Prescription medication

An oral syringe for medicine. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Spoonfuls can lead to medicine errors, study finds

CHICAGO (AP) — The song says a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but a study says that kind of imprecise measurement can lead to potentially dangerous dosing mistakes. The results, published online […]


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Proposed Medicare drug change stirs access worries

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move that some fear could compromise care for Medicare recipients, the Obama administration is proposing to remove special protections that guarantee seniors access to a wide selection of three types […]


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Lawmakers consider doctors’ role in drug overdoses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Family members whose loved ones died as a result of prescription drug overdoses will be among those calling for change as lawmakers consider whether to reauthorize the state medical board.


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Drug overdose deaths up for 11th consecutive year

CHICAGO (AP) — Drug overdose deaths rose for the 11th straight year, federal data show, and most of them were accidents involving addictive painkillers despite growing attention to risks from these medicines.


California State Attorney General Kamala Harris

Calif. AG seeks money for prescription database

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A system that tracks prescription drugs and has assisted in several celebrity death investigations is in jeopardy of ending.


Drugged driving bigger problem than drunk driving

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A statewide survey shows there are more drugged drivers than drunken drivers on California roads during the weekend. The California Office of Traffic Safety said Monday that 14 percent of drivers […]


CVS to pay $5M to settle drug pricing allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Department of Justice says a unit of CVS Caremark has agreed to pay over $5 million to settle allegations that it reported false prescription drug pricing data to the government’s Medicare […]


Revisiting expired medications (audio)

What do you do with expired medications? A new laboratory analysis of eight prescription drugs that expired between 28 and 40 years ago has found that most have remained just as potent as they were […]


Thousands of Elvis fans flock to Graceland vigil

(AP) – Elvis Presley fans have begun flocking together outside the walls of Graceland, set to pay their respects to the rock ‘n’ roll icon at a candlelight vigil marking the 35th anniversary of his […]



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