Ever wonder how your medicine makes it to the pharmacy? The Covid-19 pandemic has given us a glimpse into the world of drug development. It’s a fascinating process and has been perfected over time to ensure that the medicine we take every day to ease our pain and keep us functioning is safe. This blog shares with you the 5 steps in the drug development process in the US.
5 Silver Linings to the Pandemic
I apologize for the glib title. There is no doubt, this pandemic has been devastating. However, trying to find the good in something bad is my intent. Allow me to list some of the silver linings to this dark cloud that we hope to see clearing soon.
Meningococcal Disease – The Health Risks are High
Meningococcal disease is a devastating infection, a key cause of meningitis, sepsis, and, less often, pneumonia, pericarditis, and septic arthritis. Neisseria meningitidis (the bacteria that causes the disease) tends to strike young, otherwise well individuals and can progress to death in a matter of hours.
Do You See Flashing Lights or Floaters?
Flashing Lights and a Massive Floater in Your Eye? It Could Be a Sign of Something More: A posterior vitreous detachment or PVD isn’t uncommon, but should be evaluated by an eye specialist ASAP.
Aging in Place: Growing Older at Home
Staying in your own home as you get older is called “aging in place.” This article contains suggestions to help you find the help you need to continue to live independently.
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