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prescription

The loss of rights because of a failure to assert them over a lengthy period of time. This is similar to a statute of limitations, but the time period is not established by statute, but by court interpretation and the particular circumstances of the case.

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The number of prescriptions being written has gone way up in recent years, especially for pain relievers and stimulants.
If Medicare Part D prescriptions stop going through at the beginning of February, this possibility should be considered.
Yet a cursory look at the lists of drugs still requiring prescriptions and those available over the counter belies the notion that drugs are so classified based purely on safety concerns.
It's not Canada's responsibility to provide low-cost prescriptions to the United States,'' said Jerry Flanagan, health care policy director for the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights.
4 billion prescriptions last year, an average of about 12 prescriptions each.
Some nursing home residents will be eligible for reduced-price prescriptions through their enrollment in a Medicare managed care plan.
Now, some health insurers are giving pharmacists incentives to help increase the number of prescriptions filled with generic drugs.
Still, if your pharmacy offers a discount card that applies to prescriptions, it is usually worth the trouble of signing up, especially if those cards can be used in conjunction with other discounts.
The price tag for prescriptions is steadily rising.
These people are having to choose between food and prescriptions.
NSAIDs are among the most frequently used over-the-counter drugs and one of the most commonly prescribed drug classes in this country; more than 70 million prescriptions for NSAIDs were filled in the United States in 1991.
Data on prescription practices show that although the New York law heralded a sharp drop in benzodiazepine Prescriptions, it also preceded marked increases in prescriptions for other sedatives that are more addictive, less effective in quelling anxiety, and more dangerous when taken in an overdose, according to a report in the Nov.