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Doctor insights on: What To Do If You Are Going Through Prescription Drug Withdrawal

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Medicare prescription drug coverage going away?

Medicare prescription drug coverage going away?

Not currently: The goal of the right wing is to completly eliminate all entitlements: medicare, social security, all forms of welfare and use the money saved to pay for cuts in the taxes of the wealthy. This includes the drug coverage. As long as a significant percentage of the population believes in this and votes like minded people in office, then that is the future. Is this your goal? ...Read more

Withdrawal (Definition)

Symptoms upon abrupt discontinuation or decrease in intake of substances such as ...Read more


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What're the cause and effects of prescription drug abuse?

What're the cause and effects of prescription drug abuse?

Abuse: Lack of monitoring, euphoric effects, easy access, avoiding withdrawal, doctor-shopping, tolerance. Outcome is dependency (addiction) & more suffering & resistance to tx. ...Read more

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How do prescription drug abusers get access to medications?

How do prescription drug abusers get access to medications?

Drug abuse: Planes, trains and automobiles...People with addiction problems can be incredibly creative in coming up with ways to satisfy their cravings for their drugs of choice. The ways they do this could fill multiple books. The overall method is through some form of dishonesty. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and disadvantages of prescription drug plans?

PBMs: Pharmacy benefit manager (pbm) is a third party administrator of prescription drug programs. They process & pay prescription drug claims, develop formulary, contract with pharmacies, & negotiate discounts & rebates with drug manufacturers. Some benefits are cost. Some disadvantages are availability & speed of delivery. ...Read more

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Why are some medications not included in a prescription drug formulary?

Why are some medications  not included in a prescription drug formulary?

PBMs: Pharmacy benefit manager (pbm) is a third party administrator of prescription drug programs. They process & pay prescription drug claims, develop formulary, contract with pharmacies, & negotiate discounts & rebates with drug manufacturers. Some benefits are cost. Some disadvantages are availability & speed of delivery. Most brand-name medications are not included due to cost. ...Read more

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Benign Enlarged supraclavicular node.thinking of having it removed.I'm 57 and in good health.not using any prescription drug.what complications ?

Benign Enlarged supraclavicular node.thinking of having it removed.I'm 57 and in good health.not using any prescription drug.what complications ?

Not usually any: I am surmising you think the node is benign is that it is soft, movable and not stuck to anything. The only way to know for sure, is to take it out and exam it under a microscope. The procedure can be done under general or local anesthesia but the surgeon will explain those options and potential complications. It can be done as an outpatient procedure and is fairly straight forward. ...Read more

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