Welcome to Layne's Family Pharmacy

 

APRIL 2014

Happy Easter!  Sunday April 20th

 

Layne's Family Pharmacy offers a wide variety of products and services including medication compounding and a large selection of durable medical equipment.  Please see the DME page for a listing of items carried in the Durable Medical Equipment department.  If you don't see the item your looking for, please ask!

We offer delivery to Rockingham and surrounding counties Monday through Saturday and our store has a drive through window for your convenience.

It's easy to refill your prescription online - just click the "Prescription Refill" tab and follow the instructions.  You can set up your refill to be picked up or delivered, it's your choice! 

Consumer reports rates independent pharmacies #1!  See the article here: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2014/03/finding-the-right-pharmacy/index.htm

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Layne's Family Pharmacy offers an Extended Supply Generic Drug program. 

3 Month Supply ~ $20.00     6 Month Supply ~ $37.00

9 Month Supply ~ $55.00     12 Month Supply ~ $70.00

Click here for a complete list of medicines and their costs.

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Are you interested in becoming a Pharmacy Technician?  Layne's is now taking names for a 2014 Fall class.  If you are interested in putting your name on the list please email kvernon@laynespharmacy.com - include your name, telephone number and email address.

April 2014

Autism Awareness Month

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. With the May 2013 publication of the DSM-5 diagnostic manual, all autism disorders were merged into one umbrella diagnosis of ASD.

ADS can be associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances. Some people with ASD excel in visual skills, music, math and art. Autism appears to have its roots in very early brain development. However, the most obvious signs of autism and symptoms of autism tend to emerge between 2 and 3 years of age.

Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as on the autism spectrum, a ten-fold increase in prevalence in 40 years. Studies also show that autism is four to five times more common among boys than girls. An estimated 1 out of 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States. ASD affects over 2 million individuals in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide. Moreover, government autism statistics suggest that prevalence rates have increased 10% to 17% annually in recent years.

Research is now delivering what causes autism. There is no one cause of autism just as there is no one type of autism. Over the last five years, scientists have identified a number of rare gene changes, or mutations, associated with autism. A small number of these are sufficient to cause autism by themselves. Most cases of autism, however, appear to be caused by a combination of autism risk genes and environmental factors influencing early brain development.

A growing body of research suggests that a woman can reduce her risk of having a child with autism by taking prenatal vitamins containing folic acid and eating a diet rich in folic acid during the months before and after conception. Researchers are looking at the role of the immune system in autism.

Each individual with autism is unique. Many of those on the autism spectrum have exceptional abilities in visual skills, music and academic skills. About 40% have average to above average intellectual abilities.

Source:
www.autismspeaks.org, April 4, 2014

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