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New Guide: A Sane Approach to Psychiatric Drugs

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 11.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Bruce E. Levine

Millions of people believe that psychiatric medications have saved their lives, while millions of others report that their psychiatric medications were unhelpful or made things worse. All this can result in mutual disrespect for different choices.

CVS Stores Lose Licenses Over Suspicious Drug Sales

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business

Sept 12 (Reuters) - U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration decided to revoke the controlled substance licenses of two CVS Caremark Corp drugstores in ...

Jeffrey Young

The $6,000 Gap: How Health Care Reform Doesn't Cover Everything For Some Low-Income Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.05.2012 | Business

Sometimes, even having health insurance isn't enough. Nick Shumaker faced down the shortcomings of his coverage when he learned the medicines to treat...

Katherine Bindley

How Scientists Are Helping In The Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living

It almost sounds too good to be true: painkillers that could be more effective in relieving pain and less likely to result in dependence and addiction...

Confronting the Truth on Overdose Awareness Day

Meghan Ralston | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Meghan Ralston

We have to acknowledge that a certain percentage of the population will never be entirely drug-free, and we have to figure out what to do about that. It's costly and regressive to continually respond with arrests, drug courts and incarceration.

Dr. Kevin Sabet's Anti-Marijuana Legalization Arguments Debunked

Russ Belville | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Russ Belville

Dr. Sabet says legalization of marijuana would increase abuse, thereby increasing arrests, thereby leading to more costs.

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...

How To Save Money On Prescription Drugs

AP | LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 08.15.2012 | Money

TRENTON, N.J. -- Struggling to pay for your prescription medication? You're far from alone: Studies show roughly a quarter of patients don't take med...

6 Tips for Managing the Cost of Your Prescription Medications

Women & Co | Posted 10.09.2012 | Money
Women & Co

Cutting back on pharmaceutical costs -- without cutting back on the medicine you need -- is easier than you think.

Big Pharma Is Basically An Advertising Industry

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business

Big Pharma might be working a lot harder to sell you products than to develop new ones. Prescription drug companies aren't putting a lot of resourc...

Are Prescription Drugs Making Us Any Healthier?

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

I know that prescription medications can help many people turn their health around, and I don't want to suggest that prescription drugs are all bad. But they are powerful enough to change our physiology and for this reason should not be taken lightly.

Generic Drugs Have Cut U.S. Health Care Costs By Over $1 Trillion

AP | LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 08.02.2012 | Money

TRENTON, N.J. -- Growing use of generic medicines has reduced U.S. health care spending by more than $1 trillion over the past decade, according to an...

Big Pharma: Take it Back -- Protect Our Water and Health

Larry_Cohen | Posted 09.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Larry_Cohen

Safe collection and disposal policies keep medications out of landfills, groundwater and drinking water, and reduce risks of poisoning, suicide, and antibiotic resistance.

It’s Past Time To Make Room For Spirituality In Mental Health Care

Christopher Gordon, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2012 | Religion
Christopher Gordon, M.D.

It's a rare case when a person's problems are satisfactorily resolved by a prescription alone. Much more commonly, anxiety or depression or other symptoms are part of a larger picture, requiring a more complex solution.

Do 'Study Drugs' Breed a Nation of Winners -- or Cheaters?

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

Children are learning that success comes not by training, practice and hard work, but by taking shortcuts. We tell young people, "Don't use drugs," but our beliefs and actions encourage them to win at all costs.

Drug Ring Allegedly Scammed Hundreds Of Millions From Medicaid

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — A nationwide prescription drug ring bought mountains of HIV medications and other drugs from down-and-out Medicaid recipients in New...

Man Or Dog?

AP | Posted 09.12.2012 | Los Angeles

GLENDORA, Calif. — Investigators say a Southern California doctor saw enough from an X-ray to prescribe pain killers to an undercover cop but mi...

OxyContin Abuse Is Down, But Is Increasing Abuse Rates Of This Illicit Drug

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2012 | Crime

By Gene Emery July 11 (Reuters Health) - U.S. drug abusers may be more likely to turn to heroin now that they are finding it harder to...

'Drug Tourists' Cause Headache For Law Enforcement

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 07.09.2012 | Crime

LEBANON, Ohio -- As he sat in the doctor's office, ex-boxer and weightlifter Gerald Dixon explained that years of sports had left him in pain, especia...

Decriminalization of Drug Possession Doesn't Increase Drug Use, New Report Finds

Ernest Drucker | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Ernest Drucker

Just like ending alcohol prohibition, making the current crop of drugs legal simply means changing the laws. But changing the laws has been turned into a bloody legal and political battle that is about everything except drugs.

50 Percent Of Seniors Overlook Drug Warning Labels

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.01.2013 | Fifty

Prescription drugs may help with conditions such as hypertension and high cholesterol, but taken in incorrect doses, they can do more harm than good. ...

5 Meds That Could Become Addictive

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.01.2013 | Fifty

Based on data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 4.8 million adults aged 50 and older used an illicit drug -- whether it was an illegal substance or non-medical use of a prescription -- last year.

Addiction And Divorce

Henry Gornbein | Posted 08.30.2012 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

In many marriages where one spouse is the addict, the other spouse becomes the enabler. This can become a major part of the problem.

Obamacare Repeal: Phase One of the Romney-Republican Assault on the Middle Class

Ethan Rome | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

You would think that the Supreme Court's ruling might end the debate about health care and allow Congress to focus on creating jobs. But it won't because GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and the Republicans want to repeal it.

Human Pharmacies Increasingly Offering Pet Medications

Posted 06.27.2012 | Business

It’s now more convenient for Rover to get his medication, as more pharmacy chains are offering access to prescription pet medications, the Sun Senti...