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Prescription drug addiction still an issue in Las Vegas valley

KLAS-TV - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
School police collected hundreds of pounds of prescription drugs turned in from people who no longer use the medication. Police say teens might not always know the real risks of prescription medications looking to get high as authorities urge folks to ...

Medical Marijuana States See Big Drop in Drug Prescriptions and Medicare Spending

L.A. Weekly - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Recent findings may show that medical marijuana not only saves state and federal governments millions on Medicare, but it may help curb prescription drug use too. A new study reports that in states where medical marijuana is available prescriptions for ...
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Your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Could Cost a Fortune if You Do This

Bloomington Pantagraph - ‎3 hours ago‎
But these rising costs are also cause for concern, as they mean that seniors need to be on their toes when enrolling in prescription drug plans (also known as Part D with original Medicare). If you aren't careful, a prescription drug plan (PDP) with ...

AMA: Lawyer Ads Are Alarming Prescription Drug Users, Jeopardizing Health Care

Forbes - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
At its annual meeting last month, the American Medical Association adopted a policy to advocate for a requirement that attorney commercials that may cause patients to stop using necessary medications to include “appropriate” and “conspicuous” warnings.

“Genocide by Prescription”: Drug Induced Death in America

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
Black and Hispanic Americans had already been depressed and economically marginalized for a much longer period - and the lower rate of prescription drug deaths among their populations may reflect greater resilience. It certainly reflects their reduced ...

A Path Forward for Lowering Prescription Drug Prices

Morning Consult - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
It's no secret that prescription drug prices are the fastest rising part of our health care system. That's especially true in the cases of specialty and life-saving medications used to treat cancer, hepatitis C, and other rare diseases and ailments ...
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Prescription Drug Prices in America Are Rising Like No Other Industry

Money Magazine - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
The high cost of prescription drugs has been causing pain and hardships for millions of Americans for years. And the situation appears to only be getting worse: Drug prices have risen an average of nearly 10% over the 12-month period ending in May ...
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Inspired by Prince's death, Chaka Khan has entered rehab for prescription drug addiction

National Post - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
Chaka Khan and her sister have entered a drug rehabilitation program to battle their addictions to prescription drugs, and the singer says she was inspired to do so by longtime friend Prince, who died in April from a drug overdose at the age of 57 ...
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Sen. McCaskill Fighting for Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in MO - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Senator McCaskill recently added an amendment to the comprehensive addiction and recovery act that is specific to Missouri's fight with prescription drug abuse. Missouri is the only state in the country that does not have a prescription drug monitoring ...
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Test results: Westmoreland County teen died from prescription drug mix

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
For nearly two months, investigators in Westmoreland County waited for lab results to tell them what killed a 17-year-old girl found dead in a car on the day she was to graduate from high school.
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iFHP Study Examines Variation in Prescription Drug Prices Around the Globe

Business Wire (press release) - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
While medical procedure costs vary or are relatively level across countries, there are large disparities in prescription and specialty drug prices. Prescription pain medication, OxyContin, cost only $36 in Spain, but jumps to an average cost of $265 in ...

Prescription Medication Costs May Increase 13% This Year

Pharmacy Times - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Overall, more than $419 billion was spent on prescription drugs last year, representing an 11.7% increase from the previous year, which was higher than anticipated.

Prescription Drug Drop Box Installed in Countryside - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
COUNTRYSIDE, IL - A drop box for unwanted prescription drugs has been installed in the Countryside City Hall, 5550 East Avenue.

Four soldiers discharged after taking prescription medication while deployed to Fiji - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Four soldiers have been discharged from the army after being found guilty of taking prescription medication while on deployment in Fiji.

Prescription Drug Abuse

NBC2 News - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Dr. Ojash Raval, an urgent care provider with Lee Memorial Health System, says the side effects of taking too much pain medication can be serious. “It's addictive in nature. It's why it's only prescribed in small quantities with no refills.” He says ...

4 Million Pills: Ocean County's Latest Prescription Drug Incineration - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
"In the worst-case scenarios, these forgotten pain-killing medications lead to addiction or teens becoming unwitting drug dealers.” Getting unused prescription painkillers out of medicine cabinets has been just one of the ways Coronato's office has ...

Prescription drug abuse remains serious problem

Orlando Sentinel - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Here are some numbers to ponder: Approximately 16 million people nationwide abuse prescription medications, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has officially declared prescription drug abuse an epidemic in the United ...

If you or a loved one depends on prescription meds, the Blink Health app can help pay for them

Digital Trends - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
It's no fun being sick or injured, or to be recovering from surgery, but paying for prescription medication can be almost as bad.

New report reveals prescription medication costs may increase up to 13% in 2016 - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Prescription medication costs are expected to rise at least 11 percent, and possibly up to 13 percent, in 2016, according to a new report on national trends and projections in prescription drug expenditures. The report, by a team of experts led by ...

Study: Bioactivity of Saw Palmetto Extract Parallels Prescription Drug for Prostate Health

Natural Products INSIDER (blog) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
According to a new study, a branded CO2 supercritical saw palmetto extract (Prosterol® by Euromed) was found to work in the same way, and just as well, as finasteride—a prescription drug used to treat enlarged prostate in men (Research and Reports in ...