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Legal Medications Being Used To Get High

There was a time when illegal drugs were a major problem with young adults. They still are but now there are equal concerns about legal medications to get high.

07/09/2014

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Pa. Senate Passes Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

In an effort to combat abuse, the state Senate has now passed its own version of a bill to create a prescription drug monitoring program.

05/07/2014

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Area Addiction Expert Urges Renewed Caution Over Driving While Taking Meds

Driving drunk is a well known danger on the roads, but a new report indicates that many of us don’t realize the hazards of driving while taking prescription medications.

03/19/2014

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Medical Expenses: What You Can – And Can’t – Deduct

What medical expenses can you deduct, and when? There’s been a change in tax law.

03/14/2014

Are Prescription Drugs Covered Under My Health Insurance?

Under the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance policies must cover prescription drugs.

03/12/2014

Recall Generic

Merck Recalling Combination Cholesterol Drug

Drugmaker Merck & Co. is recalling a combination cholesterol drug, wiping out the entire U.S. stock, due to packaging defects that could reduce effectiveness.

01/14/2014

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Managing Pain In Final Stages Of Cancer

Narcotics may be the only humane way to deal with severe pain at the end of life.

01/09/2014

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Pennsylvania Putting Hundreds of Leftover-Rx Drop Boxes Around State

Governor Tom Corbett says proper disposal of unused prescription drugs is important not just to stop abuse but to keep them out of the environment.

12/16/2013

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Limiting The Influence Of Drug Companies On Medical Decision Makers

Conflict-of-interest policies now restrict interactions between drug reps and doctors but nurses and other medical personnel still get gifts.

12/12/2013

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Doctor Shopping Is Illegal

How can it be illegal to fill a prescription if actually given by a doctor?

12/02/2013

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The Overprescribing Of Opioids A Major Cause For Concern

We have a major public health problem in this country and it has to do with the overuse of opioid medications.

11/21/2013

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MedSnap ID App

The MedSnapID app is able to visually identify over 3,700 types of prescription pills.

11/19/2013

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Pa. House Passes Prescription Drug Database Bill, Amid Privacy Concerns

Amid concerns about privacy, the state House has passed and sent the Senate a bill that would create a state database to monitor the dispensing and use of prescription drugs.

10/22/2013

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DUI Doesn’t Mean Drunk Driving

A Connecticut woman found out the hard way that to be arrested for DUI, you don’t have to be drunk.

10/18/2013

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Delaware County Offering Drop Boxes For Disposal of Unwanted Rx Drugs

Boxes have been set up at nine police departments and in the lobby of the Government Center in Media. The process is intended to be anonymous.

10/08/2013

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