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Opioid-Linked Hospitalizations Rising Fastest for Women: Study June 21, 2017

U.S. cases rose 75 percent for females vs. 55 percent for males over a decade, study finds

Study Hints at Link Between Some Statins, Parkinson's Risk June 20, 2017

But the connection was only seen with certain types of the cholesterol-lowering drugs

Non-Opioid Drug More Effective for Migraines: Study June 19, 2017

Alternative treatment yielded better results in emergency room patients

Lifesaving Drugs From Pfizer in Short Supply: FDA June 16, 2017

Agency seeking alternatives, extending 'shelf life' for meds like epinephrine

Leading U.S. Doctors' Group Takes Aim at Rising Drug Prices June 15, 2017

More transparency in costs is needed, American Medical Association says

A Sufferer's Guide to Easin' Sneezin' Season June 14, 2017

Over-the-counter relief is an option, but a prescription may be needed for severe allergies

For Diabetics, Nasal Powder Fixed Severe Low Blood Sugar June 13, 2017

New product much easier to use than rescue injections, researcher says

Nearly 10 Million U.S. Adults Suffer From Mental Illness June 12, 2017

More than a third aren't getting help, federal study says

New Drugs Show Promise as First to Prevent Migraine June 09, 2017

Doctors now rely on medications approved for other purposes

Opioids Over-Prescribed After C-Sections: Studies June 09, 2017

Pills women don't use may end up in the wrong hands, researchers suggest

Heart Risks to Fetus From Bipolar Drug May Be Lower Than Thought June 08, 2017

Pregnant women taking lithium should discuss any concerns with doctor, researchers say

1 in 5 Weight-Loss Surgery Patients Using Opioids Years Later June 06, 2017

Though procedure relieves obesity-related pain, it doesn't erase the need for painkillers, researchers report

Moving Toward a Better Blood Pressure Pill June 05, 2017

Combining low doses of multiple drugs might work for some, study finds

Are Many A-Fib Patients Getting the Wrong Dose? June 05, 2017

Study of newer blood thinners finds 16 percent receive too much or too little medication

Drug Helps Fight Breast Tumors Tied to 'Cancer Genes' June 05, 2017

Lynparza may offer a new treatment for women with advanced BRCA-related disease, researchers say

Drug Extends Lives of Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer: Studies June 05, 2017

Findings could 'change clinical practice overnight,' leading oncologist says

New Combo Pill Offers Hope to Hepatitis C Patients Who Fail Other Treatment June 01, 2017

3-drug mixture was nearly 100 percent effective in drug company trials

Americans With HIV Staying on Lifesaving Meds Longer May 31, 2017

But too many still quit taking drugs a few years after diagnosis

Depression Often a Precursor to Falls in Elderly People May 26, 2017

But study found proper dose of psychiatric drugs might erase that danger

Dying Patients Often Given Medicines That Won't Help Them May 19, 2017

Study finds many still prescribed long-term disease-preventing medications

Diabetes Drug Gets FDA Warning Due to Amputation Risk May 17, 2017

Canagliflozin tied to a doubling of amputations of legs, feet, agency says

'Female Viagra' May Lift a Younger Woman's Libido May 15, 2017

But a pill might not address all the issues facing women who've lost their sex drive, researcher says

New Hepatitis C Treatments More Effective, Tolerable: FDA May 11, 2017

Screening for the often-silent disease remains key, especially in baby boomers

Expired EpiPens May Still Help Save a Life: Study May 09, 2017

But allergy experts advise not counting on older devices if you can replace them

Arthritis Drug Shows Promise for Ulcerative Colitis May 03, 2017

But treatment isn't yet approved by FDA to treat inflammatory bowel condition

Sleeping Pills Boost Danger of Falls, Fractures in Older Users May 02, 2017

And newer drugs like Ambien, Lunesta are no safer in this regard, review found

Seniors Often Have Trouble Managing Money, Medicines April 28, 2017

By 85, many could use a hand, study finds

Opioid Use by Iraq, Afghanistan War Vets Mirrors Rest of U.S.: Study April 27, 2017

Researchers conclude that use of the painkillers is 'an American problem,' not a VA problem

April 29 Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 27, 2017

Safe disposal helps prevent unwanted meds from being abused, U.S. officials say

Ick! Synthetic Mucus Could Battle Dangerous Bugs April 26, 2017

Researchers are working on lab-grown versions to control disease-causing bacteria

Opioid-Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC April 25, 2017

Death certificates from drug-linked infections may not label painkillers as possible cause

No Link Between Common Antibiotic, Irregular Heartbeat April 18, 2017

Azithromycin, commonly known as Zithromax, won't up odds for atrial fibrillation, study shows

Many Americans Don't Know How to Handle High Cholesterol April 11, 2017

Survey found they know it raises heart risks, but are confused, discouraged about how to lower it

Preparing for Anesthesia: 5 Tips You Should Know April 07, 2017

Planning ahead can help you avoid complications during and after surgery

Fewer Than 1,000 Used Oregon's Right-to-Die Law by 2015 April 06, 2017

Discussing their death wishes is paramount for most, not actually hastening their demise, expert says

Who Really Needs Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Meds? April 06, 2017

Exercise and other lifestyle adjustments should be tried first, Consumer Reports advises

EpiPen Out-of-Pocket Costs More Than Doubled Over Decade April 04, 2017

Study questions steep price hikes for lifesaving drugs, even among insured patients

Drug Tied to Dementia Risk Overprescribed to Seniors: Study March 31, 2017

Lower cost might help drive doctors' choice, researchers say

Heroin Epidemic Expands Its Grip on America March 29, 2017

Use of the narcotic grew 5-fold in a decade, helped by scourge of prescription painkiller abuse

FDA OKs Parkinson's Add-On Drug March 22, 2017

Xadago is taken during 'off' periods when symptoms escalate

New Hepatitis C Drugs Might Eliminate the Disease March 20, 2017

But not everyone responds completely to the medicines and cost remains a big obstacle, researchers say

Spring-Clean Your Medicine Cabinet to Safeguard Your Kids March 20, 2017

Tips for proper storage and disposal to help prevent accidental poisonings

Pradaxa Beats Warfarin After Heart Rhythm Procedure: Study March 20, 2017

Fewer bleeding problems reported among 'ablation' patients who took the newer blood thinner

New Cholesterol Drugs May Beat Statins, But Price Tag Is High March 17, 2017

Repatha, inclisiran lowered cholesterol levels even further, but first costs about $14,000 a year to take

Opioid Dependence Can Start in Just a Few Days March 16, 2017

Prescribing narcotic painkillers for 3 days or less may lower chances of addiction, study finds

Opioid Painkillers and Xanax or Valium a Deadly Mix: Study March 15, 2017

30 percent of fatal opioid overdoses involved both types of meds, but number of people prescribed both has spiked

7 in 10 U.S. Workplaces Hit by Opioid Abuse: Survey March 10, 2017

Poll also found most employers unprepared to deal with the issue

Many People Don't Take Their High Blood Pressure Meds: Study March 06, 2017

Failure to follow doctors' orders leads to unnecessary and costly treatment, research shows

Antiviral Flu Drugs Safe in Mid-to-Late Pregnancy: Study March 01, 2017

No higher rates of complications seen in babies when mom took these meds after 22 weeks of pregnancy

What Guides Docs' Sleeping Pill Picks? 'Same Old Same Old,' Study Says March 01, 2017

Researchers asked why one popular drug is prescribed over another

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