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Prescription Drugs

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  • Local Voices: Jan. 16 edition

    Local Voices: Jan. 16 edition
    Letters to the editor from Waukegan, Libertyville, Deerfield and Lake Forest. One's own self-defense This letter is in response to the letter from Michelle Lowy, who found the story on people training to carry concealed firearms to be "extremely...
  • Context is key when calculating health care costs in retirement

    When I was raising my teenage son, a typical conversation would go like this: Me: Don't you have homework? Son: Mmmmm. Me: Don't you have to write a 10-page paper, plus study for a math test? Son: (Grunt) Me: Shouldn't you get started right now?...
  • Prescription drug abuse continues to climb, especially usage of painkillers

    whatdoctorsknow.com When most people think of addiction, they visualize a derelict on a street corner or in a back alley, homeless and wasting away from a nasty and illegal drug habit. In truth, an addict could be the teen next door, a co-worker, the man...
  • Getting Rid Of Old Prescription Drugs

    Last month it was Newington. Last summer, Vernon and New Haven. The year before, Simsbury. They've started offering residents a safe way to get rid of old prescription drugs. Drug disposal has taken on urgency in recent years, as the detrimental...
  • Harford delegate decries Affordable Care Act in Maryland [Letter to the editor]

     Editor: Anyone who thought Obamacare was a problem better be prepared for the new regulations regarding hospital services in Maryland. The state just negotiated an agreement with the federal government that will have an historic impact on health care...
  • Santa Barbara doctor pleads guilty to federal drug charges

    Santa Barbara doctor pleads guilty to federal drug charges
    A Santa Barbara doctor some patients called "the candy man" because he so freely prescribed painkillers and other commonly abused narcotics pleaded guilty Thursday to federal drug charges. Julio Diaz, 65, pleaded guilty to 11 counts of drug dealing,...
  • U.S. healthcare costs keep rising but at slower pace

    U.S. healthcare costs keep rising but at slower pace
    WASHINGTON — The relentless rise in healthcare spending — which had threatened government budgets and helped pave the way for President Obama's health law — continued to moderate in 2012, the fourth year of a historic slowdown, newly...
  • U.S. healthcare spending growth remains low for fourth year

    WASHINGTON — Soaring healthcare spending — which helped pave the way for President Obama’s health law — continued to moderate in 2012, the fourth year of a historic slowdown in how much the nation pays for medical treatment,...
  • Expanding Medicaid increases ER visits in Oregon study

    Expanding Medicaid increases ER visits in Oregon study
    An Oregon Medicaid expansion program found that low-income adults who were covered by government health insurance had visited hospital emergency rooms 40% more often than other adults. The study, published online Thursday in the journal Science, comes...
  • Vitamin E slows Alzheimer's progression

    Patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease were able to care for themselves longer and needed less help performing everyday chores when they took a daily capsule containing 2,000 IUs of alpha tocopherol, or vitamin E, a study has found. Compared...
  • As health insurance kicks in, other issues may arise

    As health insurance kicks in, other issues may arise
    Nearly four years after it was signed and after months of uncertainty, President Barack Obama's landmark bid to guarantee Americans health security takes full effect Wednesday when the Affordable Care Act begins delivering health coverage to millions of...