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