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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.

2008-12-01 08:00:00

Consumer protection group's new resource helps Americans cut prescription costs without compromising drug safety WASHINGTON, Dec.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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