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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Eat before or after my workout?

Ask Larry: Your Question: Larry, when should I be eating? An hour or so before a workout or an hour or so after the workout? If I eat before, I feel sluggish. But if I eat after, I’m starving during the workout. What do you recommend? Larry’s Response: When your metabolism is cranked up from strenuous exercise your body is burning carbohydrates. After the available carbs reach a lower point, you will start working on Continue Reading

Curcumin vs. Turmeric

Ask Larry: Your question: I’ve been reading some about turmeric/curcumin. Could you tell me the difference between turmeric and curcumin, and which one is better for anti-inflammatory effects? Also, is it true that it’s better absorbed if it contains black pepper? Thanks! Larry’s Response: Curcumin is reported to be the active ingredient in turmeric, a root often used as a flavor or a spice. It is in the ginger family. It has good anti-inflammatory effects Continue Reading

CMS/Medicare and Compounding

There have been a lot of questions surrounding the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) that created the 503B Outsourcing Facility category.  Now it looks like CMS may not authorize payment for compounded drugs covered by Medicare unless those drugs were supplied by an Outsourcing Facility that is compliant with FDCA Section 503B.   JCB Labs was one of the first sterile compounding pharmacies to register with the FDA as a 503B Outsourcing Facility.  That Continue Reading

Outsourcing Facilities (503B) and cGMP

The definition of high-risk sterile compounding is “Starting with a non-sterile Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) and creating a sterile product.”   We have written many articles about how important quality is in high-risk sterile compounding.  JCB Labs has gone to great lengths and considerable expense to develop a facility and processes that satisfy cGMP practices and are capable of producing a sterile product every time.  This is what the FDA expects from pharmacies that, like JCB Continue Reading

Reconciling Quality and Price When Choosing a Sterile Compounder

In the high-risk sterile compounding world, quality is absolutely critical.  Providers should demand quality compounded products and patients deserve quality compounded products. But, while quality is a word that is used often, it can be extremely difficult to truly grasp what it takes to produce the highest quality sterile products. I believe, if you ask physicians and nurses, they will say quality is extremely important in choosing a sterile compounder.  Yet, when it comes to Continue Reading

Ulcerative Coltis?

Ask Larry: Your question: Do you have any remedies for Ulcerative Colitis? My friend has a terrible case and her doctors have taken her off of anything raw, like vegetables and fruit. Is there any hope for her? Larry’s Response: First, understand that ulcerative colitis is a name given to a set of symptoms. It isn’t itself a disease. While the symptoms can last a long time and make you feel sick, they are not Continue Reading