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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

Doctors Often Overestimate Promise of Newly Approved Drugs April 12, 2016

Many misinterpret FDA 'breakthrough' designation, survey finds

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

Warning pertains to drugs containing saxagliptin or alogliptin

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

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

Pediatricians Vary Widely in Diagnosing ADHD, Depression April 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 Shows March 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 Dependence March 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 Patients March 29, 2016

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

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

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

Medicare Spends Billions on Chronic Kidney Disease, Study Finds March 29, 2016

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

Skipping Meds Greatly Ups Heart Patients' Risk of Stroke: Study March 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: Survey March 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-Deterrent March 24, 2016

One more step to combat the epidemic of potent painkiller abuse

Study Finds No Heart Risk From SSRI Antidepressants March 23, 2016

Prozac actually appeared to protect against heart attack, researchers say

FDA Orders Warning Labels on Prescription Narcotic Painkillers March 22, 2016

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

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

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

60,000 U.S. Kids Treated for Accidental Medicine Poisoning a Year March 21, 2016

Toddlers account for 7 out of 10 cases, report says

1 in 6 Seniors Takes Dangerous Combos of Meds, Supplements: Study March 21, 2016

Researchers say patients should tell doctors every treatment they're taking

Acetaminophen Won't Help Arthritis Pain, Study Finds March 18, 2016

Prescription diclofenac a more effective choice for short-term pain relief, researchers say

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