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Are Generic Drugs Worth the Savings?

Everyone likes to save money and especially when you have to pick up the same prescription every month, those medications add up. Doctors like to prescribe generic versions of drugs because it saves the patient money and contains the same active ingredient as the original manufacturer. But other manufacturers use different processes, resulting in different inactive ingredients, which do not have to be the same as the original medication. Generic versions of a drug used to stabilize blood pressure and prevent heart failure are being recalled in 22 countries because one of the ingredients poses a potential cancer risk.

A Pain in the Mouth

Many people assume drugs from a pharmacy, especially those sold over the counter, are safe. Most are when taken as directed, but a new warning has surfaced regarding a popular medication used to combat mouth pain, especially in teething children.

From the Pharmacy to the Street

Our country is in the midst of an "opioid epidemic." This headline, along with similar sensationalism, appears in a slew of publications from "Time Magazine" to the "New York Times." People are dying from opioid overdoses (medication used to treat pain) at an exorbitant rate. 1 in 5 young adults (ages 25-34) according to "Time Health." There are plenty of other hard statistics (opioid-related deaths doubled from 2009-2016, opioids were related to 1.5% of all deaths in 2016), but causes, strategies, and solutions to the problem remain up in the air.

Civil Liability of Gun Manufacturers

When you are the tragic victim of gun violence, often people think that the criminal law is the best way to remedy the situation. However, there could be other remedies when you are injured because of the criminal or negligent use of firearms. However, current federal law has a generally disbars suits against firearm manufacturers.

A Rocket in Your Pocket

Vaping e-cigarettes is safer than smoking tobacco. This seems to be the general consensus among the population. While the debate about health and lung safety between vaping and smoking warrants its own post, it is safe to assume a rolled cigarette will not explode in your face or pocket. The same cannot be said about the electronic cigarette.

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