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  • Interpol conducts worldwide counterfeit drug raids
    Interpol conducts worldwide counterfeit drug raids
    Many are tempted to purchase drugs on the Internet because they can be obtained at a much lower cost and without a prescription. However, the old adage “you get what you pay for” applies. Often, the drugs appear to be identical to the...
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    Effexor recall: Antidepressant Effexor recalled over latent fatal contaminations
    Effexor, a popular antidepressant drug manufactured by drug giant Pfizer Inc., has been recalled over concerns that the drug was contaminated with heart medicine. The interactions between the two drugs could prove fatal.According to the...
  • Generics causing brand name prescription drugs to raise prices in market
    Generics causing brand name prescription drugs to raise prices in market
    In this economy, patients in the United States have turned to generic prescription drugs instead of brand name medications to treat their ailments. Generic drugs are similar to their brand name counterparts; dosage, side effects, risks, strength...
  • Seniors have until December 7 to change their Medicare plan
    Check your Medicare plan before December 7 to avoid a headache in January
    Seniors must review and change their Medicare plans during open enrollment, going on now until December 7. Many plans are available for those with lower incomes, and the government provides subsidies - or discounts - to help struggling seniors...
  • Los Gatos Prescription Recycling Event
    Los Gatos Prescription Recycling Event
    The Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Department, West Valley Clean Water Program (WVCWP), and Community Against Substance Abuse (CASA) will be hosting a prescription drug disposal drop-off and recycling event on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10:00...
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    The dangers of OTC testosterone supplements
    Our televisions, magazines, newspapers and the internet have been inundated with commercials promoting the wonderful effects of testosterone for the male libido. Occasionally, increased muscle mass, feelings of well-being and increased stamina are...
  • Medicare Prescription drug plans
    Compare Part D plans to get the best deal
    There is only one way to tell if you are in the least expensive drug plan for the prescription drugs you take and that is to compare plans using your drugs.If you are computer adept, you can go to Medicare.gov, put in your drugs, dosages and how...
  • Happy Pharmacy Technician Day! (Video)
    Happy Pharmacy Technician Day! (Video)
    Pharmacy Technician DayPharmacy technicians play a great role in the overall healthcare system. Their jobs are not as simple as it might appear. The stress level is high still they have to stay calm at all times. Many might think that it does not...
  • Antidepressants Linked to Suicide
    Suicide now the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States
    The rate of suicide in the United States rose by15 percent between 2000 and 2009, and poisoning (the number one cause of which is prescription drugs) rose by 128 percent. In 2007, fatal prescription drug overdoses overtook car accidents as the...
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    Accidental drug ingestion in children (Video)
    A 13 month old toddler in Georgia accidentally ingested cocaine over the weekend while in the care of his grandmother and the mother’s boyfriend. Warrants have been issue for their arrest on several charges, including possession of cocaine,...
  • Drug Abuse
    Texas to join nation in prescription drug abuse 'Take-Back' campaign
    Tons of potentially dangerous pills will be taken out of Texas medicine cabinets on Saturday, April 28th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time, thanks to citizen participation in the fourth ever "Take-Back" campaign by the United States...
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    Education effort announced to curb abuse of prescription drugs
    Today, the Cardinal Health Foundation announced its collaboration with The Partnership at Drugfree.org on "Wake Up to Medicine Abuse," a national education effort and call-to-action to curb the abuse of prescription medication."We&...
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    Fairmount to Tour "Legally Addicted"
    According to the Pain Killer Abuse website*, “The abuse of painkillers among teens has received a great deal of attention from the media and researchers. Prescription drug abuse is second only to marijuana use as a problem among teens.&rdquo...
  • President Barack Obama signs an Executive Order to help prevent and reduce prescription drug shortages and price gouging on medications.
    What the health?
    Sticker shock is not just for auto showrooms. Americans are feeling the shock of rising health care costs at the local pharmacy. After a recent hospitalization in a psychiatric ward, a woman was given simple instructions: have your prescriptions ...
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    Altadena Crime Blotter through Oct. 28: Sharps disposal now available at station
    Altadena Sheriff’s Station, 780 E. Altadena Dr. at El Molino Ave., has added a sharps disposal unit at the station. There have been drop off boxes in front of the station since August for both prescription and illicit drugs. Recently, a box...