Tag: prescription drugs

Lowering Prescription Drug Prices

As the cost of medications continues to rise and the debate over pharmaceuticals intensifies, patients are often faced with navigating...

February 6, 2019

Antibiotic Resistance on the Rise — Here’s...

Antibiotics used as frontline treatment to fight bacterial infections have saved millions of lives, but a new report is raising...

November 14, 2018

Roundup: Kids Overdosing on Opioids; At-Home Genetic...

Opioid-Related Hospitalizations of Children More Than Doubles As the opioid crisis continues to sweep the nation, children are also falling...

March 9, 2018

Curbing the Opioid Epidemic

When Florida Governor Rick Scott declared the state’s opioid epidemic a public health emergency in May, many in healthcare applauded....

September 21, 2017

Food and Drug Interactions: Which Combinations to...

Food and drug interactions can increase or decrease the effectiveness of your medicine. These interactions can happen with prescription or...

October 25, 2016

Roundup: FDA Broadens Warnings Against Mixing Opioids...

The FDA said this week that it is equiring nearly 400 products to carry a "black box warning" focusing on...

September 2, 2016

News Roundup: Sugary Drinks Linked to Higher...

A study of 42,000 Swedish men, over 12-year span, found that those who drank at least two sweetened beverages a...

November 6, 2015

Prescription Abuse: Dangers & Solutions

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about 100 people die each day from drug overdose, primarily...

September 8, 2014

Prescriptions for Pill Safety

It’s easy!  Take this Pill Quiz: Are your doctors up to speed on the contents of your medicine cabinet? Are...

December 4, 2013

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Why ‘Exercise Prescriptions’ Are Good Medicine

Getting a prescription for a medication is nothing new. Neither is getting your doctor’s advice to exercise regularly. When that advice takes the form of...

New Front-Line Drug Therapy for Stroke...

Since 1995, patients arriving at a hospital within 4.5 hours of onset of stroke symptoms have been treated with alteplase, a type of tPA medication...

Beating the Odds: Pancreatic Cancer Survivor...

At the start of 2019, Bob Dickinson got a diagnosis no one wants ― pancreatic cancer. Until very recently, pancreatic cancer cases rarely have had...