With the many comforts and conveniences offered in modern society, it’s easy to take certain things for granted. When you or your child get sick, you go to the doctor (assuming you can get a timely appointment) and pick up the prescribed medication almost immediately.
But imagine going to your local pharmacy to fill a prescription and finding that all the shelves were bare. What would happen if you suddenly didn’t have access to modern medical care and treatment?
Living along the Wasatch Front, people have been warned of a large-scale earthquake for many years. Other situations like a pandemic or a natural disaster in a far-off place causing worldwide supply-chain shortages are real threats. Like it or not, it’s possible that you’ll face a situation like this in the future. That’s why it’s important to prepare for the unexpected.
“A large-scale natural disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency could make it difficult to find an open pharmacy let alone get a prescription filled. You and your family may need to rely on a prepared emergency supply,” states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
JASE Medical is here to help you prepare for just such an emergency.
Why having an emergency medical supply matters
According to MarketWatch, the U.S. virtually has no capacity to manufacture antibiotics. In 2004, the last plant in the U.S. to make key ingredients for antibiotics was closed. Now, nearly all of the key ingredients needed for common medications are produced overseas—mostly in China. This means Americans face the potential threat of not having access to life-saving medications in the event of an emergency.
JASE Medical offers affordable options to stockpile your daily chronic condition medications as well as a special preparedness pack of antibiotics and accompanying guidebook for their safe use. These specific antibiotics were selected by experts as the best initial supply to have on hand should a true emergency arise.
They are the safest and most effective medications to combat the most common as well as most deadly bacterial infections. The FDA and Department of Defense have studied these antibiotics and found they retain their potency many years beyond their initial expiration dates.
In addition to antibiotics, you can also get a supply of your routine prescriptions filled to have on hand for any sort of emergency. The physicians with Jase Medical with meet with you virtually to discuss your needs and what medications you’re already taking. After the consultation, you can get up to a 12 month supply of those medications you need daily.
Medications included in the JASE Medical emergency supply kit
If you want to have an emergency supply of antibiotics on hand in case of a serious emergency, you can order JASE Medical’s Emergency Antibiotic BASE Kit. The kit contains the following medications:
While all medications carry a certain level of risk, these antibiotics were selected because of their effectiveness and optimal patient safety. Some antibiotics carry more risk than others, but if you find yourself in an emergency situation, it may be your best option. According to the CDC, “Antibiotics can save lives, and when a patient needs antibiotics, the benefits usually outweigh the risks of side effects and antibiotic resistance.”
Conditions these antibiotics treat
When you take an antibiotic, it’s important that you take one specifically prescribed for certain conditions. Here are some of the possible infections that can be treated by the antibiotics in the JASE Medical BASE Kit:
- Bioterror from anthrax, plague, and tularemia
- Bite wounds
- Intra-abdominal infections
- Tooth infections
- Ear infections
- Strep throat
- Urinary tract infection and more
- Prices are examples only and subject to change based on market availability.
To ensure you take these medicines safely and effectively when you don’t have direct access to a healthcare provider, you can consult the Emergency Antibiotic Guide included with your bundle.
The good news about antibiotics is that they last longer than you think. Scientists who conducted the FDA’s Shelf Life Extension Program (SLEP) study found that the vast majority of the drugs studied (88% representing 122 different drugs) maintained their potency and safety beyond the published expiration date by more than a year. The average extension was 5.5 years and the maximum extension was 23 years!
The antibiotics included in the JASE Medical Emergency Antibiotic Kits are among those studied and shown to be safe and effective for at least 2 years beyond their published manufacturer expiration dates, and in some cases for much longer.
However, neither JASE Medical nor its partner pharmacies or drug manufacturers are included as participants of the SLEP study, so they recommend and follow the manufacturer’s published expiration dates.
Concerning the shelf life of prescription medications that treat chronic conditions, JASE Medical recommends, “...you buy your initial 1 yr supply and then use your regular refills to keep a rotating supply of fresh medication. This way you keep a year’s supply indefinitely and with no additional cost.”
Schedule your free consultation today
If you like being prepared for unforeseen circumstances, you’ll be glad you decided to order extra prescription medications and/or antibiotics from JASE Medical.
Your consultation for an emergency supply with their board-certified physicians is always free. If the physician determines that your requested prescriptions and antibiotics are a safe option for you and your family, they will give you the pricing and help you order your supply.
Here is an example of what you might expect to pay for the prescription medications:
- Lisinopril 20 mg tablets – 12 mo. supply $39.99
- Amlodipine 5 mg tablets – 12 mo. supply $29.95
- Levothyroxine 112 mcg tablets – 12 mo. supply $139.95
- Fluoxetine 20 mg tablets – 12 mo. supply $59.95
- Aripiprazole 10 mg tablets – 12 mo. supply $119.95
- Quetiapine 50 mg tablets – 12 mo. supply $39.95
- Divalproex 500 mg tablets – 12 mo. supply $69.95
JASE Medical has negotiated special pricing with their partner pharmacies so they can pass these savings on to you!
JASE Medical handles everything from online evaluation to licensed pharmacy medication delivery and ongoing consultation and care. To schedule your free consultation, visit jasemedical.com today.