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Prescription Painkiller Overdoses Tripled In Past Decade
2011-11-01 13:54:34

According to a report released on Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the death toll from overdoses of prescription painkillers has tripled in the past decade.

Image 1 - Obama Signs Executive Order To Reduce Prescription Drug Shortages
2011-11-01 05:21:56

President Obama issued an executive order on Monday directing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take steps to reduce prescription drug shortages officials say have placed patients at risk and led to price gouging.

2011-10-26 07:00:00

The number one problem in treating illness is failure to take prescription medication correctly costing the nation's healthcare system approximately $100 billion annually.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.