prescription drugs

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Heroin Use Increasing Among Women And Wealthy

The demographics behind heroin addiction in the United States are making a shift as its use increases among women and well-off abusers, according to information released by federal officials Tuesday.

07/07/2015

Are Prescription Drugs Covered Under My Health Insurance?

Under the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance policies must cover prescription drugs.

03/12/2014

Report finds majority of people who abuse prescription drugs get them from friends or relatives. (Getty Images)

Friends Common Source Of Abused Prescription Meds

Majority of people who abuse prescription painkillers get the drugs for free from friends or relatives.

03/04/2014

Two inexpensive generic drugs could held reduce breast cancer deaths in women who develop the disease after menopause, according to new research. (File photo. Credit: Getty Images)

Study: 3-In-4 Young Teens Have Unsupervised Access To Prescription Meds

Three-in-four teens – in the eighth and ninth grades — have unsupervised and unlimited access to their prescribed stimulant, anti-anxiety and sedative medications.

WAOK-AM–08/14/2013

Research finds that nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half receive at least two prescriptions. (Getty Images)

Study: 70 Percent Of Americans On Prescription Drugs

Research finds that nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half receive at least two prescriptions.

06/19/2013

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Prescription Drugs Targeted In “Drug Take Back Day”

ATLANTA (WAOK)-  The Drug Enforcement Agency is sponsoring a National Drug Take Back Day tomorrow. It’s a chance for people across the U.S. to clean out their cabinets of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The […]

WAOK-AM–09/28/2012