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WINTER PARK, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- We are a pet-loving nation, with one third of Americans owning at least one dog or cat and while we open our homes and our hearts to our furry friends, we're also increasingly sharing some of the same diseases, many that can be prevented.
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.
MANATEE COUNTY – Manatee County law enforcement and MCSAC are taking back unwanted prescription drugs.
SARASOTA COUNTY - The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office charged 29 people in “Operation Bad Apple.”
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.
Are You Getting The Right Prescription At The Pharmacy Counter?
(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
Now's the Time to Evaluate Your Prescription Needs if you’re Enrolled in Medicare
ORANGE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 12, 2013--Medicare’s Annual Election Period, from October 15 through December 7, is a great time to review your needs and make sure that you have the coverage you need for 2014. With plan benefits and costs now available, research and comparing plans through an unbiased search tool like Joppel.com is the best way to find the coverage that will be right for you.
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 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 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.
A prescription medicine reduces symptoms in adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis.
(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.