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Healthcare Giant Recalls Motrin Pills That May Work Too Slowly

AP | By LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

TRENTON, N.J. -- Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson has issued another recall of Motrin pain relievers, at least the sixth in two years. It's part of...

Catherine Pearson

ADHD Medications: Safe For Your Heart?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.13.2011 | Healthy Living

Between 2001 and 2010, use of medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder increased more rapidly among adults than kids. With more than 1...

Holding Doctors Accountable

Diane Dimond | Posted 02.06.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Now, prosecutors have the rock solid, slam dunk Conrad Murray conviction under their belt which could very well add new energy to cases pending against doctors in other states.

Can a New 'Mother's Little Helper' Solve Our Sleep Struggles?

Deni Carise | Posted 02.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Deni Carise

Women today face more responsibilities than ever before. For this reason, more and more women are turning to sleep medication -- or as the New York Times dubbed it in a recent article, "Mother's New Little Helper."

Pain Doctor Arrested After Peddling 17,000 Prescriptions

AP | By JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 11.22.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A pain management doctor whose patients included a man who killed four people in a pharmacy robbery made a practice of peddling prescripti...

Katherine Bindley

One In Four Women Are Using What?

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 11.16.2011 | Women

When it comes to feeling depressed or anxious, or inattentive, women are more likely to take prescription medication than men, according to a new repo...

The Fine Line Between Shared and Manipulated Medical Decisions

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business
Michael L. Millenson

Are hard-edged smoking cessation or weight loss programs justified because they help keep down everyone's insurance costs? What is the balance between personal freedom and societal obligations?

Is California Fueling A Painkiller 'Epidemic'?

| Posted 01.09.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Christina Jewett While federal authorities are calling the spike in prescription paink...

Prescription Drug Abuse: How To Protect Your Family

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 01.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

The work ahead is not about keeping pain medications from patients in need. It is about good medicine and public health.

The Role Of Patents In Inflating Drug Costs: An Excerpt From 'Deadly Monopolies'

Posted 12.21.2011 | Business

This is an adaption from "Deadly Monopolies" Harriet A. Washington's new book, which explores how the corporate takeover of the medical industry is af...

Katherine Bindley

The Scary Truth About Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.19.2011 | Parents

If you have teenagers, you may have established a system to keep them out of your liquor cabinet or wine fridge. But experts are now saying you should...

Why Medical Prescriptions May Be Killing Thousands Of Americans Every Year

Ronald Ricker | Posted 12.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Ronald Ricker

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that we physicians' prescribing practices have finally caught up with all of us in a big way.

170,000 Medicare Recipients Scored Large Amount of Painkillers From Multiple Doctors, Report Finds

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Drug abusers are exploiting Medicare prescription's benefit to score large quantities of painkillers, and taxpayers have to foot most of...

How Does She Do It?

Carolita Johnson | Posted 11.20.2011 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson

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Pot-Smoking Georgia Judge Ousted From Bench For Bizarre Behavior

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 11.06.2011 | Crime

ATLANTA — A Georgia judge who pointed a gun at himself while at the courthouse, berated his boss in a bizarre televised rant and admitted to reg...

Do Liberals Have to Be Losers?

Dean Baker | Posted 10.29.2011 | Books
Dean Baker

There is nothing efficient about the policies that conservatives have used to restructure the economy over the last three decades. Progressives can design policies that are every bit as efficient that lead to greater equality in the distribution of before tax income.

Births Of Prescription Drug Addicted Babies On The Rise

Posted 09.27.2011 | Healthy Living

It's a trend reminiscent of the "crack baby" epidemic of the 1980s, and doctors say they are seeing more babies than ever before born addicted to pres...

Bernie Sanders Tries Some Clear Thinking on Prescription Drugs

Dean Baker | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

Many drugs in the U.S. sell for hundreds of dollar per prescription and sometimes several thousand dollars per prescription. There is a simple reason for this: government-granted patent monopolies.

Why Do We Now Have a Prescription Drug Abuse Problem?

Stanton Peele | Posted 07.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

People seek most critically in addiction the certainty of an experience, especially that of powerful relief from pain and anxiety. Anything with that effect has strong addictive potential.

Bloomberg Announces City's First Official Prescription Discount Card

Clinton Hill, NY Patch | McCarton Ackerman | Posted 07.18.2011 | New York

An announcement in Brooklyn this morning from Mayor Michael Bloomberg will make it easier for the more than one million New Yorkers who don't have hea...

Pharma's Surefire Formula: Simultaneous Optimization and Reinvention

Inder Sidhu | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

Between now and 2016, nearly a dozen top-selling, brand-name pharmaceuticals will lose their patent protection. So why aren't the nation's largest drug distributors sweating bullets?

David Lohr

Florida Woman Accused of Hiding Drugs, Knives, In Fat Folds And Vagina

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Authorities in southwest Florida recently detained a woman who not only allegedly had hundreds of prescription pills in her possession, but also had t...

White House Takes On America's Deadliest Drug Abuse Problem

AP | By CURT ANDERSON | Posted 06.20.2011 | Home

MIAMI -- The White House drug czar wants doctors, states and law enforcement working harder to stop America's deadliest drug-abuse problem: highly add...

Andrea Stone

Obama Won't Fully Use Power Of Feds To Lower Medicare Drug Prices For Seniors

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In laying out his framework to cut the deficit, President Obama appears to have abandoned a campaign promise he reneged on last year in...

The Lithium Chronicles

Christine Egan | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Egan

This is the story of how he ended up walking naked down a highway and making his slow journey back to a life without psychotropic medication.