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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

Ending U.S. Opioid Abuse Epidemic Will Take Years: Report July 13, 2017

Expert panel calls for tighter painkiller prescribing practices without denying patients in need

Painkiller Misuse Remains a Pressing Problem Across U.S. July 13, 2017

Report identifies states with highest rates of abuse

Painkiller Prescriptions More Prone to Errors If Handwritten July 12, 2017

Electronic orders cut the odds of major mistakes, study reports

Med Switch Not Always Best Choice With Tough Depression July 11, 2017

Adding an antipsychotic or a second antidepressant may produce better results, researchers say

Medication Mistakes Have Doubled in U.S. Since 2000: Study July 10, 2017

Poison control centers get one call every 21 seconds about a potentially serious mix-up

U.S. Opioid Prescriptions Fall, But Numbers Still High: CDC July 06, 2017

And length of prescriptions went up, raising risk of addiction among patients

Half of Opioid Prescriptions Go to People With Mental Illness July 05, 2017

Those with psychological conditions more likely to overdose or have other problems tied to painkillers

Older Americans Struggling With Drug Costs Don't Ask for Help June 30, 2017

Poll found roughly half didn't, but 67 percent who did received assistance from their doctor

Many Women Mistaken on 'Side Effects' of Breast Cancer Drug June 29, 2017

Study shows that normal symptoms of menopause are often blamed on tamoxifen

Electric Brain Stimulation No Better Than Meds For Depression: Study June 28, 2017

Novel treatment may need to be tailored to each patient, mental health expert says

What Men Need to Know About ED Drugs and Anesthesia June 26, 2017

Having surgery? Be forthright about use of erectile dysfunction drugs to prevent dangerous complications

When Is an Opioid Safe to Take? June 26, 2017

Doctors say it can treat intense pain, but patients should stay on the drug for shortest time possible

Opioid-Linked Hospitalizations Rising Fastest for Women: Study June 21, 2017

U.S. cases rose 75 percent for females vs. 55 percent for males over a decade, study finds

Study Hints at Link Between Some Statins, Parkinson's Risk June 20, 2017

But the connection was only seen with certain types of the cholesterol-lowering drugs

Non-Opioid Drug More Effective for Migraines: Study June 19, 2017

Alternative treatment yielded better results in emergency room patients

Lifesaving Drugs From Pfizer in Short Supply: FDA June 16, 2017

Agency seeking alternatives, extending 'shelf life' for meds like epinephrine

Leading U.S. Doctors' Group Takes Aim at Rising Drug Prices June 15, 2017

More transparency in costs is needed, American Medical Association says

A Sufferer's Guide to Easin' Sneezin' Season June 14, 2017

Over-the-counter relief is an option, but a prescription may be needed for severe allergies

For Diabetics, Nasal Powder Fixed Severe Low Blood Sugar June 13, 2017

New product much easier to use than rescue injections, researcher says

Nearly 10 Million U.S. Adults Suffer From Mental Illness June 12, 2017

More than a third aren't getting help, federal study says

New Drugs Show Promise as First to Prevent Migraine June 09, 2017

Doctors now rely on medications approved for other purposes

Opioids Over-Prescribed After C-Sections: Studies June 09, 2017

Pills women don't use may end up in the wrong hands, researchers suggest

Heart Risks to Fetus From Bipolar Drug May Be Lower Than Thought June 08, 2017

Pregnant women taking lithium should discuss any concerns with doctor, researchers say

1 in 5 Weight-Loss Surgery Patients Using Opioids Years Later June 06, 2017

Though procedure relieves obesity-related pain, it doesn't erase the need for painkillers, researchers report

Moving Toward a Better Blood Pressure Pill June 05, 2017

Combining low doses of multiple drugs might work for some, study finds

Are Many A-Fib Patients Getting the Wrong Dose? June 05, 2017

Study of newer blood thinners finds 16 percent receive too much or too little medication

Drug Helps Fight Breast Tumors Tied to 'Cancer Genes' June 05, 2017

Lynparza may offer a new treatment for women with advanced BRCA-related disease, researchers say

Drug Extends Lives of Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer: Studies June 05, 2017

Findings could 'change clinical practice overnight,' leading oncologist says

New Combo Pill Offers Hope to Hepatitis C Patients Who Fail Other Treatment June 01, 2017

3-drug mixture was nearly 100 percent effective in drug company trials

Americans With HIV Staying on Lifesaving Meds Longer May 31, 2017

But too many still quit taking drugs a few years after diagnosis

Depression Often a Precursor to Falls in Elderly People May 26, 2017

But study found proper dose of psychiatric drugs might erase that danger

Dying Patients Often Given Medicines That Won't Help Them May 19, 2017

Study finds many still prescribed long-term disease-preventing medications

Diabetes Drug Gets FDA Warning Due to Amputation Risk May 17, 2017

Canagliflozin tied to a doubling of amputations of legs, feet, agency says

'Female Viagra' May Lift a Younger Woman's Libido May 15, 2017

But a pill might not address all the issues facing women who've lost their sex drive, researcher says

New Hepatitis C Treatments More Effective, Tolerable: FDA May 11, 2017

Screening for the often-silent disease remains key, especially in baby boomers

Expired EpiPens May Still Help Save a Life: Study May 09, 2017

But allergy experts advise not counting on older devices if you can replace them

Arthritis Drug Shows Promise for Ulcerative Colitis May 03, 2017

But treatment isn't yet approved by FDA to treat inflammatory bowel condition

Sleeping Pills Boost Danger of Falls, Fractures in Older Users May 02, 2017

And newer drugs like Ambien, Lunesta are no safer in this regard, review found

Seniors Often Have Trouble Managing Money, Medicines April 28, 2017

By 85, many could use a hand, study finds

Opioid Use by Iraq, Afghanistan War Vets Mirrors Rest of U.S.: Study April 27, 2017

Researchers conclude that use of the painkillers is 'an American problem,' not a VA problem

April 29 Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 27, 2017

Safe disposal helps prevent unwanted meds from being abused, U.S. officials say

Ick! Synthetic Mucus Could Battle Dangerous Bugs April 26, 2017

Researchers are working on lab-grown versions to control disease-causing bacteria

Opioid-Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC April 25, 2017

Death certificates from drug-linked infections may not label painkillers as possible cause

No Link Between Common Antibiotic, Irregular Heartbeat April 18, 2017

Azithromycin, commonly known as Zithromax, won't up odds for atrial fibrillation, study shows

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