Vitamin D: What is it and why do we need it?  Many years ago, doctors realized that sunlight, which allows you to produce vitamin D, helped prevent a bone condition called rickets in children. Recent research shows a link between vitamin D and strong healthy bone. Moreover, vitamin D may be important in preventing and…

  Over the last several years, we have seen a tremendous increase in international travel. From business or missionary trips to simply traveling on vacation, people are visiting more international destinations than ever before.  With this increase in travel, people may be exposed to rare and exotic diseases that are not typically found in the…

What is a medication prior authorization? Imagine this scenario… You’ve just walked out of your physician’s office with a prescription following a routine visit. You take the prescription to your favorite local pharmacy, only to find out that your insurance company is denying the claim and requiring something called a Prior Authorization. The pharmacist informs…

What is Shingles and should I get the Shingles shot? It seems like shingles outbreaks have started occurring more and more frequently in our patients here at Valu-Med Pharmacy over the last several years. Many of our patients have had to be treated for this disease and we have had more questions than ever on…

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