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PARK HILLS, Mo. An increasing number of people across the country get their prescriptions delivered by mail. A Park Hills, Missouri mother is raising questions about how those medications could be affected by exposure to extreme temperatures in the transportation process.
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“At this point, I’m very picky about the pharmacies we use. buy canada goose jacket cheap I really trust Cardinal Glennon Children’s pharmacy. If I had my choice, that’s where I would go,” Boesing said.
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“His life depends on that medication. Without that canada goose medication working effectively he could risk losing the liver and have to get transplanted. Worst case scenario he could pass away,” Boesing said.
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“I just vowed to never use mail order pharmacy for my son unless they could guarantee it was safe,” said Boesing.
canada goose jacket outlet Guaranteeing that safety is a topic we wanted to explore, so we visited Terry Seaton, Professor of Pharmacy Practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. canada goose jacket outlet
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“We use packaging that meets or exceeds industry standards and follow specific shipping guidelines for each of the products we ship to maintain the appropriate temperature throughout the process.
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After Contact 2’s Mike Colombo contacted CVS Caremark, the company told us the Boesings would be canadian goose jacket able to continue picking up canada goose clearance Wesley’s medication at Cardinal Glennon. If you have concerns about your medicine’s exposure to extreme temperatures, Terry Seaton recommends asking pharmacist or mail order pharmacy questions about their storage and transportation specifications.
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