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MIAMI, April 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Progressive Care Inc. (OTCQB: RXMD), a personalized healthcare services and technology company, today announced that it has garnered media coverage in International Business Times in an op-ed written by S. Parikh Mars, CEO of Progressive Care Inc. titled, Opioid Epidemic: 21st Century Thinking Needed to Solve a 21st Century Problem.
“It is a true honor to have the opportunity to write about a subject very close to my heart. Progressive Care is doing everything in our power to address the opioid crisis,” said S. Parikh Mars, CEO of Progressive Care Inc. “Progressive Care aims to provide alternatives to opioids that suit each patient’s needs in hopes to lower our patient's dependence on opioids and fight the epidemic.”
In the opinion piece titled Opioid Epidemic: 21st Century Thinking Needed To Solve A 21st Century Problem, published April 8, 2019 in International Business Times, Mars discusses that in order to address the opioid epidemic, we must first understand it. Mars says, “ Many states have implemented drastic opioid restrictions, manufacturers and pharmaceutical wholesale vendors have limited supply, pain clinics have shut down and doctors willing to prescribe opioids are fewer and further between. Yet, the problem persists across large swaths of the country and the number of people delivering innovative solutions is dwindling. However, the battle is not lost. The solutions we seek may be right under our noses.”
In the article Mars expressed “we need a new way of thinking about pain to begin with. Currently, pain is evaluated on a 1-10 scale to determine severity and medication is prescribed to address this subjective assessment. However, not all pain is created equally, and no two people feel the same pain the same way.” She concludes that “ To end this crisis, we need to use personalized medicine and a more nuanced view of pain and its treatment. We need to think of pain management in terms of effectiveness and not in terms of strength, choosing non-addictive medicines to address patient-specific pain before resorting to opioid therapies.”
Progressive Care has responded to the opioid epidemic by providing patients with an alternative to opioids, a compound lotion to suit each patient’s needs. The cream hits the target area and helps to relieve pain quickly without having to interact with other medications, and without affecting the liver, and kidney, reducing the risk of addiction or death from taking opioids. Progressive Care Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary PharmCo, LLC is in the top 10% in the nation evaluated by Humana Inc. and will continue to provide top-of-line services to their patients to fight the opioid epidemic.
The recent media coverage comes after the company’s efforts to provide its network with more healthcare informational resources through PharmCo Pharmacy. Additional commentary from Progressive Care’s CEO about the company and industry as a whole can be found on the Progressive Care blog and PharmCo blog.
For more immediate updates on the company’s media coverage, connect with Progressive Care and PharmCo on social media:
About Progressive Care Inc.
Progressive Care Inc. (OTCQB: RXMD), through its PharmCo, LLC, is a South Florida health services organization and provider of prescription pharmaceuticals, compounded medications, provider of tele-pharmacy services, the sale of anti-retroviral medications, medication therapy management (MTM), the supply of prescription medications to long-term care facilities, and health practice risk management.
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