Updates from the experts at the UA Health Sciences

 

AHSC Blog: Poison and Drug Safety

Snakebite season is from April to October and rattlesnakes can bite with or without warning.
Tags: snakebits, rattlesnakes, poison, scorpions, drugs, medication

With the advent of warm weather the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, part of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, is reminding people of the dangers of rattlesnakes. Reptiles in Arizona are most active... read more

Morphine is the classic opiate painkiller.
Tags: pain, medication management, opioids, overdose prevention, prescription drug misuse, public health

The U.S. health-care system has become much more aggressive in treating pain over the last 15 years and just as with any medical intervention at times there are adverse side effects. Today, the United States is in the middle... read more

Awake in bed
Tags: insomnia, sleeplessness, fatigue, sleep aids, medication management, healthy aging, memory, Exercise

Almost 60 million Americans suffer from insomnia, many people take prescription or over-the-counter sleep medications to help them sleep through the night. Insomnia also tends to increase as we age, almost half of older adults... read more