Monthly Archives: May 2016

Medicaid Made Easy: How to Ensure You Get Your Owed Benefits

Medicaid is a needs-based benefit, so anyone wishing to apply for Medicaid must qualify based on the value of his or her assets. Any applicant having too much cash on hand or a high amount of assets will not qualify … Continue reading

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Six Common Things That Can Cause Stress During Your Retirement Years

Retiring is a major life change that can cause stress and anxiety for a number of reasons. While some stressors are inevitable, you can alleviate stress in many productive ways. Knowing the common stressors during this stage can help you … Continue reading

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Public Health and Law Enforcement Officials Concerned About Growing Fentanyl Trend

In a front-page article, the New York Times reported that public health and law enforcement officials have noticed a growing trend in overdose deaths linked to fentanyl. According to the Times, “the total number of fentanyl drug seizures reported in 2014 by … Continue reading

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Responsible Citizen – How to Avoid Being in the Courtroom

Nobody wants to go to court. It’s stressful, and it can get very expensive very quickly. By being a responsible citizen, the odds are that you’ll never have to stand before a judge. Here are some ways that you might … Continue reading

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Valeant Doubled Price of Physician-Assisted Suicide Drug After Legalization in California

In continuing coverage, reports that last summer, Valeant Pharmaceuticals “more than doubled the price of Seconal [secobarbital sodium], a drug used for physician-assisted suicide, from $1,500 to $3,000 shortly after California lawmakers proposed to legalize the practice (it was signed … Continue reading

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Almost All Primary Care Physicians Overprescribe Opioid Pain Medications

The Chicago Tribune reports that 99% of primary care physicians “routinely prescribe potentially addictive” opioid pain medications “for longer than the three-day period recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to survey results released Thursday by the National Safety … Continue reading

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Insys Accused of Medical Fraud in Promotion of Fentanyl Pain Spray

NBC News reports on its website that drugmaker Insys Therapeutics “is pushing pain to the legal edge of aggressive medical marketing.” According to “criminal complaints, attorneys general reports and CNBC sources,” NBC News reports that Insys has been accused of marketing … Continue reading

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FDA Recommends Against Claim Cholesterol Drug Lowers Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Reuters reports that a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted 10-5 on Monday against allowing Merck & Co. to claim that Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) decreases the risk of heart attacks and strokes for coronary heart disease patients. Panelists said … Continue reading

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Six Tricks to Make Your Apartment Safer

Whether your apartment is your first home or a comfortable space to retire, careful review of your living space and working areas can save you and your guests a lot of extra cleaning and make your entire apartment more comfortable. … Continue reading

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FDA Declines to Approve Ready-To-Use Drug to Prevent Blood Clots

Reuters reported that the Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve Eagle Pharmaceutical Inc.’s Kangio (bivalirudin), a ready-to-use version of Angiomax (bivalirudin), a drug to prevent blood clots among patients undergoing heart surgery. Unlike Angiomax, Kangio did not need to … Continue reading

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