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Dispose Of Your Rx Drugs At Saturday Drug “Take-Back” Events

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.

09/27/2014

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Activists: FDA Policies Have Contributed To Rx Painkiller Epidemic

Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration’s top official to step down, saying the agency’s policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.

09/24/2014

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North Texas Drug “Take-Back” Events This Weekend

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.

CBSDFW.COM–10/25/2013

Prescription Pills

FDA Wants Limits On Most Prescribed Painkiller

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.

10/24/2013

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Drug Overdose Deaths Spike Among Middle-Aged Women

U.S. health officials say middle-aged women are the fastest-growing group of people dying from drug overdoses.

07/02/2013

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Texas Lawmaker Leads Call For Rx Abuse Crackdown

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.

CBSDFW.COM–06/17/2013

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Website Helps Consumers Check Out Online Pharmacies

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.

CBSDFW.COM–09/28/2012

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Former NFL Player Struggles To Live Normal Life

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.

CBS 11–09/19/2012

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Parent Says Crowley School Refused To Treat Son

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.

09/18/2012

Tablets of the cholesterol drug Lipitor sit in a tray at a pharmacy.

New Coupons Aim To Keep People Off Generic Drugs

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.

08/20/2012

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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

Prescription Pills

‘Doctor Shopping’ Database Concerns Privacy Advocates

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.

02/10/2012