The drugs were cheap, and the customers — mostly from Mexico and Central America — did not need prescriptions to buy them. But many are counterfeit.
Native Americans, make up less than 2% of the population, have higher rates of overdose deaths from prescription and illicit opioids than any other racial/ethnic group
Measures include authorizing importation drugs, screen for excessive price increases and establish boards to set the prices states will pay for drugs.
About 5% of Washington kindergartners had an exemption from immunizations for a medical, personal, or religious reason — 7% were “out of compliance.”
100s of cases of severe lung illness have been reported among e-cigarette users. Many report having vaped products containing cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD.
Anyone who wants to get opioid overdose drug naloxone can now obtain the drug at any pharmacy in the state without a prescription.
It’s the first ruling to hold a pharmaceutical company responsible for one of the worst drug epidemics in American history.
Washington no longer allows personal or philosophical exemptions to the requirement that students get theMMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine.
If you going to cross the border for your medications, here are two things to know. 1) It is technically illegal. 2) It is unlikely you will be prosecuted.
Colorado, Illinois and New York now allow health professionals to recommend marijuana instead of addictive, potentially deadly opioid pain pills.
When a federal panel recently recommended an update to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine guidelines, it left a lot of uncertainty.
Of the ways drug companies protect sales as patents expire by changing doses, adding ingredients, but authorized generics is by far the most profitable tactic.
Physicians profit handsomely from infusions. And they are paid based on the prescribed drug’s average price giving them an incentive to pick the most expensive.
Study identified 412 counties are at least twice as likely to be at high risk for opioid overdose deaths and to lack providers who can deliver medications to treat opioid use disorder.
In addition to effects on health care use, opioid misuse can also lead to significant declines in employment, which in turn rob states of expected tax revenue.