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Over-the-Counter Medicines

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  • Association funds were spent on tequila, other dubious items

    Question: I am a board director at my homeowners association. Receipts produced by our management company personnel requesting reimbursement for "office supplies" showed purchase of a $21 bottle of Tequila. At the board meeting I showed that office supply receipt to the board and demanded homeowners be reimbursed. Totally ignoring my demands that the association be reimbursed, the president joked, "Tequila goes better with lime."
  • Immigrants without legal status remain mostly in healthcare limbo

    Immigrants without legal status remain mostly in healthcare limbo
    When Alva Alvarez gets sick, she buys over-the-counter medicine from the grocery and takes as much as she can until she feels better. The mother of five resorts to this because she can't afford a visit to the doctor to figure out what's ailing her....

    FDA asks doctors, dentists to stop prescribing high-dose acetaminophen

    FDA asks doctors, dentists to stop prescribing high-dose acetaminophen
    The Food and Drug Administration has asked doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to stop giving patients high-dose acetaminophen, the active ingredient in the popular pain-reliever Tylenol. Pills, capsules, tablets, syrups...

    U.S. officials change 'use-or-lose' rule for health spending accounts

    U.S. officials change 'use-or-lose' rule for health spending accounts
    In response to longstanding complaints, federal officials said they will allow workers to carry over some unused money held in flexible spending accounts for healthcare expenses. The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced the...

    IRS eases rules on healthcare flexible spending accounts

    IRS eases rules on healthcare flexible spending accounts
    Workers faced with forfeiting unused money in their flexible spending accounts for healthcare expenses may be getting some relief under a new federal rule. The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service changed the use-it-or-lose-it rule...