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Statins Linked to Raised Risk of Type 2 Diabetes March 04, 2015

Large Finnish study found a nearly 50 percent increase in people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs

Common Drug for Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Worse Outcomes March 04, 2015

But study group taking digoxin may have been sicker overall, cardiologist notes

Early Studies See No Heart Risk From Testosterone Therapy March 04, 2015

But experts agree more research is needed, especially in light of FDA warning

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

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

Global Blood Pressure Program Could Save Millions of Lives, Experts Say February 27, 2015

Improving access to care, treatment is key, especially in lower-income countries

Taking Pill Before, After Sex Cuts HIV Infection for Gay Men: Study February 25, 2015

Research suggests that Truvada doesn't need to be taken daily, but more study still needed

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

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

Generic Eye Drops for Glaucoma Encourage Greater Use February 19, 2015

Non-branded medication may be more than $1,000 cheaper a year, researchers report

Heart Drug Clears Up 'Strawberry' Birthmarks February 18, 2015

Study suggests propranolol as a new option to treat infantile hemangioma

Rivers May Be Factor in Antibiotic Resistance February 18, 2015

Researchers recommend improving wastewater treatment

Chantix Linked to Higher Quit Rates in Certain Smokers: Study February 17, 2015

But drug's side effects still worry some doctors

Study Links Antibiotics to Digestive Complication in Infants February 16, 2015

Risk, though small, appears highest when medications given in first 6 weeks, researchers report

FDA Approves Drug for Advanced Thyroid Cancer February 13, 2015

Progression-free survival with Lenvima was nearly five times longer compared to a placebo

New Drug May Slow Recurrent Thyroid Cancer, Study Finds February 12, 2015

Progression-free survival nearly five times longer in people receiving treatment

Big Increase Seen in Babies Born Addicted to Narcotics February 11, 2015

Canadian study points to jump in prescription painkiller abuse in explaining trend

Blood Pressure Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics: Analysis February 10, 2015

Patients did better even if they didn't actually have high blood pressure

Smokers May Get Less Benefit From Drugs for Arthritic Back Pain February 10, 2015

Swiss study authors say inflammation or a lack of oxygen among possible reasons

Problems Spotted in Clinical Trials Can Go Unreported, Study Says February 09, 2015

Only 3 of nearly 80 published studies mentioned issues of concern uncovered by FDA

No Link Seen Between Oxytocin-Assisted Labor and ADHD February 09, 2015

Previous research with animals had suggested a possible connection

Newly Diagnosed With High Blood Pressure? 3 Factors Affect Prognosis February 05, 2015

Systolic reading of 150 should prompt immediate action to prevent poor outcomes, study suggests

Better Contraceptive Knowledge Can Aid in Safe Use of Acne Drug: Study February 04, 2015

Effective birth control key in using the medication, which is linked to birth defects

FDA Approves New Breast Cancer Drug February 04, 2015

Ibrance is targeted for postmenopausal women with advanced disease

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

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

A Pill a Day? No Way, Survey Says February 03, 2015

1 of 3 respondents rejected the idea even if it meant a shorter life

New Guidelines for People With Nasal Allergies February 02, 2015

Testing is recommended, sinus imaging is not for hay fever

Certain Heart Drug, Antibiotic Combo Might Be Fatal for Seniors February 02, 2015

Doctors should not prescribe spironolactone with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, study says

Medication Problems May Spur Many Child ER Trips, Study Finds February 02, 2015

Bad reactions, misuse are the common culprits, researchers say

Following Blood Pressure Guidelines Saves Lives, Dollars: Study January 29, 2015

Investing in treatment strategies would yield both health and economic benefits, researcher says

Acne Gel Linked to Rare Side Effect, Doctors Warn January 29, 2015

Teen developed blood disorder after using Aczone for a week

Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer, Study Finds January 29, 2015

Effect was more pronounced if cancer had a grim prognosis

Nearly 1 in 10 Adults Skips Meds Due to Cost, CDC Says January 29, 2015

Not taking medications as prescribed can have serious health consequences, experts note

Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment? January 28, 2015

Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom

Have Insurers Found Way Around Obamacare 'Pre-Existing Conditions' Rule? January 28, 2015

Analysis suggests hiking drug co-pays may help eliminate people with certain illnesses

Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study January 26, 2015

Motrin, Advil a safe option for children, researchers say

Many Women of Childbearing Age Take Narcotic Painkillers: CDC January 22, 2015

If they become pregnant, birth defects and preterm birth are possible risks

FDA Approves New Psoriasis Drug January 21, 2015

Cosentyx blocks protein involved in inflammatory response of disease

Experts See Place for Weight-Loss Drugs in Obesity Treatment January 20, 2015

But diet and exercise are also key tools, according to new Endocrine Society guidelines

Study Rates Migraine Medications January 20, 2015

Findings will be basis of new guidelines on treatments for debilitating headaches

Many Americans Who Drink Also Take Prescription Medications: Study January 16, 2015

But researchers couldn't determine if people surveyed were using both simultaneously

U.S. Painkiller Abuse 'Epidemic' May Be Declining, Study Says January 14, 2015

But some people have switched to heroin

ADHD Drug Might Help Treat Binge-Eating Disorder, Study Suggests January 14, 2015

But therapy is preferable to medication, one expert says

Are Seniors With Diabetes Overtreated? January 12, 2015

Very tight blood sugar control can pose problems without benefits, study says

FDA OKs New Anti-Clotting Drug for Heart Rhythm Disorder January 09, 2015

Savaysa works like warfarin but carries less bleeding risk

Herceptin May Benefit Some Women With Early Breast Cancer January 07, 2015

Drug-chemo combo yields low rate of recurrence after three years, study says

New Antibiotic May Combat Resistant Bacteria January 07, 2015

Teixobactin shows promise in early experiments, researchers say

Drug for Bladder Problems May Help Control Weight, Too January 06, 2015

But small study showed increase in heart rate in young, lean volunteers

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

Injections were rated slightly more effective at fighting pain than pills

Drug to Treat Serious Infections May Harm Kids' Kidneys, Study Says December 30, 2014

The higher the dose of vancomycin, the greater the risk, researchers found

FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer December 21, 2014

Agency also gives OK to genetic test used to identify eligible patients

Study Supports Benefit of Widely Used Glaucoma Drug December 19, 2014

Prostaglandin analogue eye drops can slow deterioration of vision that comes with the disease

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