On July 19th, a few members of the House introduced legislation that will require all pain medications to have safeguards to prevent abuse.
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In 2009, 7 million Americans reported current (past month) nonmedical use of prescription drugs. That is greater than the number of those who used cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, and inhalants--combined.
Whitening the human face for comic effect has its roots in ancient Greek theater. Comic characters were portrayed wearing white masks, while the tragic heroes were usually cast in black masks.
The major profits made by medications in the past year cluster around a group of 5 medications that were far and away the biggest money-makers of 2011.
The “Obamacare” act has saved millions of dollars in prescription drug costs to some of the neediest people in society – the aged & disabled.
Prescription drugs can affect the environment in numerous ways. From the time production begins until long after they are consumed, harmful chemicals have numerous opportunities to affect the soil, air, and water. This leads to environmental hazards and a decreased quality of life for those who come in contact with them. The infographic below details [...]
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a press release to warn consumers of counterfeit Adderall that is being sold online.
The Placebo Effect occurs when patients are given what they perceive to be a medical treatment which results in signs of improvement in the condition.
For Alcohol Awareness Month 2012 we created this infographic to raise awareness of the fact that people abusing alcohol are 18 times more likely to also be abusing prescription medications than people who are not abusing alcohol.
Prescription drugs can sometimes be a double-edged sword. They relieve symptoms of a particular condition but can cause a whole new set of problems. Even worse, sometimes they not only cause side effects, they do not even work at all for some people. A recent study found that many urinary incontinence medications were only moderately [...]
The FDA has directed Merck to place additional warnings of potential sexual side effects on the labels of Propecia, which treats male pattern baldness, and Proscar, which treats symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate. Both drugs contain Finasteride which inhibits some male hormonal activity. Adverse Events Reporting System The FDA has a [...]
On March 28, 2012, the FDA released a new list of dosing and use recommendations for Celexa (Citalopram)