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Karen Berger, Pharm.D.

Medical Writer and Reviewer Member of the SingleCare Medical Board
Karen Berger, Pharm.D., graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. She has 18 years of experience in retail pharmacy, in both chain and independent. Dr. Berger also has several years of experience in medical/pharmacy writing and consulting for a variety of publications, including Pharmacy Times, Drug Topics, and Doximity. She lives in northern New Jersey, where she works at an independent pharmacy.
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FDA approves Cyltezo, the first interchangeable biosimilar to Humira
News

FDA approves Humira alternative

The new medication can be prescribed to people with several inflammatory diseases
Nexplanon side effects and how to avoid them
Drug Info

Nexplanon side effects and how to avoid them

Nexplanon is a single-hormone birth control treatment that does not contain estrogen. Common side effects usually subside but persisent severe side effects could warrant the removal of the implant.
Can you drink coffee while taking Zoloft?
Drug Info

Do coffee and Zoloft mix?

There’s no interaction, but it can affect the conditions this medication treats
H2 antagonists: Uses, common brands, and safety information
Drug Info

H2 antagonists: Uses, common brands, and safety information

H2 antagonists—also called H2 blockers—are commonly used to treat heartburn and similar conditions
What happens when you mix Vyvanse and alcohol?
Drug Info

Do Vyvanse and alcohol mix?

There are four major risks of combining this stimulant with an adult beverage
Stress vs. Anxiety: Compare causes, symptoms, treatments, & more
Health Education

Stress vs. Anxiety: Compare causes, symptoms, treatments, &...

While anxiety and stress are similar, there are key differences in symptoms and treatments
Carbapenems: Uses, common brands, and safety information
Drug Info

Carbapenems: Uses, common brands, and safety information

Carbapenems are prescription antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections
Rotavirus vs. norovirus vs. stomach flu: Compare causes, symptoms, treatments & more
Health Education

Rotavirus vs. norovirus vs. stomach flu: Compare causes, symptom...

Rotavirus and norovirus are two causes of viral gastroenteritis, sometimes called 'stomach flu'
PARP inhibitors: Uses, common brands, and safety information
Drug Info

PARP inhibitors: Uses, common brands, and safety information

PARP inhibitors are a targeted therapy that helps treat cancer
Can you get the flu from the flu shot?
Health Education

Can you get the flu from the flu shot?

The short answer is no—but there are some side effects to be aware of
What happens when you mix Eliquis and alcohol?
Health Education

Is it safe to drink with Eliquis?

A drink (or two) doesn’t interact with this Rx, but there are other risks to consider
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