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HIV and Smoking a Lethal Combo for the Lungs September 18, 2017

Big Rise in Hospitalized Kids With Opioid Side Effects September 18, 2017

Does Mother's Mental Health Affect Pregnancy? September 13, 2017

Having depression, panic disorder or anxiety disorder won't hurt your baby, researcher says

What You Can Do to Help Fight the Opioid Epidemic September 13, 2017

A surgeon's group offers a blueprint for safer pain management

Cancer Drugs' High Prices Not Justified by Cost of Development, Study Contends September 12, 2017

Research challenges notion that each new medicine costs billions to come to market

Long-Acting Inhaler May Help in Early Stage COPD, Too September 06, 2017

Doctors may consider starting medications sooner

New 'Biologic' Drug May Help Severe Asthma September 06, 2017

But similar meds cost up to $30,000 a year

White Kids More Likely to Get Unneeded Antibiotics September 05, 2017

Study finds more evidence of racial disparities in ERs

FDA OKs Return of Once-Withdrawn Leukemia Drug September 01, 2017

At lower dose, Mylotarg extended survival against a certain type of blood cancer

New Hope From Old Drugs in Fight Against Parkinson's August 31, 2017

Asthma medications may lower risk, but much more research is needed

FDA Approves 1st Treatment for 'Kissing Bug' Illness in Children August 30, 2017

Benznidazole becomes the nation's only drug for Chagas disease

Harvey's Floodwaters Harbor Many Health Hazards August 30, 2017

Contaminated water can cause infections, displace residents who lack needed meds

Young Adults May Be Ignoring High Blood Pressure August 28, 2017

Only 4 in 10 with the condition get it under control, study reports

Many Migraine Sufferers Given Unecessary Opioids, Study Finds August 25, 2017

Addictive painkillers should be treatment of last resort, headache expert says

Doctor-Patient Dialogue May Boost Use of Blood Pressure Drugs August 22, 2017

Physicians in poor neighborhoods should ask about employment, relationships, study says

Hernia Patients May Need Fewer Opioids After Surgery, Study Finds August 21, 2017

After repair, smaller prescriptions led to fewer pills that could be diverted or abused

FDA May Limit 'Risk Info' in Direct-to-Consumer TV Drug Ads August 18, 2017

Would new approach to broadcast advertising deprive consumers of vital information?

Powerful New Cholesterol Med Won't Harm Memory, Easing Concerns August 16, 2017

Study findings on Repatha are 'reassuring,' but expert wants longer follow-up

Study Finds Options to Opioid Use After Knee Surgery August 16, 2017

Non-drug approaches that may work include acupuncture and electrotherapy, review finds

U.S. Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years August 15, 2017

Women nearly twice as likely to use the drugs as men, CDC report finds

Pot Compound Alters Levels of Seizure Drug in Epilepsy Patients August 11, 2017

Experimental therapy shows interaction between cannabidiol and clobazam

Trump to Declare Opioid Crisis a National Emergency August 10, 2017

The majority of overdose deaths are attributed to prescription painkillers, report says

Steep Price Hikes Led to Drop in Use of 2 Heart Drugs at U.S. Hospitals August 10, 2017

Half as many patients got nitroprusside, while isoproterenol use fell one-third, study finds

U.S. Opioid Crisis Continues to Worsen August 08, 2017

Lion's share of deaths attributed to prescription painkillers

What Diabetics Need to Know About Over-the-Counter Meds August 07, 2017

Many cold, cough and headache remedies contain carbs, and as much alcohol as glass of beer or wine, pharmacist says

The Fine Print on Medication Expiration Dates August 04, 2017

When to discard Rx and OTC drugs

Addiction Drug Underused by Primary Care Docs in U.S. August 03, 2017

Buprenorphine is prescribed to get patients off opioids in the privacy of a physician's office

Americans Taking More Prescription Drugs Than Ever: Survey August 03, 2017

Consumer Reports says many may be doing more harm than good

Is Infant Drug Withdrawal Likelier When Opioids Used With Psychiatric Drugs? August 03, 2017

Prescribing practices called into question by new study

Doctors May Be Over-Prescribing Seizure Drugs to Treat Pain August 02, 2017

Designed to treat epilepsy, these 'opioid alternatives' dampen some types of pain, but not all

Stopping Statins After Stroke May Raise Risk of Another August 02, 2017

Large study serves as warning for stroke survivors who are prescribed cholesterol-lowering meds

2 of 3 U.S. Patients Keep Unused Painkillers After Surgery August 02, 2017

Saving leftover pills, and not storing them correctly, could lead to opioid misuse or abuse, researchers warn

Policy Changes Reduced Use of Certain Prescription Opioids: Study August 01, 2017

Urine tests find fewer people testing positive for hydrocodone-containing drugs

Drug for Kidney Disease Tied to Infection Risk August 01, 2017

Doctors should weigh risks, benefits related to corticosteroid use, study suggests

Doctors Still Overprescribing Opioids in U.S. July 31, 2017

Nearly 92 million Americans used a powerful prescription painkiller in 2015, survey shows

Too Soon to Widely Recommend Ketamine for Depression July 28, 2017

Not enough is known about the drug's long-term effects, research review concludes

Generic Eye Drops for Seniors Could Save Millions of Dollars a Year July 28, 2017

Medicare is billed more than $1 billion annually for glaucoma treatments alone, researchers say

Drug Beats Steroids for Controlling Blood Vessel Inflammation in Study July 26, 2017

With tocilizumab's approval, there's an alternative treatment for giant cell arteritis

Opioid Abuse Down in Younger Americans, But Up Among Older Adults July 26, 2017

Rates have doubled in people over 50, report says

HIV Treatment Protects Uninfected Partner From the Virus July 26, 2017

Study of gay couples duplicates findings of earlier research

Is the 'Anti-Statin' Trend Threatening Lives? July 25, 2017

Internet-fueled movement has heart experts concerned about potential consequences

Treating ADHD May Help Curb Later Drinking, Drug Problems July 24, 2017

For people with the disorder, meds like Ritalin linked to lower rates of alcohol, drug abuse, study finds

Meds by Monthly Injection Might Revolutionize HIV Care July 24, 2017

If findings replicated, a shot every month or two could replace daily pills, scientists say

A Reminder That Meds and Grapefruit Don't Always Mix July 23, 2017

Could be a dangerous combination, depending on the drug

Wider Access to Meds Cuts Global AIDS Deaths in Half July 20, 2017

But eastern Europe and Middle East are falling behind, U.N. report says

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Increase in Autism July 20, 2017

But difference in risk is quite small, experts say

Doctors' Group Offers Ideas for Easing Cancer Costs July 19, 2017

New drugs routinely priced at $100,000 a year, ASCO says

Easing Opioid Dose May Improve Pain and Quality of Life July 18, 2017

Slowly lowering the drug amount also helps people get off the medications, study author says

Dozens of Potential Alzheimer's Meds in the Pipeline July 18, 2017

Last new drug for the memory-robbing disease was introduced in the United States in 2003

Some Medicines Boost Sensitivity to Sun July 17, 2017

When taking medication, check with pharmacist to see if sun exposure is an issue

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