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Coffee, Wine Good for Healthy Gut, Sodas May Be BadApril 28, 2016

Study examines how food and medications affect makeup of bacteria in people's tummies

Got Unwanted Pills? Drug Take-Back Day Is April 30April 28, 2016

National effort coordinates drop-off sites to keep prescriptions out of the hands of abusers

Drug for Yeast Infections May Raise Miscarriage Risk, FDA WarnsApril 26, 2016

Agency recommends alternatives to fluconazole for mothers-to-be until its review is complete

Pharmacists Can Manage Some Chronic Conditions Effectively, Study SuggestsApril 25, 2016

But it's not clear if they could reduce symptoms more or help you live longer than your doctor can

Contraception Safety Program for Acne Drug Failing in CanadaApril 25, 2016

Accutane raises risk of birth defects, but many women taking it don't follow guidelines to avoid pregnancy, study finds

Warfarin Can Be Safe, Effective for People With Irregular HeartbeatApril 20, 2016

Study supports well-managed use of the cheap, standby drug, but one expert prefers newer blood thinners

Drug Seems to Extend Survival for Advanced Melanoma PatientsApril 18, 2016

One-third of study participants lived 5 years or more after starting treatment

Generic Hepatitis C Drugs as Effective as Pricey Brand Names: StudyApril 18, 2016

Inexpensive antivirals could be a game-changer in many countries, researchers say

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

But finding can't show whether drugs are directly responsible

One-a-Day Anti-Seizure Drug Shows Promise for People With EpilepsyApril 14, 2016

Eslicarbazepine may make management easier, safer for people with the disorder, researchers say

Hepatitis C Therapy May Reduce Need for Liver TransplantsApril 14, 2016

If findings are confirmed, treatment could cut number of patients on waiting lists, researchers say

Doctors Often Overestimate Promise of Newly Approved DrugsApril 12, 2016

Many misinterpret FDA 'breakthrough' designation, survey finds

FDA: 2 Diabetes Drugs May Be Linked to Heart Failure RiskApril 05, 2016

Warning pertains to drugs containing saxagliptin or alogliptin

Cost of Insulin Rises Threefold in Just a Decade: StudyApril 05, 2016

Since 2010, per-person costs topped spending on all other diabetes drugs combined

Pediatricians Vary Widely in Diagnosing ADHD, DepressionApril 01, 2016

5 years of data show 15 percent of kids diagnosed with mental health condition; most prescribed drugs

Diabetes Meds Vary in Safety and Effectiveness, Study ShowsMarch 31, 2016

Every drug or drug combo for type 2 disease has its benefits and risks, British team says

Fridge-Sized Machine Makes Prescription Drugs 'On Demand'March 31, 2016

Technological advance produced thousands of doses a day; could be used on battlefields, during epidemics, scientists say

Anti-Addiction Drug May Help Curb Painkiller, Heroin DependenceMarch 30, 2016

Study finds lower relapse rate associated with naltrexone, but long-term use recommended

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

Death rate from procedure lower than previously reported, study finds

Antipsychotics Don't Ease Delirium in Hospitalized PatientsMarch 29, 2016

These drugs won't prevent or effectively treat the condition, review suggests

Obama Administration Steps Up Efforts to Beat Painkiller, Heroin EpidemicMarch 29, 2016

Additional funding would make medication-based treatment one of several priorities

Medicare Spends Billions on Chronic Kidney Disease, Study FindsMarch 29, 2016

Researchers consider ways to manage patients' care effectively and rein in the cost

Skipping Meds Greatly Ups Heart Patients' Risk of Stroke: StudyMarch 28, 2016

Fatal strokes seven times more likely if drugs to control blood pressure, cholesterol aren't taken as prescribed

Nearly All U.S. Doctors 'Overprescribe' Addictive Narcotic Painkillers: SurveyMarch 25, 2016

While 99 percent exceed the recommended 3-day dosage limit, a quarter write prescriptions for a full month

FDA Wants Generic Narcotic Painkillers to Be Abuse-DeterrentMarch 24, 2016

One more step to combat the epidemic of potent painkiller abuse

Study Finds No Heart Risk From SSRI AntidepressantsMarch 23, 2016

Prozac actually appeared to protect against heart attack, researchers say

Antipsychotic Drugs Tied to Risk of Early Death in Parkinson's PatientsMarch 22, 2016

But it's unclear whether the medications or the disease are the key factor; study only showed an association

FDA Orders Warning Labels on Prescription Narcotic PainkillersMarch 22, 2016

Immediate-release versions of addictive meds such as Oxycontin, Percocet and Vicodin to be affected

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

Many With Irregular Heartbeat Missing Out on Stroke-Preventing TreatmentsMarch 16, 2016

Less than half at highest risk take recommended blood-thinning medication, study finds

Antibiotic Resistance Common in Kids' Urinary Tract InfectionsMarch 16, 2016

Researchers say threat is worrisome because children are at high risk of kidney complications

CDC Issues Tough New Guidelines on Use of Prescription PainkillersMarch 15, 2016

To curb abuse, doctors should try non-narcotic options for most chronic pain not involving cancer, terminal illness

Elderly With Advanced Colon Cancer Often Get Costly, Dubious Treatments: StudyMarch 10, 2016

Drugs come with many side effects, may add only one month to survival, researchers add

Drug Duo May Rapidly Shrink Breast Tumors in Some PatientsMarch 10, 2016

Researchers say combo therapy worked well for about 1 in 4 women with HER2-positive breast cancer

The High Price of Untreated InsomniaMarch 10, 2016

Not getting medications, therapies for condition costs about $100 billion a year, researchers report

Sharapova Not the First to Use Performance-Enhancing DrugMarch 09, 2016

Study shows many elite athletes took meldonium before January ban

Brain Bleed Risk From Warfarin May Be Higher Than ThoughtMarch 09, 2016

Study of veterans with irregular heartbeat found one-third suffered such incidents while on the drug

'Female Libido' Pill May Not Be Worth It: ResearchersFebruary 29, 2016

Addyi carries host of serious side effects without delivering much more sexual satisfaction, review suggests

Tips for Traveling to the U.S. With MedicationsFebruary 27, 2016

Unapproved foreign drugs can't be brought into the country without permission, FDA advises

Prenatal Use of HIV Drug May Slow Child's Development SlightlyFebruary 23, 2016

Small language delays seen in babies after mothers took atazanavir to prevent transmission of virus

Steroid May Be Safe, Effective Gout Treatment, Study FindsFebruary 23, 2016

Doctor says this appears to offer options for pain management

Fatal Overdoses Rising From Sedatives Like Valium, XanaxFebruary 18, 2016

When combined with narcotics, these drugs can be lethal, researcher says

Stroke Patients Often Can't Name Doctor, Grasp Treatment Plan: StudyFebruary 18, 2016

Research exposes communication gap that could increase the risk of future strokes

Study Sees Possible Link Between Antibiotics and Delirium in PatientsFebruary 17, 2016

Temporary confusion often caused by drugs, including common antimicrobials, research suggests

Anemia Drugs May Not Boost Kidney Patients' Well-Being: StudyFebruary 15, 2016

Review of 17 clinical trials finds no evidence that certain costly meds improve patients' quality of life

Asthma May Raise Risk for Abdominal AneurysmFebruary 11, 2016

Airway disease also linked to greater rupture risk in body's main artery, study suggests

Text Messages May Prompt People to Take Their MedsFebruary 02, 2016

New analysis finds these reminders double chances patients take drugs as prescribed

New Blood Pressure Guidelines a Danger to Patients: StudyFebruary 01, 2016

Research says the treatment threshold is too high for those over 60 years of age

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