Do 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.
The Food and Drug Administration is recommending new restrictions on prescription medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.
U.S. health officials say middle-aged women are the fastest-growing group of people dying from drug overdoses.
Some 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.
According to the FDA, only about 3-percent of online pharmacies are actually obeying the law. The FDA is now warning consumers the vast majority of internet pharmacies are selling drugs that could harm them.
A former NFL tackle who used to spend hours on the practice field, now considers it a good day if he can spend a few hours out in the yard.
A Fort Worth father says a school’s refusal to treat his son because of missing paperwork, put the boy in and out of the hospital for a week.
If brand-name prescription medicines cost you as little as generic pills, which would you choose? A few drugmakers have begun offering U.S. patients coupons to reduce copayments on brand-name medicines and compete with new generic versions of the drugs.
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.
The abuse of prescription drugs has skyrocketed across the nation, and especially in Texas where, according to the Drug Policy Alliance, accidental overdoses from 1999 to 2007 increased 150%. Now the Texas Legislature is hoping to take action to curb prescription drug abuse.