Disease States

Disease States

City Drugs has extensive clinical expertise across all major specialty disease states. Our highly-trained team of pharmacists, clinicians and reimbursement specialists are adept at educating patients on chronic or complex disease states and providing the high-touch medication support services specialty patients need to help manage their condition.

Chronic Inflammatory Disease

Chronic Inflammatory Disease is a condition where patients have chronic inflammation. This disease causes severe damage to the tissues of the body. Some examples of chronic inflammatory diseases include: celiac disease, vasculitis, lupus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), irritable bowel disease, atherosclerosis, arthritis, and psoriasis.

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which results in inflammation of the lining of your digestive tract. Crohn’s patients can experience abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. Different people will experience the inflammation caused by Crohn’s disease in different areas of the digestive tract.

Infectious Diseases

Hepatitis C is an infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver. This disease leads to inflammation. Quite often, people with Hepatitis C do not experience symptoms and therefore do not even know they are infected with the virus until routine medical tests years later reveal liver damage. City Drugs has considerable experience with Hepatitis C.

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus attacking the body’s immune system, HIV is the name for both the virus and the infection if causes. City Drugs has extensive experience treating HIV patients with the latest therapies available.

Hepatitis B is a liver inflammation caused by infection of the Hepatitis B (HBV) virus. It is one of the most common chronic infectious diseases in the world and it occurs in both acute and chronic forms. City Drugs’ clinical team has experience treating Hepatitis B patients with available treatments.

Immune Disorders

People with immune disorders or primary immunodeficiency disorders, have a weakened immune system. This results in the ability of numerous infections or other health problems to occur more easily. Some people with immune disorders are born without some of the body’s immune defenses, leaving them more susceptible to germs which can cause infections.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis can be a potentially disabling disease of the spinal cord and brain. In people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) of the nerve fibers and causes problems with communication between the brain and the rest of the person’s body. MS patients can become severely disabled as the nerves begin to deteriorate.

Oncology/ Cancer

Oncology is the study of tumors or abnormal growths. Cancer is the group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth or an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body. Cancer can start anywhere in the body and has the potential to spread to multiple parts of the body. There are many different types of cancers which affect humans.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder where the immune system attacks the body’s tissues. RA is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can not only affect people’s joints but also damage much of the body’s systems including the lungs, heart, eyes and skin.

Transplant

Transplantation can occur to transfer living cells, tissues or organs to the same body or to the body of another person.  Organ transplantation unlike blood transfusions, involves major surgery and the use of drugs to suppress the immune system and decrease the possibility of transplant rejection and serious complications.