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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 (CDC), the death toll from overdoses of prescription painkillers has tripled in the past decade. The CDC said the new finding shows that over 40 people die every day from overdoses on prescription pain killers like hydrocodone (Vicodin), methadone, oxycodone (OxyContin) and oxymorphone (Opana). “Overdoses involving prescription painkillers are at epidemic levels and now kill more Americans...

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. The executive order is the fifth issued within a week, and is part of the president´s latest bid to bypass a gridlocked Congress. "The shortage of prescription drugs drives up costs, leaves consumers vulnerable to price gouging and threatens our health and...

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. Top200Rx® meets a critical health literacy information need for the more than 45% of Americans who currently take one or more prescription medications and those facing future medication needs. (PRWEB) October 26, 2011 Top200Rx®, http://www.top200rx.com, in partnership with University of Incarnate Word Feik School...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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