiovascular mortality by 33% in patients treated after a heart attack; here is what you need to know.Read more - Polypill Reduces Cardiovascular Mortality by 33% in Patients Treated After a Heart Attack
This day helps to prevent prescription drug misuse and abuse. Learn more about National Drug Take Back Day and how you can participate.Read more - National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 29, 2022
If you frequently inquire as to which medication—omeprazole or pantoprazole —is superior for treating your digestive issues. Check this out.Read more - Pantoprazole vs. omeprazole: which should you take?
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Learn more about what vaccines everyone needs and how you can save money on them.Read more - National Immunization Awareness Month 2022
June 26th to July 2nd is Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week. Learn more about this event and the agency that sponsors it here.Read more - Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week
It’s no accident that National Health Week and World Health Day coincide. Find out why, and how RxLess can help you to do your part by staying healthy.Read more - National Public Health Week and World Health Day: Highlighting the Need for Everyday Health
It’s National Suicide Awareness Week. Take this time to learn the signs of depression, a common cause of suicide and possible ways to treat it.Read more - National Suicide Prevention Week - September 5-11
August 9-15 2020 is National Health Center Week. Learn about important community resources & how RxLess helps to treat the common ailments they service.Read more - National Health Center Week Honors Vital Community Resource
The coronavirus pandemic is marching on world-wide and has been reported in all U.S. states. Get the latest on it's spread, drug treatments, & the vaccine.Read more - The Latest on Coronavirus: Spread, Prevention and Treatment
Get the latest news on the coronavirus. Since its first reported case in December 2019, the virus has spread to several countries and affected thousands.Read more - What you need to know about the Coronavirus
The DEA organizes two National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events a year where you can safely dispose of prescription medications, no questions asked.Read more - National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Wondering if changes in the Pharmaceutical Industry could change pricing for prescription drugs? Find out at RxLess and save with our discount cards.Read more - Pharmaceutical Industry Affecting Prescription Prices?
Over 200 AARP members gathered in Harrisburg to express their disappointment in the handling of prescription drug prices in the US.Read more - PA Seniors Rally Against Rising Drug Prices