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It’s Alcohol Awareness Month! Alcohol Abuse Makes Prescription Drug Use More Likely April 1, 2012

It’s Alcohol Awareness Month! Alcohol Abuse Makes Prescription Drug Use More Likely

One of the many problems linked with the misuse of alcohol is the increased likelihood of a person abusing prescription drugs.


Drug Side Effects: The Role of the FDA March 30, 2012

Drug Side Effects: The Role of the FDA

The FDA encourages consumer reporting of side effects because many adverse effects are not discovered until after the release of a drug.


Grapefruit and Prescription Medications March 11, 2012

Grapefruit and Prescription Medications

According to the FDA, Grapefruit juice and fresh grapefruit can interfere with the action of some prescription drugs, as well as a few non-prescription drugs.


Prescription and OTC Options for Treating Allergy Symptoms March 4, 2012

Prescription and OTC Options for Treating Allergy Symptoms

While some allergies can be easily controlled, others are acute and sufferers are left with no choice but to seek relief in the form of OTC or even prescription medications.


Use of SSRIs (Antidepressants) During Pregnancy March 3, 2012

Use of SSRIs (Antidepressants) During Pregnancy

Prescription drugs and medications are often associated with many side effects and antidepressants used during pregnancy are no exception.


FDA Cites New Risks Associated with Statins March 3, 2012

FDA Cites New Risks Associated with Statins

A recent FDA announcement will add new warnings to prescription statin drug labels and will affect tens of millions of Americans, both ill and at-risk.


February 25, 2012

The Side Effects of Statin Drugs

Statins are a class of drugs that work to lower the levels of cholesterol in the blood.  This is achieved by reducing the production of cholesterol within the liver. Statins have the potential to inhibit the risks associated with atherosclerosis when used in conjunction with healthy lifestyle choices. The benefits of statin drugs are not [...]


Talking To Your Doctor About Drug Side Effects February 20, 2012

Talking To Your Doctor About Drug Side Effects

To prevent serious drug side effects, report everything to your doctor and never reduce or eliminate a medication without first consulting your health care provider.


Prescription Drug Abuse February 15, 2012

Prescription Drug Abuse

Drug abuse is not the same as drug dependence or addiction. With an addiction, you have a physical and psychological need for the drug.


Do Prescription Drugs Affect Learning? February 9, 2012

Do Prescription Drugs Affect Learning?

Some commonly prescribed drugs and medications may affect learning immediately or in the future. Scientists and Researchers around the world have made it their lives’ work to find out.


Understanding The Directions on Prescription Drug Labels February 3, 2012

Understanding The Directions on Prescription Drug Labels

When taking prescription drugs for an illness or injury, it is extremely important to understand the directions provided by a doctor or pharmacist


Top 10 Weirdest Prescription Drug Side Effects January 2, 2012

Top 10 Weirdest Prescription Drug Side Effects

Prescription drugs have many benefits but their accompanying side effects also ensure that doctors will never go out of business.


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