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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...

    The nefarious IRS attack on your local optometrist

    The nefarious IRS attack on your local optometrist
    Optometrists and opticians must have the lousiest lobbyists in Washington. How else can one explain the brutal unprovoked attack on their business launched the other day by the Internal Revenue Service?  The IRS didn't literally attack the eyewear...

    Illegal use of drugs among American workers has dropped, study says

    Illegal use of drugs among American workers has dropped, study says
    Illegal use of drugs among American workers has dropped sharply in the last 25 years, according to a new study. The percentage of the U.S. workforce testing positive for drugs such as cocaine and marijuana dropped to 3.5% last year, from 13.6% in 1988,...