A doctor who worked at an urgent care center in Potomac, Maryland, wrote prescriptions without legitimate medical reason for months, according to federal prosecutors.
The effort to help college students stay safe now includes an online course on prescription drug safety. Some institutions require first-year students to take the course before even setting foot on campus.
Ditching your bottles of unused, or unusable, prescription pills can be a pain. But that’s what the 14th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is for.
Check Your Meds Day is a chance to have a pharmacist look over everything you take — including over-the-counter drugs and supplements — and tell you about any interactions or side effects you may not realize.
“There are other companies that have gotten into this industry and tried to fix the problem of delivery to people directly, and it didn’t work for a lot of other companies because they were not the pharmacy so they were not making money selling medications,” CaryRx founder Areo Nazari told WTOP.
A group representing manufacturers of generic prescription drugs filed a federal lawsuit against Maryland Thursday, trying to stop the state’s new “price gouging” law from taking effect.
Virginia officials will be handing out thousands of drug disposal kits designed to allow residents to safely get rid of unused prescription opioids.
The group Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative is calling for legislation requiring drug companies to notify the public if they plan to increase the price of any prescription drug by 10 percent or more.
“Looking at the several heroin deaths Loudoun County has had already this year and several last year, it is shocking,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman.
The study co-author says patients and doctors all too often forget that over-the-counter treatments and supplements can present problems when combined with a prescribed drug.
You probably won’t see lower drug prices, thanks to political gridlock in Washington, pharmaceutical industry influence and the structure of the U.S. health system itself, which limits government intervention.
AARP’s latest RxPrice Watch report found the average retail price among 622 prescription medicines widely used by seniors more than doubled from $5,571 in 2006 to $11,341 in 2013.
More than one-third of Americans are obese, and for some, prescription weight loss drugs may be an option.
WASHINGTON– Prescription drug use in the United States is up, with the biggest increase in adults over 40 years old. Researchers crunched numbers from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of 37,000 Americans over the age…
WASHINGTON – He was part of a drug ring with members that federal prosecutors hunted down. Now, a man whose criminal history spans 40 years will spend the next 15 in Virginia’s prisons. Prosecutors investigating…