In an effort to protect patient information, state health officials announced an increase in security of its statewide prescription drug datatbase.
The Drug Enforcement Administration reached a financial settlement with pharmacy giant Walgreens for the company violating rules dealing with the distribution of powerful prescription painkillers.
Attorney General Pam Bondi, along with other attorneys general, is not laughing at a popular retailer’s housewares line made to look like prescription bottles.
Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday that will allow optometrists to prescribe oral medications, ending a long-running lobbying battle about the issue.
Sandor Guillen is charged with DUI manslaughter, but his case may spawn a second investigation into how he came to possess prescription drugs.
A narcolepsy drug, dubbed the “Viagra for the brain”, is being used by some people to increase their brain function.
When you think of drug rehab, you probably think of cocaine, heroine, or oxycotin. But some different drugs are sending an explosion of kids into treatment. We’re talking about prescriptions for ADD and ADHD. CBS4′s Cynthia Demos has the story.
Remember that Vicodin your doctor prescribed but you never finished? How about the oxycodone your aunt was taking when she came to visit but left behind. What do you do with it now? Cops and the DEA say they have a solution; turn it in, no questions asked.
New technology promises to help patients remember to take their prescription drugs and will warn patients, doctors, even caretakers if doses are missed.
One of the hottest medical crazes right now are cheap, prescription, “sex enhancing” drugs sold on-line, over the Internet. But experts say those same drugs could put your safety at risk.