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Most Physicians Disenchanted With Their Profession: Survey

Seven out of 10 physicians would not recommend their profession to their children or other family members, and more than half are thinking about retiring within the next 5 years, including one-third of those under the age of 50, according to a new national survey by The Doctors Company, a physician-owned medical malpractice insurer.   

How Should You Get Rid Of Pills You Don't Use?

MOST OF OUR MEDICINE cabinets are filled with prescription medications — some benign, some fairly toxic, some quite expensive. Bottles typically state how to properly store these drugs. But they don't specify how to safely dispose of unused or outdated pills.
 So what's a patient to do with those orange bottles filled with leftover meds? One expert, Karen Bastianelli, associate professor of pharmacy at the University of Minnesota College of