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Majority of American adults use prescription drugs inappropriately and dangerously

Majority of American adults use prescription drugs inappropriately and dangerously

New report reveals prescription medication costs may increase up to 13% in 2016

New report reveals prescription medication costs may increase up to 13% in 2016

Majority of community-dwelling elderly adults take prescription medications inappropriately

Majority of community-dwelling elderly adults take prescription medications inappropriately

Medical marijuana reduces use of prescription drugs, research finds

Medical marijuana reduces use of prescription drugs, research finds

Programs to prevent prescription drug misuse may be underused, study reveals

Programs to prevent prescription drug misuse may be underused, study reveals

JAMA edition provides summary of FSMB policy recommendations about marijuana in patient care

JAMA edition provides summary of FSMB policy recommendations about marijuana in patient care

ACP provides physician perspective on rising prescription drug prices

ACP provides physician perspective on rising prescription drug prices

Study finds nearly half of older Americans spend heavily on end-of-life care

Study finds nearly half of older Americans spend heavily on end-of-life care

Opioid use common among Medicare beneficiaries after hospital discharge

Opioid use common among Medicare beneficiaries after hospital discharge

FDA takes action against websites that illegally sell unapproved prescription drugs

FDA takes action against websites that illegally sell unapproved prescription drugs

Short-term use of opioids implicated in protracted pain, new study finds

Short-term use of opioids implicated in protracted pain, new study finds

UTHealth's Mobile Stroke Unit fights stroke through research, technology and patient care

UTHealth's Mobile Stroke Unit fights stroke through research, technology and patient care

Spexin harmone may play role in weight gain among teenagers

Spexin harmone may play role in weight gain among teenagers

Obese teenagers may have lower levels of spexin harmone

Obese teenagers may have lower levels of spexin harmone

Majority of patients who misuse drugs and alcohol have chronic pain

Majority of patients who misuse drugs and alcohol have chronic pain

Scientists unveil reasons why NSAIDs, pain killers may increase heart disease risk

Scientists unveil reasons why NSAIDs, pain killers may increase heart disease risk

Study shows overall drop in ER visits among patients served by prescription assistance program

Study shows overall drop in ER visits among patients served by prescription assistance program

Investigational drug abaloparatide-SC may help increase bone mineral density in postmenopausal women

Investigational drug abaloparatide-SC may help increase bone mineral density in postmenopausal women

Opioids could be dangerous, deadly at high doses

Opioids could be dangerous, deadly at high doses

New report offers startling statistics about chronic kidney disease in the U.S.

New report offers startling statistics about chronic kidney disease in the U.S.