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Most U.S. teens who abuse opioids started with a prescription

According to a new study on opioid use among adolescents, most teenagers who end up abusing opioids first received the drugs through a prescription from a doctor.

Arizona allows pharmacists to change prescriptions

Phoenix - Arizona has become the first U.S. state to allow pharmacists to change the medicine prescribed on a doctor’s prescription for a similar drug product. The law requires the patient to be informed.

Cops accuse man of stealing ID to get illegal prescription drugs

Brooklyn - New York Cops are looking for a man they say stole a 55-year-old woman's identity to obtain prescription drugs illegally.

Sharp rise in slimming drug prescriptions costs NHS close to £50m

In 2009 the NHS spent nearly £50 million on prescriptions for slimming drugs. Prescriptions for one drug, Orlistat, reached over a million.

Washington Walgreens to Stop Taking New Medicaid Patients

As of April 16, Walgreens drugstores across Washington state will stop taking new Medicaid patients, saying that filling their prescriptions is a money-losing proposition because of continued reduction in reimbursement under Washington's Medicaid program

Wal-mart offers free mail delivery of prescriptions in 22 states

Wal-Mart announced that its stores and Sam's Club pharmacies in 22 states and Washington, D.C. will provide free mail delivery of 300 prescription drugs.

The Second Doctor In The Anna Nicole Case, Turns Herself In

The two doctors charged with prescribing too many drugs to Anna Nicole Smith have now both surrendered to authorities in California and each has paid the $20,000 bail.

Study: Printed Consumer Medication Info Not Consistently Useful

An FDA study found the printed consumer medication information (CMI) voluntarily provided with new prescriptions by retail pharmacies does not consistently provide easy-to-read, understandable information about the use and risks of medications.

Op-Ed: Big rises in prescription costs disgusting, worse than diseases

Who needs a pandemic, when the health insurance system can give sick people a chance at poverty? The fixed amount scheme is gone, and now patients have to pay hundreds, or thousands of dollars. Comes to that, who needs diseases?

Off Label Prescriptions: Is Your Medication FDA-Approved For Your Specific Condition?

Off-label prescribing, which is the practice of prescribing a drug outside of the scope of the drugs approved label is rampant. It is estimated that over 60% of all prescriptions written in the US are off-label. What does this mean for you, the consumer?

Feel Free To Be Ill In Wales

If you're in Wales, you will now be entitled to free prescriptions, saving your household thousands in your lifetime, yet and the same time, UK charges continue to rise

Phoney Prescriptions Another Sign of Drug Problem

Some pharmacies in British Columbia have been the recipients of high quality forged prescriptions for narcotics.

Antidepressants linked to 'adolescent' aggression

Some of the Drugs my Doctor gave me had the exact opposite effect and I'm an Adult... Hmmm Of course they only go by what the Drug Companies tell them the Drugs can do... We need better and longer testing but then they would cry foul for "Lost Profits"...

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