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Study: Flu medications could spread sickness

Could cold and flu drugs help spread the flu? Some researchers think so.

Monday - 01/27/2014, 09:13am EST

Tags: Dick Uliano, flu, McMaster University

Schumer wants safety devices added to children's medicines

Sen. Charles E. Schumer is calling on federal regulators to require that all liquid children's medications be equipped with safety devices called flow restrictors, following an investigation by ProPublica and testing by Consumer Reports showing that the devices can help prevent accidental overdoses.

Monday - 01/20/2014, 10:52am EST

Tags: Children, Charles Schumer, ProPublica

Taking too many NSAIDs could cause heart trouble

To many people, they are wonder drugs, but a class of common painkillers can do real damage when used to excess.

Friday - 06/28/2013, 04:39am EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, ibuprofen, painkiller, Washington Hospital Center, Stuart Seides

Where to get rid of expired and unneeded prescriptions in Fairfax Co.

Unwanted and expired medications can be dropped off at six Fairfax County police stations from May 27 to June 1.

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 03:42am EDT

Tags: Dick Uliano, pills, addiction

Diagnostic errors prove deadly for thousands

Tens of thousands of people die each year, even though they're going to the doctor. The problem comes from a simple misdiagnosis.

Tuesday - 05/07/2013, 10:42am EDT

Tags: prevention, veronica robinson, doctors

Get rid of unneeded prescriptions with National Drug Take-Back Day

Leftover or unneeded prescription drugs are a common sight in many medicine cabinets. But these drugs can a lot of harm if they end up in the wrong hands, the water system or the environment.

Friday - 04/26/2013, 07:34am EDT

Tags: National Drug Take-Back Day, prescription drug, DEA, paula wolfson

Tips and tricks for disposing of unused prescription meds

Medicines can heal, but in the wrong hands they can be dangerous. A community take-back program is the best way to get rid of them, but they aren't always convenient.

Sunday - 05/27/2012, 06:44am EDT

Tags: MEDICATION, Ulka Agarwal, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Scribes help doctors increase efficiency in Md.

With up to four doctors seeing an average of 170 patients each day in Western Maryland Regional Medical Center's emergency department, it is nice to have a helping hand, especially one with good penmanship.

Monday - 01/02/2012, 01:22pm EST

Tags: Western Maryland, medical scribes, doctors, health care, healthcare

Medicine shortage keeps hospital director awake at night

For the past 18 to 20 months, Joseph Morrissey, director of Pharmacy Services at Frederick Memorial Hospital, has dealt with critical medications being in short supply.

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 08:31am EDT

Tags: Frederick Memorial Hospital, Joseph Morrissey,