1. November 04, 2020

    The FDA Attempts to Limit Access to Compounded BHRT

    The FDA’s Recent Memorandum of Understanding

    In May 2020, the FDA released its Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) about proposed regulations on distributing cBHRT drugs out of state. According to the MOU, the FDA will limit pharmacies to distributing only 5% of their compounded drugs out of state if they do not sign the document. 

    The FDA will allow pharmacies who do sign the MOU to distribute up to 50% of compounded drugs. Any failure to adhere to these regulations results in a state investigation and mandatory reporting to the FDA. Not only will these regulations impact cBHRT, but they will impact all compounded medication. 

    To advocate for patients, pharmacy groups, such as the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding (APC) , voiced concerns about revising the MOU so that states and the government can reach an agreement. Until then, numerous states refused to sign the MOU. 

    The FDA Commissions The NASEM To Study cBHRT

    In the spring of

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  2. October 21, 2020

    How Nitric Oxide Can Help People With Erectile Dysfunction

    Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a common and complex disorder that significantly impacts quality of life.  ED is associated with aging, hypertension, cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, high cholesterol, and depression.  Evidence suggests ED may serve as a marker for CVD and as an indicator of physical and emotional health.

    In our recent webinar pertaining to men’s health, our own Greg McKettrick, RPh, sat down with John Halbert of Berkeley Life to discuss the latest breakthroughs with Nitric Oxide treatment for ED.

    What is the Significance of Nitric Oxide for ED?

    Impaired nitric oxide activity is a MAJOR contributor to ED. It’s critical to a males sexual function, where the vasodilation of the erectile tissue provides the most support to a long lasting erection. Here are just a few more benefits that show why nitric oxide is such a vital need:

    Nitric oxide facilitates the relaxation of the corpus cavernosa and increases blood flow to produce erections.

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  3. August 05, 2020

    Understanding Erectile Dysfunction & Low Testosterone

    Understanding Erectile Dysfunction & Low Testosterone

    A recap of our Men’s Health Webinar with Dr. Richard Natale

    In our recent Men’s Health Webinar with urologist Dr. Richard Natale, MD, and compounding pharmacist Greg McKettrick, RPh, we discussed erectile dysfunction and low testosterone. 

    Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

    What is ED?

    ED is a common men’s health problem that may be associated with other conditions. It is the persistent inability to achieve or maintain an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse.

    What causes ED?

    The ability to maintain an erection is one sign of a man’s overall health. It has been shown that ED correlates positively with overall poor health and can be an indicator of other underlying issues.

    Many of the physical causes are related to poor blood flow and are issues that many men develop as they age. The top 3 physical causes are:

    • Vascular
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  4. July 07, 2020

    What Is The Difference Between THC and CBD?

    CBD is growing in popularity among the health & wellness community. This supplement could be of interest to people looking for natural remedies that help you live well. 

    Many people are curious about the difference between CBD and THC. There are many similarities between CBD and THC, as the two compounds are both found in the same plant. However, the main differences appear in the uses and desired results, which are quite different.

    It’s important to be informed on any supplements you add to your routine, so we’re breaking down the basics of CBD and THC. We’ll also explain how we use CBD at Stanley Pharmacy.

    Understanding The Basics

    THC and CBD are both natural compounds found in plants of the Cannabis genus. These compounds work by interacting with your body’s endocannabinoid system. Both can be consumed by oils, edibles, smoking, tinctures, capsules, and more. The main differences lie in the effects and legality. 

    What is THC?

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