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 […]

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 […]

Proper medication disposal

♪♪ Nearly 70% of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half take two, according to a recent study by the Mayo Clinic and Olmstead Medical Center. Researchers say the most commonly prescribed drugs are antibiotics, antidepressants and painkilling opioids. With that many pharmaceuticals filling medicine cabinets, it’s important to keep them out of […]

Man fills fake prescription for pain medication

POLICE WERE CALLED TO A DAYTON KROGER TUESDAY… AFTER A MAN WAS ABLE TO FILL A FAKE PRESCRIPTION FOR PAIN MEDICATION.2 NEWS REPORTER DANA SMITH NOW ASKING HOW OFTEN THIS HAPPENS.. DANA:ANN STEVENS OF THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY ALCOHOL, DRUG ADDICTION, AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES SAYS ADDICTS WILL GO TO ANY LENGTHS TO GET DRUGS, AND FALSIFYING A PRESCRIPTION […]

Never Share Antibiotics and Use Antibiotics as Prescribed

When antibiotics aren’t needed, they won’t help you, and the side effects could still hurt you. Don’t Share. Be Antibiotics Aware. Think Twice. Seek Advice. Antibiotics aren’t always the answer. Only take antibiotics a health professional has prescribed. Be Antibiotics Aware. Visit health.ri.gov/antibiotics. Brought to you by the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Some Antibiotics May Injure Male Kidneys

Renal failure risks may rise with certain antibiotics. I’m Erin White and this is a dailyRx Minute. Antibiotics fight off a broad range of bacterial infections. However, a new study suggests that, for males aged 40 through 85, taking commonly prescribed antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones may more than double the risk of acute kidney injury that must be […]

If I still see fleas on my dog, does that mean my flea treatment isn’t working?

If you still see fleas on your dog after starting a monthly flea treatment program, it doesn’t necessarily mean the treatment isn’t working. Your dog can continue to be exposed to the fleas encountered outside, from other dogs and animals untreated pets in or around your home or by flea eggs and larvae still present inside your home. […]

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