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2012-01-19 12:36:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Medicine Chest Challenge (AMCC), the nation's largest privately funded public health campaign preventing prescription drug abuse, announced today, the creation of a national online directory of permanent prescription drug collection boxes for the collection of unused, unwanted, and expired medicine. The directory created in cooperation with local, county and state law enforcement is available on...

2012-01-19 08:35:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Medbox, Inc. (Pinksheets: MDBX) (www.medboxinc.com) has developed the Medbox(TM) Rx Prescription Dispensing System for use in hospitals, pharmacies, health clinics and intensive care facilities. A recent study published in Critical Care Medicine concluded that automated drug dispensing systems reduce medication errors in intensive care settings. Medication errors are defined as any preventable event that may lead to inappropriate...

2012-01-18 19:57:56

Oseltamivir. Esomeprazole. Trastuzumab. Where do drugs get those odd-sounding generic names? The answers are in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, which explains the logic behind the tongue-twisters. C&EN Associate Editor Carmen Drahl explains that until 1961 there was no standard for assigning drugs generic names, which are different from brand names like...

2012-01-10 13:39:00

NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- uVera Diagnostics has introduced the CR3 Keyless Split Sample Cup to its inventory. The new drug screening specimen cup provides several state-of-the-art features not available together in any other product on the market. "This is revolutionary to the drug testing industry," said Rick Nee, president of uVera Diagnostics. "The unisex cup opening is designed for ease of use for both genders. The unique patented device is keyless,...

2012-01-10 07:35:00

MALIBU, Calif., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The arrest on 01/05/2012 of Santa Barbara physician Dr. Julio Diaz has brought into sharp focus the upsurge of accidental overdose deaths from prescription medications. According to one of the nation's leading prescription drug abuse rehab centers, Dr. Diaz's arrest points to the dangers both of prescription drug abuse and "doctor shopping," the process of finding a physician who will prescribe medication for nonmedical purposes. Each of these...

2012-01-03 09:30:00

American Pharmacists Association Recommends Getting Rid of Unused Medications Once A Year WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the New Year begins, and healthy resolutions are made, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is encouraging Americans to clean out their medicine cabinets. Pharmacists recommend patients clean out their medicine cabinets once a year to dispose of all the unused and expired medications that accumulated over the previous year. This once...

2011-12-23 16:30:00

Canada-based website CanadaDrugPharmacy.com conducts price comparison study of twenty different drugs from three other websites. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 23, 2011 Canada Drug Pharmacy, one of Canada´s fastest growing international providers of discount-price drugs and generic medications, recently conducted a pricing survey covering twenty popular drugs sold by three traditional and online pharmacies. The survey proved yet again that Canada Drug Pharmacy offers prescription drugs...

2011-12-20 04:15:00

The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the severe side effects of the drug Fosamax, is repeating the warning given by the AARP that coffee might block the absorption or increase the effects of some medications. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 19, 2011 According to a piece posted at the website of AARP on December 5, âœthe coffee you drink in the morning with some of your prescription drugs can either block their absorption or...

2011-12-15 12:50:00

New Executive Director is named to help facilitate the programs at A New Day, a comprehensive Drug Rehab in Florida. North Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) December 15, 2011 With a new year on the horizon, A New Day drug rehab in Florida located in North Palm Beach has hired Kristie Slinskey as its new Executive Director. Because drug rehab programs are always evolving and improving over time, Ms. Slinskeyâs input is going to be a key factor at the facility because of her broad range of...

2011-12-06 08:00:00

Canada Drug Pharmacy offers Wellbutrin XL at a cheaper price, much cheaper when compared to purchasing the same drug from traditional retail stores. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 06, 2011 Starting Dec 5th 2011, Canada Drug Pharmacy offers Wellbutrin XL at a cheaper price, much cheaper when compared to purchasing the same drug from traditional retail stores. As more and more people turn to the internet to shop online, they are also searching for ways to save money. One of the benefits of...