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  • Demjanjuk’s death hastened by medication, complaint says

    June 14, 2012 | 1:54 pm

    An attorney for convicted Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk filed a complaint with German prosecutors claiming that his death was hastened by medication administered at a nursing home in Bavaria.

    Ulrich Busch asked prosecutors in Rosenheim, Bavaria, in a 12-page complaint to open an...

  • Benzonatate: A cough suppressant so dangerous, you’d rather just cough

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    February 4, 2011 | 10:59 am

    Benzonatate is a cough suppressant available by prescription as a generic medication or under the brand Tessalon. It is chemically related to medicines used as local anesthetics and works by numbing the nerves in the lungs which trigger a cough reflex. It was approved by the FDA in...

  • Substance Abuse a Senior Problem, Too

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

     



    When Amy Kaplan heard about Betty (not her real name), a Jewish Family Service client in her early 70s who said she couldn't afford all of her medications, Kaplan suspected there was more to the story. Kaplan, a social worker and addiction specialist, visited Betty's...

  • Problems Abound in Pampering Parents

    By Ellie Kahn

    February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    My mother and father are both in diapers. I wasn't at all prepared for this possibility. Dealing with the visual and olfactory aspect of my son's end products when he was a baby was an expected part of being a mom, but it's a completely different matter when it's my parents wearing...

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