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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

Seniors Still Given Potentially Dangerous Sedatives: Study December 17, 2014

Drugs such as Xanax, Valium tied to confusion and falls, experts say

Drug Interactions Common Among Hospitalized Kids, Study Says December 15, 2014

Medication combos may cause side effects or reduce treatment effectiveness, expert notes

Medication Linked to Fewer Injuries in Kids With ADHD December 15, 2014

Older teens experienced the greatest drop in injury risk while taking Ritalin, researchers report

U.S. Doctors Cutting Back on Painkiller Prescriptions: Study December 08, 2014

Ninety percent of primary care physicians are concerned about abuse of powerful narcotics

Painkiller Tramadol Linked to Low Blood Sugar December 08, 2014

Study finds the drug may be riskier than expected

Text Messages Remind People to Take Medications December 05, 2014

Fewer than one in 10 forgot their daily dose after cellphone prompt, study says

Painkiller Abuse More Likely for Those Who Skip College: Study December 05, 2014

Link is especially true for females

Study Finds Need for Improved Schizophrenia Care December 04, 2014

As many as 4 in 10 seeking help after first episode are medicated inappropriately, researchers say

FDA Issues New Drug Label Rules to Better Inform Pregnant Women December 03, 2014

Agency official says labeling changes should help patients 'make critical decisions' about medicines

Too Few Prostate Cancer Patients Get Bone-Strengthening Meds: Study December 02, 2014

Men receiving hormone therapy may be missing out on protective drugs, researcher says

Statins Won't Help Protect Bones, Study Finds December 01, 2014

But they don't raise the risk of fractures, doctor notes

Most Americans With HIV Don't Have Virus Under Control, CDC Says November 25, 2014

U.S. experts cite indifference, lack of access to care

Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse November 25, 2014

Study finds illicit drug use more likely after their prescribed medications run out

Could Popular Heartburn Drugs Upset Your 'Good' Gut Bugs? November 25, 2014

Study suggests class of meds upset healthy balance of bacteria in the gut

Experimental Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Effective, Study Reports November 17, 2014

New medicine might help those who can't tolerate commonly used statins

More Americans Controlling Their High Blood Pressure November 17, 2014

Government researchers report the numbers are looking better, but national goal not yet reached

Two Generic Versions of ADHD Drug Not as Effective: FDA November 14, 2014

In some patients, the medications were released more slowly than extended-release Concerta

Drug Regimen Cures Hepatitis C in Most Liver Transplant Patients in Study November 14, 2014

Researchers say treatment has fewer side effects and less risk of rejection, too

ADHD Stimulant Drug Abuse Common Among Young Adults: Survey November 13, 2014

Reasons for misuse include pressure to succeed at school or work

Medical Bills Pricey for Americans, Even With Private Insurance November 13, 2014

New survey finds 1 in 5 people with private plans spending 5 percent or more of income on health care

U.S. Prices Soaring for Some Generic Drugs, Experts Say November 12, 2014

Supply and manufacturing problems, plus fewer companies in the market among causes

Drug Combo Helps Lupus-Related Kidney Condition November 10, 2014

Half of those taking three medications achieved full remission, study reports

Common Blood Pressure Drug May Lower Risk For Lou Gehrig's Disease: Study November 10, 2014

But new finding needs additional research to confirm the link, experts caution

Lower Doses of Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Work for Some November 05, 2014

Study found many patients with early stage disease stayed in remission with less medication

Certain Painkillers Tied to Raised Risk of Death After Stroke November 05, 2014

Celebrex and other COX-2 inhibitors should be prescribed with care, experts say

Combo Treatment for Advanced Melanoma Seems to Improve Survival November 04, 2014

Pairing cancer drug, immune booster gave patients about 5 extra months, researchers report

FDA: Supplements, Meds Can Be Dangerous Mix November 04, 2014

Combination can alter drug absorption, agency warns

Prescribe Blood Thinner Pradaxa With Caution, Study Warns November 03, 2014

Bleeding risk appears greater than anticipated

Generic Drugs May Help Breast Cancer Patients Stick to Therapy October 31, 2014

Cost a key factor for women to maintain hormone treatment regimen, researchers report

Almost 1 in 5 Americans Plagued by Constant Pain, Survey Suggests October 31, 2014

Older people, women more likely to struggle on daily basis, researchers note

Metformin Beats Other Type 2 Diabetes Drugs for First Treatment: Study October 28, 2014

Researchers find this commonly used medication controls blood sugar for many

Prescription Painkillers Fueling Overdose Cases in ERs, Study Finds October 27, 2014

More than two-thirds involve these medications, researchers report

For a Child's Fracture, Use Ibuprofen, Not Morphine: Study October 27, 2014

Fewer side effects reported with the over-the-counter pain reliever

Pricey Hepatitis Drug a Good Bet in U.S. Prisons, Study Says October 20, 2014

Researchers conclude Sovaldi is cost-effective

Parkinson's Drugs May Spur Compulsive Behaviors October 20, 2014

Study estimated a 10 percent increased risk of impulsive gambling, shopping and hypersexuality

Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study October 20, 2014

To end this paradoxical practice, certain drug stores no longer sell tobacco products

Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children October 20, 2014

Study finds that liquid drugs are the most commonly misused at home

Two-Pronged Program Looks Best for Helping Smokers Quit October 17, 2014

Behavioral counseling plus medication beats other strategies, study finds

U.S. Kids Use ADHD Meds More During School Year October 17, 2014

Researchers suggest this may be to boost academic achievement

Medicines Are Biggest Culprit in Fatal Allergic Reactions: Study October 10, 2014

Antibiotics, contrast material for scans lead the list of triggers

Impotence Drug Might Counter Common Gene Mutation in Type 2 Diabetes: Study October 09, 2014

But using yohimbine won't replace lifestyle changes as the cornerstone of treatment, experts say

Potential Clue to Ebola Treatments Uncovered, Researchers Say October 09, 2014

Unusual protein identified in quest for drug remedies

Hospitals' High Antibiotic Use May Boost Germs' Resistance: Study October 07, 2014

Improving diagnostics could help curb problem, experts say

Docs More Likely to Prescribe Unneeded Antibiotics Later in Day: Study October 06, 2014

They tend to 'wear down' and prescribe more as the day progresses, researchers find

Standard Treatment for Underactive Thyroid Gland Still Best: Experts October 03, 2014

The drug levothyroxine remains first choice, guidelines say

Heroin Overdose Deaths Doubled in Much of U.S.: CDC Study October 02, 2014

Heroin addiction linked to initial use of prescription painkillers, experts say

Most Who Abuse Painkillers Are Unprepared If Overdose Strikes: Study October 02, 2014

Although anti-OD meds are available, many addicts hold misguided views on what to do

Herceptin Best for Certain Breast Cancer Patients, Study Says September 30, 2014

Drug should remain standard of care for HER2-positive tumors, doctors say

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