Emergency Meds Shortage Increases

A study published in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine by Dr. Jesse Pines and George Washington University found that drug shortages in the emergency room increased by over 400% from 2001 to 2014. The study was based on drug shortage reports submitted through a website and analyzed by the [Read more...]

Judge unseals painkiller records

A Boone County judge has issued an order to unseal court records that drug distributors have sought to keep secret for more than a year, according to the May 7 edition of the Charleston Gazette-Mail. The state sued 11 of the nation's largest prescription drug distributors in 2012, alleging they [Read more...]

Hydrocodone prescriptions decline nationwide

In the year after the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) rescheduled hydrocodone combination products from Schedule III to II, 26.3 million fewer hydrocodone combination product prescriptions were written and 1.1 billion fewer were dispensed, according to a study published in the [Read more...]