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FDA Urges Tighter Controls on Certain Prescription Painkillers

FDA Urges Tighter Controls on Certain Prescription Painkillers

Oct 25, – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recommended tighter controls on prescriptions for painkillers such as Vicodin and Lortab that contain the powerful narcotic hydrocodone. The change will cut in half the number of refills that patients can get before seeing their doctor to get a new prescription, the agency said Thursday. […]

October 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Stress Leads Some Doctors to Abuse Prescription Drugs, Study Says

Stress Leads Some Doctors to Abuse Prescription Drugs, Study Says

Oct 12, – In general, doctors abuse alcohol and drugs at about the same rate as everyone else: Studies estimate that 10 percent to 15 percent develop a substance-abuse problem in their lifetime. When doctors abuse painkillers or other prescription drugs, they’re usually not doing it to get high. Instead, they’re doing it to deal […]

October 12, 2013 | By | Reply More