Prescription

  • Alarming rise in new psychoactive substances, says UN June 29, 2013

    United Nations: The use of prescription drugs and so-called "designer drugs" are proliferating at an alarming rate, posing threats to public health, a UN report has said. While there has been a decline in the use of traditional drugs such as heroin and cocaine in some parts of the world,...
  • Google Glass to support prescription glasses March 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Here is good news for those who wear prescription glasses and have always wanted to wear Google Glass. The company has now announced that it is working on the design for the prescription frames. The Glass design is modular, so users will be able to add frames and lenses...
  • Around 10,000 chemists likely to go on strike on March 15 March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Unhappy with the government's new drug pricing policy that will "reduce their profits" and "create hassles", 10,000 chemists across Delhi on Tuesday threatened to go on a strike March 15 if their demands were not met. Terming the policy as "unrealistic", Kailash Gupta, president of the All India Chemists...
  • Govt steps in to check abuse of antibiotics October 29, 2010

    New Delhi: In a bid to check the widespread abuse of antibiotics, India's drug regulator, Drugs Controller General of India (DGCI), has proposed a new rule that will make it difficult for patients to self-medicate. Doctors will now have to write prescriptions for antibiotics in duplicate. One copy will have to...
  • Tamiflu to be available in 480 select chemist shops September 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Tamiflu, the most effective drug against the H1N1 influenza is now available at a chemist near you, but strictly on prescription. While the ‘not for sale’ tag is out, Tamilfu along with the second line drug Zanamivir or Relenza has been listed under Schedule X of the Drugs...
  • Portrait of Jackson's pill consumption emerges July 10, 2009

    Los Angeles: Singer Michael Jackson took more than 10 Xanax pills a night, asking his employees to get the prescription sleep medicine under their names and also personally traveling to doctor's offices in other states to obtain them, said a confidential document from 2004 that CNN obtained on Thursday. Los Angeles...
  • Jackson's 'drug hell and secret girlfriend' revealed July 2, 2009

    London: Michael Jackson had a secret girlfriend, and he died from excessive drugs provided by corrupt doctors, the star's bodyguard has claimed. Matt Fiddes alleged that his and guru Uri Geller's efforts to hide drugs and needles from the singer's room often failed because the King of Pop managed to get...
  • Brit tabloid reveals MJ's horrifying autopsy report June 29, 2009

    Los Angeles: The autopsy details of pop star Michael Jackson gives a horrifying picture of the singer at the time of his death – he was a virtual skeleton as he was barely eating, there were only pills in his stomach. He was bald, bruised and also had broken ribs...
  • Indian American doctor charged with drug trafficking June 27, 2009

    Washington: An Indian American doctor has been indicted by a federal grand jury on 202 counts of drug trafficking and related violations that entail a fine in excess of $500,000. The indictment charges 59-year-old Narendra Kumar Agrawal of Galion, Ohio with engaging in a scheme to distribute nearly 500,000 tablets...
  • MJ had problems with prescription drugs: Lawyer June 26, 2009

    Washington: As reason for the sudden demise of King of Pop Michael Jackson is being awaited, a family attorney has commented that the singer had problems with prescription drugs. Brian Oxman, who says that he has been the family’s attorney for 20-years, though he disassociated himself from the defence team in...
  • FDA allows access to morning-after pill for US teens April 23, 2009

    Washington: The "morning-after pill" will be available without a prescription to women 17 and older, the US Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday. The minimum age has been 18. PlanB, also called the morning-after pill, is intended to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. On March 23, a federal court ordered that...
  • 3 charged for pumping Anna Nicole with illegal drugs March 14, 2009

    California: Former Playboy model and television star Anna Nicole Smith was given massive amounts of prescription drugs illegally by her boyfriend and two doctors for years before her death from an overdose, California's attorney general said on Friday. Attorney General Jerry Brown called Smith a "known addict" to whom lawyer...
  • Teens prone to abusing prescription drugs say docs September 25, 2007

    Washington: They get them from the family medicine cabinet or buy them on the street. Experts say prescription medications are misused by adolescents more often than any other drugs except alcohol and marijuana. Says Dr Sharon Levy of the American Academy of Pediatrics, "We know that nearly 13 per cent of...
  • Is your sick kid overdosed with pills? September 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Emergency can crop up anytime, but would you expect it to occur after your child taken the cough syrup has been having all these days? Often given to children without a prescription, some commonly administered medicines can prove deadly. According to a centre for disease control report, 1,519 toddlers were...