By Anthony Rivas | Jun 12, 2013 12:28 AM EDT
Walgreens will pay $80 million in fines for violating prescription painkiller regulations, allowing the drugs to find their way to the black market.
By Ashik Siddique | Jun 10, 2013 11:37 PM EDT
The discovery of a new binding site in pain-sensing nerve cells could lead to prescription drugs that are as effective as morphine, Vicodin, and Oxycontin, but have lower risk of side effects, tolerance, and addiction.
By Nsikan Akpan | Jun 03, 2013 12:01 AM EDT
A study finds that poisonings related to medication ingestion are increasing among children despite a number of public health interventions.
By Ansa Varughese | May 31, 2013 11:09 AM EDT
A medication review found that nicotine replacement therapies, or Zyban, helped smokers quit 80 percent more than placebo drugs.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | May 14, 2013 10:49 AM EDT
Walgreens and CVS Caremark extended their agreement Monday, allowing patients to continue filling prescriptions at either of the popular drugstore chains.
By Ashik Siddique | May 01, 2013 07:02 PM EDT
College students’ Twitter trending patterns reveal where and when they are most likely to use the ADHD medication Adderall, the most commonly abused prescription stimulant. What are they tweeting about the study drug?
By Ashik Siddique | Mar 11, 2013 11:29 PM EDT
A new hybrid grapefruit avoids dangerous drug interactions with common prescription medications.
By Amber Moore | Jan 02, 2013 11:53 AM EST
Different color of generic pills may discourage people from using them, which can have some serious side-effects.
By Andrew M. Seaman | Dec 15, 2012 11:18 AM EST
The information sheets that come stapled to certain prescriptions picked up at the pharmacy are too complex and difficult for people to understand.
By Jonathan Stempel | Dec 04, 2012 09:36 AM EST
A divided federal appeals court threw out the conviction of a sales representative for promoting off-label use of a prescription drug.
By Makini Brice | Nov 13, 2012 12:27 PM EST
Most of the doctors who have signed prescriptions that have then been used for overdoses are pain specialists, psychiatrists, and general practitioners.
By Nikki Tucker | Oct 09, 2012 11:23 AM EDT
When you see an expired prescription, your first thought is to toss the bottle in the trash, right? However, a new laboratory report reveals that some prescriptions that have expired nearly 4 decades ago may be just as potent as when they were first produced.
By Makini Brice | Sep 28, 2012 01:37 PM EDT
The explosive claims are outlined in a new book.
By Amber Moore | Sep 18, 2012 04:09 PM EDT
Alcohol and prescription drug abuse is on the rise in the U.S. military, a new report from the Institute of Medicine states. Lack of a good insurance policy, the stigma associated with alcohol abuse and shortage of staff has hampered the screening and treatment of substance abuse by military personnel.