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2020

Google Maps Providing Drug Disposal locations

USA Today - Google is partnering with the DEA, HHS, CVS, Walgreens and state governments to display local drug disposal locations in Google Maps. By entering searches such as “drug drop off near me” or “medication disposal near me," consumers will be able to find permanent disposal spots at local pharmacies, hospitals or government buildings ...
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FDA rebukes 17 firms for selling fake Alzheimer’s drugs

Reuters - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned more than a dozen companies against selling unapproved products which claim to treat Alzheimer’s disease and other serious ailments, the agency said on Monday. Many of these drugs, marketed as dietary supplements and sold online, have not been reviewed by the FDA and their safety ...
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Counterfeit Medicines and Illegal Drug Trade

Current and former law enforcement and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) officials discussed their ongoing efforts to combat the counterfeit drug and fentanyl trade at Congressional Briefings hosted by the Partnership for Safe Medicines in Washington, DC. BeMedWise and NeedyMeds participated in the briefings as named partners ...
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Nearly half of US adults have heart or blood vessel disease

AP News - A new report estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that’s mostly due to recent guidelines that expanded how many people have high blood pressure.
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Making the Self-Care Commitment, One Step at a Time

There's no better time than right now to invest in your health. Odds are you do it every day — even if you don't know that's what you're doing. Continue reading... ...
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