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  • 45 smart ways to reuse prescription pill bottles
    45 smart ways to reuse prescription pill bottles
    Don’t toss empty plastic pill bottles. Why not recycle them creatively instead?Plastic prescription bottles can be handy for storing all sorts of tiny objects and essentials. Instead of pouring empty prescription containers into landfills,...
  • National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
    April 26 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
    San Jose and surrounding areas will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a free service to safely discard of expired, unused, or unwanted prescriptions. On Saturday, April 26, from 10 am to 2 pm, you can turn in...
  • Impoverished Elders
    Impoverished Elders
    Caregivers and the elderly are often viewed as retired to their ‘Golden Years’. This article will look at those ‘Golden Years’ for many.Our country’s economic pitfall may have been hard on many; however none were as...
  • Medication bottles don't tell you much
    Are generic medications really the same as name brand?
    When I stay in France for long periods of time, inevitably I find that I have forgotten a medication I need. There, you rarely need prescriptions for the medications we get here. You just go to a pharmacy and tell them what you need. Of course, it...
  • Drud Take-Back Day
    Saturday is National Drug Take-Back Day in Virginia
    The Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration reminded everyone on Friday that tomorrow, Saturday is Prescription Drug Take-Back Day across the country. It will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.Drug Take-Back Day is a day...
  • Prescription Drugs
    Saturday, October 26 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
    The first everNational Prescription Drug Take-Back Daywas held on Saturday, September 25, 2010. It was a huge success as people turned in more than 121 tons of pills.In "five previous Take-Back events,DEAin conjunction with our state, local,...
  • Drug resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae
    Drug resistant “Super-bugs”: What the CDC has to say
    The CDC has published an official report of how much of an impact the antibiotic resistant germs have had on human health. This is the first time that the CDC has published a report that ranks the threats into categories, including urgent, serious...
  • Warnings: What you need to know about prescriptions
    Warnings: What you need to know about prescriptions
    Prescription medicines are prescribed on a daily basis by physicians to millions of people for a variety of reasons. Not understanding your prescriptions can increase doctor visits, additional hospital stays absences from work and possibly lost...
  • UCLA study helps doctors communicate better when prescribing meds
    UCLA study helps doctors communicate better when prescribing meds
    According to a new UCLA study, when it comes to prescribing medications to their patients, physicians could use a dose of extra training. In previous studies, the researchers found that when doctors prescribed medicines, the information they...
  • Pill bottles
    Prescription drugs taken with over-the-counter medications can cause death
    After hearing that someone in the neighborhood had died because he took an over-the-counter medication with a prescribed medication, some local residents began to question their prescription habits.What some may not know when it comes to...
  • Teens on medication
    Most psychotropic medications are appropriately prescribed for teens
    Research shows that recent fears that U.S. teens are misusing or overusing psychotropic medications are unfounded, saysthe National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).Psychotropic medications are used to help youth with mental health issues by...
  • Prescription Pills
    Prescription medicine and over the counter medicine: might not mix
    When preparing for your doctor visit it's important to write the prescription pills you are currently prescribed. If asked you should know why you are taking each medication.The list should be easy and simple to read.Name of the pillGeneric or...
  • Illegal Drugs
    Drug dealers use Craigslist as modern day street corner for Oxycontin sales
    Drug dealers have found Craigslist to be a lucrativevenue for the illegal sale of narcotics. Reportson Saturdaystated an untold number of people on Craigslist have been blatantly advertising prescription narcotic drugs for sale including Xanax,...
  • California man is sentenced for hydrocodone distribution
    California man is sentenced for hydrocodone distribution
    On July 29, 2009, Brandon Savaloja, 27, of Orangevale, California was arrested following a prescription pickup outside of a pharmacy. In a recorded interview with law enforcement on the same date, Savaloja admitted he worked for Raymond Reyes, for...
  • Rx
    September 29 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
    The first everNational Prescription Drug Take-Back Daywas held on Saturday, September 25, 2010. It was a huge success as people turned in more than 121 tons of pills.Because of the success of the program, DEA has scheduled another National...
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