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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

Doctors' Group Issues Painkiller Guidelines September 29, 2014

Narcotics too risky in many cases, American Academy of Neurology says

Drug Gives Big Survival Boost Against Type of Advanced Breast Cancer September 29, 2014

Women with HER2-positive tumors gained an average 16 more months of life with Perjeta, study finds

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set for Saturday September 27, 2014

Sites will accept medicines no longer needed that pose risks if accidentally consumed, stolen, misused

Behavioral Therapy Deemed Best for Social Phobia September 26, 2014

But finding a specialist isn't easy, experts say

Many Kids With ADHD May Be Missing Out on Talk Therapy September 25, 2014

Study finds just one in four taking medication gets additional treatment

Diabetes Drug Metformin May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients September 22, 2014

Medicine tied to lower thyroid-stimulating hormone levels in those with underactive thyroid

Tight Blood Sugar Control Doesn't Prevent Strokes in Diabetics: Study September 19, 2014

But keeping blood pressure in check does, researchers say

FDA Approves Another Weekly Injectable Drug for Type 2 Diabetes September 19, 2014

Trulicity helps lower blood sugar levels when used alone or with other medications, agency says

One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections, Study Says September 18, 2014

Researchers eventually hope to predict who will respond to a drug and who won't

Researchers Don't See Long-Term Benefits From Drug for Preemies September 16, 2014

Magnesium sulfate still useful in short term for helping to reduce risk of cerebral palsy, study says

Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe, Effective September 16, 2014

Analysis of studies shows almost all strategies have similar outcomes, Canadian researchers report

Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDC September 16, 2014

Increases highest among whites, and people between 55 and 64

Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer, Says New Report September 16, 2014

But aging population and increasing obesity threaten progress

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