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Rising Prescription Pricing Has Dire Consequences

Lisa Chau | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Chau

The relentless hyperinflation of drug prices needs to end, but it won't happen without major changes in policy. Some actions or proposals have included (but are definitely not limited to):

10 Things Your Pharmacist Wants You To Know | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.12.2016 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM 1. Don't store medication in the bathroom. The bathroom is probably the last place in house where you should keep your medicatio...

Skyrocketing Suicide Rates Could Become a Public Health Epidemic

Lisa Chau | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Chau

The emotional needs of our communities must be addressed now. Given the data, we know that we are already in an increasingly dangerous situation. Our country is in a mental health crisis.

Los Angeles Doctor Convicted Of Murder By Over-Prescription

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.30.2015 | Crime

LOS ANGELES, Oct 30 (Reuters) - A Los Angeles-area doctor was found guilty on Friday of three counts of murder for over-prescribing drugs that caused ...

Ellen's Biggest (and Bravest) Fan Opens Up About Hospital Life, Junebug and Her Love of Chef Boyardee

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 06.13.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

I recently sat down with Briana for an in-depth interview, a plan we masterfully crafted through Twitter. We Skyped, as Briana was still in the hospital with a weak immune system--one week prior, on March 17th, she had had her second bone marrow transplant.

Top 5 Reasons Why We Need Over-the-Counter Naloxone to Combat Drug Overdose

Tessie Castillo | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Tessie Castillo

View image | As drug overdose reigns as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, naloxone has emerged as one of th...

Oklahoma Tackles the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

Adam Banner | Posted 06.23.2014 | Crime
Adam Banner

More than 6 million Americans abuse prescription drugs, and both the number of prescription drug sales and the number of prescription drug overdose deaths have quadrupled since 1999. Are doctors to blame?

Dependence Through Denial and Deception: How Health Insurance Companies Keep Your Premiums High

David Belk | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
David Belk

If these medications don't cost very much, if they don't cost the insurance companies anything, why the denials? And what does this tell us about the role of health insurance in our lives?

Why America Has a Prescription Drug Epidemic: To Regulate Or Educate? No Question -- You Do Both

Adam Winstock | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Adam Winstock

Can 'big pharma' really be held to account for the prescription opioid problem anymore than let's say the alcohol industry can for alcoholism? I'm not sure, but it has got to be more than coincidence that both industries often to respond to such concerns by offering and actively supporting 'education' rather than regulation.

Study Finds Many Older People Are Being Prescribed The Wrong Drugs

Posted 08.23.2012 | Fifty

One in five medications used by people older than 65 are prescribed inappropriately in primary care settings, which can cause adverse reactions, acco...

Birth Control Is a Critical Health Need

Vanessa Cullins | Posted 08.28.2012 | Black Voices
Vanessa Cullins

Birth control has had such a dramatic impact on women and families in this country that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named it one of the top 10 public health achievements of the past century.

Iceland Trying To Make Cigarettes Prescription-Only

Newser | Posted 09.04.2011 | World

In Iceland, you may soon need to head to the pharmacy to get your cigarettes. The country is considering a counter-intuitive measure that would make c...

"Kidney Stone II: The Sequel"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

In what I fear will become a series with more sequels than "Rocky," I had my second kidney stone.

Do it Yourself Health Care Reform

Dave Chase | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dave Chase

In the past, health care costs weren't a big enough impact on the bottom line for business to worry about. That has changed. Many are at a breaking point, and I believe the prescription is a do-it-yourself approach.

Fact Or Fiction? Michael Jackson, Sotomayor, And What To Do When You Don't Know What To Believe

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

What if what frightens us silly is facing the notion that we've actually got to learn how to work collaboratively together as the Unknown presents itself, before its too late?

Question For Obama: How About A Science-Based Drug Policy?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant