Effort To Curb Painkiller Prescribing Faces Stiff OppositionA bold federal effort to curb prescribing of painkillers may be faltering amid stiff resistance from drugmakers, industry-funded groups and, now, even other public health officials.
The World's Best Classic Cocktails In The Bars That Invented ThemThere's nothing better than kicking back on vacation with a classic local cocktail, and nothing worse than being interrupted by some blowhard waxing poetic about the drink's storied "history". Unless you're the blowhard, and you're sitting at the exact bar where the drink was invented.
Probe: Drug Abusers Exploiting Medicare BenefitDrug abusers are exploiting Medicare prescription's benefit to score large quantities of painkillers, and taxpayers have to foot most of the bill, according to a new report by congressional investigators.
FDA Lowering Acetaminophen Amounts In Rx PainkillersFederal health regulators are limiting the amount of acetaminophen in Vicodin, Percocet and other prescription painkillers that have been linked to thousands of cases of liver damage each year.