WASHINGTON — When Robert Branson reached a certain age, he noticed a dramatic change in the conversations he had with his friends after a routine round of golf. “We used to talk about booze and…
Could cold and flu drugs help spread the flu? Some researchers think so.
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.
To many people, they are wonder drugs, but a class of common painkillers can do real damage when used to excess.
Unwanted and expired medications can be dropped off at six Fairfax County police stations from May 27 to June 1.
Tens of thousands of people die each year, even though they\’re going to the doctor. The problem comes from a simple misdiagnosis.
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.
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.