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DPS Completing Launch Of Texas Online Rx Database

Pharmacists have been sending the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) information on your prescriptions since 1982 and now the information is going online. DPS has completed two of the three-phase online launch of the Texas Prescription Program.

08/02/2012

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Docs At Odds Over Kids’ Cholesterol Test Guidelines

Should all U.S. children get tested for high cholesterol? Doctors are still debating that question months after a government-appointed panel recommended widespread screening that would lead to prescribing medicine for some kids.

07/23/2012

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Antibiotic Linked With Rare But Deadly Heart Risk

An antibiotic widely used for bronchitis and other common infections seems to increase chances for sudden deadly heart problems, a rare but surprising risk found in a 14-year study.

05/16/2012

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Safely Dispose Of Your Prescription Drugs

Saturday offers a chance for North Texans to safely dispose of unused prescription drugs, and help prevent the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

04/27/2012

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Tarrant Co. Prepares For Drug “Take-Back” Event

A drug “take-back” program in Tarrant County has netted a huge stash of old medications. Organizations across Tarrant County have had three take-back events since 2010 and another is slated for later this month.

04/16/2012

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Antibiotics May Not Be Best For Sinus Infections

Many doctors issue antibiotics to help deal with a sinus infection, but new guidelines suggest that the pills do not usually help at all.

03/22/2012

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DPS Database Tracks Your Prescription Information

Did you know pharmacists have been sending the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) information on your prescriptions since 1982?

03/12/2012

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FDA Adds New Safety Information To Statin Drugs

Federal health officials are adding new safety warnings about risks of memory loss and elevated blood sugar to statins, a widely prescribed group of cholesterol-lowering medications.

02/28/2012

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Texas Among States Challenging Birth Control Rule

Seven states asked to block an federal mandate that requires birth control coverage for employees of religious-affiliated hospitals, schools and programs.

02/24/2012

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FDA Panel Backs Previously Rejected Diet Pill

A once rejected diet pill won an endorsement from advisers. The drug could become the first new anti-obesity medication in the U.S. in over a decade.

02/23/2012

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Weight Loss Doctor Looks At Controversial Diet Pill

The FDA is taking a second look at a weight loss drug that had once been rejected. A local weight loss doctor explains why he is excited about the pill.

02/22/2012

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FDA To Give Controversial Diet Drug Another Look

It has been 13 years since the FDA approved a prescription diet pill. But on Wednesday, it takes a second look at a drug called Qnexa.

02/21/2012

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