October 22, 2014

Over the counter “Swimmer’s Ear” drops are not the same as the prescription

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By Ann Van De Water Over the counter “Swimmer’s Ear” drops contain alcohol. The prescription is an antibiotic and does not contain alcohol. I learned this the hard way. My daughter had been complaining of ear pain so I told my husband I thought she had swimmer’s ear and that I’d make a doctor’s appointment for… Read more

Fight Over Whether Minors Should Have Full Access to Morning After Pill

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The Department of Justice said that it will appeal a federal judge’s order to make the most common morning after pill available without a prescription for all ages. Read more

The First Generation to Grow Up on Drugs

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“Our society is not used to thinking about the fact that so many young people have already spent their formative years on pharmaceutical treatment for mental illness. Rather, we focus on the here-and-now, wringing our hands about ‘overmedicated kids.’ We debate whether doctors, parents, and teachers rely too heavily on meds to pacify or normalize… Read more