Antibiotics are Overprescribed Nearly 50% of the Time

Antibiotics are Overprescribed Nearly 50% of the Time

When your doctor prescribes an antibiotic, there’s a 43% chance it may not be needed, a new study finds. “While there has been a lot of research looking at inappropriate prescribing, our findings suggest that we still may be underestimating the proportion of prescriptions that are inappropriate,” said lead study author Michael Ray, a researcher […]

80 is the New 60: Staying Healthy in an Aging World

80 is the New 60: Staying Healthy in an Aging World

Globally, aging populations are posing big challenges for healthcare systems; together, new technology and old techniques offer the opportunity to manage them. The new challenge for the 21st Century The Big Q: Can we live better? The Big A: Yes! The booming population of older adults is a testament to the incredible developments in science and technology […]

Rx Painkillers & Heroin Led to the Worst Drug Addiction Crisis in US History

Rx Painkillers & Heroin Led to the Worst Drug Addiction Crisis in US History

Rx Painkillers & Heroin Led to the Worst Drug Addiction Crisis in US History Expert scientists says the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should review the safety and effectiveness of all opioids, and consider the real-world impacts the powerful painkillers have, not only on patients, but also on families, crime and the demand for […]

Alcohol and Many Rx Drugs Do Not Mix

Alcohol and Many Rx Drugs Do Not Mix

Alcohol and Many Rx Drugs Do Not Mix “I’m often asked whether it’s safe to mix alcohol with Rx (prescription) drugs and my answer is that you have to use common sense,” says Dr. Gregory Smith, said a noted pain management specialist. “No one should ever drink large amounts of alcohol when taking prescription medications […]