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Accessing ‘the Canadian Remedy'

Accessing ‘the Canadian Remedy'

BUFFALO, NY-- In our story “The Canadian Remedy”, we showed you it’s possible to save hundreds, even thousands a year by purchasing (in-person) your prescription medications in Canada. And it’s legal for you to bring them back to the U.S. Watch the story: HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED: -Proper identification. It’s a must. You cannot get into Canada without either an enhanced NYS driver’s license, or, a US passport, or, a Nexus pass. If you have your ID, then we move on to the homework section. WHAT'S YOUR RX COST? Buying medications in Canada is going to make the most sense if you fall into one of these categories: (1) Have no health insurance, (2) Have a healthcare plan with high deductibles or (3) Have healthcare insurance with no/little prescription drug coverage. Most people have some form of medical insurance. The key is your out-of-pocket cost to buy your medicines. Often, that’s printed right on your insurance identification card. If you have a high-deductible plan, you’ll need to check with your insurer if Canadian prescription purchases will count toward that deductible amount. If your prescription co-pay is $50 or higher, going across the border for medications may make sense. MAKE A LIST: Write down each medication, the amount (tablets, etc.) and the strength (usually in mg’s or ml’s, this is very important) and the amount each drug costs you (in co-pays). You will need that list for the next step, so keep it handy. SHOP BY PHONE: Right across the Niagara River from Buffalo, there are eight pharmacies (see list below). Most are in Fort Erie and are just minutes away once you cross the Peace Bridge. These pharmacies are a mix of small mom-and-pop stores to the big chain varieties. We found, generally, they are fairly close on price. An important fac Continue reading >>

You Can Buy Insulin Without A Prescription, But Should You?

You Can Buy Insulin Without A Prescription, But Should You?

As anyone with diabetes can tell you, managing the disease with insulin usually means regular checkups at the doctor's office to fine-tune the dosage, monitor blood-sugar levels and check for complications. But here's a little known fact: Some forms of insulin can be bought without a prescription. Carmen Smith did that for six years when she didn't have health insurance and didn't have a primary care doctor. She bought her insulin without a prescription at Wal-Mart. "It's not like we go in our trench coat and a top hat, saying, 'Uh I need the insulin,' " says Smith, who lives in Cleveland. "The clerks usually don't know it's a big secret. They'll just go, 'Do we sell over-the-counter insulin?' " Once the pharmacist says yes, the clerk just goes to get it, Smith says. "And you purchase it and go about your business." But it's still a pretty uncommon purchase. Smith didn't learn from a doctor that she could buy insulin that way. In fact, many doctors don't know it's possible. When she no longer had insurance to help pay for doctors' appointments or medicine, Smith happened to ask at Wal-Mart if she could get vials of the medicine without a prescription. To figure out the dose, she just used the same amount a doctor had given her years before. It was a way to survive, she says, but no way to live. It was horrible when she didn't get the size of the dose or the timing quite right. "It's a quick high and then, it's a down," Smith says. "The down part is, you feel icky. You feel lifeless. You feel pain. And the cramps are so intense — till you can't walk, you can't sit, you can't stand." Smith says her guesswork put her in the emergency room a handful of times over the years. The availability of insulin over the counter presents a real conundrum. As Smith's experience shows Continue reading >>

Otc Status

Otc Status

US: OTC Over the counter/no Rx required: No Rx Needed-Insulin-US Humulin 50/50 Humulin 70/30 Humulin N Humulin R Novolin 70/30 Novolin N Novolin R ReliOn/Novolin 70/30 ReliOn/Novolin NPH ReliOn/Novolin R The insulins listed above need no prescription to be purchased in the US. Rule of thumb is that if it is an analog insulin, it will require a prescription. The beef and pork insulins of CP Pharma require Rx because they are not US-FDA-approved, and the veterinary insulins available in the US (Vetsulin, PZIVet), were FDA-approved as prescription-only medications. Though not required by law, the policy of the pharmacy you deal with may be to require a prescription. Canada: OTC Over the counter/no Rx required: If the insulin is not sold in Canada, special paperwork will be needed to obtain it, however. In honor of the discovery of insulin in Canada by Banting and Best, Canadian law mandates that ALL insulins sold in the country must be able to be purchased without need of a prescription. UK/EU: In the UK and most other countries, ALL insulin is by prescription only. Insulins you see listed here would require a prescription outside of the US and Canada. No Rx Needed-Insulin-Countries[1] Bulgaria Canada Costa Rica France Italy Mexico Philippines Puerto Rico New Zealand Some report having been asked for a prescription Switzerland Turkey Some countries also require a prescription for insulin syringes and/or pen needles. No Rx Needed-Syringes-Countries[2] Austria Bulgaria Canada Costa Rica France Germany Italy Mexico Philippines New Zealand May need to show proof of diabetes Slovenia Switzerland Turkey UK May need to show proof of diabetes In the US, whether or not you need a prescription for syringes/pen needles is determined by state, not US, law. The laws of your state[3] wi Continue reading >>

Insulin For Type 1 And Type 2 Diabetes

Insulin For Type 1 And Type 2 Diabetes

Examples The different types of insulin are categorized according to how fast they start to work (onset) and how long they continue to work (duration). The types now available include rapid-, short-, intermediate-, and long-acting insulin. Rapid-acting Generic Name Brand Name insulin aspart NovoLog insulin glulisine Apidra insulin human (inhalation powder) Afrezza insulin lispro Humalog Short-acting Intermediate-acting Long-acting Mixtures Generic Name Brand Name 70% NPH and 30% regular Humulin 70/30, Novolin 70/30 50% lispro protamine and 50% lispro Humalog Mix 50/50 75% lispro protamine and 25% lispro Humalog Mix 75/25 70% aspart protamine and 30% aspart NovoLog Mix 70/30 50% NPH and 50% regular Humulin 50/50 Packaging Injectable insulin is packaged in small glass vials (bottles) and cartridges that hold more than one dose and are sealed with rubber lids. The cartridges are used in pen-shaped devices called insulin pens. Inhaled insulin is a powder that is packaged in a cartridge. Cartridges hold certain dosages of insulin, and more than one cartridge might be needed to take enough insulin. How insulin is taken Insulin usually is given as an injection into the tissues under the skin (subcutaneous). It can also be given through an insulin pump, an insulin pen, or jet injector, a device that sprays the medicine into the skin. Some insulins can be given through a vein (only in a hospital). Powdered insulin is packaged in a cartridge, which fits into an inhaler. Using the inhaler, a person breathes in to take the insulin. How It Works Insulin lets sugar (glucose) in the blood enter cells, where it is used for energy. Without insulin, the blood sugar level rises above what is safe for the body. If the cells don't get sugar to use for energy, they try to use other nutrients Continue reading >>

List Of Covered Drugs (formulary) For

List Of Covered Drugs (formulary) For

MEDICA MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PLANS PLEASE READ: THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS INFORMATION ABOUT THE DRUGS WE COVER IN YOUR PLAN. SELECT DRUGS ON THIS LIST MAY BE EXCLUDED UNDER YOUR SPECIFIC PLAN DESIGN. PLEASE REFER TO YOUR COVERAGE DOCUMENTS TO DETERMINE SPECIFIC BENEFIT LEVELS. PLEASE NOTE: This list is subject to change and is not all-inclusive. The document is subject to state-specific regulations and rules, including, but not limited to, those regarding generic substitution, controlled substance schedules, preference for brands and mandatory generics whenever applicable. Please review this document and contact Medica Customer Service with questions. Members must use network pharmacies to receive prescription drug benefits. Plan terms vary and members should consult their benefit plan documents for specific coverage information. Prior authorization may be required to obtain coverage for select drugs on this list. Brand name drugs are listed in CAPITAL letters. Generic drugs are listed in lower case letters. The coverage level of brand name drugs may change when a generic equivalent becomes available. For more detailed information about your prescription drug coverage, please review your Evidence of Coverage and other plan materials. If you have questions, please call the Medica Customer Service number listed on the back of your ID card. For accessible formats of this publication or assistance with additional equal access to our services, write to medica.com/contactmedicaid, call 1-888-347-3630 (toll free) or use your preferred relay service SPP52436-100117B I Medica Customer Service 952-992-2580 or 1-888-347-3630 (toll free) Attention. If you need free help interpreting this document, call the above number. ì•Œë ¤ë“œë¦½ë‹ˆë‹¤. ì´ ë¬¸ì„œì— ë Continue reading >>

When You Can't Afford The Insulin That You Need To Survive | How To Use The Cheap

When You Can't Afford The Insulin That You Need To Survive | How To Use The Cheap "old-school" Insulin

Note: BootCamp for Betics is not a medical center. Anything you read on this site should not be considered medical advice, and is for educational purposes only. Always consult with a physician or a diabetes nurse educator before starting or changing insulin doses. Did you know that all type 1 diabetics and some type 2 diabetics need injectable insulin in order to live? Put another way, if a diabetic needs insulin in order to live, and the diabetic does not get insulin, the diabetic will die. Diabetic death from Diabetic Ketoacidosis is a grisly process, during which acid starts running through your bloodstream, searing your vessels and organs while your body shrivels up in dehydration as it tries to push the acid out of your body through your urine and lungs, and, left untreated, the condition shuts down your organs one by one until you are dead. If you're lucky, your brain will be the first thing to swell itself into a coma and you'll be unconscious for the remainder of the organ failures. In some cases, this grisly diabetic death can take a few days or weeks to complete its process. Or, if you're one of the luckier less-resistant insulin-dependent type 2 diabetics, you may actually get away with staying alive for quite a few years and suffer only some heart disease, stroke, kidney damage/failure, neuropathy, limb amputations and blindness. (my intent in describing how lack of insulin leads to death is not to cause fear in people with diabetes or their loved ones; rather, my intent is to make clear the reality that injectable insulin is absolutely vital to diabetics who depend on injectable insulin to live) While I'd love to go off on a political rant about how insulin should be a basic human right for all insulin-dependent diabetics (and why the hell isn't it?), that' Continue reading >>

Insulin Brand & Generic Names

Insulin Brand & Generic Names

Category: / Brand Name: Rapid Acting / Apidra, Humalog, NovoLog Short Acting / Humulin R, Novolin R Intermediate Acting / Humulin N, Novolin N Long Acting / Lantus, Levemir Ultra Long Acting / Tresiba Onset of Action: / Duration of Action: 15-30 mins / 3-6 hrs 30-60 mins / 6-10 hrs 1-2 hrs / 16-24 hrs 1-2 hrs / 24 hrs 1 hour / 24-40 hrs Continue reading >>

Can I Get Insulin Over The Counter?

Can I Get Insulin Over The Counter?

Jennifer Smith of Integrated Diabetes Services answers a question about generic insulin brands available at WalMart. We receive many questions about over-the-counter insulin, so we decided to ask certified diabetes educator Jennifer Smith of Integrated Diabetes Services (IDS) about it. Here’s her answer: Today, most prescriptions for those using insulin cover the most up-to-date types of insulin – basal insulins such as Lantus and Levemir, as well as rapid-acting insulins like Novolog, Humalog and Apidra. Read “Can I Use Insulin Past Its Expiration Date?” When you buy insulin over the counter (OTC), these brand-name insulins are not available. sponsor ReliOn Brand of insulin at Walmart is available without prescription in some states. However, it includes very limited types of insulin. These are the older generation of insulins, including R insulin, also called Regular (a short-acting insulin and N insulin (an intermediate-acting insulin taken twice a day). These generic OTC insulins have a very different action profile than prescribed insulins. However, generic does not by any means indicate low quality. Having an insulin back-up plan in case you find yourself with an outdated prescription or short on funds is important. It would be beneficial to discuss with a health care provider how to go about using these generic OTC insulins before you have to use them, however. Read “Why Walmart Insulins Aren’t the Answer to High Insulin Prices.” Rapid-acting insulin works faster and clears your body faster. Basal insulin analogs typically work longer and more evenly without a peak in action, unlike the intermediate-acting insulin that has to be taken two times a day. R and N insulin types require users to have a bit more stability to their meals and daily activitie Continue reading >>

Is Adocia Dead Forever?

Is Adocia Dead Forever?

Summary A deep dive into the diabetes market and Adocia's technology and clinical programs. The recent decision of Eli Lilly has completely changed the investment case, and caused a dramatic drop in the stock price. We investigate potential new partners? (Editor's Note: Investors should be mindful of the risks of transacting in securities with limited liquidity, such as ADOCF. Adocia's listing in France, A89.FRA, offers stronger liquidity.) Company overview Adocia (OTC:ADOCF) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company, headquartered in Lyon (France). The company is listed on Euronext Paris, has a market capitalization of roughly € 190m ($ 203m) and employs 125 people. Adocia focus on diabetes treatments, providing innovative formulations of already-approved therapeutic proteins. The company has four clinical-stage products and six preclinical programs under development. Reasons of the stock price decline The share price decline can be broken down in two movements: 1) The share price decline from €50 to €40 due to capital increase rumors. Indeed, the company has announced its wish to launch 4 preclinical programs into phase 1. Moreover, the company wishes to push all its clinical programs until phase 3 which is a value creative strategy. However, Adocia is now looking for a partner to help pay for all R&D expenses. The capital increase has been denied by an official press release. Our understanding from a meeting with the company is that the capital increase (by private placement) was considered but the strong correction has delayed the plan of the management. 2) The 30% share price correction (from €40 to € 27). This huge negative move comes from the Adocia's announcement concerning the termination of their agreement with Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY). This agreement wa Continue reading >>

Insulin Review

Insulin Review

OTHER RELATED PAGES ACRONYMS AND DEFINITIONS ADA - American Diabetes Assoc FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Admin. Glucose - Blood sugar Glycogen - glucose molecules joined together so that they can be stored for future use OTC - Over-the-counter DRUGS IN CLASS Insulin classes Insulins are categorized by how quickly they act (onset of action) and by how long they act (duration) See the StraightHealthcare Insulin Chart for properties of each insulin (duration of action, onset of action, peak effect, availability, mixing, storage, and more) Inhaled insulin (Afrezza®) is reviewed here - inhaled insulin Rapid-acting insulins Apidra® (insulin glulisine) Humalog® (insulin lispro) Novolog® (insulin aspart) Short-acting insulins Humulin® R (Regular) Novolin® R (Regular) Intermediate-acting insulins Humulin® N (NPH) Novolin® N (NPH) Insulin Aspart Protamine (in Novolog Mix® 70/30) Insulin Lispro Protamine (in Humalog Mix® 75/25, 50/50) Long-acting insulins Basaglar® (insulin glargine) Lantus® (insulin glargine) Toujeo® (insulin glargine) Levemir® (insulin detemir) Tresiba® (insulin degludec) Combination insulin products Novolin® 70/30 - 70% Novolin N and 30% Novolin R Humulin® 70/30 - 70% Humulin N and 30% Humulin R Humalog Mix® 75/25 - 75% insulin lispro protamine and 25% insulin lispro Humalog Mix® 50/50 - 50% insulin lispro protamine and 50% insulin lispro Novolog Mix® 70/30 - 70% insulin aspart protamine and 30% insulin aspart Ryzodeg® 70/30 - 70% insulin degludec and 30% insulin aspart Combination products with GLP-1 analogs MECHANISM OF ACTION Definitions Glucose = blood sugar Glycogen = glucose molecules joined together so that they can be stored for future use Physiology Insulin is a natural hormone secreted by the Beta-cells (also referred to as "islet cell Continue reading >>

Insulin Lispro

Insulin Lispro

What is the most important information I should know about insulin lispro? Insulin lispro is a fast-acting insulin that begins to work very quickly. If you use this medication with meal, use it within 15 minutes before or just after you eat. Take care to keep your blood sugar from getting too low, causing hypoglycemia. Symptoms of low blood sugar may include headache, nausea, hunger, confusion, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, blurred vision, fast heartbeat, sweating, tremor, or trouble concentrating. Carry a piece of non-dietetic hard candy or glucose tablets with you in case you have low blood sugar. Also be sure your family and close friends know how to help you in an emergency. Also watch for signs of blood sugar that is too high (hyperglycemia). These symptoms include increased thirst, loss of appetite, increased urination, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, dry skin, and dry mouth. Check your blood sugar levels and ask your doctor how to adjust your insulin doses if needed. Never share an injection pen or cartridge with another person. Sharing injection pens or cartridges can allow disease such as hepatitis or HIV to pass from one person to another. Insulin lispro is only part of a complete program of treatment that may also include diet, exercise, weight control, foot care, eye care, dental care, and testing your blood sugar. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely. Changing any of these factors can affect your blood sugar levels. What is insulin lispro? Insulin is a hormone that is produced in the body. It works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Insulin lispro is a fast-acting form of insulin. Insulin lispro is used to treat type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes in adults. It is usually given together with another long-acting Continue reading >>

Humalog® Junior Kwikpen® Now Available In The U.s. For People With Diabetes

Humalog® Junior Kwikpen® Now Available In The U.s. For People With Diabetes

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Humalog® Junior KwikPen® [insulin lispro injection 100 units/mL] is now available by prescription for the treatment of diabetes in the U.S. This innovation is the latest in the treatment and delivery options Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) offers for people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Humalog Junior KwikPen is the only prefilled, disposable half-unit insulin pen. In June 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Humalog Junior KwikPen for the treatment of diabetes. In September 2017, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) issued a positive opinion for Humalog Junior KwikPen in the European Union and is pending final approval, expected later this year. "Learning how to inject insulin can be overwhelming, especially for newly diagnosed children and their caregivers. People often feel shock and anxiety, and may struggle with the reality of fitting diabetes into daily life," said Sherry Martin, M.D., vice president, Global Medical Affairs, Lilly Diabetes. "We hope to help take away some of the worries about the injection process with Humalog Junior KwikPen. Because it is prefilled, there are fewer steps for people to learn, and the half-unit increments make dosing more precise." Humalog Junior KwikPen, which is lighter and shorter than other half-unit insulin pens, provides an option for people who prefer a prefilled pen and need the precision of half-unit dosing, such as those with insulin sensitivity and some older adults for whom rounding to the nearest whole-unit dose is not adequate. Until now, the only way to deliver half units of insulin with a pen was through a reusable pen, which requires users to remove and load cartridges. Humalog Junior K Continue reading >>

Insulin Lispro Injection

Insulin Lispro Injection

Insulin lispro is used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). It is also used to treat people with type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) who need insulin to control their diabetes. In patients with type 1 diabetes, insulin lispro is always used with another type of insulin, unless it is used in an external insulin pump. In patients with type 2 diabetes, insulin lispro may be used with another type of insulin or with oral medication(s) for diabetes. Insulin lispro is a short-acting, man-made version of human insulin. Insulin lispro works by replacing the insulin that is normally produced by the body and by helping move sugar from the blood into other body tissues where it is used for energy. It also stops the liver from producing more sugar. Over time, people who have diabetes and high blood sugar can develop serious or life-threatening complications, including heart disease, stroke, kidney problems, nerve damage, and eye problems. Using medication(s), making lifestyle changes (e.g., diet, exercise, quitting smoking), and regularly checking your blood sugar may help to manage your diabetes and improve your health. This therapy may also decrease your chances of having a heart attack, stroke, or other diabetes-related complications such as kidney failure, nerve damage (numb, cold legs or feet; decreased sexual ability in men and women), eye problems, including changes or loss of vision, or gum disease. Your doctor and other healthcare providers will talk to you about the best way to manage your diabetes. Insulin lispro comes as a solution (liquid) and a suspension (liquid Continue reading >>

Buy Humalog (insulin Lispro) Vials 10 Ml 100iu/ml Online

Buy Humalog (insulin Lispro) Vials 10 Ml 100iu/ml Online

Humalog (Insulin Lispro) Vials 10 mL 100 IU/mL QTY TYPE PRICE PRICE PER UNIT 1 10ML 100IU/ML VIAL $71.63 $71.63 2 10ML 100IU/ML VIAL $111.80 $55.90 3 10ML 100IU/ML VIAL $151.98 $50.66 4 10ML 100IU/ML VIAL $192.16 $48.04 5 10ML 100IU/ML VIAL $237.35 $47.47 6 10ML 100IU/ML VIAL $279.12 $46.52 7 10ML 100IU/ML VIAL $321.44 $45.92 8 10ML 100IU/ML VIAL $362.88 $45.36 9 10ML 100IU/ML VIAL $403.38 $44.82 10 10ML 100IU/ML VIAL $444.20 $44.42 VIEW ALL INSULIN PRODUCTSPLACE A NEW INSULIN ORDER What is Humalog Insulin Lispro? Humalog is the brand name of a variety of insulin analog products that includes insulin lispro, which is a rapid-acting insulin analog solution. Rapid-acting insulin analogs are also referred to as bolus, or mealtime insulin. It is genetically engineered from a safe laboratory strain of E. coli. bacteria specifically to help control the spike in blood sugar level during and after eating. Vials contain insulin lispro for subcutaneous (under the skin) injection. It is available as Humalog (insulin lispro) in a 10 mL 100 IU/mL vial. What is it used for? Humalog insulin lispro injection is used for the treatment of adults and children living with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. It has also shown effectiveness in helping prevent diabetic nephropathy, diabetic neuropathy, and cardiovascular disease, although it has not been officially approved for the prevention of any of these conditions. It is indicated for the treatment of those people who need insulin for maintenance of blood sugar levels and also for the initial stabilization of diabetes mellitus. It is short-acting, and it is meant for use together with a longer acting insulin, such as Humulin N (insulin isophane NPH), except when used in a subcutaneous (under the skin) insulin infusion pump. How does it w Continue reading >>

Insulin And Non-insulin Injectable Diabetes Medications: Practical Information For Pharmacists

Insulin And Non-insulin Injectable Diabetes Medications: Practical Information For Pharmacists

Erin Pauling, PharmD, is a clinical assistant professor of ambulatory care at Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She received her PharmD from the Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy at Shenandoah University. She completed a PGY1 community pharmacy residency with Appalachian College of Pharmacy and a PGY2 ambulatory care residency with Wingate University School of Pharmacy. Her professional interests include anticoagulation, diabetes, immunizations and travel medicine. At some point in your career, you’ve probably encountered questions from patients or health care team members about diabetes medications’ stability and how the products are supplied. The following tables are intended to serve as practical guides, providing information on the various insulin vials (Table 1), insulin pens (Table 2), and non-insulin injectables (Table 3) currently available on the market. Please read individual package inserts for more details and updates as they occur. Table 1: Insulin Vials Insulin Type Drug Name How Its Supplied Unopened Stability Opened Stability Rapid-Acting Apidra (glulisine) 10 mL Refrigeration: expiration date Room temp: 28 days Refrigeration /room temp: 28 days Humalog (lispro) 3 mL, 10 mL Refrigeration: expiration date Refrigeration /room temp: 28 days Novolog (aspart) 10 mL Refrigeration: expiration date Refrigeration /room temp: 28 days Short-Acting Humulin R (regular) 3 mL, 10 mL OTC Refrigeration: expiration date Refrigeration/room temp: 31 days Humulin R (regular) U-500 20 mL Refrigeration: expiration date Refrigeration/room temp: 40 days Novolin R (regular) 10 mL OTC Refrigeration: expiration date Room temp: 42 days Room temp: 42d Don’t refrigerate Intermediate-Acting Humulin N (NPH) 3 mL, 10 mL OTC Refrigeration: expira Continue reading >>

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