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Prescription Drugs

  1. Cat Marnell’s Memoir Provides a Window Into 2000s-Era Doctor ShoppingResearchers believe the practice was a major factor in the painkiller abuse we see today.
  2. While You Were Sleeping, Senators Took the First Step Toward Obamacare RepealParty unity generally held, but GOP senators were placed on record casting some politically dangerous votes.
  3. Warning Labels
    Man Hospitalized After Eating Too Many Brussels SproutsThis Christmas, OD on holiday ham.
  4. Warning Labels
    Here Are All of the Prescription Drugs You Can’t Take With GrapefruitWe have met the enemy, and it is tart.
  5. Medford Man Detained After Pharmacy MurdersThe killer left the store with a knapsack full of prescription drugs.
  6. Ohio Has a Prescription Drug ProblemCompanies can’t find prospective employees who can pass drug tests.
  7. Are College Students Really More Depressed Than They Used to Be?We are skeptical.
  8. Heath Ledger’s Death: Prescription-Drug OverdoseThe NYPD toxicology report on Heath Ledger’s death was released this morning. The combination of drugs in his system that caused his death included oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam (Valium), temazepam (Restoril, a strong sedative), alprazolam (Xanax), and doxylamine (a sedative found in NyQuil), report Us Weekly and TMZ.com this morning. “We have concluded that the manner of death is accident, resulting from the abuse of prescription medications,” the medical examiner, Charles Hirsch wrote in a brief release. At the time of his death, Ledger wasn’t under the influence of any illegal substances. Heath Ledger’s Death Ruled an Accidental Overdose [Us Weekly] Earlier: Heath Ledger: Covering the Coverage