Posts Tagged ‘drugs’

  • Save Us from the Self-Appointed Experts on Addiction Treatment

    (Editor’s note: Percy Menzies, M. Pharm, is president of the Assisted Recovery Centers of America, a treatment program based in St. Louis, Missouri that treats patients affected by drugs and alcohol.)  Almost every week a new book appears in print on…

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  • Doctors and Patients Easily Swayed by Drug Advertising

    Patient requests for specific medications — including brand-name drugs that are heavily advertised — have a substantial impact on doctors’ prescribing decisions, according to a novel study published in the journal Medical Care. “Decisions about whether to prescribe a medication,…

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  • Most Drugs Okay for Nursing Moms, But Not Painkillers

    Most drugs are safe for mothers to take while breastfeeding their babies, according to a group of U.S. pediatricians, but women should still be cautious about breastfeeding if they use narcotic painkillers or anti-depressants. The report from the American Academy…

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  • America’s Other Drug Problem: We Don’t Take Our Meds

    Health experts have warned us for years about the abuse and misuse of medication. The so-called prescription drug epidemic takes thousands of lives every year. But we rarely hear about America’s other drug problem: We hate taking our meds. According…

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  • Marijuana Use at Young Age Lowers IQ

    Regular use of marijuana by adolescents causes lasting harm to a person’s intelligence, attention and memory, according to an international research team. In a long range study of over 1,000 New Zealanders, people who started using cannabis regularly as adolescents…

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  • 20 Thousand Overdose Deaths from Prescription Drugs

    When you talk to physicians who treat chronic pain patients, the conversation often turns to pain medication. A report this month from the Centers for Disease Control will tell you why. The CDC found a 400% increase in deaths from…

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