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Wondering How to Safely Dispose of Old Prescription Medicines?

Saturday, April 22, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day — when you can safely get rid of old or unused medications

Narcan Nasal Spray Is Now Available Over the Counter

Narcan Nasal Spray Is Now Available Over the Counter. Should You Get It?

Here’s why the lifesaving medication naloxone — commonly known by the brand name Narcan — should be in your medicine cabinet

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Dangerous Counterfeit Drugs Are Putting Millions of US Consumers at Risk, According to a New Study

Rogue online pharmacies frequently use social media platforms to reach potential customers

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Answers About Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha’s all the buzz these days for relieving stress and fatigue. But is there anything to it?

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Using for Two

Our webinar, Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Mom: Reducing Barriers to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder, addressed challenges and support for women with opioid use disorder

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Designing Less Addictive Opioids, Through Chemistry

One potential way to make opioids less addictive is to make them target injured tissue rather than the healthy brain

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15 Minutes With Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

A champion for women's health, Debbie Dingell opens up about her recent emergency surgery and her thoughts about health care in the United States

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Responsible Medicine Cabinet Cleanup

Saturday, April 24 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day — when you can safely dispose of old or unused medications

Everyday Medications That Can Ruin Your Sex Life

Everyday Medications That Can Ruin Your Sex Life

Many drugs—both prescription and over-the-counter -- can cause side effects like dizziness or upset stomach. But some can affect you in surprising ways, like causing problems with your sex life.

Hidden Drugs And Danger Lurk In Over-The-Counter Supplements, Study Finds

Hidden Drugs And Danger Lurk In Over-The-Counter Supplements, Study Finds

Over the counter drugs and supplements may contain dangerous toxins or unapproved drug ingredients, so people who take them may be risking serious health problems.

What Diabetics Need to Know About Over-the-Counter Meds

What People With Diabetes Need to Know About OTC Meds

It can be tough for people with diabetes to choose appropriate over-the-counter medicines for a cold, cough or headache, a pharmacist explains.

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Questions to Ask About Your Child’s OTC Medicine

When your child’s health care provider recommends an over-the-counter medicine, it’s important to make sure you have answers to these questions.

How to Protect Your Child From Accidental Poisoning

Protect Your Child From Accidental Poisoning

Take proper precautions to keep your kids safe.

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Spring-Clean Your Medicine Cabinet to Safeguard Your Kids

When you learn that just 1 in 5 Americans locks up prescription drugs, it's not surprising to hear that thousands of children are treated for accidental medication overdoses each year.

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What's Your Family's Medicine Action Plan?

Creating an action plan is one way to know that you and your entire family are using and storing medicines safely in your home.

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Dosing Errors Common With Kids' Liquid Meds

Parents may give their child too much or too little medicine when dispensing liquid medication, especially if they use a dosing cup, a new study reports.

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Child and OTC Medication Safety

How do I know if it's OK to give my child more than one over-the-counter medicine at the same time

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Medication Safety

The first and most important step to use medications properly is to educate yourself about the specific drugs you and your family are taking and the conditions they are intended to treat.