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There are as many new abusers of prescription drugs, age 12 to 17,as there are of marijuana?!
Every day 2,500 teenagers use a prescription drug to get high for the first time.
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BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA Save money with generic prescription drugs
A trip to the doctor can be costly, but you can save money by using generic prescription drugs.
So, what do you think of using generics to save money?
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HEALTHBEAT Taking our medicine
Apparently even the promise of no co-payments isn't enough to entice some patients to take their medication.
For those who missed it yesterday, a new study reported that when a group of heart attack ... Posted on 11/15/11 at 10:52 AM
Don't flush your old prescription drugs. They pollute the state's waters. A new state grant program hopes to bring some clarity, helping people make the connection between the water they drink and the chemicals they put into the water.
The problem of prescription drug abuse is stark, Carol Falkowski said. Falkowski, who was the state’s drug abuse safety officer for 25 years, came to Duluth as part of the medical association’s effort to seek members’ input on ways to keep opioids such as OxyContin and Vicodin out of the wrong hands.
Heat can change the effectiveness of medications for people and their pets. People need to check the instructions about temperature and storage, says Jill Sailors, assistant professor of pharmacy practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
A pharmaceutical expert says any child who may have taken breast cancer treatment medication mistakenly distributed by a New Jersey pharmacy instead of prescribed fluoride pills likely won't suffer any health problems.
The prosecutor who took the rare step of charging a doctor with murder in the prescription drug overdose deaths of three patients said Friday that the case should serve as a warning to unethical physicians who become pill pushers.
Greg Risling and Linda Deutsch
, March 02, 2012
Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a 68-year-old North Dakota woman who, they allege, told staff at a hospital where she's being treated that she had tried to kill her husband by serving him food laced with a potentially dangerous mixture of medicines.
Many consumers mistakenly believe new prescription drugs are always safer than those with long track records, and that only extremely effective drugs without major side effects win government approval, according to a new study.
Top drugs getting generic competition by September 2012 are taken by millions every day: Lipitor alone is taken by about 4.3 million Americans and Plavix by 1.4 million. Generic versions of big-selling drugs for blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, depression, high triglycerides, HIV and bipolar disorder also are coming by then.
Posing as plumber, man has hit several counties Authorities are looking for a man who has stolen prescription drugs from more than a dozen homes in northeastern North Dakota in the past month, posing as a plumber to gain entry.
Someone who steals prescription drugs in North Dakota could face a felony charge, even for the theft of a single pill. The North Dakota Senate voted 33-14 Tuesday to approve the penalty. It now goes to Gov. Jack Dalrymple for his review.
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