Subject:

Prescription Drugs

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Missouri Heroin Epidemic: Would a Drug Monitoring Program Help Curb Rise in Use?

    Missouri is the only state in the country that doesn't have a so-called "prescription drug monitoring program" -- a fact that could be contributing to the rapid growth of heroin use in the state, as evidenced by new data we reported on last week. "There are a lot of people who are 'doctor shoppers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Dump Unwanted Prescription Drugs This Saturday

    ​In recent years, the act of raiding mom and dad's liquor cabinet has spun off into raiding grandma's medicine cabinet for kids who want to get buzzed. "Pharm parties" have cropped up across the nation, involving prescription drugs like Oxycodone, Fentanyl and Percoset. Opiate-drug addictions, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Drug Givebacks Scheduled Across the Region

    Give those vicodins back, Dr. House.​Got some delicious Vicodin squirreled away for a rainy day after that root canal? The U.S. Department of Justice wants you to give 'em up.Next weekend, four St. Charles county locations are accepting leftover prescription drugs in a project coordinated by the D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 4.20

    Agriculture ministers from the G8 nations meet to discuss averting another food crisis and other matters. (AFP)Drinking water in the U.S. is contaminated with prescription drugs. (AP)A new study finds that "beer goggles" are really just a myth. (Marie Clarie)

  • News

    December 5, 2007

    Drug Free

    Clinics that treat the poor rely on free medical samples, but pharmaceuticals say there's got to be a better way.

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2007
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    September 7, 2007
  • News

    August 23, 2000

    Unhealthy Relationship

    John Ashcroft gets a shot in the arm from the pharmaceutical and insurance industries, as well as other lobbying groups opposed to a true Patients' Bill of Rights

  • News

    August 23, 2000

    Will the Real John Ashcroft Please Stand Up?

    Missouri's junior senator says he is a pro-consumer health-care reformist. But the insurance companies, HMOs and big business, which give him millions, think he's on their side.

  • News

    June 7, 2000
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