Equilizing Prescription Drug Prices World Wide

President Trump pledged to lower prescription drug prices in the U.S. in his State of the Union speech, and explained lower prices in several different nations for identical drugs as “very, very unfair.”

We don’t know precisely how the Trump government will proceed. But it’s necessary to understand what opportunities exist, and what’s at stake for the development of new medicines, in rebalancing international drug prices.

High drug costs in the U.S. help pharmaceutical innovators cover the high cost of bringing a new drug to market — more than $2 billion each based on several independent estimates. While Americans carry that load at pharmacy stations and pay high insurance premiums and deductibles, Europeans get access to new drugs at deeply …

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Prescription Drug Problems Among Older Adults

When thinking about prescription drug dependence, one might automatically and understandably envision a young adult. Those “18 to 25 years old are the greatest abusers of medicine… ADHD stimulants, opioid pain relievers, and anti-anxiety drugs,” according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Research indicates that there has been a rush over the earlier decade in opioid misuse that includes prescription heroin in addition to pain narcotics such as fentanyl feeding an overdose plague in older adults.

Actually, between 2002 and 2014 opioid misuse doubled in those 50 and older (from about 1 to 2%), while falling in younger age classes. And a report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality released in September discovered that among people …

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7 Support Groups For Dealing With Prescription Drug Addictions

Prescription drug abuse is an issue that can destroy lives and tear families apart. It is not just the families of narcotic abuse and alcohol abuse that suffer. Prescription drug addicts require the same level of support and guidance, and it is crucial to find the best treatment programs possible.

At the same time, family members that struggle to accept the issue or help require their form of support. The following seven groups offer programs, talks, emotional support and other resources for anyone struggling with this addition.…

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The EU’s 3rd Multi-Annual Health Program For 2014-2020

Prescription Drugs For Multi-Annual Health Program

In 2004, the EU developed a new Health program for years up to 2020. The final, approved name was “the third program of Union action in the field of health (2014-20)”. This six-year plan is designed to expand upon previous ideas and improve the administration of health care and prescription drugs in the region.

The Aims Are Vague And Do Not Offer Major Policy Changes To Reflect Any Significant Threat

There is the talk of general health promotion, disease prevention and improved accessibility to improved healthcare programs. There are also plans for innovative and sustainable health care, a healthier population, economic growth and protection for cross-border health threats.…

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Is The EU Facing The Next Prescription Drug Addiction Epidemic

 Prescription Drug Addiction Epidemic

America is a country that is currently struggling with prescription drug addiction.

The availability of drugs, the reliance on these treatments by doctors and the ageing population has created a dangerous combination.

Drug abuse is growing as patients become dependent on opioids, stimulants, and depressants. There are now concerns that some European countries may be following this trend.

At the moment, it is unclear whether there is a small, containable trend developing or something more dangerous.  Adderall addiction is a big problem in the US.…

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The Truth About ADHD Medication And Drug Addiction

ADHD – Prescription Drug Addiction

ADHD is on the rise in America, with more diagnoses being made on children and adolescent patients. As a result, the nation is seeing an increase in the use of stimulants such as amphetamines and methylphenidate. These drugs – more commonly known as Adderall and Ritalin – are the obvious choice for controlling behavior and providing focus.

The latter is also why so many college students have now taken to using them. These tablets are easy to take and can have a significant impact on cognitive function. They increase dopamine levels to produce the desired neural pathways and focus attention.

This effect and availability mean that there are both upsides and downsides to choosing …

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