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 […]

07/14/2014

Sample of Medicare card

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 […]

01/10/2014

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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.

03/11/2013

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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.

02/19/2013

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.

01/21/2013

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 […]

11/20/2012

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 […]

10/16/2012

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 […]

10/10/2012

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 […]

08/15/2012

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