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READ ON >> 4. Alcohol + Prescription Stimulants Patients should always be wary of mixing any medicine with alcohol, but some interactions are much more serious than others. For example, ingesting alcohol while going for a prescription stimulant could cause the patient to not fully realize how intoxicated they are. This is especially true when the stimulant is being abused, but it can also happen when the patient takes the medication as prescribed. READ ON >> 5. Grapefruit and Grapefruit Juice + Statins Patients should avoid consuming drinking or grapefruit grapefruit juice while taking some medications, in particular statins. Compounds in grapefruit known as furanocoumarin chemicals cause a rise in medication potency by interacting with enzymes in the small intestine and liver.White House Office of Management and Spending budget Director Peter Orszag on Fri said, ‘Our approach here is a deficit-neutral one for wellness reform,’ adding, ‘The health reform package needs to be deficit-neutral over the next five to a decade.’ Related StoriesWHO committed to helping Nepal deliver healthcare to its citizens, says WHO South-East Asia Regional DirectorNeurological tests accessibility and affordability: an interview with Dr Joseph HigginsInnovative single-use torque instruments utilize tough polycarbonate from BayerHowever, The Hill reports that ‘there are symptoms ahead’ that the committee chair who will write the legislation will overcome the wishes of fiscally conservative House Blue Doggie Coalition and create a plan that could add to the deficit.