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For a Child's Fracture, Use Ibuprofen, Not Morphine: Study October 27, 2014

Fewer side effects reported with the over-the-counter pain reliever

Recalled Supplements Linger on U.S. Store Shelves, Study Finds October 22, 2014

Researchers say many products with banned substances for sale six months later

Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children October 20, 2014

Study finds that liquid drugs are the most commonly misused at home

Certain Meds, Driving Can Be Deadly Mix: FDA October 07, 2014

Even nonprescription drugs might bring on drowsiness, agency warns

Common Painkillers Tied to Blood Clot Risk, Study Suggests September 25, 2014

NSAID medicines include aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen/Aleve

Painkillers May Halve Risk of Breast Cancer Return in Obese Women: Study August 14, 2014

Experts think anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin might help cancer treatments work better

U.S. Hospitals See Big Rise in Drug-Related Suicide Attempts August 07, 2014

Spikes noted among young and middle-age adults; experts cite easy access to prescription meds

Take Heartburn Medicines Before Breakfast for Best Effect June 12, 2014

Too many patients unaware that timing is key to treatment, study finds

Sizing Up Your Options for Hay Fever Relief June 08, 2014

Newly approved meds dial down your immune system's reaction to allergens

Doctors Often Suggest Pricier, Brand-Name Meds for Reflux: Study May 03, 2014

But store brands and generics of these OTC medications are much cheaper, researchers note

Taking Blood Thinners With Certain Painkillers May Raise Bleeding Risk April 14, 2014

People using warfarin or Xarelto should avoid aspirin, ibuprofen and other NSAIDs, study finds

So Long Snow, Hello Pollen April 06, 2014

Doctor shares tips for handling spring allergies

Common Cold Meds May Pose Health Threats March 19, 2014

Interaction of two ingredients could cause serious side effects, researchers say

Use of Tylenol in Pregnancy Tied to Higher ADHD Risk in Child February 24, 2014

Risk increases with longer use, researchers say; experts caution the finding needs verification

Ibuprofen, Aleve Won't Raise Miscarriage Risk: Study February 03, 2014

However, NSAIDs should not be taken in third trimester of pregnancy, authors advise

Hand Washing, Zinc May Ward Off Colds: Review January 27, 2014

Meanwhile, antihistamines, decongestants, pain relievers might help treat them, researcher reports

FDA Warns of Fires From Wart Removers January 16, 2014

Don't use flammable products near candles, hair appliances, agency says

FDA Warns Against Prescription Drugs With High Levels of Acetaminophen January 15, 2014

Officials say action taken because of reports of severe liver damage from accidental overdoses

FDA Warns Against Misuse of Laxatives January 09, 2014

Ignoring dosing instructions, cautions can lead to serious side effects with some of these products

Counselors Give Smokers Best Chance to Quit: Study December 27, 2013

Nicotine replacement treatment alone doesn't improve odds of kicking the habit, researchers found

Acid-Reflux Drugs Tied to Lower Levels of Vitamin B-12 December 10, 2013

Study found risk of deficiency rose with longer use, higher doses

Tips for Being a Partner in Your Own Care November 29, 2013

Preparation, communication between patient and doctor are key, expert says

Fizzy Drugs May Pose a High-Salt Danger, Study Suggests November 27, 2013

One day's dose of Alka-Seltzer exceeds recommended total intake of salt

What Not to Do for Migraines November 21, 2013

Experts issue new guidelines to avoid unnecessary tests, risky treatments

Quitting Tips for Thursday's Great American Smokeout November 20, 2013

Expert advice on motivation and methods to kick the habit

FDA Seeks to Improve Safety of Antiseptic Swabs November 14, 2013

Agency asks for labeling, packaging changes to minimize chance of infection

Fewer ER Visits for Kids After Cold Medicine Restrictions November 11, 2013

CDC study ties improvement to label changes, voluntary manufacturer withdrawals

Acetaminophen and Alcohol a Bad Mix, Study Suggests November 06, 2013

Nearly half who drank while taking the pain reliever reported kidney disease

After Tonsillectomy, Over-the-Counter Painkillers Suffice, Study Says October 03, 2013

Researchers recommend using Advil, Motrin post-op

Opioids Not Winning the Battle Against Pain, Study Suggests September 19, 2013

More powerful painkillers prescribed, but they may not work better than safer alternatives

Earlier Acne Outbreaks May Be Caused by Earlier Puberty: Experts August 06, 2013

New guidelines released to help doctors treat younger patients age-appropriately

FDA Sends Warnings to Makers of Illegal Diabetes Treatments July 23, 2013

Products make false claims, could be unsafe and may delay proven therapies, agency says

Tylenol-Induced Liver Failure Presents Own Set of Problems: Study July 17, 2013

Poorer mental, physical health reported by overdose survivors compared to other liver failure patients

Many Parents Give Kids Cold Medicines When They Shouldn't, Survey Finds April 23, 2013

They often miss fine print on the label warning against use in children younger than 4 years old

FDA Gives Nod to Longer Use of Nicotine Patch, Gum April 01, 2013

Little danger of addiction or abuse seen after years on the market

Springtime Allergies More Severe, Last Longer Now, Experts Say March 28, 2013

Here are tips to stifle your sniffles, sneezes

Know What's in Your Child's Medications, FDA Warns March 17, 2013

Mixing cold, allergy drugs can cause harm, agency says

Hemorrhoids Are Common, Preventable and Treatable February 15, 2013

They're the U.S. health subject most searched for online, FDA reports

Vitamin D Supplements: Is What You See What You Get? February 11, 2013

Potency of many brands is inconsistent with labels, study finds

Doubling Up on Cold, Flu Remedies May Harm Liver January 30, 2013

More than 600 prescription and over-the-counter meds contain acetaminophen, FDA experts say

Constipation Treatments Not Equally Effective: Review January 28, 2013

Seniors with condition can suffer serious health problems

Common Painkillers Tied to Kidney Risks for Children: Study January 25, 2013

Expert says NSAIDs are overused for treating kids with fever

Safe Ways to Relieve Your Young Child's Flu Symptoms January 11, 2013

Medications not intended for children younger than 4, expert says

Boys More Prone to OTC Drug Abuse Than Girls, Study Suggests October 31, 2012

Survey of Cincinnati teens shows 10 percent use over-the-counter meds, like cough syrup, to get high

Swallowing Nasal Sprays, Eye Drops Can Harm Kids, FDA Warns October 26, 2012

Even ingesting tiny amounts of over-the-counter drops, sprays can have serious effects

Melatonin May Improve Sleep for People on Blood-Pressure Meds September 28, 2012

In small study, patients on beta blockers gained about half-hour of sleep when taking supplement

Topical Products for Muscle, Joint Pain May Cause Burns: FDA September 14, 2012

Seek medical attention if you experience burning pain or blistering, agency says

When Prescription Drugs Go OTC, Ads Talk Less of Harms: Study September 11, 2012

Two different federal agencies monitor each, researcher explains

Common Painkillers Might Boost Odds for 2nd Heart Attack September 10, 2012

NSAIDs include drugs such as ibuprofen, naproxen/Aleve, and Celebrex

Honey a Sweet Treatment for Kids' Night-Time Cough August 06, 2012

Given before bedtime, study found this home remedy improved symptoms of common cold

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