Health Tips

  1. January 30, 2024

    Ketamine ain’t esketamine

    Ketamine’s been in the news a lot as a potential treatment for depression, PTSD, and more. It’s not FDA-approved (yet), but its cousin esketamine is approved for treating some forms of depression.

    That gets confusing, especially among lay people who don’t realize how important those extra two letters are. (Consider how you’d feel if you landed in Kansas instead of Arkansas, especially during tornado season.)

    Luckily, the good folks at Medscape have a great overview of the differences between ketamine and esketamine, including how they’re delivered, what they’re approved for, and the issues popping up as clinics offer “treatment” that could be ineffective, dangerous, or somewhere in between.

    While ketamine and esketamine are chemically related, they are very distinct in terms of their chemical compositions, the FDA-approved indications, dosing, and administration, as well as the level of study and data

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  2. December 01, 2023

    Revelation Acquires Prospect Pharmacy's Compounding Business

    Tampa, FL – Revelation Pharma, a national network of compounding pharmacies, specializing in personalized medicine and
    compounding services, announces the successful acquisition of Kentucky’s Prospect Pharmacy's Compounding Book of
    Business. This strategic move reinforces Revelation Pharma's commitment to expanding its reach and enhancing services in the
    compounding pharmacy division.

    The acquisition includes the transfer of all compounding patients and providers previously served by Prospect Pharmacy to one
    of Revelation Pharma's trusted pharmacies, PenCol Specialty Pharmacy. This transition ensures continuity of care and
    uninterrupted access to high-quality compounded medications for all former Prospect Pharmacy customers

    "We are thrilled to welcome former Prospect Pharmacy compounding patients and providers to the PenCol Specialty Pharmacy
    family," stated Shawn Hodges, CEO of Revelation Pharma. "Our continued goal is to provide exceptional

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  3. September 23, 2022

    The Latest News on Breast Cancer and Hormones (Duplicated)

    Get a Free Signed Copy of Dr. Pam Smith’s New Book at Community Clinical Pharmacy!

    ZRT Laboratory and Community Clinical Pharmacy, are excited to host internationally known practitioner and speaker Pamela W. Smith, MD, MPH, MS, as she discusses women’s hormones and signs copies of her new book:

    "What You Must Know About Women’s Hormones: Your Guide to Natural Hormone Treatments for PMS, Menopause, Osteoporosis, PCOS, and More” (2nd edition)

    This book is so full of information that the references are now online. They would not fit the book!

    All the hormones in the body are a symphony. Much like an orchestra must play in tune, the patient’s hormonal symphony must be in tune throughout her life for her to have optimal health. Hormonal dysfunction can occur at any age.

    Please stop by Community Clinical Pharmacy to meet Dr. Smith, get a free signed copy of her book, and have all your questions answered.

    Free and open to the public!

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  4. August 19, 2022

    A Practical Guide to Taking CoQ10

    Addressing Energy Production and Overall Health

    CoQ10 or coenzyme Q10 is an essential nutrient found in every cell in the body. CoQ10 plays an important role in making energy in the cells and protecting the body against free radicals. Coenzyme Q10 helps provide the energy for the healthy function of your heart, brain, muscles, kidneys, and other tissues.

    CoQ10 is extremely helpful in strengthening the contraction of the heart muscle. As a pharmacist, I see many individuals taking medications that tend to lower the body’s Coq10 level. It is common to have a low CoQ10 level when using cholesterol-lowering medications called statins. Thirteen controlled studies conducted between 1990–2004 demonstrated significant drops in CoQ10 levels, due to the use of statin medications. Acid blockers, some blood pressure medications, and certain diabetes medications are some of the other drugs that lower coenzyme Q10 levels.

    Source: NIH

    In addition, after the age of 35 to

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