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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 first interchangeable biosimilar insulin product for diabetes treatment
News

FDA approves first insulin biosimilar

There’s now another option for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes—one that could save a lot of money
6 medications that make you sensitive to the heat
Health Education

6 meds that cause heat intolerance

Certain over-the-counter and prescription treatments can ruin a day of fun in the sun—and have dangerous side effects
Pfizer issues voluntary recall of Chantix
News

Chantix recalled by manufacturer

Due to contamination with possible carcinogens, certain lots of this smoking cessation product are pulled from markets
PCSK9 inhibitors: Uses, common brands, and safety information
Drug Info

PCSK9 inhibitors: Uses, common brands, and safety information

PCSK9 inhibitors are used to lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels (LDL-C levels) and reduce the risk of cardiovascular events. A PCSK9 inhibitor may be also be prescribed to patients who have genetic hyperlipidemia or who are at high risk for heart disease.
Potassium-sparing diuretics: Uses, common brands, and safety information
Drug Info

Potassium-sparing diuretics: Uses, common brands, and safety inf...

Potassium-sparing diuretics lower the amount of salt and water in the body. They are used to help treat conditions such as high blood pressure, edema, and congestive heart failure.
What happens when you mix Lyrica and alcohol?
Health Education

Can you mix Lyrica and alcohol?

Here’s what to consider when taking the nerve pain medication
Prednisolone dosage, forms, and strengths
Drug Info

Prednisolone dosage, forms, and strengths

Prednisolone treats a variety of inflammatory, allergic, autoimmune, arthritic, and cancerous conditions
Prednisolone side effects and how to avoid them
Drug Info

Prednisolone side effects and how to avoid them

Prednisolone treats a wide range of medical conditions but can cause several side effects. Learn more about the common and serious side effects of prednisolone.
FDA approves nasal spray for nonprescription use to relieve allergies
News

FDA approves OTC switch for Astepro

This non-steroidal nasal spray is good news for the 60 million people in the U.S. living with allergies
Aromatase inhibitors: Uses, common brands, and safety information
Drug Info

Aromatase inhibitors: Uses, common brands, and safety information

Commonly used in postmenopausal women, aromatase inhibitors stop the production of estrogen. This means there is less estrogen to stimulate breast cancer cell growth in at-risk women.
FDA approves Aduhelm treat Alzheimer’s dementia
News

FDA approves Alzheimer’s drug

It’s the first new medication for this condition since 2003
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