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Cholesterol 101 factsheet

Cholesterol is a waxy substance made by the liver and supplied in our diet through animal products such as meats, poultry, fish and dairy. Cholesterol is needed (in the body) to insulate nerves, make cell membranes and produce certain hormones. However, too much cholesterol can be unhealthy. How do you know if you are at risk?

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Don't waste your money––or your health––on counterfeit drugs

When shopping around for prescription medications, watch out for fakes! You could throw your money away on drugs that don’t work, or — even worse — get sick by taking counterfeits that aren’t what they pretend to be.

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NCL forum explores biologics pathway

Access to safe and affordable medications has long been a priority of NCL. It is especially important now as consumers increasingly rely on pharmaceutical and biotechnology products to enhance and prolong their lives. Due both to increased utilization and product costs, the amount consumers spend on these therapeutics has increased significantly in the last decade.

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