There is a new development with vaginal ring contraceptives that may be a good option for some patients. The contraceptive vaginal ring that is already on the market provides the convenience of three-week dosing. The ring needs to be replaced monthly. There is now a new reusable contraceptive ring that contains segesterone acetate and ethinyl […]Read More Put A (Vaginal) Ring On It! Reusable Contraceptive Vaginal Rings
Although it is not new information that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t regulate over-the-counter (OTC) dietary supplements there is recent evidence that consumers should be cautious when purchasing these products. So it turns out that there are many over-the-counter dietary supplements have been found to contain active pharmaceuticals not identified on the label. […]Read More Is your Over-the-Counter Dietary Supplements Guilty of Adultery?
If you have warts and need treatment I may be able to help. I recently had a patient that didn’t have success treating their wart with over-the-counter topical salicylic acid. Topical salicylic acid is a good place for most people to start. Most people don’t have serious side effects and find the application relatively easy. […]Read More Beetle Juice Beetle Juice Beetle…
Probiotics are very popular now and seem to be everywhere. There are also many claims out about what probiotics can and cannot be used for. (Check out the skinny on probiotics here.) I think using probiotics are great for many things, however, I also advocate for their appropriate use. One current controversial use of probiotics […]Read More Probiotics are Not a Cure-All
FDA approves new single dose oral flu medication. Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) A couple of days ago the FDA announced the approval of a new medication to treat influenza. The drug is being sold under the brand name Xofluza (pronuced “Xoh-Flu-Zah) by the drug manufacturer Genentech. It should be available in pharmacies in the next few […]Read More New Flu Drug, Just in time for Flu Season!