White House: True Cost Of Opioid Epidemic Tops $500 BillionThe White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, or slightly over half a trillion dollars.
Plano Doctor: Woods' Arrest Is A Warning About Prescription Medication"You don't know what you're going to do with those medications, until you've had them," said Donna Barsky, a Plano doctor of pharmacy, who recalled a patient once taking a pain medication and sleeping for three days.
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.
Activists: FDA Policies Have Contributed To Rx Painkiller EpidemicAnti-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.
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.
FDA Wants Limits On Most Prescribed PainkillerThe 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.
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.
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.
Website Helps Consumers Check Out Online PharmaciesAccording 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.
Former NFL Player Struggles To Live Normal LifeA 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.
Parent Says Crowley School Refused To Treat SonA 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.
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.

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