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Programs to Spot Painkiller Abuse Work, But Are Underused June 28, 2016

Study found monitoring program in Maine was only used by 56 percent of pharmacists

Opioid Update: Painkiller Misuse in U.S. Doubled in Decade June 24, 2016

Over 4 percent of adults reported nonmedical use of drugs like OxyContin in 2012-2013

Tighter Opioid Laws in U.S. Haven't Eased Misuse June 22, 2016

Study of disabled workers finds no change in painkiller use, overdoses

Can Drugmakers Buy Doctors' Loyalty With Cheap Meals? June 20, 2016

Study sheds light on a popular marketing tactic that may raise drug costs for seniors

A New Antibiotic to the Rescue? June 16, 2016

Experimental drug shows promise against MRSA superbug in animal trials

For Better Heart Care, Get a Pharmacist on Your Team June 16, 2016

Canadian study highlights a potential opportunity to improve public health

Impotence Drugs Won't Raise Melanoma Risk, Study Suggests June 14, 2016

Researchers say skin cancer in these patients is likely due to more sun exposure

Diabetes Drug Victoza May Help the Heart: Study June 14, 2016

Daily, injected medication shows 'encouraging' results in international trial

Fewer Injured Workers Getting Opioid Prescriptions in Some States June 13, 2016

Study finding based on review of workers' compensation claims

Bifocals Might Trip You Up June 09, 2016

Some eyeglasses may cause blurry vision, so seniors need to watch their step, researchers say

Study Questions Use of Antidepressants for Children, Teens June 09, 2016

They were seen as mostly ineffective and sometimes risky in these age groups

New Psoriasis Drug Works Longer Term, Too June 08, 2016

Moderate-to-severe skin disease improved with Taltz over 60 weeks, study finds

Women Less Likely to Get Blood Thinner for Irregular Heartbeat June 08, 2016

They have a higher stroke risk from the condition than men, doctor notes

Cancer's Heavy Financial Burden June 08, 2016

1 in 10 patients skipped doctor visits, nearly 1 in 5 didn't fill prescriptions due to cost, survey shows

Longer Use of Certain Drugs Cuts Recurrence for Breast Cancer Survivors June 06, 2016

Women who took an aromatase inhibitor for 10 years instead of 5 got added benefit, study found

U.S. Pays Highest Prices for Cancer Meds: Study June 06, 2016

However, actual ability to pay for the drugs is better than in some other countries, researchers add

Many Take Opioids Months After Hip, Knee Replacements June 03, 2016

Study findings highlight growing painkiller addiction epidemic

Prince Died From Potent Prescription Painkiller: Autopsy June 02, 2016

Music superstar apparent victim of opioid epidemic hitting the U.S., experts say

Florida's Tougher Laws May Be Cutting Opioid Prescriptions June 02, 2016

But more measures needed to combat addiction to these pain medications, expert says

ADHD Meds May Pose Heart Risks for Some Kids June 01, 2016

Study found slightly higher chance of irregular heartbeat shortly after starting methylphenidate

Antidepressants Not Just for Depression Any More May 24, 2016

Other uses include insomnia, pain and anxiety, researchers say

Updated Heart Failure Treatment Guidelines Issued May 20, 2016

Two new drugs added to list of recommended therapies

Newer Drugs Helping Older People With Eye Disease May 20, 2016

Treatments keeping those with macular degeneration reading and driving longer, study finds

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Bladder Cancer May 19, 2016

Tecentriq boosted survival in small trial

Melanoma Drug Boosting Survival for Many, Study Shows May 19, 2016

Keytruda also seen prompting remission in 1 in 6 cases

Pain, Epilepsy Drug Lyrica May Increase Birth Defects Risk, Study Suggests May 18, 2016

Expectant mothers should probably avoid the drug, experts say, although study didn't prove cause and effect

Drug Protects Lung Function in Kids With Sickle Cell: Study May 18, 2016

But many patients don't get hydroxyurea because of fears about 'theoretical' cancer risk, experts say

Parents Often Don't Get Rid of Leftover Prescription Opioids May 16, 2016

Pills in the home offer teens easy access, expert notes

Chronic Pain May Trigger Many Cases of Painkiller Addiction: Survey May 12, 2016

Drug counselors should consider whether people are self-medicating, researchers say

Lithium Beats Newer Meds for Bipolar Disorder, Study Finds May 12, 2016

Lower rates of self-harm, accidental injury seen

Cutting Brand-Name Drug Use Could Save U.S. $73 Billion: Study May 09, 2016

The nation spends more on medications than any other country, researchers say

Targeted Drug-Delivery System May Treat Pregnancy Complications May 09, 2016

Approach used for fighting tumors could also safely get medicines to placenta, mouse study suggests

Is Daily Blood Thinner Needed for Irregular Heartbeat? May 06, 2016

Smartphone app may help some people with atrial fibrillation take drugs 'as needed,' study suggests

Shortages of Lifesaving Drugs Linger in U.S. May 06, 2016

Longer wait time for vital acute-care meds despite legislation, study says

Addicts Using Diarrhea Drug Imodium to Get High May 05, 2016

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

Widely Used Heart Drug Tied to Dementia Risk May 05, 2016

Both warfarin and the atrial fibrillation it's often used to treat may raise risk, study suggests

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

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

Too Many People Still Take Unneeded Antibiotics: Study May 03, 2016

1 in 3 prescriptions was unnecessary

Desperate for Shut-Eye? May 02, 2016

Physicians' group recommends cognitive behavioral therapy before drugs for insomnia

Coffee, Wine Good for Healthy Gut, Sodas May Be Bad April 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 30 April 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 Warns April 26, 2016

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

Pharmacists Can Manage Some Chronic Conditions Effectively, Study Suggests April 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 Canada April 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 Heartbeat April 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 Patients April 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: Study April 18, 2016

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

Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease in Study April 14, 2016

But finding can't show whether drugs are directly responsible

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

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

Hepatitis C Therapy May Reduce Need for Liver Transplants April 14, 2016

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

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