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Prescription drugs

The opioid epidemic in our backyard

January 2, 2018
Texas A&M Health Science Center experts assess the situation and offer national policy prescriptions

Price controls on drugs: Striking the balance between affordability and innovation

May 24, 2017
Many prescription medications are very expensive, but price controls could stifle the creation of new ones

Drug stability: How storage conditions affect their performance

September 6, 2016
How pharmaceuticals break down, and why we should care

The dark side of opioids: How these addictive drugs have led to abuse and death

August 16, 2016
As opioids have become more readily available, we’ve seen a correspondingly steady rise in opioid abuse and overdose deaths. What next?

Why people aren’t taking their prescription medications

March 31, 2016
As prescriptions get more expensive, people become less able to afford them, but they may end up paying for it later

A new vice dean for a new campus

December 11, 2015
FDA exec joins the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy

Men: Is your prescription affecting your libido?

September 9, 2015

Approximately 2.4 million men in the United States live with androgen deficiency – known as low levels of male hormones, specifically testosterone (below 300 ng/dl). While many components impact testosterone levels, some prescription meds may be a sneaky culprit.

Help with rising medication costs

August 26, 2015

Rising medication costs can be devastating for those with multiple prescriptions, but there is help. The Texas A&M Health Science Center's Medication Assistance Program has helped thousands in South Texas obtain low cost—and even free—medications.

Surge in heroin use tied to prescription opioid abuse, according to CDC

August 17, 2015

Heroin use has increased a staggering 63 percent over the last 10 years according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That increase, according to the agency, is closely tied to the growing abuse of prescription opioids; an alarming 45 percent of Americans addicted to heroin are also addicted to prescription opioids.