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Health Care Reform Bill: Cost, Details, Changes Released

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congressional Democrats have released a final version of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul bill in advance of a House vote planned for Sun...

FDA: Cautious on food safety - reckless on prescription drug safety

Sidney M. Wolfe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Sidney M. Wolfe

The new guard at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has brought welcome, increased focus and action to protect people from unsafe or possibly unsa...

Health Care Discussions: Where's My Money Going?

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Al did his research before his next call. "I read that Americans spend two to six times more on health care per person than other wealthy countries b...

I Feel Good

Denis Leary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Denis Leary

I believe in prescription drugs -- in feeling better. But I also believe if you're sitting at the blackjack table wearing an adult diaper with a fat, bloated face and a 4-hour erection, maybe it's time to slow down a bit.

Gas Odor Leads To $5 Million Drug Bust

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

FAIRVIEW, N.J. — Police investigating the source of a gas odor at a northern New Jersey home instead found thousands of pills and other prescrip...

Zero-Tolerance Drug Policy: Seventh Grader Suspended For Touching Adderall Pill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A seventh grader who touched a prescription drug pill while at school has been suspended for a week because of her school's interpretation of their ze...

Do Health Care Advances Make Us Healthier?

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

Last week's CDC report, "Health, United States, 2009" confirms that Americans are increasingly turning to medications, scans, and procedures to improve their health. Exercising, eating right, and weight loss: not so much.

Is Strattera Getting Too Easy To Prescribe For ADHD?

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael B. Laskoff

Generally, I only write about my ADHD when there's a news 'hook'. That's because I treat my ADHD with an amphetamine based medication called Vyvanse, ...

Billy Tauzin Leaving Pharma: Top Lobbyist For Drugmakers Stepping Down

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The head of the influential trade association for drug manufacturers announced Thursday night that he is leaving his job. The deve...

Eco Etiquette: How Can I Fight Prescription Pill Pollution?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. Is there a proper way to ...

Health Care Reform Business: Expect Hospital And Insurance Mergers, Less Revenue For Drugmakers

Bloomberg | Alex Nussbaum and Meg Tirrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Insurers, drugmakers and hospitals will likely slash costs and merge companies to maneuver through a U.S. health-care landscape marked by rising medic...

Zumante Lucero, 9 Year Old Boy, Dies After State Makes Error Processing Medicaid Case

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Zumante Lucero, a 9 year-old Denver boy with asthma, died in July after a severe attack. His family had previously been on Medicaid, but was unexpect...

ReThink Interview: Cevin Soling, Director of the War On Kids

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The War On Kids, a documentary by Cevin (pronounced "Kevin") Soling, goes inside the American public school system to reveal some unsettling truths --...

More Seniors Eligible for Big Medicare Drug Subsidy

Mark Miller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Miller

The Extra Help Program - administered by the Social Security Administration - subsidizes Medicare Part D prescription drug premiums for eligible seniors. While the program isn't new, eligibility rules have changed in a way that expands availability dramatically.

No Mo Joe

Norman Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Goldman

Not only should the Democrats say "no" to more Joe, they should realize they are destroying their base, and that the President has lost his mojo.

Ryan Grim

Pharma Deal To Be Tested On Senate Floor

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has promised to allow a vote on re-importing prescription drugs from Canada as an amendment to the health c...

Americans on Drugs

Francine Hardaway | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francine Hardaway

The number one problem doctors report about treating patients is failure to take prescription medications correctly, regardless of patient age.

A Tribute to a Friend I Never Knew

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

Perhaps it's because Brittany Murphy suffered from the same health condition or simply because she died on my birthday. Regardless, I am compelled to write a tribute I hope might save others.

Medicalization is the New Happy Hour

Elissa Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Elissa Stein

We are becoming, or perhaps we now are, a society of quick fixes. Of convenience. Of taking the easy way out. Inconvenienced by periods? Sign up for Lybrel. Can't get it up anymore? Take Viagra.

Big Pharma Raises Prices 10% Even As It Promises To Cut Nation's Drug Costs

New York Times | DUFF WILSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even as drug makers promise to support Washington's health care overhaul by shaving $8 billion a year off the nation's drug costs after the legislatio...

Ryan Grim

Doughnuts For Dorgan: Drug Reimportation Killed In Deal That Might Get Cheaper Drugs For Seniors

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama and the Senate leadership can't whip up the votes necessary to pass a public option or even a Medicare buy-in compromise, but they did...

The Price of Prescription Drugs Around the World

D. Brad Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

We've come to the end of the health care costs world tour and conclude today with a look at the price of three prescription drugs: Plavix, Nexium, and...

Anna Nicole: Killer Support

Lorraine Roe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lorraine Roe

We all need entourages in life. It's who we choose that makes the difference. Are we selecting people who nurture our egos or our souls? Are they people who are energy vampires or those who take responsibility for their words and deeds?

Happy New Year?

Douglas Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Douglas Forbes

I'm sorry, but did I miss something? Can someone please explain to me why exactly I'm supposed to be so happy?

Sexual Addiction: The New Swine Flu Or Vast Female Conspiracy?

Robert Rosenthal | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Rosenthal

Ladies and brothers, let us be frank: men are pig dogs. We like sex. We think about sex. We crave sex. A man knows within a millisecond of seeing a woman whether he finds her sexually attractive.