Don’t Drive if you are Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs!
- N.C. statutes say that you’re still DWI even if your Rx was legal
- 11% of drug-impaired drivers in fatal accidents tested positive for opioids
- Half of older adults say they take multiple prescriptions yet still drive
Many North Carolina drivers have the false impression that they can legally drive after taking drugs so long as those drugs were legally prescribed. In fact, North Carolina DWI law dictates that driving … Read more
You visit the doctor when you aren’t feeling well. In some instances, the physician will prescribe you a drug that they believe will alleviate or cure your symptoms. Typically, being prescribed a medication is nothing to worry about. The doctor writes the prescription, you get it filled, and you go home to start taking your pills.
In some cases, things don’t go as planned. You take your medication only to find that it causes severe side effects. While you had … Read more
Women who are pregnant will do whatever it takes to make sure that their babies come into the world healthy. Unfortunately, women don’t always know which prescription medications may be dangerous to their unborn children. There is list of drugs that can cause harmful side effects to infants, and Zofran is one of them.
Zofran is a drug used to curb morning sickness. The FDA has recently learned that the medication can cause septal and orofacial defects, stillbirths, kidney … Read more
Volunteers sign up for drug trials by the thousands every year. Whether college students need a bit of extra money or patients are hoping for a cure, there are a variety of reasons why people are willing to risk their health. Unfortunately, five people in France did more than just risk their health when they took part in the trial for an experimental painkiller.
One person was killed and five others were hospitalized, allegedly as a result of the … Read more
Have you ever seen someone on the verge of a drug overdose? Medical professionals see it frequently. Some see it so frequently, in fact, that they can tell by looking at someone’s face what they are overdosing on.
Opiate abusers on the verge of overdosing have constricted pupils, are itching their skin, are turning pale and their skin is becoming clammy. Their fingernails and lips are turning blue or purple, and they are starting to make choking noises. When doctors … Read more