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2012-06-16 00:58:39

Each year, an estimated 4 million Americans experience adverse reactions to prescription medications.

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2012-06-02 07:51:40

A decreasing number of generic drug makers due to mergers within the pharmaceutical industry is being blamed for a shortage in many different types of medicines, including some cancer drugs.

2012-05-31 13:17:51

Individual use of prescription opioids has increased four-fold since the mid-1990s, in part due to increased awareness of pain control for chronic conditions such as low back pain and fibromyalgia and a Joint Commission mandate that hospitals assess patients' pain as a "vital sign" along with their blood pressure and temperature.


Word of the Day
deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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