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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Medication’

$1,000-A-Pill Sovaldi: Salvation Or Rip-Off?

Whoever said there is no money to be made in curing the sick has never heard of Sovaldi. The drug boasts the ability to cure Hepatitis-C in 9 out of every 10 patients who use it. But it’s a cure that is outside of the price range of many people. Each pill you take in an effort to potentially save …

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Adult ADHD Diagnosis on the Rise

Earlier this month, the pharmacy management company Express Scripts released an ADHD study with surprising numbers and implications for adults. According to the researchers at Express Scripts, ADHD medication prescriptions have increased 35.5 percent from 2008 to 2012 for those with private insurance, with the total number of privately-insured users of ADHD medication topping out at 4.8 million in 2012. …

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New Painkiller Zohydro: What Parents And Patients Need To Know

Painkiller junkies who’ve diligently done research are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a pill called Zohydro. Meanwhile, a well-meaning coalition of health professionals is also anticipating – the imminent demise of such existing abusers and legitimate patients alike. They are trying their hardest to prevent such tragedy from unfolding right up until the last minute, as the drug is set …

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Kerry Kennedy Goes to Trial for Drugged Driving

On July 12, 2012, Kerry Kennedy, the ex-wife of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was arrested for drugged driving and causing a vehicle collision on New York City’s interstate 684. Now, the 54-year-old is facing trial for ramming her Lexus into a tractor-trailer truck and yet, continuing to drive after she had blown a tire. One witness on the stand …

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