prescription

  Prescription drug use in America has increased tenfold in the past 50 years, and over-the-counter drug use has risen just as dramatically. 

 In addition to the dozens of medications we take to treat serious illnesses, we take drugs to help us sleep, to keep us awake, to keep our noses from running, our backs from aching, and our minds from racing. Name a symptom, there's a pill to suppress it. In Mind over Meds, bestselling author Dr. Andrew Weil alerts readers to the problem of overmedication.

Senator Chuck Schumer
WAMC

A U.S. senator is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to update regulations on eyeglass prescriptions to create more competition in the industry, which he says would lead to better deals for consumers.

9/9/14 Panel

Sep 9, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain & Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Ray Rice
Ferguson Changes
New Iraq Government
Cuomo Event
Unused Pills
TU Stories

We will ask you the question on the Massachusetts ballot this November: Should people nearing the end of terminal illnesses be allowed to obtain a prescription drug to end their lives?