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Prescription drug abuse is on the rise. And it’s not just with opioid painkillers. Here’s a list of some commonly abused prescription medications with dire consequences.
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By Ariana Gerber
We’re all guilty of it. Our doctors prescribe us a “just in case” medication – just in case our symptoms come back, just in case the infection doesn’t go away on its own, just in case another medication doesn’t work. We dutifully fill the prescription, plop it in the medicine cabinet, and forget about it until spring cleaning rolls around.
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When the FDA approves a medication, it is with the purpose of treating specific conditions, known as the official indications. But once approved, a drug can be prescribed by a doctor for, well, pretty much anything.
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In a Canadian study, researchers found that over 75% of women in a particular group take prescription medication. What happens to these numbers during pregnancy and after they deliver children?
Will understanding drug side effects for pregnant mothers become easier? Yes, with the FDA’s new information and a tool from Iodine.
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