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If you order prescription medications online, you may be purchasing an inferior ore even harmful product. Caveat emptor! (Latin for “let the buyer beware”). Most prescription drugs are expensive and many seniors who need them have limited funds for their purchase, even if they have a Medicare Part D prescription plan. Thus, some are lured into purchasing the drug from websites that often offer considerable savings. These sites range from completely legitimate ones such as drugstore.com to bogus ones that sell drugs that look exactly like the name brand but may contain harmful or ineffective ingredients. For example a website that advertises as a “Canadian pharmacy” may be located anywhere on the globe.
A variety of strategies are available to curb the high cost of prescription medication; however, some are fraught with hazard and could be detrimental to one’s health. They include substituting a generic, enrolling in a Medicare Part D plan, and purchasing drugs on the Internet.
Prescription pain reliever deaths among women have increased five-fold in the last decade, jumping from 1,287 deaths in 1999 to a staggering 6,631 in 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Cont
As we grow older, our bodies tend to gain weight. Aside from overeating or eating the wrong types of foods, typical reasons for weight gain include a slower metabolism, changing hormonal levels, less activity with a more sedentary lifestyle, increased joint and muscle aches and pains―all of which are part of the normal aging process. However, another lesser-realized cause of weight gain for many may be due to their daily medications.