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Don't Punish Pregnant Women for Opioid Use, Docs Say February 20, 2017

Better prevention and treatment, not jail time, would stem surge in drug-addicted newborns

Kids' OD Risk Rises When Opioids Left Out at Home February 20, 2017

Odds of overdose more than double if parent takes powerful narcotic instead of milder pain med, study finds

Some Docs May Help Fuel Opioid Abuse Epidemic February 15, 2017

Patients are 30 percent more likely to get hooked on painkillers if their ER physician prescribes them frequently

Many Seniors Take Multiple Meds That Can Affect the Brain February 13, 2017

Psychiatrist cautions doctors and patients to consider risks and benefits of each drug

Gay Men Less Likely to Have Safe Sex Now: Survey February 13, 2017

Better treatments may translate into complacency, HIV experts say

Needed: An 'Action Plan' for Kids Prone to Severe Allergic Reactions February 13, 2017

First line of defense is an epinephrine auto-injector, pediatricians say

Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Check Again February 06, 2017

Some people outgrow their allergy and others may have been misdiagnosed, doctor explains

Pet Meds Sending Kids to the ER February 06, 2017

It's not uncommon for toddlers to ingest drugs intended for dogs and cats, study finds

Study Suggests Newer Cholesterol Drugs Are Safe January 30, 2017

Whether taking them results in fewer heart attacks and strokes isn't yet known, researcher says

Drug May Be New Weapon Against a 'Superbug' January 25, 2017

Zinplava cuts risk of recurrent C. difficile infections by 40 percent

Skin Cancer Cream Linked to 5 Dog Deaths: FDA January 19, 2017

Even ingesting small amounts of fluorouracil can kill family pets, agency warns

Study Casts Doubt on Long-Used Morning Sickness Drug January 05, 2017

But some doctors don't think pregnant women prescribed Diclectin should worry

Heartburn Drugs May Raise Risk of Stomach Infections: Study January 05, 2017

Suggests long-term use of acid suppressors might open door to C. difficile and Campylobacter bacteria

New Parkinson's Drug May Combat Movement Difficulties January 04, 2017

Opicapone, added to standard treatment, appears safe and well-tolerated, researchers say

Antipsychotic Drugs May Up Risk of Early Death in Alzheimer's Patients December 27, 2016

Increased odds were nearly doubled if two antipsychotic medications were taken, study says

New MS Drug Shows 'Breakthrough' Promise for Advanced Disease December 22, 2016

Specialist hopes ocrelizumab will be available by spring

Drug Overdose Deaths Climb Dramatically in U.S. December 20, 2016

Prescription painkillers and heroin lead the increase, latest government data shows

Prices Skyrocket on Drugs Widely Used by Seniors: Report December 14, 2016

Cost of brand-name meds for chronic conditions rose nearly 130 times faster than inflation rate

What You Need to Know When Prescribed an Opioid Painkiller December 12, 2016

Tell your doctor if you or anyone in your family has a substance abuse problem

Beta Blockers May Not Be Best Heart Drugs for Dementia Patients December 12, 2016

In this group, use of the meds after a heart attack compromised quality of life, study finds

1 in 6 U.S. Adults Takes a Psychiatric Drug: Study December 12, 2016

Whether the medicines over-prescribed is up for debate, psychiatrists say

Tamoxifen May Get Blamed for Unrelated Symptoms December 09, 2016

Perceived side effects might lead some to stop taking the breast cancer preventative, study finds

Certain Breast Cancer Drugs Tied to Blood Vessel Damage December 09, 2016

But findings from small study are unlikely to change current practice, doctors say

U.S. Doctors Still Over-Prescribing Drugs: Survey December 05, 2016

More than 1 in 4 say antibiotics are given when the drugs will likely do no good

Doctors Seeing More HIV Patients With Multidrug Resistance December 01, 2016

People resistant to older medication also have problems with newer drug, study finds

Electronic In-Hospital Prescribing: Trouble for Older Adults? November 29, 2016

Study found 41 percent of meds that can increase drowsiness were set too high for seniors, linked to accidents

Insulin Prices Skyrocket, Putting Many Diabetics in a Bind November 29, 2016

American Diabetes Association asks Congress to investigate the matter

These Medicines Often Send Americans to ERs November 22, 2016

CDC cites blood thinners, antibiotics, diabetes drugs for nearly half of adverse drug-related events

U.S. Health Care Spending Up 5 Percent in 2015 November 22, 2016

Prescription drugs are the fastest growing expense, report shows

Bonus From Your Blood Pressure Med: Fewer Fractures? November 21, 2016

In study, a certain class of medications was tied to more resilient bones for older patients

Smoking May Hinder Kidney Disease Drugs November 18, 2016

To slow organ damage, patients should quit the habit, researchers say

Drug Stelara May Ease Crohn's Disease November 17, 2016

Medication is potentially helpful for those who didn't find relief from other treatments, researchers say

Can Time-Release Capsules Replace Daily Pills? November 16, 2016

Animal test shows medicine safely released over two-week period

Prices of Generic Heart Failure Drugs Vary Widely November 15, 2016

Patients can spend from $12 to $400 a month to fill common prescriptions, study reveals

Sharp Drop in Blood Pressure After Rx May Be Risky for Some Heart Patients November 14, 2016

Early study suggests potential downside, but more research is needed, experts say

Celebrex May Not Pose Bigger Heart Risk Than Similar Drugs: Study November 14, 2016

Researchers found more complications, such as bleeding, for the pain relievers ibuprofen and naproxen

Study Questions Use of Migraine Meds in Kids, Teens October 27, 2016

Researchers found sugar pill worked as well as commonly prescribed drugs

Americans Fed Up With Soaring Drug Prices: <i>HealthDay/Harris Poll</i> October 27, 2016

Large majorities now favor price caps, Medicare's right to negotiate costs

Medical Marijuana Not a Lure for Kids: Study October 25, 2016

Found no change in pot use among children, but that wasn't the case for people older than 25

Take Meds as Directed to Boost Survival After Heart Procedures October 24, 2016

Study finds close adherence to instructions may be especially important after angioplasty

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

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