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Prescription Medication

Creating a Healthier Nation for All

Cindy Steinberg | Posted 03.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Steinberg

Prescription drug abuse is a serious problem in the U.S., and there is much more we can do to address and prevent it. Chronic pain is serious too, and prohibiting access to much-needed treatment is not the answer to either problem.

Your Medications and Your Breakfast Could Be a Deadly Combination

Dr. Susan Taylor | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Taylor

Do you enjoy a glass of grapefruit or cranberry juice in the morning when you take your medication? Don't think about drinking these juices if you t...

The FDA's Dangerous Death Race

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Spencer Aronfeld

As a Miami lawyer who sues prescription drug manufactures, I strongly urge the FDA to slow down and not allow innovation and corporate profit to outweigh consumer safety.

21 Arrested In NYC Craigslist Prescription Drug Bust

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 12.11.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — The Craigslist ad offered black-market Percocet pills for sale but warned potential customers: "No LE please." Meaning: No law enforc...

Choosing Between Good Mood and Bad Weight

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

People who become obese in association with their antidepressant or bipolar disorder treatment are not like others who struggle with eating issues all their adult life. Many of them had been thin before drug treatment; they had healthy habits.

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.

8 Things You Need To Do If Your Child Is On Psychiatric Meds

Kaitlin Bell Barnett | Posted 06.20.2012 | Parents
Kaitlin Bell Barnett

If the decision is made that medication is worth a try, here are some steps adults can take to help children benefit as much as possible from the experience.

How To Be A Better Patient

Gayatri Devi, M.D. | Posted 03.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Gayatri Devi, M.D.

Patients' failures to adhere to their prescribed medication regimes is a major impediment to health.

More Teens Receiving Dangerous Prescriptions

Reuters | Alison McCook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In 2007, one out of every nine teens and one out of six young adults in their 20s received prescriptions for medication that have the potential for ab...

DEA 'Take-Back' Nets 121 TONS Of Drugs

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A daylong, nationwide effort to get people to turn in old or unwanted prescription drugs collected more than 121 tons of unused med...

Should Patients Be Paid for Medical Compliance?

Victoria Rogers McEvoy, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Victoria Rogers McEvoy, M.D.

By creating an incentive for patients to stay healthy, it may be possible to avoid ER visits, eliminate surgeries, cut down or avoid hospitalizations and maybe eliminate some of the unnecessary trips to the doctor.

What Is Stopping You From Getting A Good Night's Sleep?

Anne Dunev | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dunev

Consider insomnia as a symptom of a deeper problem. The answer is not sleep medication, or psychotropic medication, as the medications themselves are toxic to the organs, have side-effects, are often addictive.

A Ban on Painkillers Helps No One

Joshua Lyon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joshua Lyon

We can't combat painkillers like any other drug epidemic by trying to eliminate the source. The medications must remain available to people who are living with debilitating diseases.

Thank You, Bill Maher, For Asking Where in the World is Barack Obama and What is He Going To Do About Healthcare?

Anne Dunev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anne Dunev

Most decent people cannot conceive that anyone would profit from knowingly harming others. That is the flaw in capitalism. And that is one reason that evil can exist.

More Americans Are Taking Prescription Medications

AP | LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

TRENTON, N.J. — For the first time, it appears that more than half of all insured Americans are taking prescription medicines regularly for chro...

Pills, Placebos, and Prescription Drugs - Oh My!

Huffington Post | Verena von Pfetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It looks like pills are a popular subject this week. Yesterday, Newsweek dove in to the dangerous debate over placebo pills. No one is saying "posit...