More than 70% of teens who got prescription drugs
from multiple sources had a substance use disorder -- prescription medications, other drugs and alcohol -- within the previous year.
14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Use of prescription drugs
is similar in the United States and Canada, with almost 70 percent of adults aged 40 to 79 years using at least one prescription drug
, according to an August data brief published by the U.S.
Google announced Wednesday it is launching a feature in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) that will help people find locations on its Maps platform for safe disposal of excess prescription drugs
. The latest feature, which is aimed at helping fight the opioid epidemic, comes in advance of April 28th's National Prescription Drug
Bush recommended dramatic changes to the nation's Medicare system aimed at making prescription drug
coverage for senior citizens more affordable.
Changes to prescribed medications aside, the amount a Medicare beneficiary pays out of pocket for his or her prescription drugs
can change significantly because many Medicare prescription drug
plans change the pricing, benefit tiers, and formularies of their drug plans from year to year.
One problem has been that prescription drug
prices are increasing at four times the rate of inflation because without free market competition, drug companies can raise prices at their discretion.
The projected prescription drug
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These are powerful medications which have been discovered and researched by pharmaceutical companies and tested for safety and effectiveness by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
This spillover effect is already apparent in the Health Insurance Marketplace, where most plans rely on coinsurance for prescription drugs
on higher formulary tiers.
He's seen both sides of prescription drug
use — how it can help individuals in pain who are prescribed medication by a physician and also how it can hurt individuals if substances are used improperly.
There is a lack of data on misuse and supply of prescription drugs
for non-medicinal purposes and the spread and scale of the problem needs to be established, the Home Affairs Select Committee said.