MIAMI, Feb. 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Progressive Care Inc. (OTCQB: RXMD), a personalized healthcare services and technology company, today announced that it has garnered media coverage in CBS Miami for creating custom-made lotions as an alternative to opioids.
“It is a true honor to be recognized in our local community by CBS Miami for the work that Pharmco RX and Progressive Care is doing to address the opioid crisis,” said S. Parikh Mars, CEO of Progressive Care Inc. “Progressive Care aims to provide patients with custom-made compounds to suit each patient’s needs. These compounds are helping to lower our patients’ dependency on opioids and fight the epidemic.”
In a segment titled Patients Find Alternative to Opioids in Custom-Made Lotions, published February 20, 2019 in CBS Miami, the reporter interviewed Pharmco RX patient Constance Scott regarding her experience using the Progressive Care custom-made lotions and Shital Mars regarding how the pharmacy helps to address their patients’ needs with treatments to restore the functionality that they deserve.
In the segment, Scott expressed “I had two knee replacement surgeries and to this day I am still battling debilitating pain from my neck to my back. I was taking ten milligrams of Percocet and ten milligrams of methadone. Doctors prescribed opioid pain relievers to help but I knew to keep my distance. I didn’t want to take something so strong that it takes the pain away and then I become addicted to it and that was a real concern for me. I was taking the opioids twice a day for about a year before I stopped. I was freaked out about morphine. So two years ago, a pain management doctor send me to Pharmco RX. I want to get on the mountain tops and scream to the world. Because I know that there are a lot of people out there that are in the same condition that I was in. It breaks my heart because they don’t know that there is something that works.”
Progressive Care has created 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.
“You get discharged from the hospital or the doctor, but then you’re left to manage your health on your own,” said Mars. “It is our goal to help patients that are in pain and not adequately treated by their current medication regimen, get the treatment they need to restore the functionality and quality of life that they deserve.”
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.
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About Progressive Care Inc.
Progressive Care Inc. (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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