Man Calls Police Claiming Wife Shot Herself in the Head: Part 1
Tom and Ashley Fallis were celebrating the New Year with friends and family at a party at their house.
Grapefruit, Medicine Interaction Warning Expanded
ABC News’ Ben Maas reports: It has long been known that grapefruit juice can pose dangerous — and even deadly — risks when taken along with certain medications. Now, experts warn the list of medications that can result in these interactions is longer than many...
'OFF LABEL': Tribeca Film Captures Our Insatiable Appetite for Prescription Drugs
Andy Duffy's first encounter with the world of drugs was as an Army medic at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq where he forced resistant prisoners to endure excruciating pain. Sgt. Duffy says he was forced by superior officers to inject the veins of prisoners with 14-gauge needles to hydrate
Drugs Raise Death Risk in Dementia Patients
Elderly nursing home residents who take certain antipsychotic drugs for dementia have an increased risk of death, a new study found. The study of more than 75,000 nursing home residents with dementia, all of whom were 65 or older, found that residents taking the drug...
What You Need to Know About Psychotropic Drugs
Psychotropic drugs is a technical term for psychiatric medicines that alter chemical levels in the brain that affect mood and behavior. A yearlong ABC News investigation has been looking at the overuse of these medicines in America’s foster children. Antipsychotics, antidepressants, ADHD drugs, ...
Foster Kids' Place to Hope: Agency Aims to Reduce Meds
Maryhurst, a Nonprofit Agency for Neglected and Abused Children, Emphasizes Therapy
New Study Shows U.S. Government Fails to Oversee Treatment of Foster Children With Mind-Altering Drugs
The federal government has not done enough to oversee the treatment of America's foster children with powerful mind-altering drugs, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report to be released Thursday. ABC News was given exclusive access to the GAO report, which capped off a
Antipsychotics for Foster Kids: Most Commonly Prescribed Meds
Foster Kids More Likely to Take Many Antipsychotic Meds for a Longer Period of Time
10 Top-Selling Drugs Coming Off Patent
Ten of the world's top-selling prescription drugs are about to get cheaper. Over the next 17 months, the patents on brand-name medications like the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor and the blood thinner Plavix will expire, opening the door for generic versions that could cost up to 80 percent
Dismembered Brooklyn Boy Leiby Kletzky Was Drugged, Smothered
The Brooklyn boy who was murdered and dismembered last week after being abducted on the street was given a lethal cocktail of drugs and then was smothered, the New York City medical examiner said today. Leiby Kletzky, 8, had traces of a muscle relaxant, cyclobenzaprine; an antipsychotic drug,