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Privacy Concerns for Children and Teens on ADHD Medications

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        Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, as it is commonly known, is real problem in elementary school, middle school, and high school aged children. The CDC reports that 3-7% of school aged children have been diagnosed with a form of ADHD.   This disorder can cause children to struggle in school because they can not control their impulses, causing disruptive behavior.  They also find it hard to … Read More →

Teenagers Overdosing on Prescription Medications on the Rise

Prescription medicine misuse and abuse is on the rise.  According to the CDC, overdoses of prescription medications have more then tripled in the last twenty years.  The problem reaches further then just overdosing, for every death, there are 10 treatment admissions, 32 emergency room visits, 130 people dependent on prescription medications an over 825 people who take prescription medications for non medical reasons. Teenagers in particular are abusing and misusing … Read More →

The Hassle of Traveling with Medication

With all the new travel guidelines and TSA rules, it is hard to know what is acceptable to travel on an airplane with and what is not.  If you have a long term medical condition and need to take multiple medications, it can become even trickier trying to determine what you are allowed to carry on the airplane and what needs to be checked.  It is always best to keep … Read More →

Increasing Medications Causing Problems With Seniors

Many Senior Citizens need help organizing and storing their medications.  As we age, many of us develop chronic health problems that require daily medication.  According to the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, about 1/3 of elderly adults take 8 or more prescriptions a day!  That is a lot of pills to remember, and a lot of pill bottles. Additionally as we age, our body changes and it can affect … Read More →

Children Overdose Deaths From Parents Prescription Drugs On The Rise

An increasing number of children and teens have been poisoned and hospitalized after ingesting adult prescription medications, a recent study in the journal Pediatrics revealed. The rise in child poisonings over the past decade may be linked to the increased presence of prescription drugs in homes, as more adults rely on these medications to treat conditions like diabetes and heart disease and blood pressure. Information gathered from U.S. Poison Centers between 2000 … Read More →