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2011-11-02 18:01:00

CAPE CORAL, Fla., Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nature's Bioceuticals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mistral Ventures Inc. (MILV.pk - News) announced that it has reached an agreement in principal with the inventor of a formula that could have life changing results for hundreds of millions of people worldwide afflicted with the disease. It is expected that the formal agreement will be executed in the coming week, at which point details of the product will be released. Robert deZanger, CEO...

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...

2011-10-27 12:37:00

Nationwide effort aims to clear homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescriptions drugs CHICAGO, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --In a nationwide effort to prevent medication abuse and diversion by ridding homes of unwanted and unnecessary prescription drugs, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) is again supporting the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day taking place on Saturday, October 29....

2011-10-27 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) has joined with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative, an effort to prevent prescription drug abuse by collecting and disposing of expired or unused medications. Jo-Ellen Abou Nader, president of NADDI's Missouri chapter -- the newest and 21st state affiliate -- said it's a life-or-death issue: "Accidental prescription...

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...

2011-10-26 11:03:00

Oct. 29 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Pennsylvania State Police will accept unwanted, expired and unused prescription drugs this Saturday, Oct. 29, as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. "The purpose of 'Drug Take Back Day' is to raise awareness of the problem with prescription-drug abuse and give consumers an opportunity to safely discard of unused, unwanted and expired prescription drugs," State...

2011-10-25 12:26:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) today launched a new multimedia campaign highlighting the innovative tools and programs pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) use to make prescription medications safer and more affordable for more than 216 million Americans with health coverage provided through Fortune 500 employers, health insurance plans, labor unions, and Medicare Part D. "This multimedia campaign is a new opportunity...

2011-10-25 06:00:00

XIANYANG, China, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ GM: BSPM) ("Biostar" or "the Company"), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of pharmaceutical and health supplement products for a variety of diseases and conditions, today announced that on October 20, 2011, it completed the previously announced acquisition of Shaanxi Weinan Huaren Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. for an aggregate cash price of RMB 61 million (approximately USD$9.62 million)....

2011-10-24 04:00:00

CINCINNATI, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthWarehouse.com, Inc. (OTC: HEWA), a leading VIPPS-accredited retail mail-order pharmacy, announced today that it will begin providing prescription medications for WhiteGlove Health, Inc., a leader in service-driven healthcare. "We're excited to have a national partner to provide prescription medications throughout our expanding service areas," said Robert Fabbio, co-founder and chief executive officer of WhiteGlove Health. "We are looking...