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Majority Of Adolescents Take Prescription Medications Appropriately, While Those Who Do Not Have Increased Risk Of Other Substance Abuse and Drug Dealing

Adolescents who misuse controlled medications (e.g., pain, stimulant, sleeping and antianxiety medications) for which they have a legitimate prescription may be more likely to abuse other substances and to sell, give or trade their controlled medications to other individuals, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, one […]

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Prescription Pain Medication Addiction Prevalent Among Patients With Chronic Pain

A new study by Geisinger Health System researchers finds a high prevalence of prescription pain medication addiction among patients with chronic pain. In addition, researchers found that the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) new definition of addiction, which was expected to reduce the number of people considered addicts who take these medicines, actually resulted in the […]

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Researcher Andrea Chronis-Tuscano

No Known Link Found Between Food Coloring And ADHD, But Wider Questions And Safety Issues Remain

When University of Maryland psychologist Andrea Chronis-Tuscano testified before a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hearing last March, it changed her mind about possible risks of artificial food coloring for children, and drove her to look more closely at the products in her own pantry that she feeds her kids. Chronis-Tuscano walked in to […]

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Researchers Evaluate Criteria To Detect Potentially Inappropriate Medications In Older Hospitalized Patients

Using the Screening Tool of Older Persons’ potentially inappropriate Prescriptions (STOPP) criteria was associated with identification of adverse drug events in older patients, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The article is part of the journal’s Less Is More series.

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Researcher Jeffrey Evans Terrell, MD

Doctors From University of Michigan Offer Tips To Better Control Your Allergies

With the departure of the winter chill comes allergy season with all of its runny, scratchy, sneezy annoyances. Stuffy nasal passages and plugged up sinuses are a common complaint and remedies can range from over-the-counter medication to sinus surgery in extreme cases. Included in this report is a interview with Dr. Jeffrey Terrell who discusses […]

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