Prescription drug monitoring programs could help fight a national epidemic and boost the effort to get people treatment, research shows. But states differ widely in implementation.
Older Americans Don’t Get — or Seek — Enough Help from Doctors and Pharmacists on Drug Costs, Poll Finds
Results from the new National Poll on Healthy Aging reveal opportunities for patients to speak up, and for professionals to aid more.
Common Drugs, Uncommon Risks? New Study Looks at Serious Health Problems After Short-Term Steroid Use
Many adults take corticosteroids for short-term symptom relief — but providers may want to consider possible side effects more closely.
Opioids, tranquilizers, antidepressants and antipsychotics affect the central nervous system, and combining them can put older people at risk. But new data show concerning prescribing trends.
Primary care physicians can help patients save money by suggesting generic, rather than name brand, over-the-counter medications.
Deaths from prescription and illicit opioid drugs have quadrupled since 1999. A drug safety researcher explains the must-do’s to stop these deaths and curb addiction nationwide.