CVS Teams Up With Cardinal Health In Generic Drug Venture

By | Wed, 12/11/2013 - 16:40

CVS and Cardinal Health, two major players in prescription drug supply, have agreed to a joint venture expected to bring generic drugs to consumers at a cheaper cost.

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1 In 10 Teens Misuse Prescription Painkillers

By | Tue, 10/29/2013 - 16:17

One in 10 teens who visit the ER misuses prescription painkillers and sedatives.

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Drug Use Among Seniors Varies From Place To Place

By | Wed, 10/16/2013 - 11:59

A new report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project examined how drugs are used by seniors and found a lack of uniformity across the country.

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Prescription Drug Abuse Persists Despite Efforts To Curb It

By | Tue, 10/08/2013 - 15:14

A report by the Trust for America's Health found that only two states are making the extra effort to curb prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths.


61% Of Over-The-Counter Drug Commercials Found False Or Misleading

By | Mon, 09/30/2013 - 12:59

Drug commercials were found misleading or blatantly untrue more than half the time for both over-the-counter and prescription drugs.

APA: Antipsychotic Medications Overused

Antipsychotic Meds Overprescribed For Hyper Children And Nursing Home Residents

By | Sat, 09/21/2013 - 18:40

The American Psychological Association warns in a new public information campaign about the growing overuse of antipsychotic medications for a variety of conditions and ailments.


Oklahoma Doctor Reprimanded For Prescribing Narcotics Via Skype

By | Fri, 09/13/2013 - 17:02

Thomas Trow, an Oklahoma doctor, prescribed narcotics via Skype sessions, without ever seeing patients in person for an initial exam.


5 Medications That Can Cause Insomnia and Nightmares

By | Mon, 08/19/2013 - 17:49

Insomnia and nightmares are common side effects of a variety of prescription medication. Is your medication on the list?

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5 Surprising Benefits of Common Prescription Drugs: "Side Effects" Cut Cancer Risk, Improve Creativity

By | Thu, 08/15/2013 - 21:03

Side effects of common prescription drugs are not necessarily negative, several studies suggest. Here are some examples of "bonus" effects.

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5 Prescription Drugs That May Cause Memory Loss

By | Wed, 08/14/2013 - 17:31

Memory loss may be a side effect of prescription drugs. Here are some of the most common culprits, as well recommended alternatives.


Making Sense Of Prescription Drug Names: Bremabecestat, Gedatolisib Not As Nonsensical As They Sound

By | Tue, 08/13/2013 - 19:27

Prescription drug names make more sense when you know the rules of the naming process.

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Prescription Drug 'Abuse' By Doctors: Medicare Part D Trends Analyzed

By | Wed, 07/17/2013 - 14:27

Prescription drug abuse may occur the moment a script is written. ProPublica analyzed Medicare Part D trends and created a database that reveals questionable prescribing patterns of some doctors.

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Drug Trafficking As Well As Drug Abuse Pose Health Threat To Many, UN Report States

By | Fri, 06/28/2013 - 17:32

Increasing violence and homocide rates worldwide, drug trafficking poses a health threat to many worldwide.

Improper Use of Prescription Drugs Led to $200 Billion in Excess Government Spending `

Improper Use of Prescription Drugs Led to $200 Billion in Excess Government Spending

By | Thu, 06/20/2013 - 00:25

A range of issues from bad diagnoses to improperly following directions on drug labels led to $200 billion in excess health care spending by the government, a study found.

DEA Fines Walgreens $80 Million for Oxycodone Violations

DEA Fines Walgreens $80 Million for Oxycodone Violations

By | Wed, 06/12/2013 - 00:28

Walgreens will pay $80 million in fines for violating prescription painkiller regulations, allowing the drugs to find their way to the black market.