News tagged with prescription drugs

Health of nation reviewed with focus on emergency care

(HealthDay)—Recent trends in the health of the nation are described, with particular focus on emergency care, in the 36th annual report published by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and ...

Jun 03, 2013
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

EU court finds Swiss assisted-suicide laws vague (Update)

An elderly Swiss woman who would rather end her life now than decline further in health found sympathy Tuesday from the European Court of Human Rights, which called on the Swiss to clarify their laws on so-called passive ...

May 14, 2013
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

New FDA survey to assess doc attitudes on DTC advertising

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to conduct a new survey involving 2,000 health care professionals to examine their views on direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising of prescription medications. ...

May 13, 2013
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Jump in drug-dependent babies worries US hospitals

He's less than two weeks old, but he has the telltale signs of a baby in pain: a sore on his chin where he's rubbed the skin raw, along with a scratch on his cheek. He suffers from so many tremors that nurses ...

May 13, 2013
popularity 5 / 5 (1) | comments 0

Millions pass up free health subsidy

Millions of seniors are turning down free money. The Low Income Subsidy for Medicare Part D is a rare beast in economics research. The subsidy provides prescription drug coverage essentially free for low-income adults. That ...

May 06, 2013
popularity 5 / 5 (1) | comments 0

Saturday marks sixth annual Rx drug take-back day

(HealthDay)—United States residents across the nation will have an opportunity to safely and anonymously unload expired, unwanted prescription medications on Saturday, April 27, during the sixth annual ...

Apr 26, 2013
popularity not rated yet | comments 0