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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

Painkillers Don't Ease Disability Due to Nerve Damage: StudyFebruary 01, 2016

Narcotic drugs aren't useful in restoring motion, researchers say

Resistance to HIV Drug Growing, Study FindsJanuary 29, 2016

Problem affects almost two-thirds of those taking tenofovir in sub-Sahara Africa

MS Drug Tied to Higher Risk for Potentially Deadly Brain VirusJanuary 27, 2016

Patients taking Tysabri were more prone to show signs of exposure to JCV, which can cause a brain disease

New Kidney Transplant Drug Cuts Risk of Earlier Death: StudyJanuary 27, 2016

Belatacept showed long-term benefits over older immune-suppressing drug, but costs more

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Seems OK for Preschoolers: StudyJanuary 25, 2016

Finds treatment works and is well-tolerated in 2- to 5-year-olds

Majority of Americans Wants Medicare to Cover Obesity TreatmentsJanuary 22, 2016

Survey finds about three-quarters support expanding care to cover weight-loss drugs

New IBS Drug Eases Stomach Pain and Diarrhea for Some: StudyJanuary 20, 2016

But Viberzi is not a 'silver bullet,' digestive-disease doctor says

Did Painkiller Crackdown Cause Heroin Epidemic?January 13, 2016

New commentary says no, but others disagree

Acetaminophen Tops List of Accidental Infant PoisoningsJanuary 13, 2016

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

Dementia Drug May Lower Risk of Falls Among Parkinson's PatientsJanuary 13, 2016

Those who took rivastigmine in study were 45 percent less likely to have an accident

Heartburn Meds Linked to Chronic Kidney DiseaseJanuary 11, 2016

While study can't prove cause-and-effect, increasing damage seen as dose rises

No Link Between 'the Pill' and Birth Defects: StudyJanuary 07, 2016

Findings should reassure women and their doctors, experts say

Antifungal for Yeast Infections Tied to Miscarriage RiskJanuary 05, 2016

The oral drug fluconazole may increase the risk, Danish researchers say

Newer Blood Pressure Drugs as Good as Older Ones: StudyJanuary 04, 2016

Analysis indicates ACE inhibitors and ARBs are equally effective, researchers say

ADHD Meds May Raise Risk for Psychotic Side Effects in Some Kids: StudyDecember 30, 2015

Two-thirds of children with parental history of mental illness report 'funny feelings' when on the stimulants

All High-Risk Patients Should Get Blood Pressure Meds: StudyDecember 24, 2015

Getting levels below current targets may significantly cut risk of heart attack, stroke, researchers contend

New Drug for Severe Form of Arthritis Shows Promise in TrialDecember 23, 2015

Already approved to treat psoriasis, higher dose of Cosentyx helped 60 percent of patients

Zurampic Approved for GoutDecember 23, 2015

Drug helps control blood levels of uric acid

Florida 'Pill Mill' Crackdown May Have Curbed Painkiller ODsDecember 21, 2015

Tougher prescription laws might have also reduced heroin deaths, researchers suggest

Two Drugs Equal in Preventing Early Breast Cancer's Return: StudyDecember 11, 2015

Women with ductal carcinoma in situ had similar outcomes with tamoxifen, anastrozole

Common Heart Failure Drugs May Harm More Than HelpDecember 09, 2015

Nitrates reduce activity, quality of life, researchers find

Drugs May Protect the Heart During ChemotherapyDecember 09, 2015

Researchers also found lower risk of complications that can interrupt breast cancer treatment

Breast Cancer Drugs Battle Disease's ReturnDecember 09, 2015

Xeloda lowered risk by a third, while Xgeva lowered chances by 18 percent, researchers report

Talk Therapy, Antidepressants Offer Similar Results for Major DepressionDecember 09, 2015

Study finds both treatments can help

Blood Thinner, Certain Diabetes Drugs Are a Bad ComboDecember 08, 2015

Together, warfarin and sulfonylureas raise risk of hospitalization, study shows

Sickle Cell Drug Doesn't Relieve Pain Crises: StudyDecember 08, 2015

International research finds prasugrel isn't effective at easing suffering

Jimmy Carter's Recovery Highlights Power of New Cancer TreatmentsDecember 07, 2015

Specialized radiation, immunotherapy drug have removed signs of lesions on former president's brain

Safe to Take Antidepressants With Tamoxifen: StudyDecember 04, 2015

No greater risk of breast cancer recurrence seen

Diabetes Drug Improves Gut Bacteria, Study FindsDecember 04, 2015

Metformin improved levels of fatty acids that help lower blood sugar levels

Too Few Americans Are Taking Needed Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: CDCDecember 03, 2015

Only half who should are using medications to help prevent heart disease

Negative News on Statins Tied to Dropped PrescriptionsDecember 02, 2015

Researcher says heart benefits outweigh risk of side effects

Metformin May Not Help Obese Teens With Type 1 DiabetesDecember 01, 2015

Study found most benefits waned over time, but one expert believes more research is needed

HIV Prevention Pill May Not Need to Be Taken DailyDecember 01, 2015

Research suggests Truvada still works when taken before and after sex

Drug Helps Those With Tough-to-Treat Schizophrenia: StudyNovember 25, 2015

Clozapine already approved for use after other antipsychotics don't work

Retail Prices of Dermatology Drugs SkyrocketNovember 25, 2015

Study reveals quintupling of prices over six years

Heart Disease Doesn't Take a HolidayNovember 25, 2015

Don't forget to take your meds with you when you travel, expert says

Pricey Hepatitis C Drugs Denied to Almost Half of Medicaid Patients: StudyNovember 24, 2015

But another study shows treating all infections would save more than $3 billion in long run

Doctors' Group Urges Greater Use of Generic DrugsNovember 23, 2015

Lower-cost options are usually just as safe and effective, experts say

ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in KidsNovember 23, 2015

Review of studies finds drugs like Ritalin, Adderall may create sleep woes for some

Kids Who Take ADHD Meds More Likely to Be Bullied, Study FindsNovember 20, 2015

Odds rose even higher if child sold or gave away the drugs

Drug Overdose Rates Soaring Among U.S. YouthNovember 19, 2015

Report finds prescription painkillers, heroin largely to blame, with some states hit especially hard

New Clues to Easing Side Effects From Parkinson's DrugNovember 18, 2015

Studies in mice, monkeys point to a compound that might lessen levodopa's debilitating effects

Leading Doctors' Group Wants to Ban Prescription Drug AdsNovember 17, 2015

Barrage of consumer-directed advertising drives up health costs, American Medical Association says

Certain Antibiotic Might Combat Children's Wheezing EpisodesNovember 17, 2015

Kids given azithromycin were less likely to develop severe respiratory illness, study says

Preventive HIV Treatment Shown Effective at Health ClinicsNovember 16, 2015

New research finds just two people out of more than 400 became infected in a year

Medicines Last as Long in Space as Here on Earth: StudyNovember 13, 2015

But more research needed to determine whether drugs would degrade on longer missions

Nearly Half of Americans With High Blood Pressure Not Controlling It: CDCNovember 12, 2015

Big part of the problem is getting people to take medications, stick with them, experts say

Angioplasty May Not Boost Survival for Some Heart Disease PatientsNovember 11, 2015

Most people should try medication plus lifestyle changes first, experts say

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