prescription drugs

Pharmacist Jarrett Bauder checks on a prescription for a patient in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

The South prescribes more painkillers, CDC says

NEW YORK (AP) — Powerful painkillers have been driving the nation’s rising rate of overdose deaths, and now the government is singling out the states where doctors write the most prescriptions. A second report released […]

07/01/2014

NEXIUM (TM) (esomeprazole magnesium) 40 mg and 20 mg 30-count capsule bottles.(PRNewsFoto/AstraZeneca)

Nonprescription Nexium heartburn medicine launches

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A nonprescription version of Nexium, the most popular medicine for frequent, severe heartburn, has just gone on sale. Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. said Tuesday that over-the-counter Nexium 24HR is available for online […]

05/27/2014

Pharmacist Jarrett Bauder checks on a prescription for a patient in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

Friends are a common source of abused prescription meds

CHICAGO (AP) — Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a […]

03/03/2014

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Drug overdose deaths spike among middle-aged women

ATLANTA (AP) – Overdose deaths in the U.S. are rising fastest among middle-aged women, and their drug of choice is usually prescription painkillers, the government reported Tuesday. “Mothers, wives, sisters and daughters are dying at […]

07/02/2013

Rx drug OD on the rise in US | VIDEO

In a new documentary, “Deadly Dose,” Dr. Sanjay Gupta investigates the rise of prescription drug overdoses in the U.S.

11/14/2012

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