“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.
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…
WASHINGTON – Instead of jelly beans and white chocolate bunnies, a hooded man armed with a gun visited two CVS/Pharmacy locations in Fairfax County this Easter Sunday in search of drugs, police say. Fairfax County…
WASHINGTON — On Feb. 5, a man walked into a Woodbridge Giant and robbed the pharmacy. But he wasn’t there for money. He wanted drugs. It’s another in a line of pharmacy robberies in recent years.…
Sixty-eight men and women are in custody on drug charges following a police sting that focused on heroin and prescription drug dealing.
Saturday is National Prescription Drug \”Take-Back\” Day. Locations around the country will be accepting expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
The owner of a dog-sitting service has been charged with stealing prescription drugs from her clients\’ houses, and the Loudoun County Sheriff\’s Office says they\’re looking for more victims.
Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis may have been taking a prescription drug with a potentially dangerous side effect, according to one lawmaker.
Ten years after the discovery of the first intersex fish in the Potomac River, leading researchers are closing in on the chemicals and sources producing fish with immature eggs in the sex organs of male smallmouth and largemouth bass. The research suggests the cause is not what researchers initially thought — the flushing of prescription drugs.
Brand-name and generic drug companies are fighting
efforts to get them to pay for programs that
provide a safe way to dispose of prescription
There are good deals to be had online on everything from clothes, to books, to electronics. But when it comes to prescription drugs, it is definitely a case of buyer beware.
Janet Bodnar, Editor of Kiplinger Personal Finance
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