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(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.
From sick newborns to cancer patients, some Americans cannot get the drugs they need. But there is an on-going fight to change that.
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)—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
(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.
MANATEE COUNTY – Manatee County law enforcement and MCSAC are taking back unwanted prescription drugs.
There is much debate about the proposed legalization of marijuana for medical purposes, and, recently CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta apologized to the American people for misleading them about the benefits of the plant.
There are dangerous health risks associated with taking high doses of acetaminophen.
More than half of pregnant women experience nausea and vomiting- typically early in their pregnancy.
SARASOTA COUNTY - The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging broader use of the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).
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.
(NAPSI)ORENCIA (abatacept) is the first and only biologic for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) available in both self-injectable (under the skin) and intravenous (IV) infusion (through a vein in the arm) formulations. Since the majority of RA patients initiating therapy with a biologic receive their treatment by self-injection, the availability of the self-injectable formulation of ORENCIA offers physicians a choice for more of their patients.
MANATEE COUNTY - The fight to legalize medical marijuana got a boost this week. The state attorney's office announcing it will dismiss charges against Suncoast resident Robert Jordan, who was accused of growing marijuana at his home to treat his wife's medical condition.
(ARA) – Packing a lunch, signing permission slips and laying out clean clothes for the morning are all part of parents’ to-do lists when prepping for their children’s day at school. But for parents of the 6.5 million American children being treated for a chronic medical condition, preparing for school also means putting pill bottles in backpacks along with lunchboxes.
(ARA) - Every day in the United States, about 165 kids - or roughly four busloads of children - are seen in emergency rooms for accidental medication poisonings. Medications are the leading cause of accidental child poisoning deaths today, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
During my first year in practice, I had three unfortunate experiences that were frustrating because the pets could have survived if different forms of drugs or delivery of medications and treatments had been available at the time.
(ARA) - Two million Americans fall victim to medical identity theft each year, according to a study by the Ponemon Institute, commissioned by Experian's ProtectMyID. While medical identity theft costs victims an average of $22,346, the potential impact can be far greater - medical identity theft could cost some victims their health, or even their lives.
(BPT) - Today, opioid prescription painkiller addiction – also known as opioid dependence – affects millions of Americans, and the number is growing. In an effort to spread the word that people living with this chronic disease do not need to face it alone, Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc. partnered with Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino and community ambassadors from across the country to launch a new public health initiative, “Reset Reality.” Reset Reality aims to increase knowledge and understanding of the prevalence, science and treatment of opioid dependence. Michael and the community ambassadors hope to get the word out that people don’t have to face the fight alone and can help to reset their situation by working with a doctor to manage prescription painkiller addiction.
(ARA) - Americans are busy people, and with everything that goes on in our daily lives, remembering to take a prescribed medication can be a challenge. But studies show that forgetting your medications has consequences, including creating a more serious and even dangerous health issue. According to The New England Journal of Medicine, nearly 70 percent of medication-related hospital admissions in the United States are the result of not taking a prescription medication as directed by a doctor.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Yet it’s still a controversial topic in the U.S. Under federal law, only FDA approved medications can be prescribed; marijuana is not one of them. Still medical marijuana is now legal in 20 states, plus our nation’s capital. So is marijuana really medicine?
You may be overdosing on Acetaminophen when you take prescription drugs. Some over the counter medications contain more than the new FDA limits of the ingredient posing a health risk.
Americans are learning about prescription drugs not only from their doctors, but through television commercials. Advertising could possibly spur an increase in prescription drug abuse across the nation.
(NAPSI)—Thanks to a popular mobile app, it may be easier for people to do what they need to do to live a healthier lifestyle-all while on the go.
SARASOTA, FLA. - Florida fights prescription drug abuse aggressively. State regulators tighten regulations and limit the supply of narcotic pills distributors and pharmacies can have in their inventory. It is a move applauded by Sheriff Tom Knight who says it has made it harder for criminals to abuse prescription drugs.