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You can synchronize your child’s prescriptions to a single monthly pick-up…

If your child is on more than one medication for an extended period of time, trips to the pharmacy for refills can become time consuming. You still have a good supply of one medication, but the other is finished, then a few weeks later you run out of the other and have to make the trip all over again. This can be frustrating and time consuming. NewSpring Pharmacy now has a service to make this process more convenient for you. We can synchronize all your child’s meds so they all come due for refill at the same time. This means you only need to pick them up once a month.

When you join the pharmacy’s synchronization program, the pharmacy will keep up to date on changes and refills, as well as work with your doctor to assess and evaluate concerns like interactions and dosing issues when you come in to pick the meds.

Recently a patient consulted us when she failed to get relief from a medication formulated at another pharmacy. The medical team went through an assessment process and discovered that the medication had been formulated with the wrong concentration. When this was remedied the patient was able to get relief.

Patient Story: Diabetes Pain Cream

Mr. S.C.

Mr. S.C. had diabetes for many years. He was a regular customer who, month after month, came in for his prescriptions. Among them were meds for neuropathy secondary to diabetes. When he mentioned that the meds were not helping, the pharmacist talked to him about the pain creams that we compound. On his request, the pharmacist contacted his physician, who called in a pain cream prescription. We compounded the cream and called Mr. S.C. in for it. Early the following morning, Mr. S.C. called, excited that for the first time he’d had more than 6 hours of sleep. Shortly after, the physician called to discuss how his other patients could benefit from compounded pain cream prescriptions. And sure enough, they did benefit. We made believers of the physician and his patients. The physician was able to tweak the percentages of the various medications in his prescriptions to suit the patients’ individual needs. The pain creams we compounded as a result were customized to suit each individual need.


Have you ever wondered about generic drugs? Here are the answers to some of the most common questions?

What are generic drugs?
A generic drug is a copy of a brand name drug. The company that first develops the brand name drug patents it for a period of time. Once the patent expires, other companies are allowed to manufacture medications with identical active chemical ingredients.

How are generic drugs different from brand name drugs?
Generic drugs do not look the same as their brand name equivalents. They may have a different color, shape or flavor, but the active ingredients are the same as those in the brand name drug, so the way the medication works in your body is the same. Generic drugs are approved by the FDA, so you can be sure the active ingredients are identical.

Why are generic drugs cheaper?
The company that first develops the brand name drugs has spent many years researching and testing the drug to ensure it is safe, which costs a lot of money. Once the patent expires, the makers of the generic equivalent don’t have to spend money on research; they only have to make an identical medication, so their cost is lower.

Can I switch my prescription from brand name to generic?
Generic drugs are available only with a prescription. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about switching to a generic equivalent.

Is my brand name drug available in a generic version?
Call or come into the pharmacy to find out if your medication is available in a generic form. The FDA website also lists all companies that make both brand name and generic drugs.