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CMS Issues Guidance on Doughnut Hole Discount Program

Lindsey Harris, PharmD Candidate, University of Florida   The doughnut hole has been an issue for Medicare beneficiaries for many years. The costs of drugs have many Part D beneficiaries thrown into a coverage gap that is very expensive, forcing some to go without needed medications. The Obama administration announced …

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Medicare Part D: A Boon for Industry and Insurers Alike


Issak Smith University of Florida PharmD Candidate   In 2003, Congress passed the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (MMA) with the hope of reducing prescription drug costs for the nation’s seniors. It was implemented on January 1st, 2006. Now several years removed, and with healthcare reform again a hot …

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Essential Oils for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes


Ivory A. Gordon, Pharm.D. Candidate Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy   Essential oils are complex and contain many different chemical ingredients that are extracted from plants through distillation, a process of purifying liquids by boiling and condensing its vapors. Essential oils serve as an invaluable element of natural healing …

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