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Addicts Using Diarrhea Drug Imodium to Get HighMay 05, 2016

Trend is increasing among those who can't get opioid prescription painkillers, experts say

Got Unused Meds? Here's What to DoMay 03, 2016

Check for local take-back events, or contact the DEA for collection locations

Can Certain Allergy Meds Worsen Restless Legs Syndrome?April 19, 2016

Some over-the-counter antihistamines might cause painful sensations that disrupt sleep, expert says

Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease in StudyApril 14, 2016

But finding can't show whether drugs are directly responsible

Allergy Med Might Also Fight MS-Linked Eye DamageApril 12, 2016

Vision improvement with clemastine fumarate appears modest but results are promising, researcher says

Could a Low-Risk Surgery Help Your Chronic Heartburn?March 30, 2016

Death rate from procedure lower than previously reported, study finds

60,000 U.S. Kids Treated for Accidental Medicine Poisoning a YearMarch 21, 2016

Toddlers account for 7 out of 10 cases, report says

1 in 6 Seniors Takes Dangerous Combos of Meds, Supplements: StudyMarch 21, 2016

Researchers say patients should tell doctors every treatment they're taking

Acetaminophen Won't Help Arthritis Pain, Study FindsMarch 18, 2016

Prescription diclofenac a more effective choice for short-term pain relief, researchers say

Prenatal Acetaminophen Use Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids: StudyFebruary 10, 2016

But the effect was small and experts say there's no reason to switch to other painkillers

Many Chronic Pain Sufferers May Overuse Nonprescription PainkillersJanuary 25, 2016

They run risk of stomach bleeds, ulcers, liver damage from meds, doctors say

Acetaminophen Tops List of Accidental Infant PoisoningsJanuary 13, 2016

Other common dangers included cough/cold meds, ibuprofen and diaper rash creams, data shows

Male Sexual Enhancement Supplements Often Ineffective, Possibly Harmful: StudyJanuary 13, 2016

Many contain potentially risky ingredient found in drugs like Viagra, researchers add

Melatonin Might Help Sleepless Kids With Eczema, Study FindsNovember 24, 2015

But treating skin condition is still best approach, expert says

Parkinson's Drug Shows Promise Against Macular DegenerationNovember 12, 2015

But more research needed to confirm beneficial effects on vision disorder

Prescription Naproxen as Good as Narcotic Painkillers for Low Back Pain: StudyOctober 20, 2015

Plus, this medication isn't addictive, expert says

Added Calcium May Not Help Older Bones: StudiesSeptember 30, 2015

Researchers find no evidence that boosting intake will prevent fractures

Kids' ER Visits for Medicine Overdoses Dropping: ReportSeptember 08, 2015

Education, prevention messages, safer packaging may be working, CDC says

Head Lice Now Resistant to Common Meds in 25 StatesAugust 18, 2015

Prescription drugs are still effective, however

Antidepressant, Painkiller Combo May Raise Risk of Brain BleedJuly 15, 2015

Be cautious about taking both together, researcher says

Most Children With Migraines Don't Get Proven Treatments: StudyJune 17, 2015

Nearly half don't get any pain relievers at all, researcher adds

Popular Heartburn Meds Linked to Higher Risk of Heart AttackJune 10, 2015

But don't stop taking proton pump inhibitors based on this study, expert says

Teens With History of Self-Poisoning Face Greater Suicide RiskApril 27, 2015

Study finds odds as much as 30 times higher, even years later

Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. AdultsApril 24, 2015

Usage doesn't always comply with national guidelines

Swallowing Pills? Children Can Learn HowApril 20, 2015

Five strategies were identified that help get the medicine down

Could Taking Acetaminophen Dull Your Happiness?April 15, 2015

In study, people showed more muted responses to photos after taking pill best known as Tylenol

Cheap Allergy Drug May Hold Potential as Hepatitis C TreatmentApril 08, 2015

Lab tests suggest over-the-counter antihistamine could offer alternative to pricey new drugs

Study Casts Doubt on Acetaminophen for Low Back Pain, ArthritisApril 01, 2015

Review of 13 trials finds little effect for drug best recognized as Tylenol

Milliliter-Only Dosing Recommended for Kids' MedsMarch 30, 2015

Using metrics, not teaspoons, reduces medication errors, American Academy of Pediatrics says

Avoid Medication Overdoses in ChildrenMarch 27, 2015

Expert offers tips for keeping kids safe

Certain Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk for SomeMarch 17, 2015

Genetics might be key to the anti-cancer benefits of drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen, study finds

Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia RiskMarch 03, 2015

But more research is needed before scientists say anticholinergics cause the infection

Does Long-Term Acetaminophen Use Raise Health Risks?March 03, 2015

Analysis of research says it's 'not a benign drug' if used long term and in larger doses

Certain Painkillers Ill-Advised After Heart Attack: StudyFebruary 24, 2015

If you're taking anti-clotting drugs, you should avoid meds like ibuprofen and Celebrex, doctors say

Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for DementiaFebruary 04, 2015

Class of drugs interferes with a key brain chemical, but study can't prove cause-and-effect

Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in StudyJanuary 26, 2015

Motrin, Advil a safe option for children, researchers say

Knee Arthritis Drugs Beat Placebos, but Study Finds No Clear WinnerJanuary 06, 2015

Injections were rated slightly more effective at fighting pain than pills

Common Painkillers May Help Prevent Certain Skin Cancers, Study FindsDecember 18, 2014

But medications such as ibuprofen pose their own risks, experts say

Steer Clear of Cold Meds for Babies, FDA AdvisesNovember 26, 2014

Drugs carry serious risks, and most infants, toddlers recover with rest and extra care

Could Popular Heartburn Drugs Upset Your 'Good' Gut Bugs?November 25, 2014

Study suggests class of meds upset healthy balance of bacteria in the gut

Certain Painkillers Tied to Raised Risk of Death After StrokeNovember 05, 2014

Celebrex and other COX-2 inhibitors should be prescribed with care, experts say

FDA: Supplements, Meds Can Be Dangerous MixNovember 04, 2014

Combination can alter drug absorption, agency warns

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

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

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

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

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

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

Certain Meds, Driving Can Be Deadly Mix: FDAOctober 07, 2014

Even nonprescription drugs might bring on drowsiness, agency warns

Common Painkillers Tied to Blood Clot Risk, Study SuggestsSeptember 25, 2014

NSAID medicines include aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen/Aleve

Painkillers May Halve Risk of Breast Cancer Return in Obese Women: StudyAugust 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 AttemptsAugust 07, 2014

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

Take Heartburn Medicines Before Breakfast for Best EffectJune 12, 2014

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