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Heroin, opiate addicts find it tough to get treatment

May 27, 2014
There are simply not enough beds to meet New Jersey’s growing demand for substance abuse treatment.
Posted In: addiction, Obamacare, prescription drugs
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Shelf vs. Script: Why Merck's offloading allergy pills

May 6, 2014
Turns out prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs are two very different businesses.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, merck, bayer, prescription drugs

Desperate patients smuggle prescription drugs from Mexico

Jan 20, 2014
Physicians and law enforcement are tracking a relatively new trend -- U.S. patients smuggling of prescription medicine in bulk from Mexico.
Posted In: Mexico, prescription drugs

Heroin's back - but prescription opiates are still a bigger problem

Jan 9, 2014
An increase in heroin use has been reported in many states, in part in response to government efforts to restrict access to prescription opiates.
Posted In: Heroin, drugs, prescription drugs, war on drugs

The future of the pharmaceutical sales rep

Dec 17, 2013
GlaxoSmithKline says it will stop paying doctors to prescribe its drugs and will stop rewarding its sales reps for higher sales. The company has tested the approach in the U.S., judging salesmen on their medical and business knowledge, instead of how many drugs they sell.
Posted In: Health, pharmaceuticals, prescription drugs

Medicare's failure to track doctors wastes billions on brand-name drugs

Nov 18, 2013
Medicare is wasting hundreds of millions of dollars a year by failing to rein in doctors who routinely give patients pricey name-brand drugs when cheaper generic alternatives are available.
Posted In: ProPublica, Medicare, prescription drugs