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2010-10-19 06:40:00

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Unused and easily accessible medicines have the potential to be misused and abused by anyone entering a home - including teens and young adults. Actress and parent advocate Catherine Hicks is making a national appeal to Americans to take personal responsibility for properly storing and disposing of prescription medicines to help prevent them from falling into the wrong hands. Hicks has joined forces with the National Community Pharmacists...

2008-12-01 08:00:00

Consumer protection group's new resource helps Americans cut prescription costs without compromising drug safety WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A collection of online educational materials are now available for free to consumers to help fend off the dangers of contaminated or counterfeit drugs. Unveiled today by the Partnership for Safe Medicines, "Consumer Resources" is designed to help consumers ensure the safety of their prescription drugs and includes guides on safely...

2008-08-05 12:00:12

A new act has been introduced in both the US Senate and the House of Representatives, which aims to provide federal funding for programs that enable doctors and other health professionals to receive unbiased information on prescription drugs, according to PharmaTimes. Under the Independent Drug Education and Outreach Act (IDEA) of 2008, new programs will be established to train pharmacists, nurses and other health care professionals about the relative risks, benefits and costs of...

2008-06-30 03:01:10

By Johnson, Joan As Eastern medicine meets Western prescription drugs, communication is vital to prevent harmful drug interactions. For example, Ephedra or Ma Huang, an herbal weight loss product, was banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after a professional baseball player died during 2003 after consuming the product. "You have to know what you are doing. You have to be able to work with your physician to let them know," said Jim Evans, an independent contractor who works at...

2006-06-26 07:15:37

LONDON (Reuters) - A leading consumer group called on Monday for governments to crack down on unscrupulous marketing practices by drugmakers, which it said were leaving patients misinformed about the benefits of medicines. Consumers International said there was a "shocking" lack of publicly available information about the $60 billion a year spent by pharmaceutical companies on drug promotion. "The pharmaceutical industry spends nearly twice as much on marketing as it does on research...

2005-11-10 09:10:35

LONDON (Reuters) - Nurses and pharmacists in Britain are to be given greater powers to prescribe medicines, the Department of Health said on Thursday, prompting an angry response from leading doctors who described it as dangerous. Nurses have been prescribing drugs for minor injuries for some time but under new rules they will be able to prescribe for more serious conditions too. Both groups will undergo training before being allowed to prescribe drugs after health secretary Patricia...

2004-11-26 03:00:09

INFORMATION ON every prescribed drug will be published on a nurseled website to help patients keep informed about their treatment. NHS Direct is working in partnership with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency on the project. The Medicines Information Project will be rolled out over the next three years and hold details of 3,000 drugs. Data on 64 drugs for epilepsy and flu are already attracting 25,000 hits a month. A further 27 drugs to lower cholesterol went up on the...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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