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Philadelphia Region Taking Part In Drug ‘Take Back’ Day

Saturday is “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day” and there is a lot of local participation.

04/28/2012

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Secure Disposal of Leftover Prescription Drugs Arrives In Cherry Hill, NJ

”Project Medicine Drop” sets up drop boxes, similar to postal street mailboxes, at police stations.

04/19/2012

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Get Rid Of Your Old Drugs

Another reason for parents to clean out medicine cabinets. Abuse of prescription drugs by teens is on the rise.

04/11/2012

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New Prescription Monitoring Program Implemented In New Jersey

Prescription drug abuse is becoming a major problem in this country, and New Jersey is turning to health care professionals to help them control it.

01/22/2012

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Communicating With Your Doctor

One of the most important things that needs to be looked at when we evaluate the care of patients here in the United States is ways to reduce the number of errors in implementing care.

12/29/2011

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Bucks County Spearheading Rx Collections on ‘Drug Take-Back Day,’ Oct. 29th

Experts point out that throwing pharmaceuticals in the trash or down the toilet can contaminate landfills and wastewater with biologically active chemicals.

10/24/2011

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Teens Abusing Prescription Drugs

One of the biggest sources of drug abuse for teenagers might surprise you. It is prescription and over the counter abuse.

08/10/2011

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Many Residents Stop By Local Church To Turn In Expired Or Unused Prescription Drugs

The government held its second national prescription drug take back day on Saturday. The goal is to dispose of the medicines in an environmentally safe way and remove the temptation for those who might abuse them.

04/30/2011

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Bucks County Doctor Faces Trial In Sex-For-Drugs Case

Dr. Harris Newman waived his preliminary hearing and was held for trial on charges that include prescribing controlled substances in bad faith and delivery of a controlled substance.

03/10/2011

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Pennsylvania Can Save Big On Prescription Drugs

Pennsylvania’s auditor general says the state could save millions of dollars a year by better using its bulk-buying power to purchase prescription drugs.

11/18/2010

DEA Aims To Dispose Of Unused Prescription Drugs

PHILADELPHIA (CBS3) – The Drug Enforcement Administration is leading a nationwide effort to properly dispose of old and unused prescription drugs. “About 72% of all prescription drugs, we find, that are abused, start in our […]

09/24/2010

Computerized Pharmacies are Good for Patient and Doctor

by KYW’s medical editor Dr. Brian McDonough More and more pharmacies are tied in to computers, and as doctors’ practices around the country become computerized there will be a greater check-and-balance system — with pharmacists playing […]

06/09/2010

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