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Pregnancy and Fertility Drugs

Fertility drugs can increase your odds of getting pregnant. Use of these oral or injectable medications may be beneficial when you have an ovulation disorder. However, MayoClinic.com and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, or ACOG, both indicate that sometimes fertility drugs may require complementary therapies to yield success.

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What Diet Pills Are as Effective As Prescription Drugs?

Nonprescription diet pill makers have an impressive array of marketing tools at their disposal. Manufacturers behind print ads, Internet websites and infomercials may claim their product is just as effective as a prescription drug for less cost and without the hassle of getting your doctor’s approval. However, diet pills that claim to be just as effective as weight loss drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may not work — and they can also compromise your health.

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The Effects of Parental Drug Abuse on Children

A parent who uses alcohol or drugs to the point of causing problems in her child’s life is a child abuser. In fact, many states expanded the definition of child abuse to include households where there is drug and alcohol abuse, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Children suffer from a myriad of ill effects if a parent or caregiver abuses drugs or alcohol. Effects can be so devastating that the child can continue to feel the impact even if she no longer lives with that parent or caregiver or even if the parent stops the substance abuse, according to the Center on Addiction and the Family.