U.S. Latino Access to Healthcare Limited

Low-income communities are frequently under-served by pharmacies and other
healthcare resources. A recent study found that urban, predominately minority, and low-income
communities have persistently fewer pharmacies and that, where there is a pharmacy, it is more
likely to be an independent pharmacy than a large chain pharmacy* .

Another study reports that in Chicago, Illinois, from 2000 through
2012, there were fewer pharmacies in segregated Hispanic communities than in segregated white
communities and in racially or ethnically integrated communities (availability of pharmacies was
measured in terms of the number of pharmacies per census tract and the distance between
pharmacies and residents homes)**.The authors conclude that the same is likely true for other
major urban areas, such Los Angeles.

Source: United States Census Bureau, Income and Poverty in the United States: 2013. Current Population Reports,
DeNavas-Walt, Carmen and Proctor, Bernadette D., September 2014.

Jamie Belcastro, Pharmacist and President of Belmora LLC is committed to improving healthcare access to U.S.Latinos. As a result of a lack of competition, U.S. Latinos, face barriers to gaining access to healthcare in the U.S. versus other Americans. The issue must be addressed and requires national planning at the Federal level, otherwise we will see dramatic increases in morbidity and mortality rates within the Latino community that will ultimately negatively impact the U.S. economy.

Belmora has focused its efforts from the beginning on distributing its Flanax products in independent retailers servicing the Latino community in the U.S. and continues its outreach efforts by making Healthcare information accessible and easy to understand for the Latino community.

*Qato, Dima M. et al., “The Availability of Pharmacies and Pharmacy Services in the United States: 2007-2005.”
Value in Health 19, no. 3 (May 2016), at p. A268.
**Qato, Dima M. et al., “‘Pharmacy Deserts’ Are Prevalent In Chicago’s Predominantly Minority Communities,
Raising Medication Access Concerns,” Health Affairs, Volume 33, no. 11 (2013): 1958-1965 at pp. 1958-1962.


Here is a common question we receive at [email protected], what is #osteoarthritis?

In Osteoarthritis, the tissue between the joints has been worn away and the bones within a body joint come in contact with one another causing pain and inflammation .
#Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets are anti-inflammatory medication available without a prescription that reduce the pain and inflammation of arthritis. You can also get additional relief by using Flanax Liniment with the Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets.

Esta es una pregunta común que recibimos en [email protected], ¿qué es la osteoartritis? En la osteoartritis, el tejido entre las articulaciones se ha desgastado y los huesos dentro de una articulación del cuerpo entran en contacto unos con otros causando dolor e inflamación. Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets son medicamentos antiinflamatorios disponibles sin receta que reducen el dolor y la inflamación de la artritis. También puede obtener alivio adicional mediante el uso de Flanax Liniment con el Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets.


What are the side effects of Naproxen?

In patients taking Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets(naproxen sodium) in clinical trials, less than 10% of patients experienced the following side effects*:
Gastrointestinal (GI) Experiences, including: heartburn, abdominal pain, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, dyspepsia
Central Nervous System: dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, vertigo
Dermatologic: pruritus (itching), skin eruptions, sweating, purpura
Special Senses: tinnitus, visual disturbances, hearing disturbances
Cardiovascular: edema,
General: thirst



¿Cuáles son las causas de la artritis⁉️

Dado que existen más de 100 tipos diferentes de artritis y enfermedades asociadas, probablemente existan diversas causas. Las causas de la mayoría de los tipos de artritis son desconocidas.
Es imposible prevenir ciertos factores que aumentan el riesgo de desarrollar artritis. Dichos factores incluyen:

Material genético que se hereda de los padres
Un defecto en el sistema inmunológico, que normalmente protege al organismo contra la invasión de bacterias y virus.
En algunos casos, es posible que el sistema no responda de manera adecuada a la infección y, en cambio, ataque a los tejidos propios del cuerpo.
Otros factores que aumentan el riesgo de desarrollar artritis pueden incluir:

Un defecto en el cartílago o en la unión de las articulaciones.
Lesión o traumatismo en una articulación.
Una bacteria, un hongo o un virus que puede infectar las articulaciones.
Algunos factores que aumentan el riesgo de ciertos tipos de artritis se pueden modificar; éstos incluyen:


Las personas con exceso de peso presentan una mayor frecuencia de osteoartritis (OA), especialmente en las rodillas.
Los hombres con exceso de peso también están expuestos a un riesgo mayor de desarrollar gota.
Debilidad muscular

Los músculos débiles no sostienen a las articulaciones de manera adecuada.
Si los músculos que rodean a las articulaciones son fuertes – especialmente los de las rodillas – el riesgo de desgaste de la articulación es menor y se puede prevenir la lesión.
Movimientos repetitivos

Algunos movimientos que se realizan repetidamente durante un período de tiempo prolongado pueden dañar u ocasionar lesión en la articulación.

Otros Recursos

Consulte a su médico.
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What are the causes of arthritis?
Since there are more than 100 different types of arthritis and associated diseases, there are probably several causes. The causes of most types of arthritis are unknown. It is impossible to prevent certain factors that increase the risk of developing arthritis. These factors include: Genetic material inherited from parents A defect in the immune system, which normally protects the body against the invasion of bacteria and viruses. In some cases, the system may not respond adequately to the infection and, instead, attack the body’s own tissues. Other factors that increase the risk of developing arthritis may include: A defect in the cartilage or joint of the joints. Injury or trauma to a joint. A bacterium, a fungus or a virus that can infect the joints. Some factors that increase the risk of certain types of arthritis can be modified; These include: Obesity People with excess weight have a higher frequency of osteoarthritis (OA), especially in the knees. Men who are overweight are also at greater risk of developing gout. Muscular weakness Weak muscles do not hold the joints properly. If the muscles surrounding the joints are strong – especially those of the knees – the risk of joint wear is less and injury can be prevented. Repetitive movements Some movements that are performed repeatedly over a prolonged period of time can damage or cause injury to the joint. Other Resources Consult your physician. Brochures and information on specific forms of arthritis so that others can understand the disease: For More information visit our website 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼

What is Naproxen?

Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory drug that belongs to the family of non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drugs. Naproxen is more effective than other anti-inflammatories because it has a longer half life or duration of action. Therefore naproxen keeps you pain free longer than other analgesics.
Naproxen treats the following conditions; back pain, arthritis, menstrual cramps, headaches, muscle pain, fever, foot pain and toothaches!
The Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets contain naproxen and provide longer lasting pain relief as compared to other analgesics. For more information visit http://www.flanax.com .

Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets