GoodRx.com - Even if you have good prescription coverage, paying cash for your generic medication can be cheaper than the co-pay when using your insurance. GoodRx is a pharmacy-price aggregator (or metasearch engine) that shows you which pharmacies near you sell your medication for the cheapest price, provided you print out the site's coupon. The prices change constantly, so you should consult this site prior to each refill. Their smartphone app is equally good. Caveat: Costco is not included in this search engine, so be sure to contact them separately.
PharmacyChecker.com - This is a free service. Compares prices of brand-name medications across international online pharmacies (e.g. from Canada).
Patient Assistance Programs - These are programs created by pharmaceutical companies to provide free or discounted medications to patients who are unable to afford them. Each pharmaceutical company creates its own program with its own qualifying criteria to receive free medication:
GrassRootsLabs.com - Affordable clinical laboratory testing. Purchase your labs here, then visit one of their centers for blood draw.
Free Psychiatric Care
If you don't have mental health coverage through a medical insurance policy, then you can obtain psychiatric services for free from the "Community Mental Health Center" of the county you live in. (You'll need a drivers license or utility statement to prove that you reside within that county.)
Mental Health Resources,
This is the latest textbook from American Psychiatric Association (APA) Publishing.
Summary of the evidence from the Alliance for Education on Probiotics. Or download their smartphone app "Probiotic Guide" which is more user-friendly.
ClinicalTrials.gov - A service of the National Institute of Health (NIH)
Medical Article Search Engines
PubMed - Free search engine to access the abstracts (i.e. the summary) of research articles on health topics. Maintained by the National Institute of Health's "National Library of Medicine" (NLM). Journals must meet PubMed's scientific standards to be indexed. To get the full article, you might need to pay.
PubMed Central - Same as the search engine above, but includes only those articles which you can download for FREE.
Medline-Indexed Journals on Complementary Therapies
Time Gap from Research Discovery to Implementation
Research discoveries in Medicine take 15 - 20 years to be implemented into clinical practice. Why is there such a delay? The scientific area that studies this question, and seeks to fix it, is the Science of "Dissemination and Implementation", or "D&I".
Book on D&I
Organization dedicated to D&I in Healthcare
National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health (NCCIH) - One of the 27 institutes within the National Institute of Health (NIH) charged with researching non-medication treatments
The American Botanical Council (ABC) is an independent, nonprofit research & education organization dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information on herbs to consumers, healthcare practitioners, and other groups.
Statistics on Mental Illness, US
Statistics on Patients' Use of CAM
The most comprehensive information on the use of complementary health approaches in the United States comes from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). The most recent survey was conducted in 2012, and the results were published in 2015.
Summary of Report
Full Report (pdf, 16 pages)
Michigan Integrative Holistic Psychiatry (MIHP) 30300 Telegraph Rd, Ste 310 (East Entrance), Bingham Farms, MI 48025
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