March 31, 2014: Aspirin May Not Protect Heart After Non-Cardiac Surgeries: Study
Just as many heart attacks, more serious bleeding seen if patients took aspirin around time of operation

February 27, 2014: Health Tip: When Food and Drugs Interact
The medications may not behave as intended

February 07, 2014: Many Bipolar Patients Take Multiple Psychiatric Meds
Small study found three or more drugs often needed to help manage symptoms

January 15, 2014: FDA Warns Against Prescription Drugs With High Levels of Acetaminophen
Officials say action taken because of reports of severe liver damage from accidental overdoses

January 13, 2014: Green Tea May Interfere With a Blood Pressure Medicine
Tiny, early study found reduced blood levels of nadolol among green tea drinkers

November 08, 2013: Certain Allergies Plus Blood Pressure Meds Could Be Bad Mix
People on ACE inhibitors can experience oral allergy syndrome, a rare reaction to some fruits, vegetables

July 23, 2013: Many Docs Don't Discuss Dietary Supplements, Study Says
Patients need to know about risks, effectiveness and interactions with conventional drugs

August 07, 2012: Grapefruit Juice May Give Boost to Cancer Treatment: Study
Combination could reduce drug doses for patients, study suggests

January 18, 2012: Health Tip: Limit Drug-Food Interactions
Foods can affect both prescription and OTC meds

December 20, 2011: Drug Overdoses Kill More Americans Than Car Accidents: CDC
Almost half of drug poisonings are now from abuse of prescription painkillers, researchers note

November 15, 2011: Heart Patients Using Vitamins May Take Meds Improperly
Many unaware that dietary supplements reduce effectiveness of warfarin, study shows

November 03, 2011: More People Landing in the ER After Abusing Muscle Relaxant: Report
Carisoprodol, when misused or taken with other meds, can have dangerous sedative effects

March 24, 2011: ER Visits From Ecstasy Jump 75 Percent, U.S. Study Finds
Hospitals treat drug's young users for agitation, heat stroke, even heart failure, report notes

March 22, 2011: Risks May Outweigh Benefits for Blood Pressure Drug Combo
Medications successful on their own create problems together, study confirms

March 01, 2011: Seniors Concerned About Side Effects of Heart Drugs
Medications need to offer considerably more benefit than risk to interest them, study says

January 17, 2011: Some Antibiotics, Blood Pressure Meds a Bad Mix: Study
Those taking calcium channel blockers showed raised risk for dangerously low blood pressure

January 13, 2011: FDA Lowers Amount of Acetaminophen Allowed in Prescription Painkillers
Agency officials say action taken because of reports of severe liver damage

November 15, 2010: Warfarin Patients Often Unaware of Risks from Herbs, Supplement Use
Survey shows many don't know combining certain herbs with blood thinner can lead to bleeding, stroke

October 09, 2010: U.S. Campaign Aims to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse
Coalition urges tossing old, unused drugs, locking medicine chests

November 06, 2009: Health Tip: Follow Directions When Taking Medication
Here's what can happen if you don't

November 04, 2009: FDA Initiative Seeks to Reduce Accidental Overdoses
The program will enlist health-care workers, drug makers, consumers, patients

September 28, 2009: Many Kids Suffer Medication Side Effects: Study
Adverse drug reactions cause more than half a million outpatient visits a year, researchers find

September 10, 2009: Health Tip: Take Medications Safely
Here's a basic checklist

August 21, 2009: Medication Review May Help With Heart Failure
Hospitalizations decline when doctors, pharmacists collaborate, study finds

August 10, 2009: Sharing Prescription Meds Common Among U.S. Teens
One in five have 'loaned' or 'borrowed' drugs, study found

July 09, 2009: Questions to Pharmacists Rise After Michael Jackson's Death
Consumers more alert to overdose risks from prescription drugs, survey suggests

June 19, 2009: Program Helps 1st Graders Stay Safe Long-Term
It cut odds for substance abuse, violence by the time they reached 5th grade

May 08, 2009: Health Tip: Manage Medications Safely
Suggestions for storing, scheduling them

May 01, 2009: Prescription Training Puts Docs in Shoes of Older Patients
Challenges for seniors on multiple meds better understood after taking hands-on approach

April 22, 2009: Osteoporosis Drugs Might Not Raise Cancer Risk
Two studies suggest bisphosphonates don't increase chances of esophageal tumors

April 20, 2009: Grapefruit Juice Boosts Anti-Cancer Drug's Effects
Small study finds 8-ounce glass enhances absorption of rapamycin 3 to 4 times

March 24, 2009: Licorice May Block Absorption of Organ Transplant Drug
Study finds potential interaction with cyclosporine could lead to fatal complications

March 23, 2009: Study IDs Gene Variants Tied to Sudden Cardiac Death
Finding could prevent fatal arrhythmias by limiting meds in those with risk factor

February 04, 2009: Adding a Cancer Drug May Make Matters Worse
Finding underscores need for studies in people, not just animals, expert stresses

January 27, 2009: Substance Abuse Hinders TB Treatment
Almost 1 in 5 users have more contagious disease that's harder to control, study says

December 23, 2008: Drug Combinations Putting Seniors at Risk
Mixing prescription, nonprescription meds poses dangers, researchers say

December 16, 2008: FDA Faults Drug Information for Consumers
Pamphlets given out by pharmacies aren't always easy to understand

December 05, 2008: Decongestant Exposure Needs Closer Look
Study says pseudoephedrine for kids under 2 poses toxicity issues because of use patterns

November 24, 2008: Study Calls for Greater Scrutiny of 'Off-Label' Drug Use
Doctors often prescribe medicines for conditions that haven't been studied thoroughly

November 05, 2008: When It Comes to Prescription Drugs, Get Smart
A well-informed consumer will be a healthy one, too

October 27, 2008: Etanercept, Methotrexate Safe for Juvenile RA
Review finds use, even in combo, an effective long-term treatment

October 19, 2008: Study Urges Low-Tech Solutions for Medical Errors
Color-coding system worked well in simulated emergency room situations

September 24, 2008: Alert Issued on Use of Blood Thinners
Latest warning follows high-profile dosing errors

September 22, 2008: Cholesterol Drugs May Raise Post-Op Delirium Risk
Patients on statin medications 30% more likely to experience trouble, study finds

August 05, 2008: Health Tip: Before You Take Medication
What you should tell your doctor

August 01, 2008: Health Tip: Pain Reliever Side Effects
Know potential risks before you take them

July 28, 2008: Accidental Overdoses in the Home Soaring
Study finds huge increase in number of people dying after mixing meds, illegal drugs

July 22, 2008: Viagra May Boost Female Libido in Some Cases
Study suggests sildenafil may reduce sexual dysfunction for women taking antidepressants

July 03, 2008: Medication Reduces Violence in Some Schizophrenics
Treating psychosis alone may not end risk; older drugs as good as newer ones, study finds

June 27, 2008: Drugs With Marijuana Compounds Don't Boost Adverse Events
But Canadian study finds increase in non-serious side effects