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Infants Born to Drug-Abusing Mothers Often Readmitted to Hospital October 06, 2015

These babies are often born addicted and have higher risk of breathing, feeding problems, experts say

As HIV Patients Live Longer, Certain Cancer Risks Rise: Study October 05, 2015

Anal, colon and liver cancers more common now, researchers find

Some Blood Pressure Drugs May Be Risky for Certain Surgery Patients October 05, 2015

Study found those without heart problems faced higher chances of heart trouble after non-cardiac operations

'Drugged Driving' on the Rise in U.S. October 01, 2015

Marijuana accounted for third of drugs found in systems of drivers killed in accidents

2 Experimental Drugs Offer Hope Against Psoriasis: Studies September 30, 2015

Targeted therapies produce significant results, researchers say

Injury Toll in U.S. in 2013: $671 Billion September 30, 2015

Accidents and violence the driving forces, CDC officials report

'Placebo Effect' Might Help Predict Response to Depression Treatment September 30, 2015

Those who improved with fake drug benefited from antidepressants, study found

New Drug May Give Small Survival Boost to Some With Advanced Lung Cancer September 28, 2015

Nivolumab is most effective in tumors with a particular gene mutation, researchers report

How to Dispose of Unused or Expired Prescription Drugs September 25, 2015

Stashing them in a cabinet is unwise; old medications can become ineffective or unsafe

Almost Half of American Adults With HIV Don't Take Meds: Report September 24, 2015

Finding highlights challenges of 'unequal epidemic,' researcher says

Taking Blood Pressure Drugs at Night May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes September 24, 2015

Study finds taking medication at night cut risk of blood sugar disorder in half

For Unexplained Infertility, Breast Cancer Drug No Better Than Standard Treatment September 23, 2015

Study found letrozole did not result in more pregnancies compared to two other fertility drugs

Antidepressants Top Treatment Choice for Severe PMS: Researchers September 23, 2015

Other options include birth control pills, calcium, study says

Study: Lowering Beta-Blocker Dose May Boost Survival After Heart Attack September 21, 2015

Dosage should be tailored to the needs of individual patients, researchers say

FDA Approves New Drug for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder September 18, 2015

Vraylar is an atypical antipsychotic taken once a day

Antidepressant Paxil Isn't Safe for Teens, New Analysis Says September 17, 2015

Review of study data contradicts findings reported in 2001

E-Pillboxes Improve Medication Adherence, Study Finds September 15, 2015

Text messaging alone was as ineffective as no reminders at all among TB patients

California Lawmakers Pass Right-to-Die Measure September 14, 2015

If signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, doctors could prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill

More Evidence Daily Pill Can Prevent HIV Transmission September 10, 2015

This preventative treatment should be routinely offered to gay men at high risk, researchers say

Kids' ER Visits for Medicine Overdoses Dropping: Report September 08, 2015

Education, prevention messages, safer packaging may be working, CDC says

Antipsychotic Drugs Will Become More Affordable, Study Predicts September 04, 2015

With patents expiring, access for Medicaid patients will likely expand

Could Common Diabetes Drugs Help Fight Leukemia? September 02, 2015

Combining glitazones with standard treatment improved survival in small study

Impotence Drug May Help Fight Rare Lung Disease: Study September 01, 2015

Combining active ingredient in Cialis and blood pressure med helped with pulmonary arterial hypertension

FDA Approves Second Drug in New Class of Cholesterol-Lowering Medications August 28, 2015

Trials showed Repatha slashed 'bad' LDL cholesterol levels in those who couldn't tolerate statins

Most Don't Need 'Bridging' When They Stop Warfarin Temporarily August 26, 2015

Clot risk doesn't appear to rise without additional drug treatment, study finds

Antiviral Drug May Prevent Ebola, Small Study Suggests August 26, 2015

Health care workers deemed at high risk for infection didn't get sick after treatment with anti-flu regimen

Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Longer Ovarian Cancer Survival August 24, 2015

But researchers say clinical trials needed to prove older beta blockers lengthen life in these patients

No Mental Benefits Seen for Elderly Who Stop Blood Pressure Meds August 24, 2015

Prior research had suggested that the drugs might have negative effect on memory and thinking

FDA Approves Libido Pill for Women -- With Restrictions August 19, 2015

Flibanserin can cause low blood pressure, loss of consciousness; not recommended for use with alcohol

Florida Laws May Help Lower Abuse of Prescription Painkillers August 17, 2015

Change seen just a year after new rules were implemented, study found

FDA Could Approve First Female Libido Pill Soon August 17, 2015

But flibanserin's safety and effectiveness still being debated

Yeast's New Use: Making Narcotic Painkillers August 13, 2015

Bypassing the poppy could revolutionize drug production, but comes with dangers, experts said

Drug Avastin Not Linked to Higher Risk of Blindness: Study August 13, 2015

Researchers found medication didn't increase odds of serious eye infection

Including Pharmacist on Medical Team May Aid Blood Pressure Control August 07, 2015

Patients had more medication adjustments if a pharmacist was involved in their care, study finds

FDA Approves First Pill Made by 3D Printing August 04, 2015

Epilepsy drug Spritam may be one of many custom-made medicines to come that will use the technology

Dementia Meds May Lead to Harmful Weight Loss: Study August 03, 2015

Patients can lose 10 pounds or more, researchers find

Kids' Hemophilia Drugs a Big Part of State Medicaid Spending July 31, 2015

California-based study finds drugs for the blood disorder take up large share of budget

New Drug Lowers Levels of Triglyceride Blood Fats: Study July 29, 2015

But it's not yet ready for standard care

Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes July 29, 2015

Tamsulosin is especially helpful with larger stones, while smaller ones may pass on their own, study finds

After Breast Cancer, Many in Appalachia Say No to Lifesaving Drugs July 27, 2015

Access to care, not insurance, is a key issue, researcher says

Drug Makers May Delay Reporting Patient Harms to FDA: Study July 27, 2015

Analysis found roughly 10 percent of cases were filed after 15-day deadline passed

FDA OKs First of New Class of Cholesterol Drugs July 24, 2015

Praluent for people with prior history of heart attack or stroke who've already tried a statin

New Skin Cancer Drug Approved by FDA July 24, 2015

Odomzo is a pill for locally advanced basal cell carcinoma

Medical Marijuana May Pose Risk to Teens, Study Suggests July 24, 2015

Having access to legal source of pot was linked to greater addiction risk than buying drug illegally

U.S. Oncologists Decry High Cost of Cancer Drugs July 23, 2015

They suggest letting Medicare negotiate prices, back grassroots movement calling for change

Many Hospitals Overestimate Their Adherence to Stroke Guidelines July 22, 2015

Study shows delivery of clot-busting drug is often later than staff believes

Common Diabetes Meds Tied to Lower Risk for Parkinson's July 21, 2015

Study can't prove cause and effect, but saw dip in odds for people taking drugs such as Actos and Avandia

Antibiotic May Lower Effect of Some Blood Thinners July 21, 2015

Doctors should closely monitor patients who have to take these drugs together, expert says

Could Antibiotics Raise a Child's Risk for Juvenile Arthritis? July 20, 2015

Odds are low, but study points to another downside of overuse

Surgery May Beat Drugs for Ulcerative Colitis: Study July 13, 2015

Patients 50 and up with advanced disease benefited the most