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OTC Meds, Herbal & Dietary Supplements: Convenient – Yes. Harmless – Not Necessarily.

Since our clients are facing risks and high costs associated with liver injury and chronic kidney disease, we wanted to compile some information pertaining to the impact of over-the-counter (OTC) medications and herbal and dietary supplements (HDS) in these areas. We believe this information will help drive a more proactive approach that better educates and protects employees, members and patients from these often devastating and potentially costly conditions. Particularly when these OTC medications or supplements are mixed with prescriptive drugs, contraindicated in certain health conditions, known to adversely injure certain organs when taken in quantity over time, or combined with foods or drinks that potentiate their effect.

Tags: Predictive Analytics, Heart Disease, CDC, FDA, HDS, OTCs, Drug Induced Liver Injury, DILI, Chronic Kidney Disease, ACA, Herbal and Dietary Supplements, Acetaminophen, NSAIDs, Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, OTC Medication, Over The Counter
What's all the Fuss About Avoiding Flu Shots?

With this season’s flu season starting, we’re asked more and more by clients why there is so much resistance to getting the flu shot, and how they can counter the objections.

Coming out of the record-breaking flu season of 2017, we know this is important and very serious to address. The CDC said 2017's Influenza Death Toll Was the Highest in 40 Years! “The flu, as well as flu-related complications, was responsible for 80,000 U.S. deaths last winter. That’s the highest flu-related death toll in the U.S. four decades.” Of the estimated 80,000 who died of flu and its complications, 180 were children – and “approximately 80 percent of those deaths occurred in children who had not received a flu vaccination.”

Tags: Flu, Influenza, CDC, Flu Shot, Flu Season, Fight Flu, Flu Vaccine, Jet Injector, Employers, Pharmacy, Doctors, Flu Disease, Hospitalization, Gaps in Care, Poindexter

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