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PS&C pharmacists, left to right: Megan, Lori, Cheri, Lora and Andy

OVERCOMING PAIN SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY “Compounded transdermal pain medications may offer benefits such as customizable dosages and formulations, the ability to combine multiple drugs with various mechanisms of action, the likelihood of lower systemic absorption with minimization of side effects, more convenience and consequent improved adherence to treatment regimens, and minimization of risk of abuse and addiction.” – Cheri Kraemer, RPh and Owner, Pharmacy Specialties & Clinic

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Topical Pain Medication Offers Personalized, Customized Alternative to Traditional Oral Medications Living with pain is one of the most common reasons Americans request medical assistance. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined! Traditionally, first-line treatment options for pain relief are typically oral pain medications; however, concerns with side effects, prescription drug abuse, risk of overdose, and patient non-adherence are a few of the factors that provide challenges for both healthcare providers and patients. Although opioid prescriptions have decreased in South Dakota over the last three years, according to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 40 people die every day across the nation from overdoses involving them. Last month alone, 4.3 million Americans engaged in the non-medical use of prescription opioids. For these reasons, healthcare providers have become increasingly interested in new ways to manage pain and develop customized treatment plans for their patients. In Sioux Falls, Pharmacy Specialties & Clinic crafts compounded topical pain medications that offer benefits such as customizable dosages and formulations, the ability to combine multiple drugs with various mechanisms of action, the likelihood of lower systemic absorption with minimization of side effects, more convenience and consequent improved adherence to treatment regimens,

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