Insights on pharmaceutical trends and happenings from our AvKARE experts


  • 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

  • Trending Medications

    April 12, 2021 by

    After working in the pharmaceutical industry for a few years now, I have noticed there is a trend of when certain medications are prescribed through out the year. Why is this? One of the more obvious trends is Allergy medications in March once spring has sprung. Another is Antibiotics being prescribed in January, this is… Read more

  • Donate Life: National Donate Life Month is APRIL

    April 5, 2021 by

    National Donate Life Month features an entire month of activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to honor those that have saved lives through the gift of donation. Why should someone register? More than 100,000 people are waiting for a life saving transplant at any given time. Another… Read more

  • The Benefits of Mindfulness for Healthy Living

    March 29, 2021 by

    2020 marks a year in history as a deadly pandemic swept the globe, creating record-breaking fatalities, unemployment rates, business closures, and more. Although this struggle is ongoing and the damage may be unmeasurable, we can still find hope and peace. Focusing on mental health and strategies to cope with daily struggles is more important than… Read more

  • Generic Enbrel Now Available in 50 count Unit Dose!

    March 22, 2021 by

    AvPAK has recently launched generic Enbrel, Leflunomide in Unit Dose packaging. Leflunomide is prescribed by doctors to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is taken by mouth in a tablet form and can be taken with or without food, usually once daily or as directed. Patients may also be instructed to take a higher dose for the… Read more

  • How Our Thoughts Affect our Health

    March 15, 2021 by

    What if how we thought affected our health? Our longevity?  Would it inspire you to pay a little more attention to how we respond to life events or various medical diagnoses?  The use of modern medicine works many miracles but according to hundreds of studies our own thoughts can perform miracles as well.   When we… Read more

  • Why Multiple Vaccines?

    March 8, 2021 by

    Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are showing more than 95% effective and Sputnik V is 91.4% effective. So the question is why keep working on hundreds of COVID-19 vaccines for development?  We need a range of vaccines that can work for a range of people The need for a range of COVID-19 vaccines is because it is… Read more

  • National Sleep Awareness Week (March 1–7)

    March 1, 2021 by

    Many individuals have trouble falling asleep at night, which can harmful for overall wellbeing. Studies show that adults need 7-9 hours of sleep every night to feel alert and well rested for the day. If sleep is disrupted chronically, it can lead to weight gain, a weakened immune system, and even risk for developing heart… Read more

  • Team RED

    February 22, 2021 by

    February’s forecast may show freezing temperatures, but with all the love in the air things will surely heat up. But despite the flowers, chocolates and notes, there’s another reason to see red. This month is the time to bring awareness to cardiovascular disease. Check out the link below and learn more on how you can take… Read more

  • Celebrating African American History Month

    February 15, 2021 by

    Carter G Woodson, a distinguished African American author, editor, publisher, and historian (December 1875-April 1950) believed that African American people should know their past in order to participate intelligently in the affairs of the country.  He firmly believed that African American history is a foundation for young African Americans to build on in order to… Read more

  • Ten Myths About Heart Health

    February 8, 2021 by

    Knowing that each year heart attacks kill more people than cancers, many people are adopting a heart healthy lifestyle. But, some myths about heart health remain. Cleveland Clinic has an in-depth post about heart health myths. Here are the myths with a little added research. Myth 1: You only get heart disease if it runs… Read more

  • How does stress affect the immune system?

    January 18, 2021 by

    How does stress affect the immune system? As we enter one of the busiest times of the year, I think it is important to always remember the negative impact stress has on our bodies. As the article states, Stress can take a toll on your mind, body, and immune system. Did you know that if… Read more

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