News tagged with prescription drugs

The threat from superbugs

As government and health officials voice growing alarm over the spread of drug-resistant bacteria around the world, a panel of experts on Wednesday recommended steps to address the problem in hospitals, in ...

Feb 10, 2014
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Oxycodone preferred by majority of drug abusers

(Medical Xpress)—A nationwide survey of opioid drug abusers in rehab indicates that because of the high it produces, the prescription painkiller oxycodone is the most popular drug of choice. Hydrocodone, ...

Nov 26, 2013
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Drug sales to hit lowest growth rate in decades

Growth in global prescription drug spending will slow to the lowest rate in decades as low-cost generic drugs continue replacing former blockbusters in the U.S. and Europe, where governments face new pressure to reduce health ...

Nov 19, 2013
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One in seven students has dabbled in "smart" drugs

American and European studies prove that students use prescription medication or drugs to enhance their cognitive performance. Researchers from the universities of Zurich and Basel examined whether Swiss ...

Nov 14, 2013
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