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Treatment Decisions & Safety

It's important to trust your doctor, but remember that you play a key role in ensuring your safety and the effectiveness of your care. Learn more about making treatment decisions.

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Is Medication Adherence Important?
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The Weekend Effect and Hospitals
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The Correlation Between Medical Errors and Death
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How to Take Oral Medications Properly
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How to Avoid Unnecessary Medical Tests
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Quick Guide to Warfarin Dosing
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5 Weird but Beneficial Side Effects of Common Drugs
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4 Times-a-Day (QID) or Every 6 Hours (Q6H) Prescription
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Are Animal Medications Safe for Humans to Take?
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Pillboxes and Medication Safety
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How to Read Your Physician's Prescription
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Drug Classes and Medication Classification
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Difference Between Drug Dose and Dosage
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Top 10 Biologic Drugs in the United States
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Why Patients Are Noncompliant with Treatment
Safely and Legally Buying Drugs From Online Pharmacies
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Can You Take Motrin and Tylenol Together?
Biologics: Types, Treatable Conditions, Mechanisms, Side Effects
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Brief Guide to Antiviral Drugs
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Active Ingredient in a Medication Function
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What You Need to Know About Diuretics
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How Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Work
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What Biological Half-Life Means
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How Prevent Exposure From Too Much Medical Radiation
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Goals of Medical Treatment and How to Use Them
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The Truth About Mixing Aspirin and Ibuprofen
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Protection From Quacks and Health Care Fraud
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Why It's Important to Dispose of Drugs Safely
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Categories of Lifestyle Drugs
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Defensive Medicine and How It Affects Healthcare Costs
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A Closer Look at a Tylenol Overdose