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Seniors Often Have Trouble Managing Money, Medicines April 28, 2017

By 85, many could use a hand, study finds

Opioid Use by Iraq, Afghanistan War Vets Mirrors Rest of U.S.: Study April 27, 2017

Researchers conclude that use of the painkillers is 'an American problem,' not a VA problem

April 29 Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 27, 2017

Safe disposal helps prevent unwanted meds from being abused, U.S. officials say

Ick! Synthetic Mucus Could Battle Dangerous Bugs April 26, 2017

Researchers are working on lab-grown versions to control disease-causing bacteria

Opioid-Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC April 25, 2017

Death certificates from drug-linked infections may not label painkillers as possible cause

No Link Between Common Antibiotic, Irregular Heartbeat April 18, 2017

Azithromycin, commonly known as Zithromax, won't up odds for atrial fibrillation, study shows

Many Americans Don't Know How to Handle High Cholesterol April 11, 2017

Survey found they know it raises heart risks, but are confused, discouraged about how to lower it

Preparing for Anesthesia: 5 Tips You Should Know April 07, 2017

Planning ahead can help you avoid complications during and after surgery

Fewer Than 1,000 Used Oregon's Right-to-Die Law by 2015 April 06, 2017

Discussing their death wishes is paramount for most, not actually hastening their demise, expert says

Who Really Needs Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Meds? April 06, 2017

Exercise and other lifestyle adjustments should be tried first, Consumer Reports advises

EpiPen Out-of-Pocket Costs More Than Doubled Over Decade April 04, 2017

Study questions steep price hikes for lifesaving drugs, even among insured patients

Drug Tied to Dementia Risk Overprescribed to Seniors: Study March 31, 2017

Lower cost might help drive doctors' choice, researchers say

Heroin Epidemic Expands Its Grip on America March 29, 2017

Use of the narcotic grew 5-fold in a decade, helped by scourge of prescription painkiller abuse

FDA OKs Parkinson's Add-On Drug March 22, 2017

Xadago is taken during 'off' periods when symptoms escalate

New Hepatitis C Drugs Might Eliminate the Disease March 20, 2017

But not everyone responds completely to the medicines and cost remains a big obstacle, researchers say

Spring-Clean Your Medicine Cabinet to Safeguard Your Kids March 20, 2017

Tips for proper storage and disposal to help prevent accidental poisonings

Pradaxa Beats Warfarin After Heart Rhythm Procedure: Study March 20, 2017

Fewer bleeding problems reported among 'ablation' patients who took the newer blood thinner

New Cholesterol Drugs May Beat Statins, But Price Tag Is High March 17, 2017

Repatha, inclisiran lowered cholesterol levels even further, but first costs about $14,000 a year to take

Opioid Dependence Can Start in Just a Few Days March 16, 2017

Prescribing narcotic painkillers for 3 days or less may lower chances of addiction, study finds

Opioid Painkillers and Xanax or Valium a Deadly Mix: Study March 15, 2017

30 percent of fatal opioid overdoses involved both types of meds, but number of people prescribed both has spiked

7 in 10 U.S. Workplaces Hit by Opioid Abuse: Survey March 10, 2017

Poll also found most employers unprepared to deal with the issue

Many People Don't Take Their High Blood Pressure Meds: Study March 06, 2017

Failure to follow doctors' orders leads to unnecessary and costly treatment, research shows

Antiviral Flu Drugs Safe in Mid-to-Late Pregnancy: Study March 01, 2017

No higher rates of complications seen in babies when mom took these meds after 22 weeks of pregnancy

What Guides Docs' Sleeping Pill Picks? 'Same Old Same Old,' Study Says March 01, 2017

Researchers asked why one popular drug is prescribed over another

Study Tracks Bleeding Risk From Common Blood Thinners February 28, 2017

Research looked specifically at bleeds inside the skull and near the brain

Government Funding Could Save Canadians $4 Billion on Medicines February 27, 2017

Health care experts note that paying for essential drugs increases access, too

'Off-Label' Antidepressants Common, But Where's the Evidence? February 22, 2017

One-third are prescribed for conditions like pain or migraine with little scientific backup, study says

Many Younger Cancer Survivors Can't Afford Their Meds February 21, 2017

Skipping doses or drugs altogether can be dangerous, U.S. researchers warn

Don't Punish Pregnant Women for Opioid Use, Docs Say February 20, 2017

Better prevention and treatment, not jail time, would stem surge in drug-addicted newborns

Kids' OD Risk Rises When Opioids Left Out at Home February 20, 2017

Odds of overdose more than double if parent takes powerful narcotic instead of milder pain med, study finds

Some Docs May Help Fuel Opioid Abuse Epidemic February 15, 2017

Patients are 30 percent more likely to get hooked on painkillers if their ER physician prescribes them frequently

Many Seniors Take Multiple Meds That Can Affect the Brain February 13, 2017

Psychiatrist cautions doctors and patients to consider risks and benefits of each drug

Gay Men Less Likely to Have Safe Sex Now: Survey February 13, 2017

Better treatments may translate into complacency, HIV experts say

Needed: An 'Action Plan' for Kids Prone to Severe Allergic Reactions February 13, 2017

First line of defense is an epinephrine auto-injector, pediatricians say

Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Check Again February 06, 2017

Some people outgrow their allergy and others may have been misdiagnosed, doctor explains

Pet Meds Sending Kids to the ER February 06, 2017

It's not uncommon for toddlers to ingest drugs intended for dogs and cats, study finds

Study Suggests Newer Cholesterol Drugs Are Safe January 30, 2017

Whether taking them results in fewer heart attacks and strokes isn't yet known, researcher says

Drug May Be New Weapon Against a 'Superbug' January 25, 2017

Zinplava cuts risk of recurrent C. difficile infections by 40 percent

Skin Cancer Cream Linked to 5 Dog Deaths: FDA January 19, 2017

Even ingesting small amounts of fluorouracil can kill family pets, agency warns

Study Casts Doubt on Long-Used Morning Sickness Drug January 05, 2017

But some doctors don't think pregnant women prescribed Diclectin should worry

Heartburn Drugs May Raise Risk of Stomach Infections: Study January 05, 2017

Suggests long-term use of acid suppressors might open door to C. difficile and Campylobacter bacteria

New Parkinson's Drug May Combat Movement Difficulties January 04, 2017

Opicapone, added to standard treatment, appears safe and well-tolerated, researchers say

Antipsychotic Drugs May Up Risk of Early Death in Alzheimer's Patients December 27, 2016

Increased odds were nearly doubled if two antipsychotic medications were taken, study says

New MS Drug Shows 'Breakthrough' Promise for Advanced Disease December 22, 2016

Specialist hopes ocrelizumab will be available by spring

Drug Overdose Deaths Climb Dramatically in U.S. December 20, 2016

Prescription painkillers and heroin lead the increase, latest government data shows

Prices Skyrocket on Drugs Widely Used by Seniors: Report December 14, 2016

Cost of brand-name meds for chronic conditions rose nearly 130 times faster than inflation rate

What You Need to Know When Prescribed an Opioid Painkiller December 12, 2016

Tell your doctor if you or anyone in your family has a substance abuse problem

Beta Blockers May Not Be Best Heart Drugs for Dementia Patients December 12, 2016

In this group, use of the meds after a heart attack compromised quality of life, study finds

1 in 6 U.S. Adults Takes a Psychiatric Drug: Study December 12, 2016

Whether the medicines over-prescribed is up for debate, psychiatrists say

Certain Breast Cancer Drugs Tied to Blood Vessel Damage December 09, 2016

But findings from small study are unlikely to change current practice, doctors say

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