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A recent study of the prescribing practices of emergency room physicians clearly shows that the more opioids you prescribe, the more long-term use and abuse will result - especially among the elderly. The study, published in New England Journal of Medicine, analyzed opioid prescriptions among…

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Not too long ago, younger Americans worried about their aging parents or grandparents dipping into the cooking sherry a little too often. Alcohol was the primary dependence problem troubling Americans of all ages. And in fact, serious drinking among the elderly was not all that unusual. Today…

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If you have elderly family members or friends on any medications, it would be a good idea to check what those medications are and what dosages they are. A new study shows that at the usual dosage recommended for younger people, a long list of common medications places seniors at a higher risk of…

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A blockbuster investigative report in the Los Angeles Times recently says Purdue Pharma knew about illegal sales of its opioid painkiller OxyContin to Los Angeles drug dealers, and failed to report it to authorities. The highly addictive and potentially lethal painkiller OxyContin, essentially…

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Although the total number of Americans taking prescription opioid painkillers has gone down a little over the past 5 years, those taking the drugs are taking more of them in higher doses and for longer periods of time, says a new study. Complicating this situation is an even more dangerous…

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All across America, alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence both continue to ruin families and careers, cut lives short through accidents, crime and overdoses, and waste billions of dollars due to medical, legal and downtime costs. Here in Florida, the story is much the same. Educational campaigns at…

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Common anxiety drugs such as Xanax, Valium, Ativan and Klonopin, and related insomnia drugs such as Ambien, Lunesta and Sonata, increase the chance of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, says a new report from Canadian and French researchers. The study, just published in the British…

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At Novus Medical Detox Center, we believe that it is important that our patients receive the best care and are as comfortable as possible during their medical detox program. This is why we provide private rooms, exceptional food and a staff that really cares about each patient. We have found that…

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Novus is the best way to get your life back as painlessly as possible.

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Here’s a Big Pharma-and-FDA-are-going-steady story for the record books: While a growing number of states are suing Eli Lilly for hiding the fact that their antipsychotic drug Zyprexa causes obesity and diabetes in adult schizophrenia patients, a senior FDA official has overruled an expert panel…

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We’re constantly reading and hearing about the prescription drug epidemic that’s laying waste to millions of teenagers and young adults. But the media has paid scant attention to prescription drug addiction that’s affecting thousands of seniors across the country. You have to be of a certain…

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