Independent pharmacies should have the same rights has the national chains.

Independent pharmacies should have the same rights has the national chains.

Currently independent pharmacies are not able to be part of an insurance plan’s preferred network. Sign this petition to help change this!

Thank you for your help.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/create-level-playing-field-independent-pharmacies-stop-pbm-harassment-save-small-businesses/XsXYz5Tn

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The Flu Season Is Still Upon Us!

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As we are now entering the new year the last thing we want is to catch the flu! Fight against the Flu this new year by stopping by PeopleFirst Pharmacy and getting your flu shot.

We are offering the flu shot at a walk-in discount of $35by appointment only at our Carrollton location and between 9 am – 6 pm, Monday – Friday at our Flower Mound location. We accept most major insurance plans, and Medicare.

Our compounding pharmacists can assist with any questions you may have. Call Prarke Patel, PharmD or any of our other helpful pharmacy staff at  972-300-4130 ext 462 to set up an appointment at our Carrollton location. Or call 972-478-0068 for any questions in regards to our Flower Mound location.

Let our team help you and your family on your quest to be happy and healthy!

Flu Awareness

Dear PeopleFirst Pharmacy customer,

Flu season is here.

It’s reported on the TV news and radio that 2013 will be one of the worst flu seasons. We at PeopleFirst Pharmacy have gathered information that may help our members cope.

SIMPLE PERSONAL HYGIENE TIPS1

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze.
  • If you get sick with a respiratory illness, like flu, limit contact with others as much as possible. Stay home for at least 24 hours after fever is gone (without the use of fever-reducing medicine), except for medical care or necessities.

IS IT THE FLU OR THE COMMON COLD?2

Flu Symptoms Include:

  • A 100oF or higher fever or feeling feverish (not everyone with the flu has a fever)
  • A cough and/or sore throat
  • A runny or stuffy nose
  • Headaches and/or body aches
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea

The flu and the common cold have similar symptoms. It can be difficult to tell the difference between them. Your health care provider can give you a test within the first few days of your illness to determine whether or not you have the flu.

In general, the flu is worse than the common cold. Symptoms such as fever, body aches, tiredness, and cough are more common and intense with the flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose.

KEEP IT CLEAN AND REDUCE THE RISK OF SPREADING FLU3
Routinely clean frequently touched objects and surfaces, including doorknobs, keyboards, and phones, to help remove germs.

 

GOVERNMENT FLU RESOURCE LINKS

Please note: Medical diagnosis is dependent solely upon the clinical judgment of the patient’s independent practitioner and health care team.

References

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/updated/everyday_preventive_9-24.pdf – Accessed January 24, 2013
  2. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: http://www.flu.gov/symptoms-treatment/symptoms/index.html# – Accessed January 24, 2013
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/updated/everyday_preventive_9-24.pdf – Accessed January 24, 2013

The above information is a selective summary of publically available information. Please consult the sources above for complete information.

Flu Shot are now available at PeopleFirst Pharmacy

Hello everyone,
We are offering flu shots at anytime during the week on Monday thru Thursdays. We are offering them via appointment only on Fridays and Saturdays. Furthermore, we accept most major insurance plans, and Medicare for your flu shots. If you do not have insurance or Medicare, then the regular cash price is $25** after a walk-in discount.
We look forward to seeing you during the week or by appointment on Firdays and Saturdays.

Stay healthy,

PeopleFirst Pharmacy Team