Edmonton, AB (PRWEB) October 31, 2005
Canadian Internet Pharmacy intermediary Le Pharmacy announced that it will begin distributing free books and DVD’s to provide insight into ALS and other diseases. “ We believe we have a corporate responsibility to provide information on the life threatening diseases affecting our clients where we can”, says Ross McKinlay, Director of Sales for http://www.LePharmacy.com.
LePharmacy.com is offering tools to support families and friends of persons afflicted with many of today’s critical life threatening diseases. The first targets ALS. “We intend to reinvest by providing the highest level of educational material available to us,” continued Mr. McKinlay,” Other targeted illnesses wll include Avian Flu Virus, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Diabetes, Heart and Stroke Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Prostate Cancer, Colon Cancer, Breast Cancer and others.
ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a disease of the parts of the nervous system that control voluntary muscle movement. The word amyotrophic means "without muscle nourishment," and refers to the loss of signals the nerves normally send to the muscles. Lateral means "to the side," and refers to the location of the damage in the spinal cord. Sclerosis means "hardened," and refers to the hardened nature of the spinal cord in advanced ALS.
In the United States, ALS is also called Lou Gehrig's disease, after the Yankees baseball player who died of it in 1941. In Britain and elsewhere in the world, ALS is often called motor neuron disease, in reference to the cells that are lost in this disorder.
Although research is proceeding at an unprecedented pace, much work remains to be done. Awareness and insight are key to sustaining and increasing the resources needed to fight this disease. A recent award winning Canadian documentary film entitled, The Man Who Learned to Fall, is helping to do just that.
“The Man Who Learned to Fall” is about Phillip Simmons, a gifted 35 year-old writer and English Professor who was diagnosed with ALS and told he has less than five years to live. While his illness eventually required him to give up his work as a professor, he kept writing and in August, 2000, he published “Learning to Fall: the Blessings of an Imperfect Life,” a book described by Rebecca Pepper Sinkler, former editor of The New York Times Book Review, as “a literary gem enlightening us about the deepest mysteries of life.”
The Film, produced by Montreal filmmakers Barry Lazar and Garry Beitel, will be honored at the 2005 Freddie Awards as the best film in the Coping category. The Freddies are named after medical film production pioneer Dr. Fred Gottlieb and recognize excellence in International Health and Medical Media.
Accordingly, Le Pharmacy.com is pleased to offer a free DVD of “The Man Who Learned to Fall” to new clients with ALS. Typical medications needed to battle this disease include: Rilutek, Gabapentin, Baclofen, Allegra D, Quinine Sulfate and Celexa. Not all medications are less expensive in Canada. “ I just gave your name to the rep for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of America,” said Mrs. Barry, a long time client,who's husband has ALS. “ My husband needs these medications. We are not covered by insurance and the savings are significant from Canada. Everything helps in reducing our financial and emotional pressure,” she added.
LePharmacy.com, based in Edmonton, Alberta, is a leading online Canadian mail-order marketing agent for Canadian Pharmacy. Our Internet site offers discounted affordable Canadian drugs without delays, where savings can be as much as 80%. Everyday we help thousands of Americans obtain high quality prescription drugs with our easy-to-use drug ordering system. To get further information and possible savings on drugs from Canada, please call us toll free at 1-888-453-6275, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To order online or register to receive our weekly newsletter, please click on http://www.LePharmacy.com.
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