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Are Expired Medications Safe?

Food, cosmetics, housecleaning products—just a few of the many everyday items that carry a "best by" date. Most prescription medications are also assigned a day of expiration. But while one whiff can …

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Is Exercise Better Than Drugs for Disease Management?

For years, healthcare experts have warned against America's growing dependence on prescription medications. Indeed, if you divided the more than four billion prescriptions doctors write on an annua…

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The Overlooked Hazard of Prescription Sleep Meds

A single pill may cause more falls in hospitalized individualls than aging, delirium, insomnia or cognitive impairment, according to a new report. Patients who were prescribed Ambien to help them s…

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4 Ways to Save Money on Prescription Medications

Not paying attention to where you're buying your prescription drugs could cost you—to the tune of $100, or more, says a new Consumer Reports analysis. Secret shoppers posing as uninsured consumers …

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97 Percent of Online Pharmacies Are Unsafe

By Anne-Marie Botek, AgingCare.com Editor Only 3 percent of online pharmacies are safe to use, according to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. The vast majority of web-based medicat…

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Dangers of Buying Online Prescriptions

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com Contribution Editor It couldn't be easier—ordering prescription drugs online with a few clicks of the mouse and having them delivered right to your door, without ev…

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