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The Invisible War at Home: Prescription Drugs and their Grasp on America

The war against drugs. When most people hear this they think of Reagan’s draconian drug control policies or the deadly battle with Central American cartels. While the fight continues south of the border, a growing problem continues to be ignored by lawmakers and citizens, alike; the abuse of prescription medications.   Prescription drug abuse or, … Continue reading

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Drug Safety for All

As adulterated medications continue to pose a threat to the American health care system, the Partnership for Safe Medicines sponsored a Congressional hearing, last week, delving into the issues associated with unsafe and counterfeit pharmaceuticals. Using last year’s counterfeit Avastin scandal as an illustrative case study, the Partnership, with the support of Senator Michael Bennet, … Continue reading

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The Future of (Health) IT

With speedy communication networks and smartphone apps covering everything from restaurant reviews to interactive games, it seems that information technology (IT) is on the path to dominate the 21st century. With it, investments in IT promise to bring efficient communication methods to various industries including health care. A recent report published by the Bipartisan Policy … Continue reading