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Can any insurance agent be selling the new low-cost plans that health care reform created, or only the government sells them?

Can any insurance agent be selling the new low-cost plans that health care reform created, or only the government sells them?

New "Marketplaces": Federal or state websites where people can go to buy obamacare health insurance are called health insurance marketplaces, or exchanges. California's marketplace is "covered california" and is where people can go to compare and select health insurance plans offered by private companies, and to see if they are eligible for financial aid to help afford the insurance. Exchanges open in october 2013. ...Read more

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Which company offers the best quality of herceptin (trastuzumab)?

Which company offers the best quality of herceptin (trastuzumab)?

Genentech: The US patent on trastuzumab ("Herceptin") expires in June of 2019, so only Genentech is allowed to produce it. In Europe, the patent expired in June of 2014, but I don't know if the European Medicines Agency has yet approved any biosimilars ("generics"). ...Read more

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Given so many marketers of acai berry on the market, how do you know what's authentic?

Given so many marketers of acai berry on the market, how do you know what's authentic?

It doesn't matter: Don't expect any real health benefits from this multilevel-marketed supplement. Go down to your local organically-grown farmer's market and get some really nice fresh fruits and vegetables instead. It'll probably be healthier, definitely be tastier, will cost a lot less, and you're not rewarding people for making baseless claims. A good holistic practitioners can guide you to stuff that's real. ...Read more

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Pueraria mirifica, which brand to buy that is trusted?

Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What is the best pharmaceutical fish oil in the market?

What is the best pharmaceutical fish oil in the market?

Purified, Esterified: Fish has traces of heavy metals like mercury & pcb's, dioixins etc. Choose a fish oil purified via pharmaceutical-grade molecular distillation & esterified to make more digestible, ideally assayed by 3rd parties. I can't say one single brand is best; reliable brands include nordic naturals, designs for health & minami. Some feel krill & calamari oil are better than fish oil. ...Read more

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What are the top hmo companies in the philippines?

TOP ONES ARE: Medicard caritas health maxicare these are the only ones i know from us good luck in philipinnes. ...Read more

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What readily available brand of green tea has the most antioxidants?

What readily available brand of green tea has the most antioxidants?

White tea: To obtain the most antioxidants drink white tea (which is actually one form of green tea). Purchase tea that is either in individually sealed packets that are airtight or that comes in metal cans. Freshness of the tea is desired. ...Read more

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The original brand of l-carnitine?

The original brand of l-carnitine?

L carnitine: L carnitine is a natural substance -- not a "brand" of anything but itself. There are many companies who synthesize this compound in the form of nutritional supplements. It was originally found as a growth factor for meal worms: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/14350791 living cells require it in the breakdown of lipids -- transporting fatty acids from cytosol to mitochondria for energy. ...Read more

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Do you know which drug company offer the best quality of herceptin (trastuzumab)?

Genentech: I'm not sure what you mean. Genentech created Herceptin® (trastuzumab) -- http://www.gene.com/patients/medicines/herceptin. I haven't encountered generic trastuzumab in the U.S. I'm not up to date on anything ex-US except -- Roche wins battle against India sales of generic cancer drug -- http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/f1d8b1ce-8fd6-11e3-aee9-00144feab7de.html#axzz4038uSIed ...Read more

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Was the sars epidemic in 2003 "engineered" by the pharmaceutical industry a big hoax to for them to market their drugs?

Was the sars epidemic in 2003 "engineered" by the pharmaceutical industry a big hoax to for them to market their drugs?

Absolutely not: There are no drugs which treat sars so there was no way to profit from a random outbreak of a devastating viral infection. Ascribing evil intent to pharmaceutical companies is a popular meme, but few industries can boast such an improvement in our everyday lives. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which company offer the best quality of herceptin (trastuzumab)?

Who knows : There are some studies looking at trastuzumab generic vs brand, but ongoing. Unfortunately it won't be easy to figure out which generics are the closest to that manufactured by the company that did the original studies, Genentech. ...Read more

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Read online that by inhibiting gut serotonin cure osteoporosis,is the drug already available in the market?

Read online that by inhibiting gut serotonin cure osteoporosis,is the drug already available in the market?

In 2010,: there first appeared some reports about inhibiting intestinal serotonin and the favorable effects on bone density. In the reports this drug was named LP533401. I am not able to find a drug by that name in the approved drugs products listed by the FDA. I would be surprised if this drug was available now. Continue to use your apparent on-line searching skills to learn more:) ...Read more

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What's the best health insurance company?

What's the best health insurance company?

Depends...: Difficult to answer this; without knowing your home location; as there are differences geographically...I know kaiser permanente is huge on the left coast; and the rest of the country has variety from state to state. My final answer would be the plan that includes your favorite physicians! ...Read more

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Is the food at farmers market worth the price?

Is the food at farmers market worth the price?

Yes: It is worth it - fresher, more likely to be local so better for the environment, helping local economy - many reasons we shop every week at the farmer's market and supplement at the stores. ...Read more