Rare Disease

Managing Rare Diseases with Your Specialty Pharmacy Partner

Author: Lori Wells, Clinical Pharmacist By definition, in the United States, a rare disease is one that affects fewer than 200,000 people. Managing and finding the best medication therapy for a condition that affects so few people is challenging. To manage an uncommon condition, it takes a team of uncommonly knowledgeable and compassionate specialty pharmacy…

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6 Tips to Help You Manage Your Tardive Dyskinesia Diagnosis

Author: Jen Howder, Clinical Pharmacist on the Rare Disease Center of Excellence  Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a rare neurological disorder that can cause jerky, repetitive movements, trouble speaking and other side effects. Although it’s considered rare, TD affects more than 500,000 people in the U.S. This condition is a potential side effect of certain medications…

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Clinical Pharmacist Jennifer Howder Cares for the Rare at Amber Pharmacy

Author: Amber Pharmacy   There are currently 7,000 rare diseases identified and treating patients with rare diseases can sometimes present a challenge. Each rare condition is unique, and since they are usually not well known, it can require extra research and hands-on care. Working with rare disease patients is where Clinical Pharmacist Jennifer Howder thrives. She…

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Rare Diseases Are More Common Than You Think

By: Jennifer Howder, Pharm.D., BCOP, Clinical Pharmacist Here at Amber Pharmacy, I have the privilege to work with patients who have rare diseases and help them improve their health. When you hear of rare diseases, the word “rare” implies very few people are affected. Even though each rare disease affects a small number of people, around…

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What You Should Know About Tardive Dyskinesia

By: Jennifer Howder, Pharm.D., BCOP, Clinical Pharmacist Unless it has affected you or someone you love, you probably haven’t heard of tardive dyskinesia (TD). Even though TD is rare, it affects more people than you may realize. The disorder is estimated to affect at least 500,000 people in the United States. TD is a disorder…

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