US To Raise Cap For Docs Prescribing Opioid Addiction DrugThe Obama administration is increasing the number of patients whom doctors can treat for opioid addiction with a medication called buprenorphine.
Spiraling Drug Costs Prompt Call For Major Medicare ChangesCongressional advisers say the rising cost of drugs is unsustainable, and they're recommending major changes to Medicare's popular outpatient prescription program.
Health Officials Push For Pill-Tracking DatabasesThe nation's top health officials are stepping up calls to require doctors to log in to pill-tracking databases before prescribing painkillers and other high-risk drugs like Vicodin and OxyContin.
2 Sought In Theft Of $1M In Drugs From Euless PharmacySecurity video shows two thieves pilfering a Euless pharmacy, cutting open a safe and stealing nearly $1 million worth of drugs and other products.
Judge Bars Texas Telemedicine Rules From Taking EffectA federal judge has determined claims made by the Texas Medical Board in adopting new telemedicine rules were "suspect" and barred the rules from taking effect until a civil trial can be held in lower court.
Children Pop Open Piñata With Pills Inside, Boy HospitalizedA 5-year-old boy was hospitalized this weekend after accidentally ingesting pain pills he mistook for candy.
Dispose Of Your Rx Drugs At Saturday Drug "Take-Back" EventsDo you have any old or expired drugs in your medicine cabinet? This weekend you'll have the chance to dispose of them safely. Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
Texas Professor Discovers A Pill To Heal ConcussionsDespite advances in helmet designs and greater overall awareness, preventing concussions in football has proven elusive.
Mistakes With Your MedicineBefore you pop another pill from the pharmacy, stop and compare the description on the insert to the medication you've been given. This simple step could save your life!
North Texas Drug "Take-Back" Events This WeekendDo you have any old or expired drugs in your medicine cabinet? This weekend you'll have the chance to dispose of them safely. Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
Dallas Police Looking To Identify Pain Pill ThiefVideo from the most recent heist posted on YouTube shows the suspect walk to the pharmacy counter and hand the clerk a note demanding hydrocodone and oxycodone.
Texas Lawmaker Leads Call For Rx Abuse CrackdownSome lawmakers want to know why the federal government hasn't done more to prosecute clinics illegally dispensing prescriptions for pain medication. Leading the charge is North Texas Congressman Michael Burgess, a licensed physician.

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