A patient wrote in, asking what she ought to do with unused medications, including some psychiatric drugs and controlled substances. It’s good to get those out of the house, safely — but how? Parents should make sure to keep their homes free of unused medications. The misuse of prescription medications (usually narcotic painkillers) has surpassed motor […]
The Drug Enforcement Administration as early as next week plans to announce a proposed rule that would allow electronic prescribing of medications classified as controlled substances, according to an individual familiar with the sit...
The move by the Drug Enforcement Administration is intended to help reduced the stockpile of unused controlled drugs in homes, which until now could be handed over only to the police.
A recent medical journal suggests doctors regularly cave when patients ask for meds, even controlled substances like Oxycodone. Patients are looking more like customers, and doctors more like salespeople.
Medical centers that elect to keep psychiatric files private and separate from the rest of a person's medical record may be doing their patients a disservice, a Johns Hopkins study concludes.