Online Pharmacies Offer Relief as More and More Americans Fall Into the Donut Hole, says DoctorSolve

Online Pharmacies Offer Relief as More and More Americans Fall Into the Donut Hole, says DoctorSolve










Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) August 22, 2006

For more and more seniors and disabled people, the gaping edge of the dreaded Plan D donut hole is in sight. Many have already fallen in.

The donut hole is the point in Medicare Plan D when beneficiaries reach annual drug costs of $ 2,250, including the amount paid by insurance. From here on until their drug costs reach $ 5,100, beneficiaries are expected to pay the full cost of their prescriptions – in addition to paying their monthly premiums.

“Unfortunately because Plan D is so overwhelming and confusing, many seniors didn’t fully understand the meaning of the donut hole when they signed up,” says Dr. Paul Zickler of DoctorSolve online pharmacy services (http://www.doctorsolve.com). “The real ramifications are just beginning to make themselves apparent.”

People with chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and mental disorders, or who take several medications are the hardest hit. “Many of them reached the donut hole long ago, and were shocked to discover that after being on the plan only a short time, they had to empty their own wallet to get their medications. At that point, they had to decide between food and their health,” states Zickler.

While Medicare wooed millions of unsuspecting seniors to the D side, it is the donut hole of Plan D that will turn their heads back to the North. “Many patients who gave in to the pressure of Congress and the FDA, and chose not to purchase drugs from online pharmacies will once again realize just how affordable and beautifully uncomplicated it can be,” says Zickler. “With prices 43% cheaper than buying in the U.S., safe products and consistent, attentive service from medical professionals, it is still a better option by far. ”

DoctorSolve, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC Q37), offers lower-cost, long-term prescriptions. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, DoctorSolve is ranked as one of the best online pharmacies by PharmacyChecker.com. DoctorSolve has filled more than 200,000 U.S. prescriptions.

For more information, call 1-866-732-0305 or visit http://www.doctorsolve.com

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Uranium Bull Eric Sprott Sees Higher Energy Prices – Says Nuclear to be The Key Future Energy Source

Uranium Bull Eric Sprott Sees Higher Energy Prices – Says Nuclear to be The Key Future Energy Source










Tampa, FL (PRWEB) October 14, 2004

Leading Bay Street (Toronto) fund manager Eric Sprott forecasts much higher uranium prices, possibly to $ 50 or $ 100/pound, and higher oil and energy prices. Sprott told StockInterview.com, “I’m not suggesting that it (uranium) has to go to $ 100 to become economic. I don’t think that’s true. Probably at $ 50, it becomes very economic.”

Sprott is also bullish on the nuclear option, saying, “I think the whole nuclear industry will ultimately prove to be the key energy source of the future. People might finally realize there is not an infinite supply of certain things that we rely on. And that we might have to take a more pragmatic view of the nuclear option. I’m sure that is exactly what certain countries, including Japan, China and France, have done.”

Sprott also stated people would change their minds and turn to the nuclear option, which he calls “an incredibly viable option,” under two possible scenarios after the safety issue is first addressed. Sprott said, “Another thing that would make people think differently would be having brownouts for a while, or hyperinflation because of the shortage of coal, natural gas, and diesel fuel.”

Sprott told StockInterview.com that he continues to prefer precious metals over base metals and remains sanguine that energy prices should proceed higher over the coming years.

Sprott listed his favorite stocks in uranium companies, including Strathmore Minerals Corp (TSX-V: STM), in which he reportedly holds approximately 20-percent of the shares issued and outstanding. Sprott also favors Cameco (NYSE: CCJ), JNR (TSX-V: JNR, UEX (TSX: UEX), and International Uranium Corporation (TSX: IUC). Sprott said, “I think the fundamentals for some of the companies are spectacular.”

The entire interview can be viewed at: http://www.stockinterview.com/strathmore-sprott.html

The Eric Sprott School of Business at Carleton University (Ottawa) is named as a result of Sprott’s significant endowments to his alma mater. In 2003, Sprott was honored with Doctor of Laws degree. Sprott is the CEO of Sprott Asset Management based in Toronto.

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Consumer Adoption of Organic Products Encouraged by Mainstream Brands, says RetailWire Business Tip

Consumer Adoption of Organic Products Encouraged by Mainstream Brands, says RetailWire Business Tip










(PRWEB) August 8, 2005

According to The Hartman Group, over one-third of grocery store shoppers also shop in natural food stores. However, 78 percent of those would like to find organic products in their conventional grocery store, next to nationally branded items.

As discussed in the RetailWire Business Tip entitled “Bringing Organics into the Mainstream” (http://www.retailwire.com/Campbell_Soup), the new generation of healthy lifestyle retailers, like Whole Foods and Wild Oats, signals a wake up call for conventional grocery operators. It means that there’s a real change occurring in the profile of the natural foods shopper towards more mainstream tastes.

Based on the Food Marketing Institute’s “Shopping for Health” study, it can be assumed that more than half of all shoppers have bought some organic food in the past six months. That means that retailers will miss opportunities to satisfy customers if they continue to isolate organic products in natural foods sections. Other barriers to converting shoppers over to organics are the higher prices, less-than-satisfactory taste and unfamiliar brands that they often find in the natural foods specialty aisle.

As with all other product categories, branding is very influential to consumer purchasing and product loyalty. If given a choice, consumers will opt for the organic version of a product offered by a recognizable, mainstream brand.

As Campbell’s is currently demonstrating with its new organic introductions in the PACE and PREGO brands, retailers can gain organic shoppers’ attention by presenting large brand, organic products. PACE, for example, is the salsa/picante share leader with 36 percent national dollar share. Not only is a national brand like PACE more familiar to this new profile of organic shopper, but price and taste, often barriers to adoption with off-beat natural brands, are overcome in a PACE organic version.

With the introduction of mainstream brand versions of quality organic products, retailers’ lives could get a lot easier as they look to tap into healthy lifestyle trends. Major brands such as Campbell’s can offer grocers far more product development and marketing support. With the confidence that they are no longer simply appealing to niche consumer groups, we should expect to see much more in-store promotional activity for organic products, as well.

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