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From sick newborns to cancer patients, some Americans cannot get the drugs they need. But there is an on-going fight to change that.
Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse
(NewsUSA) - For teens, peer pressure or wanting to escape emotional stress can often lead to prescription drug experimentation, which in turn can lead to abuse, addiction and sometimes a drug overdose.
SARASOTA--The State Attorney General's office says that in 2012, deaths from overdoses of Oxycodone fell by forty-four percent. Overall, prescription drug deaths fell by almost ten percent.
(NAPSI)—There could be good news for as many as half of the 37 million Americans enrolled in Medicare Part D prescription drug plans: You’ve been paying too much. Why is that good news? Because there is still an opportunity to find cost savings that you may have missed.
A preferred network pharmacy could save you hundreds on copays. (NAPS)
MANATEE COUNTY – Manatee County law enforcement and MCSAC are taking back unwanted prescription drugs.
Deaths as a result of prescription drugs are down state wide and locally. Recent initiatives making it harder to obtain them attributed to the decline. However, a new/old problem is back.
There are dangerous health risks associated with taking high doses of acetaminophen.
SARASOTA COUNTY - The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging broader use of the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has selected the winner in a student competition to create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) warning teens about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and misuse.
CHICAGO (AP) — A new study says most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives.
(NAPSI)—New survey data, sponsored by AstraZeneca*, reveals that 84 percent of American patients surveyed feel that their physician should be the leading decision maker in what prescription medications they take for a condition. Moreover, the same survey indicates that 87 percent of these patients want to be told at the pharmacy if they are not getting their originally prescribed medication.1
SARASOTA COUNTY - The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office collected nearly 80 pounds of prescription medication as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) national turn-in event on Saturday.
SARASOTA, Fla. - A lengthy investigation into a widespread prescription fraud ring involving local residents has led to the arrest of 61 people, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.
SARASOTA - Officials have been cracking down on pain management clinics to make sure those who are getting prescription for narcotic drugs really need them, but now they want to expand their efforts. They hope all doctors will pitch in to help stomp out prescriptions drug abuse.
SARASOTA, FL - State officials are offering up new statistics about drug related deaths.