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  1. October 04, 2023

    Three threats that may impede patient access to compounded medications

    If you prescribe compounded medications, you’ll want to be aware of current threats to patient access to those drugs. Here’s the skinny – and what you can do to push back against regulatory overreach, bad science, and general misinformation about compounded therapies.

     

    Compounded hormones: The threat continues

    Since announcing in 2020 that it would base its next steps on compounded hormones in part on a

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  2. November 03, 2022

    Innovation Compounding Sends Military Support Packages Overseas

    Innovation Compounding Pharmacy (a pharmacy within the Revelation Network) helped the Fielding Lewis Chapter of the DAR mail packages to military troops overseas. 

    The Fielding Lewis Chapter of The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met on October 11th, 2022, to gather and ship personal care items to American troops serving overseas. The care packages included personal care items and requested snacks and beverages for our soldiers. 

    With the help of sponsors, chapter members and guests participated in packing 24 boxes for shipment abroad. In addition, chapter members folded “pocket flags” to include in each box along with handwritten notes to the soldiers. 

    The day also had a prayer service to commemorate the founding of DAR and prayers for the country and military. All packages were sent to the USS Gerald Ford aircraft carrier and the Chaplain at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center- where wounded troops are treated and service members and families are

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  3. December 18, 2017

    Adult Obesity Facts

    Obesity is common, serious, and costly

    More than one-third (36.5%) of U.S. adults have obesity. Read CDC National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data brief
    Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death. Read guidelines
    The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars; the medical costs for people who have obesity were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight. 

    Obesity affects some groups more than others

    Read abstract Journal of American Medicine (JAMA)

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  4. December 18, 2017

    Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps

    Obesity Prevalence in 2016 by Education and Age

    • Obesity decreased by level of education. Adults without a high school degree or equivalent had the highest self-reported obesity (35.5%), followed by high school graduates (32.3%), adults with some college (31.0%), and college graduates (22.2%).
    • Young adults were half as likely to have obesity as middle-aged adults. Adults aged 18-24 had the lowest self-reported obesity (17.3%) compared to adults aged 45-54 years who had the highest prevalence (35.1%).
    • Obesity Prevalence in 2016 Varies Across States and Territories
    • All states had more than 20% of adults with obesity.
    • 20% to less than 25% of adults had obesity in 3 states (Colorado, Hawaii, and Massachusetts) and the District of Columbia.
    • 25% to less than 30% of adults had obesity in 22 states and Guam.
    • 30% to less than 35% of adults had obesity in 20 states, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands.
    • 35% or more adults had obesity
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