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Saturday, Oct. 22 Is Drug Take Back Day October 21, 2016

DEA-sponsored event offers sites to safely dispose of unused meds

Irregular Heart Rhythm Patients May Not Always Need Blood Thinners: Study October 18, 2016

If episodes of atrial fibrillation are brief, the risk of stroke is low, specialists say

Statins Often Interact With Other Heart Drugs October 17, 2016

Doctors, patients should be aware of risky combinations, heart group says

Powerful MS Drug Used Early May Reverse Some Disability October 14, 2016

But significant side effects remain an issue for Lemtrada, researcher says

Inhaled Version of Parkinson's Drug May Help Keep Symptoms at Bay October 12, 2016

Levodopa pill can wear off, but a powdered version can come to the rescue, study finds

Steep Rise in Price of Older Cancer Drugs October 06, 2016

Heavy toll of out-of-pocket spending might have some patients skipping meds, researchers warn

More Evidence Tamoxifen, Other Meds Help Limit Breast Cancer's Spread October 06, 2016

6-year study finds follow-up therapy cuts survivors' risk for cancer in the other breast

DEA Puts Quota on Production of Opioid Painkillers October 05, 2016

These potent prescription drugs are helping to fuel addiction crisis in U.S.

Some Increased Bleeding Risk Seen With Blood Thinner Xarelto Vs. Pradaxa October 03, 2016

But study wasn't definitive, and heart experts say both newer drugs are better than warfarin

FDA's Cancer-Drug Reviewers Often Join Industry Later: Study September 28, 2016

Analysis raises concerns about regulators' ability to serve the public interest, researchers suggest

Countless Opioid Pills Unused by Dental-Surgery Patients September 27, 2016

Surplus may contribute to the opioid abuse epidemic, researchers say

How Older People Can Head Off Dangerous Drug Interactions September 24, 2016

Taking multiple medications and supplements could cause serious problems, FDA warns

Tamoxifen OK for Breast Cancer Patients Without Uterine Abnormalities: Study September 22, 2016

Pretreatment ultrasounds may reassure women about their uterine cancer risk, researchers say

Arthritis Drug May Help With Type of Hair Loss September 22, 2016

Researchers saw regrowth in patients with the autoimmune disease alopecia areata

More Must Be Done to Fight 'Superbugs': U.S. Gov't Report September 20, 2016

Infectious disease experts say multipronged approach is needed

CDC: Too Many Antibiotics Still Being Prescribed in U.S. September 19, 2016

United Nations to discuss duel problems -- overuse and lack of access

FDA OKs 1st Drug to Treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy September 19, 2016

Exondys 51 seems to fill unmet need for devastating childhood disease, agency says

Codeine Not Safe for Kids, Pediatricians Warn September 19, 2016

How it is metabolized is too unpredictable, could cause death, report finds

1 in 4 Medicare Patients Uses Blood Pressure Meds Incorrectly September 13, 2016

The lifesaving drugs 'only work if they are taken,' CDC director says

Most on Opioid Painkillers OK With Getting Overdose Antidote: Survey September 13, 2016

More than a third said it improved their drug-taking behavior

Dosing Errors Common With Kids' Liquid Meds September 12, 2016

Parents make fewer mistakes using oral syringes compared to cups, study finds

Immune-Based Drug May Ease Chronic Eye Condition September 07, 2016

Humira reduced inflammation that can lead to vision loss, researchers say

New Biologic Drug Tackles Hard-to-Control Asthma September 07, 2016

Benralizumab significantly cuts respiratory attacks, two trials show

Older Drug May Help Type 1 Diabetics' Heart Health September 06, 2016

Metformin appears to have cardiovascular benefits, researchers report

Combo Drug for Childhood Asthma Appears Safe in Study August 31, 2016

FDA to review findings, researcher says

FDA: Opioids Plus Sedatives Pose Fatal OD Risk August 31, 2016

These drugs will now carry 'boxed warning' detailing the threat

FDA Approves New Biological Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis August 31, 2016

Erelzi is a biosimilar for Enbrel

Contacts May One Day Be Used to Deliver Glaucoma Medication August 30, 2016

Study showed the lenses as effective in monkeys as the standard eye drop treatment

Non-addictive Painkiller Shows Promise in Animal Trials August 30, 2016

But human studies have yet to be done

More Americans Can Afford Medications Under Obamacare: Study August 26, 2016

Improvement seen in all age levels, but millions still struggle with the cost of prescription drugs

Amphetamines Polluting Some Urban Streams: Study August 25, 2016

Concentration of drugs may be high enough to cause ecological changes, researchers say

Medical Marijuana's Pain Relief May Work Better for Men August 24, 2016

Study found male users reporting bigger benefits compared to women

Patent Monopolies Driving High U.S. Drug Prices: Study August 23, 2016

Letting Medicare and Medicaid negotiate pricing would likely help bring costs down, researchers say

Antipsychotic Meds Pose Little Danger to Fetus, Study Finds August 17, 2016

Researchers report no significant rise in defects for babies exposed during first trimester

Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD August 17, 2016

Study found drug abuse, STDs and injuries were lower among teens who take meds

Do Angioplasty Patients Really Need Beta-Blocker Drugs? August 16, 2016

Study suggests doctors reconsider their use in the absence of heart attack, heart failure

Keep Illicit Drugs, Booze Out of the Home to Lower Teens' Addiction Risk: Study August 11, 2016

Early exposure ups likelihood of substance abuse when they reach their 20s, researcher says

Fake Xanax Cut With Potent Pain Med Can Be a Killer August 09, 2016

1 person died, 8 were sickened when illicit pills circulated in San Francisco, doctors report

Doctors Urged to Prescribe Lower Doses of Opioids, No Refills August 09, 2016

Researchers cite concerns about possible long-term use and addiction

Lack of Pharmacy Access May Send Some Seniors Back to Hospital August 04, 2016

Problem is acute in small, rural areas of Oregon, researchers find

1 in 5 Opioid Users Also Might Be Abusing Seizure Drug: Study August 03, 2016

Doctors should screen for presence of gabapentin, researchers advise

Few Seniors Go Online for Health-Care Needs August 02, 2016

Study calls into question U.S.'s priorities for improving older adults' health, researcher says

Generic Biologic Drugs Seem as Effective as Originals August 01, 2016

Biologics are made from living cells and more complicated to replicate, researchers said

FDA OKs New Injectable Type 2 Diabetes Medication July 28, 2016

Drug lowers blood sugar levels, and doesn't boost risk of heart problems, agency says

Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Addiction-Fighting Drug July 20, 2016

Painkillers are easier to prescribe than the drug that battles dependence on them, addiction specialist says

Implant Proves Effective at Combating Opioid Dependence July 19, 2016

Doctors call it new resource for those addicted to prescription painkillers, heroin

Which Diabetes Drug Is Best? July 19, 2016

Study calls it a draw, with a slight edge for metformin

Cancer Drug Shows Early Promise for Parkinson's Disease July 12, 2016

Medication was generally found safe, and study findings hinted at a benefit

FDA OKs Non-Prescription Use of Acne Drug July 08, 2016

Differin Gel 0.1% is first retinoid medication approved for over-the-counter use

Programs to Spot Painkiller Abuse Work, But Are Underused June 28, 2016

Study found monitoring program in Maine was only used by 56 percent of pharmacists