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2014-03-24 23:04:51

Lengthy prescription drug ads have prompted the FDA to consider taking action amid concerns that the ads downplay the potential side effects of meds and could be stimulating consumer demand for prescription drugs. Novus encourages the FDA’s proposed limitations, as the current advertisements likely lessen the public’s understanding of the possible risks and increase their chances of addiction. New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 As widely available prescription drugs remain a...

2014-03-24 20:23:32

NORWALK, Calif., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bob and Carmen Pack, whose young children died as a result of physician overprescribing will turn in 840,000 signatures by 3 pm today to qualify a landmark patient safety act for the November ballot. Seven year old Alana and ten year old Troy were killed on a roadside by a doctor-shopping drug addict who ran them over after being overprescribed thousands of narcotics at Kaiser and falling asleep at the wheel. "The Troy and Alana...

2014-03-20 12:33:37

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency that advises the President, Congress and other federal agencies on disability policy, welcomes the settlement agreement announced March 18 between CVS/pharmacy and the American Council of the Blind, the California Council of the Blind and the American Foundation for the Blind that will make 'ScripTalk' talking prescription labels available to online and mail...

2014-03-19 23:03:29

AffordRx offers free discount cards for Lovaza and other atherosclerosis medications. Margate, NJ (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Atherosclerosis is a scary-sounding word that refers to a common condition that, if left untreated, can lead to life-threatening problems. High cholesterol can lead to a significant increase blood pressure while making it uncomfortable for patients to exercise—a vital component of treating this condition. Because cardiovascular health is so important to patients,...

2014-03-19 16:23:26

Groundbreaking Partnership Addresses Key Needs of the Uninsured and Underinsured Not Served by Healthcare Reform BETHLEHEM, Pa., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, a unique national grassroots social enterprise that is improving the health and financial stability of millions of Americans who are uninsured or underinsured, today announced a new, 10-year, national partnership with United Way Worldwide. Through a national education campaign and the...

2014-03-18 23:21:32

Your Pain Community helps its members avoid the dangers of prescription drug abuse. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 The risks of prescription medication, while growing in the public consciousness, are still nebulous to many of those in danger. The Center for Disease Control listed prescription drug misuse as one of the greatest dangers to public health in 2014, second only to antibiotic-resistant infectious diseases. Overdose of prescription medications is now one of the...

2014-03-14 16:22:57

November Ballot Initiative Would Make California First State in Nation to Protect Patient Safety By Requiring Drug & Alcohol Testing SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Officials with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services called for random drug testing of doctors in an opinion piece in the New York Times Thursday. The first law in the nation requiring random drug testing of physicians will be considered by California voters as part of a patient safety...

2014-03-14 04:20:45

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alvotech, a powerful new player in the field of biopharmaceuticals and Finesse Solutions, Inc. ("Finesse"), today announce that they have entered into a partnership that will provide Alvotech with world-class, scalable, flexible and cost-efficient manufacturing and laboratory technology through the Finesse turnkey SmartFactory® GMP manufacturing platform suite. SmartFactory® is a single-use cGMP bio-manufacturing capacity, which...

2014-03-13 16:27:31

NSC warns against improper prescription painkiller use during National Poison Prevention Week ITASCA, Ill., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Our nation's most abused drug is legal and sitting in the medicine cabinet. Fatal drug overdoses are an epidemic, with opioid prescription painkiller overdoses accounting for the majority of these deaths. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140313/DC83026-INFO In observance of National Poison Prevention Week (March 16-22), the National Safety...

2014-03-13 12:29:23

Cardinal Health Foundation, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy Release Fifth Generation Rx Toolkit to Educate Youth DUBLIN, Ohio, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent study conducted by Safe Kids Worldwide, more than 67,000 children were treated in emergency departments for medicine poisoning in 2011. The increased accessibility of prescription and over-the-counter medicines, coupled with children's natural curiosity, makes it important to educate today's youth in...


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