Prescription Drug Abuse Public Service Announcement – Miami

The death toll from prescription painkillers has tripled in the past decade. And the problem is getting worse. Over 16,000 people die every year from prescription painkiller overdoses—that’s more than the number of overdoses from heroin, cocaine, or any other illegal drug. My name is Wifredo Ferrer and I am the United States Attorney for the Southern District […]

Martin Shkreli on Drug Price Hikes and Playing the World’s Villain

It’s Friday night in Midtown, Manhattan And I’m here to hang out with Martin Shkreli who became famous in October for raising the price of the drug That’s used to treat hiv positive patients by more than [5,000] percent The drug in question is called daraprim it used to cost 1350 per pill turing changed the cost to […]

Information on Prescription Drug Video NIDA: Which drugs can addict?

[Male Speaker] Prescription drugs, take one. [music playing] [Dr. Wilson Compton] Some teens abuse prescription drugs like OxyContin or Vicodin; stimulants like Ritalin, Xanax, or Valium. The problem is that these drugs can all cause side effects and be addictive. If you want any more information about prescription drug abuse or addiction science, go to drugabuse.gov. Addiction is […]

Take advantage of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

MCELROY: Hello, I’m Ursel McElroy, director of the Ohio Department of aging. CRISS: And, I’m Lori Criss, Director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. MCELROY: We encourage all Ohioans to take advantage of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 26. CRISS: Keeping medications past their usefulness can be dangerous because time can […]

Medication-Assisted Treatment: Vivitrol l The Partnership

When we talk about medication-assisted treatment or “MAT” we refer to an approach to treat patients with substance use disorder where medication play a major role and there are two main approaches. One is the agonist approach which includes medication like buprenorphine or methadone. The other is antagonist approach with medication like naltrexone, otherwise known as Vivitrol. Vivitrol […]

Can you be charged with DUI for driving while using prescription medication in California?

– We’re with David Shapiro, David is a DUI lawyer in San Diego, California, and he’s agreed to answer an online question related to driving under the influence with prescription drugs. This specific question was posted by Alex, David will get into the question, “I was pulled over on interstate “I was pulled over on the interstate “admitted […]

Why Are Drugs SO Expensive?

Picture this: A man –probably in his mid-30s–rubs his knee as his dog looks on quizzically. A seated woman cringes as she massages her finger joints. A kettle squeals. Voice over: “This is your wake up call. If you have moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, month after month, the clock is ticking on irreversible joint damage. On-going pain […]

Medication Pickup or Delivery with CVS Specialty

Most specialty pharmacies only deliver. But with CVS Specialty you’ve got options for how you get your medications. First, you can choose to pick up at any CVS Pharmacy, including those inside Target stores. Simply use our store locator to find one near you. Prefer delivery? Have your medication shipped at no cost. To any location you choose. […]