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Prescription drugs

Prescription drugs
Spike seen in long-term opioid use
Published Sept 7, 2017
Long-term use of opioids is associated with greater risk for addiction, overdose / School of Public Health
Prescription drugs
Review: Most opioid pills go unused
Published Aug 2, 2017
Researchers also find that majority of prescribed pills are not disposed of in recommended ways / Hopkins Medicine
Tracing Rx errors
Published July 7, 2017
Handwritten opioid prescriptions contain more mistakes than those produced electronically, researchers find
Antibiotic side effects
Published June 16, 2017
Hopkins Medicine researchers warn against treating antibiotics as harmless cure-all / Hopkins Medicine
The rising costs of prescription drugs
Published April 3, 2017
Health policy expert Gerard Anderson discusses the business of big pharma
Drug safety
Keep out of reach of children
Published Feb 20, 2017
Majority of opioid medications not safely stored in homes with children under 17, School of Public Health survey finds
Prescription drugs
The 'moral imperative' of treating opioid withdrawal
Published Jan 9, 2017
After harrowing experience with painkillers, Hopkins bioethicist says doctors must do more to help patients through withdrawal
Low-cost alternative?
Published Aug 1, 2016
Generic forms of biologic drugs can be just as safe, effective as name brand counterparts / School of Public Health
Stimulant spike
Adderall abuse rises
Published Feb 16, 2016
Study: Growing number of young adults using drug without prescription / School of Public Health
Painkiller abuse
'Pill mill' crackdown saves lives, researchers say
Published Dec 21, 2015
Efforts in Florida appear to dramatically reduce painkiller overdose deaths / School of Public Health