Insights on pharmaceutical trends and happenings from our AvKARE experts


  • Ever Wondered What the Top Hospitals in New England Are?

    January 24, 2022 by

    (https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/best-hospitals-across-new-england-mass-nh-conn-and-more/2368782/) As someone who was born and raised in New England, I’m pretty familiar with each state’s secret spots, best restaurants, and top attraction sites to go to. You could find me anywhere from visiting Newport, Rhode Island and checking out the massive mansions to getting a lobster roll in downtown Portland, Maine. There’s always… Read more

  • Meet Alexandra Cockerham

    January 20, 2022 by

    Hi! I’m Alexandra Cockerham and I am the new member of the AvKARE Unit Dose Sales Team! I am so excited to be stepping into this position and have already felt so welcomed. My territories will include North Texas, New Mexico, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana.  I was born and raised in Texas and currently live… Read more

  • The 10 Most Dangerous Insects in the U.S.

    January 17, 2022 by

    It is Fall in Kentucky and I may be a little behind writing this blog now, when people will stay indoors more and more as the weather cools. Still, there is a lot of pleasant weather to be enjoyed yet and with it is always the threat of insect bites and stings! Below are some… Read more

  • Ways to Stay Healthy During the Winter Months

    January 10, 2022 by

    The winter months are a time when being proactive about our health is of upmost importance. There are a variety of ways to stay active and healthy during the cold months. Some ways include: Eating seasonal fruits and vegetables. You can add fruits to your breakfast and have them as a healthy snack or dessert!… Read more

  • Social Media Detoxing

    January 3, 2022 by

    Let’s all admit we all love a good Instagram scroll or a funny snapchat. Social media has connected us in ways that can really bring us together. Even if you aren’t tech savvy or care about it much, it always feels good to check in on people and vice versa that aren’t physically with you.… Read more

  • New Year’s Resolution: Improve your Health in 2022

    January 1, 2022 by

    After a stressful holiday season filled with family and sweets, its now a new year and time to decide on a New Year’s resolution. For this year 2022 many people are looking to set a resolution that will improve their health or wellness. Improving your health and wellness is a tough goal, as there are… Read more

  • Setting New Goals for 2022

    December 30, 2021 by

    Hopefully everyone had a wonderful and fantastic 2021. As we start the new year it’s always important to set goals for yourself. This can help in any aspect of your life but most importantly any goal is a good goal! Whatever you set for yourself isn’t unrealistic whether it’s big or small or short term… Read more

  • The Bucket List Trip You Didn’t Know You Needed

    December 27, 2021 by

    If you’ve ever traveled through the state of Wyoming on I-80, you’re probably like me in assuming that the entire state of Wyoming is as monotonous as the drive from Laramie to Rock Springs. It’s miles upon miles of nothing but sage brush, rocks and semi-truck and trailer tires humming on asphalt for as far… Read more

  • Dogs and Medication- Do Not Mix

    December 20, 2021 by

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic started we have seen an uptick in pet adoptions, and I have to admit I am guilty of being one of those statistics. I recently adopted a little black and white Pitbull Mix puppy named Keke. A big shout out to Stealing Hearts Rescue in Arizona for providing me with such… Read more

  • Tips for Thriving through the Holidays

    December 13, 2021 by

    The holiday season is officially here! Many will be celebrating the most wonderful time of the year by spending it with family and friends. Along with all the joys and traditions we can expect to experience, it can also be a time that may cause stress. Whether it’s from overspending, overcommitting to plans, or perhaps… Read more

  • Ever Wondered What the Top Hospitals in New England Are?

    December 6, 2021 by

    As someone who was born and raised in New England, I’m pretty familiar with each state’s secret spots, best restaurants, and top attraction sites to go to. You could find me anywhere from visiting Newport, Rhode Island and checking out the massive mansions to getting a lobster roll in downtown Portland, Maine. There’s always something… Read more

  • Sleep Difficulties: How do you combat them?

    November 29, 2021 by

    Sleep. For some, it’s one of the most relaxing and peaceful times of the day. However, for many – that couldn’t be farther from the truth. According to sleephealth.org – An average of 50 to 70 million Americans with varying age, gender, and socioeconomic status will suffer from sleep-related problems. This may be in part… Read more

  • Winter is coming: Do you have the Common Cold or COVID-19?

    November 22, 2021 by

    With the winter fast approaching and kids back in school the common cold has been spreading. It seems the question that keeps coming up is, do I have the common cold or COVID-19? This has been becoming a big concern due to last year we were a little more on lockdown and avoiding large gatherings.… Read more

  • In-Home Healthcare Needs Delivered

    November 15, 2021 by

    If you can imagine it you can have it anything from A to Z! Back in 1994 was the beginning of Amazon they started out selling books to compete with stores like Barnes and Nobles.  In 2001 there was the dot-com bubble burst many e-companies didn’t make it. Amazon survived push forward and became a huge player… Read more

  • Meet Morgan Griffing

    November 12, 2021 by

    Hi Everybody! My name is Morgan Griffing and I am one of the newest additions to the AvKARE Unit Dose Sales team. My territory will cover all of South Texas. I grew up in Brandon, Mississippi and received my Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Mississippi State University. Hail State!! I recently moved to… Read more

  • Meet Courtney Burtell

    November 10, 2021 by

    Hi! My name is Courtney and I am one of the newest UD team members. I will be covering Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and parts of Pennsylvania. I love spending time with friends and family, traveling, cooking, and trying new things! I’m from Delaware and received my Marketing degree and Management Information Systems minor… Read more

  • Why should you give blood?

    November 8, 2021 by

    Imagine this: your parent was on the surgery table at 7am one morning to have a routine procedure done. It seems like old hat routine, as it’s not the first time you’ve waited this at home (thanks, COVID), but you still anxiously anticipate the phone call from your loved one after they’ve come out of… Read more

  • Stress Awareness Month – How to Manage Stress

    November 1, 2021 by

    Everyone deals with stress. Whether its stress at work or home, it seems to follow you just about anywhere. As we head into November, National Stress Awareness Month, it seems important to learn how to handle all types of stress and combat them in the best way possible. The Mayo Clinic categorizes stress into two… Read more

  • Laughing Medication

    October 25, 2021 by

    If the title has you wondering, wait is there a medication that is going to help me laugh more? Well, that is not what this blog is about. Maybe you all have heard the saying, “laughter is the best medicine”, but why is that? Laughing is healing, rejuvenating, and cultivates positivity, so it is no… Read more

  • Healthcare Concerns

    October 18, 2021 by

    The pandemic has had a profound effect on the way people access healthcare. Health care requires a multi-faceted approach to make it easer to meet consumers where they are. Pharmacies all over play a critical role in supporting patients access to much needed services.   Patients failure to adhere to prescribed medications is one of the… Read more

  • 3 Fall Healthy Recipes

    October 7, 2021 by

    Get out your scarves and cardigans because it’s officially Fall. Which means it’s time for pumpkin patches, sweater weather, and some delicious food! With cooler weather on the horizon, many of us will be enjoying even more time indoors. Let’s make the most of this gorgeous season by implementing a few savory, yet healthy recipes… Read more

  • ADHD Awareness Month

    October 4, 2021 by

    What is ADHD and who does it effect? Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a neurodevelopment disorder than can affect anyone.  While it does happen to males more than females at a rate of two to three times as many, around 4% of girls are diagnosed with this disorder.  This disorder is different for everyone as some may… Read more

  • How To Choose? The Covid Vaccine Choices

    September 27, 2021 by

    With the number of Covid vaccine options available, one of the major questions is which one to choose? From the Pfizer-BioNTech and Modern to the Johnson & Johnson, the vaccine choices vary. Realistically, medical professionals rarely encourage one method over another. But that doesn’t mean there are not resources available to help you decide which… Read more

  • Opposition to Vaccines

    September 13, 2021 by

    Understanding why some are against getting vaccinated. Health and medical experts have praised vaccines as being one of the best accomplishments in the 20th century, but everyone is not in agreement. The opposition to vaccines has been highly publicized on social media, the news and on podcasts. More parents are opting out of vaccinations for… Read more

  • September is Healthy Aging Month

    September 6, 2021 by

    Geared at people 45 and over, Healthy aging month is to remind us that we don’t have to grow old just because we have made a few more trips around the sun.  To maintain your vibrancy, take this time to take stock in your lifestyle and set healthy goals.   5 Tips on Staying Healthy  Check… Read more

  • Get Your Brain Moving!

    August 23, 2021 by

    I am assuming you have heard about physical exercise, but what about brain exercise? I do not know about you, but after over a year of working solely from home, and dealing with all the mental aspects covid-19 has so kindly given us, my brain has been a little foggy. I find myself forgetting birthday’s,… Read more

  • Dehydration

    August 16, 2021 by

    Summertime is filled with sun and fun and a plethora of outdoor activities! The kids are out of school and sports events, beach trips and pool days turn into every-day life for some. Dehydration is a big concern in these hot summer months. Dehydration occurs when a person, especially young children and older adults, lose… Read more

  • Stimulate Brain Health

    August 9, 2021 by

    During our coronavirus pandemic and social distancing many people are feeling overwhelmed and a bit lost without set routines and schedules. Your brain looks for patterns, having structure can help other aspects of life feel little more normal. Below are Seven tips to help re-stimulate mental growth and put brain health at the forefront: Stay… Read more

  • To Mask Or Not To Mask? That Is The Question.

    August 2, 2021 by

    With places like Texas and Arizona lifting their mask mandates, the question of weather or not to wear a mask in public is even more in there air than ever. As we pass the year anniversary of officially going into quarantine life, some states are now saying we have done our part and enough is… Read more

  • Fun Facts About Water & Our Health

    July 26, 2021 by

    It is scientifically proven to aid in weight loss It may help treat kidney stones Can help relieve constipation May prevent and treat headaches Can improve energy levels & brain function helps maximize physical performance Helps prevent hangovers Aids in maintain youthful skin Regulates body temperature Flushes waste from our bodies Helps improve our mood… Read more

  • Get Healthy! Plant and Cultivate a Garden!

    July 19, 2021 by

    When the weather turns warm and the sun is  warm and inviting we all want every reason possible to be outside! One very healthy and productive way to accomplish that is to plant and grow a vegetable or flower garden. Lots of scientific and medical studies show that growing things outside in the dirt is… Read more

  • Hydroxyzine Pamoate in Unit Dose

    July 15, 2021 by

    Yes this is big news! AvKARE has recently started unit dosing Hydroxyzine Pamoate the Vistaril generic in 25mg and 50mg strengths. This is great news for all of the buyers currently suffering from unit dosing it themselves. This will save you time and money. Hydroxyzine is used to treat itching caused by allergies. It is an… Read more

  • Managing Stress During COVID-19

    July 12, 2021 by

    Many of us have accepted that stress is part of our everyday lives. In the past year, there has been tremendous changes made to daily routines which has caused a higher amount of stress than usual. As COVID restrictions become lifted, there is hope for what life may look like post quarantine – but also… Read more


    July 8, 2021 by

    We have recently launched Flucytosine 250mg and 500mg in a 20-count unit dose. It is now available to purchase through R&S Northeast, Amerisource, Mckesson and Cardinal on HPG and Premier contracts. Ancobon brand name for Flucytosine is used to treat serious fungal infections in the body, hence the drug class it belongs to, antifungal. It… Read more

  • Understanding Mental Illness

    July 5, 2021 by

    There are many people affected by mental health issues in our world today as we all know.  Learning to accept and live with these issues affects people, families and friends in all walks of life. No race, gender or religion is excluded.  According to the National Institute of Mental Health of the United States, 4.8%… Read more

  • KARE Charities 3rd Annual Golf Tournament

    June 28, 2021 by

    Do me a favor… close your eyes and think back to your six-year-old self on Christmas Eve night. I remember trying to stay up as late as I possibly could so that as soon as I woke up, I could wake up my older brother and sister and my parents for PRESENTS! I remember running… Read more

  • It’s Men’s Health Month; Surprising Facts!

    June 21, 2021 by

    Why is it that men are dying an average of five years younger than women and lead 9 out of 10 of the top causes of death? Especially since more males than females are born (105 vs 100 per 100,000 births), but by the age 35, women outnumber men! The facts are; men are at… Read more

  • Meet Zach Bowman

    June 17, 2021 by

    Hello, My name is Zach Bowman and I am the newest hire to the Avkare Unit Dose Sales Team. I have been hired to cover Northern California, Southern Oregon & Northern Nevada territories. My previous job was selling high-end plumbing fixtures across the US and running an inside sales team for 2 years. I am… Read more

  • Where Oh’ Where Flu Season Go?

    June 14, 2021 by

    Last fall as our annual flu season approached, infectious disease experts were fearful of the possible consequences its appearance would have when paired with new Covid-19 virus. However, as time passed doctors all over the country were pleased to report that the Flu wasn’t showing its face as it usually did. The CDC reported shockingly… Read more

  • June is PTSD Awareness Month

    June 7, 2021 by

    PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) is a mental health problem some people experience after a traumatic life event such as being in combat, having an automobile accident or even suffering from abuse; and June has been dedicated to bringing awareness.  The hope is to let people know there are effective treatments available and you don’t have… Read more

  • Taking Care After A Covid Diagnosis

    May 31, 2021 by

    We have all been told repeatedly the best ways known to Healthcare Professionals on how to prevent contracting Covid 19. With the arrival of several vaccines there is a light at the end of the tunnel! But what to do if you receive a Covid diagnosis? How do you take the best care to stay… Read more

  • Top 10 Foods to Eat When You Have the Flu

    May 24, 2021 by

    When you have the flu, you may not feel like eating. Your body needs to fuel your immune system. According to Web MD, here are the top ten foods to help soothe your body and help your immune system. Ice Pops – 100% juice pops can soothe your throat and keep you hydrated. Turkey Sandwich… Read more

  • Are you or Someone you know at Risk for Parkinson’s Disease?

    May 17, 2021 by

    What exactly is Parkinson’s disease? It is a neuro degenerative disorder that affects predominantly dopamine- producing (Dopaminergic) neurons in a specific area of the brain called the Substantia Nigra. Symptoms develop slowly over the years and affect different people in different ways. Men are more prone to developing Parkinson’s than woman. Patients may experience deterioration… Read more

  • Focusing on Nutrition and your Health

    May 10, 2021 by

    Nutrition is the foundation for health, both mentally and physically. It’s important to eat balanced meals and be conscious of sugar and sodium content in your snacks (there’s usually more than you think!) Changing your diet doesn’t have to be drastic or overwhelming, it simply starts by educating yourself and making more thoughtful choices at… Read more

  • Best Places to Travel to After COVID

    May 3, 2021 by

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported hopeful statistics relating to the number of COVID-19 cases on a weekly basis…those numbers are going DOWN. FINALLY! In a recent weekly update, WHO stated that with 3.1 million new COVID cases, it’s still a 17% drop from the week before. In February there was four consecutive weeks… Read more

  • The Defense Production Act

    April 26, 2021 by

    In 1950, the US Government passed the Defense Production Act (DPA) in response to the Korean War. The law was enacted to give the government more control over industrial production during emergencies such as the COVID-19 Pandemic. FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has indicated the DPA gives the President of the United States the… Read more

  • Generic Cymbalta Now Available in Unit Dose

    April 19, 2021 by

    Duloxetine, also known as Cymbalta, is an antidepressant that comes in a delayed-release capsule used to treat anxiety and depression. It is sometimes used to treat nerve pain, such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, or chronic back pain. Duloxetine may also treat stress urinary incontinence in women. Duloxetine is a SNRI (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) and it works… Read more

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