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  • A New Way to Dispose of Expired Medications

    by Margo Gladding | April 16, 2019

    dispose of old meds Most Americans inadvertently keep expired prescriptions in their medicine cabinets. Holding on to unused or expired medications can pose dangerous risks for yourself and your family. If you are looking for a safe and convenient way to dispose of these drugs, Village Green’s pharmacists have an easy and environmentally-friendly solution for you.

    We now offer a way for you to dispose your unused or expired medications in the privacy of your home, using DisposeRx. These packets contain patented solidifying materials that when combined with water and added to the drugs in the prescription vial, they dissolve the medication Read more

  • National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day : April 28

    by Paula Gallagher | April 17, 2018

    prescription-bottlesSaturday, April 28, 2018, is National Prescription Drug Take-Back day, when a number of collection sites around the country will be taking back unused and unwanted prescription drugs through the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative. The program helps to keep these substances out of our environment (e.g., water supply), as well as keep them safe from children, teens and adults who might accidentally or intentionally look to use them inappropriately.

    The Take-Back Initiative says: Read more

  • How Village Green Apothecary Can Help You

    by Paula Gallagher | June 5, 2017

    IMG_0652a_smallDid you know that many prescription medications cause nutrient deficiencies? In plants, you can tell the signs of nutrient deficiencies just by looking at the leaves. In humans, symptoms may show up as fatigue, discolored nails, lackluster or brittle hair, or in other ways. Prescription risks and nutrient deficiencies, often shown through symptoms such as these, are the precursors to future ill health.

    Prescription interactions are the fourth leading cause of emergency visits in the U.S. If you take a prescription, there are risks that can cause future conditions unless you know how to balance them. Read more

  • New Study Links Heartburn Drugs and Dementia

    by Margo Gladding | February 24, 2016

    seniorProton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a popular class of heartburn medications that includes Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid. These medications, which are available over the counter (without a prescription), lower the amount of stomach acid produced by the stomach. Concern has been increasing that Americans might be overusing PPIs to treat minor cases of heartburn or acid reflux. And, a new study published in the journal JAMA Neurology, shows heartburn drugs and dementia are linked, in that these drugs may raise a senior’s risk of developing dementia.

    Researchers collected data from a large German health insurance firm on almost 74,000 seniors aged 75 or older. The data ran from 2004 to 2011, and included diagnoses and drug prescriptions. About 2,950 patients regularly used PPIs, which for this study was defined as at least one PPI prescription in each quarter of an 18-month interval. Regular users of PPIs had a 44% increased risk of dementia compared with those not receiving PPI medications. Read more

  • Village Green Launches New Rx Advantage Program for Generic Prescription Drugs

    by Village Green Admin | December 2, 2015

    Rx symbol-12Village Green’s Rx Advantage is a prescription drug program that offers select generic medications at lower prices without submission through insurance. It helps to minimize trips to the pharmacy for refills by allowing for the flexibility of a 3, 6 or 9 month supply. (Please note: all prescriptions need to be written for the 3, 6 or 9 month quantities.)

    This innovative new cash-only program was brought to Village Green by our pharmacist, Emily Shewmaker, and it promises to be a hit with both our customers and area medical practitioners. In fact, you don't have to be local to take advantage of Rx Advantage – prescriptions are welcome from health professionals in many other states, as well. This list of over 50 generic prescription drugs is being offered at a significant discount over generic prices at most other pharmacies (local price comparisons are here); a 3-month supply of any of these generic drugs costs $27, a 6-month supply is $42, and a 9-month supply just $55 – these prices constitute a flat rate for anything on the list. This program bypasses health insurance companies and pharmacy industry middlemen to save money for patients and self-insured businesses. Read more

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