Latest Overmedication Stories

2013-10-29 23:31:35

Passages Malibu issues statement on the connection between past trauma and vulnerability for substance dependency. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Following a September 19th report by CBS News, Congressional leaders planned to meet on October 10th to discuss the overmedicating of returning US service people. A records request by CBS News revealed VA data that showed narcotics prescriptions to have jumped 259% over the past 11 years, while the number of patients treated by the VA was...

2011-09-19 23:14:36

For medications to be effective, they must be taken in the correct dosage at the right time, as prescribed by healthcare providers. The World Health Organization estimates that half of patients take their medications incorrectly, costing the U.S. health care system and consumers about $300 billion each year. In a new article, University of Missouri researchers say medication non-adherence interventions should be based on a personal systems approach that focuses on integrating medication...

2010-04-27 11:10:00

Lieutenant General Eric Schoomaker, the U.S. Army's top medical officer, is worried that soldiers who are returning from Iraq or Afghanistan are being overmedicated. Speaking to reporters on Monday, Schoomaker said that he believed that the use of prescription pain medication by soldiers coming home following combat duty was not disproportional to the use of similar medicine by civilians. However, he noted that the military was tracking prescription drug use by troops and that they were...

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This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.