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Healthy Living

Bayview Pharmacy wants to partner with you to help you lead a healthy, vibrant life. We’ll update this page from time to time with links, articles and questions/answers we receive in our pharmacy that promote healthy living. As always, please feel free to stop in or call for a free consultation.

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What’s the difference between name-brand medication and a generic counterpart?

Brand-name medication is manufactured by the company that developed and marketed the drug when new. This company has the exclusive right to sell the drug as long as its patent is in effect. Once the patent is close to expiration, other companies can apply to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for permission to make and sell generic versions of the drug. The FDA inspects the manufacturing of that generic and approves or disapproves it. If approved, the generic company can usually afford to make and market the generic at a lower price because it does not have startup costs for research and development.

The FDA applies the same standards to both brand name and generic medications manufactured in the United States or imported by licensed importers. They do not have any authority over any drugs mailed or brought into the United States by unauthorized importers.

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Health & Wellness Blog

National Immunization Awareness Month (August)

All adults should get vaccines to protect their health. Even healthy adults can become seriously ill, and can pass certain illnesses on to others. Everyone should have their vaccination needs assessed at their doctor’s office, pharmacy or other visits with healthcare... read more

Basic Ways to Improve Your Health

Often times, we believe that treating our disease or conditions will only be resolved through medical intervention. We sometimes forget that everything we do in our day-to-day lives can improve your health. Adopting a healthy lifestyle will not only improve your... read more

What Supplements Do You Really Need?

With the vast market of vitamins and supplements available, it can be difficult determining which ones to take on a daily basis. There are a few essential supplements we need for optimal health and wellness. 1. A High-Quality Multivitamin Whether you eat an extremely... read more

Welcome to our Health & Wellness Blog!

Welcome to Bayview Pharmacy’s Health and Wellness blog. Our mission is to inform, motivate and help our community take charge of their health and well being. We will include topics on drug therapy, nutrition, weight management, stress reduction, exercise, and keeping... read more