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Maine drug reimportation law may benefit consumers if safety can be assured

Today, I have the pleasure of posting a blog by Dave Sterrett, Esq, Health Care Counsel, Public Citizen Congress Watch On Wednesday, October 16th, a new Maine state law took effect permitting its residents to directly import prescription drugs from licensed retail pharmacies in designated foreign markets. The state of Maine believes the law—the first […]

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New FDA Drug Database Now Available Online

New FDA Drug Database Now Available Online

Millions of people suffer serious side effects from the drugs they’re taking-tens of thousands even die. Wouldn’t it might nice to be able to look up your drug and see what thousands of other people have experienced ? Or, perhaps, compare your drug with similar drugs? Well, now you will be able. The U.S. Food […]

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Many Patients Are Unable to Simplify Their Prescription Schedules

More than 1 in 5 seniors take five or more different prescription drugs every day. Given the limited knowledge of most Americans when it comes to medical matters in general, a study was conducted to examine how seniors schedule taking their medications. To assess their schedules, the researchers interviewed 464 patients ages 55 to 74 […]

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Drug Safety Alert!

Over 770,000 people are injured or die each year in hospitals from adverse drug events (ADEs) which may cost up to $5.6 million each year per hospital, depending on hospital size. This estimate does not include ADEs causing admissions, malpractice and litigation costs, or the costs of injuries to patients. National hospital expenses to treat […]

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Drug Prices Are Set To Plunge!

The cost of prescription medicines used by millions of people every day is about to plummet. Over the next 14 months as patents expire there will be generic versions of some of the most popular drugs like Lipitor and Plavix. The magnitude of this wave of expiring drug patents is unprecedented . Lipitor alone is […]

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