Study Tracks Accidental Prescription Drug Overdoses Among Children

As we have previously reported, it is important for people to not only keep their current medications in a safe place, but also to properly dispose of unused prescriptions. The reasons, especially for painkillers, are plenty. While many people immediately think of teenagers getting a hold of the drugs and abusing them, it is vital not to forget even younger …

Intervention InfoStudy Tracks Accidental Prescription Drug Overdoses Among Children

Doctors May Be Held Liable for Wrongly Prescribing Powerful Painkillers

Subsys is powerful version of fentanyl that is designed and approved for cancer patients with acute pain. However, some doctors have begun to prescribe Subsys to patients who do not have cancer. This sort of off-label use for drugs happens frequently, and may be more harmful that either the patients or the doctors initially realize. Recently, a woman who was …

Intervention InfoDoctors May Be Held Liable for Wrongly Prescribing Powerful Painkillers