PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

We Asked

We Asked People Why They Avoid the Doctor

"I’d rather take some NyQuil and be done with it.”
Nick Keppler
2.7.18
Meducation

The Dangers of Taking PPIs for Acid Reflux

There might be serious consequences to taking these drugs long-term.
Matt Jancer
1.24.18
Opioids

Walmart Is Making It Safer to Throw Away Prescription Painkillers

More than 65 percent of people who misuse prescription opioids get them from family and friends.
Jesse Hicks
1.17.18
big pharma

Maryland Has a Plan to Fight Soaring Drug Prices

It could provide a cut-and-paste model for the rest of the country to follow.
Jason Silverstein
10.6.17
addiction

Even After Overdosing, Most Pain Patients Still Get Opioids

It didn't matter if the overdose was on heroin or prescription painkillers.
Troy Farah
9.26.17
united states of addiction

Virtual Reality Could Help Break America's Opioid Addiction

Patients report their pain fell by as much as 75 percent when using the devices.
Jo Marchant
5.2.17
Meducation

Mixing Painkillers and Benzos Is as Bad as You Think

Yet nearly 20 percent of those prescribed an opioid are doing it.
Nick Keppler
3.15.17
Meducation

How Dangerous is it to Take Expired Drugs?

Here's how much the date on the pill bottle really matters.
Nick Keppler
2.16.17
Meducation

The Blurry Line Between Healing and Dealing

Eve Marson's documentary chronicles the ongoing opioid dilemma that sent Dr. William Hurwitz to jail.
Philip Eil
1.31.17
Meducation

What Happens When You Share Drugs on Facebook?

Women are finding friends with benzos.
Jill Di Donato
11.28.16
The High Life

It's Ridiculous That the NFL Still Hasn't Legalized Weed

One doctor explains the holdup.
Austin Williams
11.23.16
Meducation

The Dirty Secret Behind America's Addiction to Painkillers

A new investigation shows Oxycontin doesn't last nearly as long as advertised for many patients.
Maia Szalavitz
5.16.16