Health Jan 06

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How should U.S. regulate powerful painkillers?

Forty-six people die every day in the U.S. after overdosing on prescription painkillers, causing some states to crack down. Are tighter laws creating new problems? Judy Woodruff gets views from Bob Twillman of the American Academy of Pain Management and…

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Maine’s prescription for drug savings: Go foreign

Maine employers and consumers say that importing prescriptions from foreign mail-order pharmacies saves them a lot of money, so legislators passed a law legalizing imports. The drug industry and the state's pharmacists say imports can be dangerous, while supporters say…

The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case about whether Arizona school officials were justified in strip-searching a 13 year-old girl for prescription drugs on another student's tip. The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle explains the case and its implications…

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