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Prescription Drug Disposal

NATIONAL TAKE BACK INITIATIVE PELHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT – COMMUNITY ROOM APRIL 30, 2011 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  The “Take Back” initiative addresses a public safety and health issue. More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health….

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Medicare Rights Center Secures Coverage for New York Woman’s Cancer Treatment

New York, NY – More than two years after it first filed an appeal, the Medicare Rights Center has secured coverage under the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit for a New York woman’s ovarian cancer treatment. As a result, Judith M. Layzer will obtain coverage from her Part D plan of Cetrotide, a hormone…

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Anti-Psychotic drugs still being given to elders despite warnings

There are several drugs, that are too commonly prescribed, that pose a risk of deadly side effects for older people. Zyprexa, Resperidol and Seroquel, among others, were developed to treat severe psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia. These drugs all bear the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s “black box” warning label. This warning label says that…