News from Community Pharmacy

Meet our new Pharmacy Student!

Liz is a 4th year pharmacy student at the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy. Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Liz plans to take the knowledge and experience gained in Wisconsin back to her hometown starting in May. Though not a Madison native, Liz enjoys paddle boarding and kayaking on Lake Monona, drinks at the terrace,… Read more »

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Proper Medication Disposal

MedDrop The Best Place For Medication Disposal Leftover and expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines can be found in every household in the county. Last year unintentional poisonings killed more Dane County residents than automobile crashes. Misuse or abuse of prescription, over-the-counter or illicit drugs are the major cause. Pain medication when misused, can be especially… Read more »

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Now Accepting Unity Drug Coverage

We’re happy to announce that Community Pharmacy West can now accept prescription drug policies that are billed through MedImpact. This includes a huge local company — Unity! If you have Unity drug coverage and you’d like to transfer your prescriptions to Community Pharmacy in Middleton, feel free to give us a call at (608) 310-5389. Open… Read more »

Meet our new pharmacy student!

Brian is a 4th year pharmacy student at UW-Madison from Webster, WI a small town of ~650 people. He resonates with the size of Madison and would like to stay in the area if possible. His mother is from Okinawa, Japan and he enjoys traveling there to visit family. He spent a week in Okinawa… Read more »

Meet our new pharmacy student!

Christopher is a fourth year student at the UW – Madison School of Pharmacy. Originally from Green Bay, he naturally enjoys everything Packers. When he is not busy studying, he loves to spend time outdoors, watch movies, and play guitar. Christopher owns a feisty little kitten named Ziggy who keeps him entertained. Come visit him… Read more »

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Injecting Testosterone

What you should know getting started What should I expect? A “typical” dose is 100-200 milligrams injected every two weeks, and the cost will vary depending on insurance. In 2-10 weeks, you should start to see the effects of the testosterone: development of facial hair, deepening of the voice, changes in body mass, decreased glandular… Read more »

Community Pharmacy is now offering preservative-free flu shots!

Afluria™ (Influenza Virus Vaccine) can provide protection against the 3 flu strains most likely to cause illness during the flu season. It contains inactivated influenza A (H1N1 and H3N2) viruses and B viruses. The Afluria™ vaccine offered at Community Pharmacy is preservative-free and is administered by a trained vaccinating pharmacist. Help stop the spread of… Read more »

Health Care Reform: What Does It Mean For Me?

We’ve all been hearing a lot about health care reform and the big changes that are upon us, but many of us are understandably overwhelmed by it all. So what is the chatter really about? What are these changes, and what do they mean for you? First of all, let’s clarify that health care reform,… Read more »

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Plan B

All You Need To Know About Plan B One-Step® What It Is & How It Works Plan B One-Step® is a single-dose, progestin-only emergency contraceptive tablet (levonorgestrel 1.5 mg) Currently the only morning-after pill approved for use in women of any age without a prescription  Shown to be both safe and effective in women of all ages Works… Read more »