Use of steroids in epidural injections

The use of steroids in epidural injections has been considered “off-label” for many years, but it shouldn’t detract from the fact that there have been several properly conducted randomized trials and systematic reviews (as well as guidelines), showing significant long-term effectiveness of using them. Hundreds of thousands of patients every year avoid potentially unnecessary spine…

How do I get rid of unused, expired medications?

As patients start to feel better with our treatments, we are often asked how to get rid of unused or old medication.  Well, medication disposal is a hot topic in medicine today.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has detected multiple pharmaceutical products in various ecosystems.  Although these products tend to be present in relatively low…

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY This Saturday, September 25, residents in the Charleston area have a wonderful opportunity to positively impact public health and public safety by participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.  From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and partner organizations are launching this first-ever event…