Post Corona: What would it be like!

It’s fair to say that Corona virus has set “new normals” for the world. At this moment, the entire world is trying to control the spread and working hard to invent treatments and vaccines. “What would it be like” is not exactly the priority for the moment! As it has been said by scientists aroundContinue reading “Post Corona: What would it be like!”

Corona- Test of leadership

Wow! A small bug can turn the world upside down. There is a popular Bollywood movie dialogue, “ek machhar admi ko hijda bana deta hai”. It’s been pretty much like that. Right from shops, departmental stores, factories, offices, sports arenas and guess what….IPL is shut down too! Although I am sounding a bit disappointing butContinue reading “Corona- Test of leadership”

Comorbidities- Most COVID-19 Patients! As per the above Medscape Article, almost 90% of hospital admissions involve comorbidities. Some of the most prevalent comorbidities cited are hypertension, obesity in different age groups. Source: Annie Spratt/ Unsplash Sure enough that diabetes, even though not the most prevalent as per this article, but it must also be one of the comorbiditiesContinue reading “Comorbidities- Most COVID-19 Patients!”

Virus- a secret satan!

Source: H Shaw/Unsplash Watch the following video clip in which leading scientists tell CNN that it’s possible that Corona virus has not just come to humans months ago from bats but it might have come decades ago! Amazing, isn’t it! Viruses are so dynamic and notorious. They have been in humans trying toContinue reading “Virus- a secret satan!”

COVID-19- Do we have treatments: evidence-based vs randomized trials?

(STOP HOARDING MEDICINES) Lately, there has been a lot of excitement about Lopinavir-Ritonavir, Hydroxychloroquine and other treatments. Surprisingly, people are starting to hoard these medicines, especially HCQ (Hydroxychloroquine) since it’s so cheaply available in pharmacies with a prescription. I do not understand why are doctors freely writing HCQ prescriptions for their known friends, families andContinue reading “COVID-19- Do we have treatments: evidence-based vs randomized trials?”

Financial hardship:one of the causes of non-adherence

Being financially healthy keeps you healthy! It may sound mean but analyzing the health care of our country really proves the point. Working as a pharmacists, we know how many people chose not to buy their medications just because they couldn’t afford their copays. In most cases, the copays are around $5 to $100. ButContinue reading “Financial hardship:one of the causes of non-adherence”

Use of CGM and control on diabetes

Imagine a patient who needs to check his/her sugar 10-12 times a day. To do this, patient has to carry the testing supplies with them at school or at work. Patients have to prick themselves multiple times, log their readings and then make adjustments on their insulin doses based on the readings. For type IContinue reading “Use of CGM and control on diabetes”

Colchicine… a new aspirin!

A recent article from Medscape says that colchicine, being a very good anti-inflammatory drug helps reduce atherosclerosis and thus heart attacks. It’s believed that atherosclerosis is an oxidative process where arteries are blocked to the formation of plaques or blocks due to inflammatory mediators (obesity is linked to inflammatory conditions). Aspirin has been helping patientsContinue reading “Colchicine… a new aspirin!”