Category Archives: Pharmacy

Why Finishing Your Antibiotics Is Crucial

Just because your symptoms stopped doesn’t mean you should stop taking the medication. By Barrett White Antibiotics are medications utilized to treat bacterial infections by either killing the bacteria or keeping it from reproducing. However, we contain numerous bacteria throughout our bodies and different bacteria are sensitive to different antibacterial drugs.   Antibiotics are a medicine …

Generic vs. Name Brand: Is there a difference?

By Barrett White “If there is a generic medication available for my treatment – ever – I’m going to go for it,” says Ruston Taylor, Senior Director of Pharmacy Services & Outreach at Legacy Community Health. Taylor explains, when a medication is approved by the FDA, the brand name manufacturer holds the patent for the …

It’s Pharmacy Week!

by Ashley Guidry, Communications Associate Pharmacy Week is the time to recognize the importance pharmacists have to their patients and in healthcare as a whole. Legacy has three pharmacies within our facilities, making medication available following appointments or delivering medications by mail. The original pharmacy was developed in the Montrose facility, the second in our …

September 18 is HIV and Aging Awareness Day

By Barrett White According to the 2020 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Annual Client-Level Data Report, 47.9 percent of RWHAP clients are aged 50 and older.   People living with HIV are getting older. That’s fantastic news – this means that HIV suppression methods are working, and that those living with HIV are living longer lives, …

Legacy to Observe Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Get a free rapid HIV test at one of five Legacy clinics across Houston and Beaumont and enter for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card. By Barrett White   Monday, February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to help stop HIV …

August 20 is Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

By Barrett White Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day raises awareness of the impact HIV has on people living in the Southern U.S.   Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (SHAAD) is observed annually on August 20. The Southern AIDS Coalition originally initiated this observance in 2019 to bring awareness to the disproportionate impact of HIV in the South. …

No more daily pills? PrEP may soon be available as an infrequent injection.

By Barrett White Tired of the blue pill? A new, more effective version is on the way – and you don’t have to take it daily.   We have long touted PrEP as the best tool in our toolkit for ending the HIV epidemic. This sentiment remains true, and with new drugs on the horizon …

Ending Asian & Pacific Islander HIV Stigma Starts Here

May 19 is National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. By Barrett White   May 19 is Asian and Pacific Islander HIV Awareness Day. The observance was first celebrated in 2005, an effort spearheaded by API Wellness. In the beginning of the AIDS crisis, the epidemic predominantly affected white gay men. Presently, the most …

Exciting Progress in the Development of an HIV Vaccine

Evidence suggests an upcoming vaccine trial looks promising. By Barrett White   Preliminary data from a clinical trial by The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California looks promising, and suggests that a new HIV vaccine may be on the horizon. The trial was attached to the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). “These are very …

March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is an annual observance that takes place on March 10. By Barrett White   Did you know that a woman in Texas is diagnosed with HIV every 12 hours? Though the HIV epidemic may not get as many headlines, HIV infections are still on the rise. This …