February 16, 2009

Seniors Forced Back into the Workforce as the Economy Crumbles

Filed under: job market,recession,retirement,Uncategorized,workforce — robertprice @ 1:46 pm

As the current economic downturn continues, more and more seniors are finding themselves being forced to re-enter the job market. Times are getting tougher as finances are getting tighter. Those who were previously looking forward to retiring soon may have to hold off until the circumstances improve.

Many people are finding themselves in the same situation as Gary Jonson, a former marketing executive. Gary is turning 60 in the next few weeks and he was planning on retiring in the next few years. However, now he believes that this will not be the case as his 401(k) was hit hard by the recent market turmoil and now he expects to be working for at least another decade.

New Trends are Emerging as the Recession Continues

Job placement agencies have also seen a new trend emerge. Previously, seniors were calling in and saying that they needed a new job because their spouse wanted them out of the house or to keep them busy. Now, they are receiving calls from seniors saying that they need a job to sustain their lifestyle or to keep their house.

The recession is hitting everyone hard and now it is more important than ever to trim expenses wherever possible. Many people are now finding that they are able to generate extra money by saving on prescription medication by buying from CanDrugstore. Over the past few months we have been receiving a lot comments from customers saying that shopping at CanDrugstore.com saved them up to 70% on their monthly prescription costs. People on fixed incomes have found the huge savings to be especially important as their savings have diminished and they now need to save as much money as possible. While cheaper medication won’t save someone from re-entering the workforce due to necessity, it can certainly relieve some of the financial pressure. CanDrugstore aims to continue to support those in need by helping them weather this economic climate.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com.

For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/– a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

 

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

February 10, 2009

International Canadian Pharmacies Offer Relief to Americans Struggling with Increased Medicare Part D Premiums and Co-Pays, Says CanDrugStore.com

Filed under: Uncategorized — robertprice @ 9:19 am

Despite decimated retirement accounts, Medicare Part D premiums in 2009 are up to 25% higher, and the rules say it’s too late to change Part D plans.

Vancouver, B.C. February 10, 2009 — Despite the economic crisis that hit in 2008, premiums under Medicare Part D escalated an average of 25 percent in 2009. What’s more, if beneficiaries haven’t switched to a plan with lower premiums by now, they are trapped, notes candrugstore.com.

Mary Pitt, a septuagenarian Kansan and self-employed political writer, describes the plight of the American senior in her Whaddaya gonna do? article.

“Your one source of income has become the Social Security check that appears in your bank account on a monthly basis. Finally you are notified that this amount will be increased by a bit more than you have received in the past. But then you learn that the ‘premium’ for your Medicare Part B has increased to $96.40 a month and the ‘premium’ for your Medicare part D has increased to $87.70 leaving you an increase of a whole $40 with only a few dollars over a thousand to pay all the expenses necessary to your continued existence.”

“When you go to the pharmacy to have your prescriptions re-filled, you learn that the insurance company has increased the ‘co-payment’ by $10 on each medication. If you take four medicines, there goes your $40 a month net increase! Right into the gaping maw of an insurance company’s bank account.”

Medicare Part D donut hole catches seniors by surprise

The donut hole–that period of time when patients must pay 100% of their drug costs–can creep up sooner than they realize. It’s early in the year, and beneficiaries are paying $295 deductible and 25% of total drug costs. But, when $2,700 in total drug costs is reached, including the yearly deductible and co-pay amounts, they are in the donut hole.

To stave off the donut hole, some Americans are turning to reputable, Canadian-owned pharmacies, such as www.candrugstore.com, where they can save as much as 70% on medications that are higher priced in the US. This cost-saving practice extends the benefits of their Medicare Part D plan, and keeps them out of the donut hole longer.

Buying drugs from online pharmacies gets nod in Obama Healthcare Reform Plan

Also known as “drug importation,” the practice of buying drugs online was forbidden by the Bush administration, but it is actually endorsed under the Obama Healthcare Reform Plan, provided “the drugs are safe and the prices are lower outside the U.S.”

Canada has some of the strictest pharmaceutical standards in the world. Not only do patients save up to 70% with CIPA-certified international pharmacies, but they can rest assured that they’re getting medications that are also 100% safe.

For more information, call Victor Tiongco at 1-866-444-6376 ext 113 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com.

You can view the full press release here.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com.

For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/– a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

February 9, 2009

Should I Have My Cholesterol Checked?

Filed under: check,cholesterol,cholesterol check,Uncategorized — robertprice @ 10:33 am

Many doctors and health organizations say that anyone older than twenty should be tested for high cholesterol. However, the frequency of cholesterol checks depends on whether you suffer from any health problems as well as your risk of heart disease.

Which Groups of People Should Have Their Cholesterol Checked?

Doctors suggest that the certain groups of people should have their cholesterol checked, they include: people with high risk factors for heart disease, men who are between 35 and 64 years of age, women who are between 45 and 65 years of age, and people who have a history of heart disease in their family.
For adults, people who have coronary artery disease should be tested at least once a year. Adults who are being treated for high cholesterol will require tests frequently. Adults who have diabetes should be checked once a year at the minimum.

Which Groups of Children should have their Cholesterol checked?

In regards to children, they should be checked if early heart disease is prevalent in their family history. In addition, children who are at risk of high cholesterol should be checked at ages 2,4,6,8, 10, and then every year up to age twenty one. It is also important to get at least one cholesterol screening test done between eighteen and twenty-one.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com.

For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/– a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

February 2, 2009

Can Topamax help me?

Filed under: migraine headaches,seizures,Topamax,Uncategorized — robertprice @ 3:28 pm

Topamax helps control seizures (convulsions) in adults or children with various forms of epilepsy. Topamax, also known as an anticonvulsant, works by affecting chemicals in the brain to help reduce seizure activity. Topamax may also be prescribed to prevent migraine headaches and decrease.

Before taking Topamax tell your doctor if you have/are:

  • take any prescription or nonprescription medicine
  • pregnant, plan on becoming pregnant
  • breastfeeding
  • kidney disease or a history of kidney stones;
  • liver disease
  • glaucoma
  • asthma, emphysema, or bronchitis; or
  • if you have recently had surgery

Topamax may trigger serious nearsightedness and also increased pressure inside the eye during the first month of treatment. If you experience blurred vision or eye pain, call your doctor immediately. Stopping the drug may be needed to avoid permanent vision loss. Do not suddenly stop taking Topamax. If the drug isn’t withdrawn regularly, the frequency of your seizures could increase.

How do I take Topamax?

Follow the directions on the label of your medication and take Topamax as prescribed by your doctor. To be able to achieve the best results, your doctor may change the dosage occasionally. Take Topamax with a full glass of water; make sure the capsule is swallowed whole; if tablet is chewed or broken the capsule produces a bitter taste. You may also take it with or without food. If it is difficult to swallow the capsule when taking medicine with food, try opening the capsule and sprinkle the medicine into a spoonful of applesauce, custard, ice cream, oatmeal, pudding, or yogurt. This mixture can not be saved and taken at a later time. Drink additional amounts of fluids while on Topamax to decrease the risk of kidney stones or an electrolyte imbalance. Store Topamax at room temperature and away from moisture or heat. If a dose is missed, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue on your regular dosing schedule.

Side-effects:

Serious

  • sudden vision loss, pain around or behind your eyes
  • dry mouth, increased thirst, drowsiness, decreased sweating increased body temperature, and hot, dry skin, confusion
  • nausea, vomiting, increased urination, muscle pain or weakness
  • fast heart rate, feeling light-headed, fainting, or seizure (convulsions)
  • severe pain in your side or lower back, painful or difficult urination

Less serious

  • slowed thinking, memory problems
  • trouble concentrating
  • problems with speech or balance
  • numbness or tingling, sleep problems (insomnia)
  • headache, dizziness, loss of appetite, weight loss

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com.

For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/– a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.