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Consumers Could Save Billions When Drug Patents Expire Over the next year and a half, patents for seven of the 20 most-purchased prescription medications will expire, opening the door for a host of much cheaper generics, according to ABC News. Among the drugs set to go generic soon are Lipitor, Zyprexa and Plavix….

Dispose of Old Meds on National Drug Take Back Day

If your elderly loved one has extra prescription medications lying around the house, now’s the time to gather them up and safely dispose of them. Between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., this Saturday, April 28, seniors and their caregivers can drop off unwanted and expired prescription medications…

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Alzheimer’s Drug Dumped After Second Clinical Failure An experimental Alzheimer’s drug, which had some experts in the elder care industry creeping closer to the edge of their seats in anticipation, was just abandoned by Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson, reports Reuters. No more studies are scheduled for the previously promising drug,…

Avoiding Trouble with Medications

  If the doctor prescribes any medication for your loved one, it’s up to both of you to make sure it’s safe. Before your loved one begins taking any new medicines, ask the doctor if there are any other treatment options available, such as changes in diet or exercise. Also,…

What Are the Side Effects of Long-term Use of Xanax and Ambien?

Q. What are the potential side effects from long-term use of Xanax and Ambien? Are they addictive? Can they affect short-term memory? If I want to stop taking the medications, what is the recommended procedure, and what might I expect in the way of withdrawal symptoms? And how long does it take for…

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4 Types of Drugs That Can Cause Leg Cramps The older you are, the more likely you are to get nighttime leg cramps — sudden jolts of pain that can last from just a few seconds to 15 or more minutes. Some studies, in fact, suggest that more than two-thirds of older…

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9 Types of Medication Older Adults Should Use With Caution If you’re over 65, think twice before taking these drugs As you grow older, you’re more likely to develop long-term health conditions that require taking multiple medications. You’re also more sensitive to many common medications, including over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. As a…