Understand what it means when your doctor tells you your medications needs to be ‘titrated.’
Abusing drugs or alcohol is an important health problem that needs an integrated, multi-focused medical approach and should not be treated as a moral failing or character flaw, says a new report released Thursday by the U.S. surgeon general’s office.
For patients without low-cost alternatives, the financial burden of drug therapy may be serious.
If you check your medicine cabinet right now, there’s a good chance you’ll find over-the-counter pain relievers. Before you seek relief, know your risks — and what will work best for you.
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Here’s why opiates are such as serious threat to our nation’s health. Our expert explains.
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