The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Tuesday that immediate-release opioid painkillers such as Oxycontin and fentanyl will now be required to carry a "black box" warning about the risk of abuse, addiction, overdose and death.
Los Angeles -
Hsiu-Ying "Lisa" Tseng is the first doctor in the United States to be convicted of second-degree murder in the overdose deaths of three of her patients. She wrote the prescriptions but did not administer the drugs.
As the epidemic of prescription drug abuse continues to proliferate, medical professionals continue to search for ways to reduce their reliance on these dangerous and addictive medications — for many, the use of compound drugs has been the answer.
According to a new study released by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, nearly half of all primary care physicians in the U.S. say they are becoming less likely to prescribe opioids to patients for pain management.
In several speculative reports following the massacre of children at Sandy Hook Elementary, defenders of the Second Amendment claim that Lanza was likely on medication which may have caused his homicidal behavior.
Salt Lake City -
A commonly discussed question wonders if a pill could help students get good grades, get into college and compete at the top, should they take it? The answer is "yes" for most college and even high school students in Utah.
New York City medical examiner office released their report today and said Hollywood actor Heath Ledger died because of accidental prescription drug abuse. The various drugs he took at the same time produced a toxic effect leading to his death.