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Powerful New Cholesterol Med Won't Harm Memory, Easing Concerns August 16, 2017

Study findings on Repatha are 'reassuring,' but expert wants longer follow-up

Study Finds Options to Opioid Use After Knee Surgery August 16, 2017

Non-drug approaches that may work include acupuncture and electrotherapy, review finds

U.S. Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years August 15, 2017

Women nearly twice as likely to use the drugs as men, CDC report finds

Pot Compound Alters Levels of Seizure Drug in Epilepsy Patients August 11, 2017

Experimental therapy shows interaction between cannabidiol and clobazam

Trump to Declare Opioid Crisis a National Emergency August 10, 2017

The majority of overdose deaths are attributed to prescription painkillers, report says

Steep Price Hikes Led to Drop in Use of 2 Heart Drugs at U.S. Hospitals August 10, 2017

Half as many patients got nitroprusside, while isoproterenol use fell one-third, study finds

U.S. Opioid Crisis Continues to Worsen August 08, 2017

Lion's share of deaths attributed to prescription painkillers

What Diabetics Need to Know About Over-the-Counter Meds August 07, 2017

Many cold, cough and headache remedies contain carbs, and as much alcohol as glass of beer or wine, pharmacist says

The Fine Print on Medication Expiration Dates August 04, 2017

When to discard Rx and OTC drugs

Addiction Drug Underused by Primary Care Docs in U.S. August 03, 2017

Buprenorphine is prescribed to get patients off opioids in the privacy of a physician's office

Americans Taking More Prescription Drugs Than Ever: Survey August 03, 2017

Consumer Reports says many may be doing more harm than good

Is Infant Drug Withdrawal Likelier When Opioids Used With Psychiatric Drugs? August 03, 2017

Prescribing practices called into question by new study

Doctors May Be Over-Prescribing Seizure Drugs to Treat Pain August 02, 2017

Designed to treat epilepsy, these 'opioid alternatives' dampen some types of pain, but not all

Stopping Statins After Stroke May Raise Risk of Another August 02, 2017

Large study serves as warning for stroke survivors who are prescribed cholesterol-lowering meds

2 of 3 U.S. Patients Keep Unused Painkillers After Surgery August 02, 2017

Saving leftover pills, and not storing them correctly, could lead to opioid misuse or abuse, researchers warn

Policy Changes Reduced Use of Certain Prescription Opioids: Study August 01, 2017

Urine tests find fewer people testing positive for hydrocodone-containing drugs

Drug for Kidney Disease Tied to Infection Risk August 01, 2017

Doctors should weigh risks, benefits related to corticosteroid use, study suggests

Doctors Still Overprescribing Opioids in U.S. July 31, 2017

Nearly 92 million Americans used a powerful prescription painkiller in 2015, survey shows

Too Soon to Widely Recommend Ketamine for Depression July 28, 2017

Not enough is known about the drug's long-term effects, research review concludes

Generic Eye Drops for Seniors Could Save Millions of Dollars a Year July 28, 2017

Medicare is billed more than $1 billion annually for glaucoma treatments alone, researchers say

Drug Beats Steroids for Controlling Blood Vessel Inflammation in Study July 26, 2017

With tocilizumab's approval, there's an alternative treatment for giant cell arteritis

Opioid Abuse Down in Younger Americans, But Up Among Older Adults July 26, 2017

Rates have doubled in people over 50, report says

HIV Treatment Protects Uninfected Partner From the Virus July 26, 2017

Study of gay couples duplicates findings of earlier research

Is the 'Anti-Statin' Trend Threatening Lives? July 25, 2017

Internet-fueled movement has heart experts concerned about potential consequences

Treating ADHD May Help Curb Later Drinking, Drug Problems July 24, 2017

For people with the disorder, meds like Ritalin linked to lower rates of alcohol, drug abuse, study finds

Meds by Monthly Injection Might Revolutionize HIV Care July 24, 2017

If findings replicated, a shot every month or two could replace daily pills, scientists say

A Reminder That Meds and Grapefruit Don't Always Mix July 23, 2017

Could be a dangerous combination, depending on the drug

Wider Access to Meds Cuts Global AIDS Deaths in Half July 20, 2017

But eastern Europe and Middle East are falling behind, U.N. report says

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Increase in Autism July 20, 2017

But difference in risk is quite small, experts say

Doctors' Group Offers Ideas for Easing Cancer Costs July 19, 2017

New drugs routinely priced at $100,000 a year, ASCO says

Easing Opioid Dose May Improve Pain and Quality of Life July 18, 2017

Slowly lowering the drug amount also helps people get off the medications, study author says

Dozens of Potential Alzheimer's Meds in the Pipeline July 18, 2017

Last new drug for the memory-robbing disease was introduced in the United States in 2003

Some Medicines Boost Sensitivity to Sun July 17, 2017

When taking medication, check with pharmacist to see if sun exposure is an issue

Ending U.S. Opioid Abuse Epidemic Will Take Years: Report July 13, 2017

Expert panel calls for tighter painkiller prescribing practices without denying patients in need

Painkiller Misuse Remains a Pressing Problem Across U.S. July 13, 2017

Report identifies states with highest rates of abuse

Painkiller Prescriptions More Prone to Errors If Handwritten July 12, 2017

Electronic orders cut the odds of major mistakes, study reports

Med Switch Not Always Best Choice With Tough Depression July 11, 2017

Adding an antipsychotic or a second antidepressant may produce better results, researchers say

Medication Mistakes Have Doubled in U.S. Since 2000: Study July 10, 2017

Poison control centers get one call every 21 seconds about a potentially serious mix-up

U.S. Opioid Prescriptions Fall, But Numbers Still High: CDC July 06, 2017

And length of prescriptions went up, raising risk of addiction among patients

Half of Opioid Prescriptions Go to People With Mental Illness July 05, 2017

Those with psychological conditions more likely to overdose or have other problems tied to painkillers

Older Americans Struggling With Drug Costs Don't Ask for Help June 30, 2017

Poll found roughly half didn't, but 67 percent who did received assistance from their doctor

Many Women Mistaken on 'Side Effects' of Breast Cancer Drug June 29, 2017

Study shows that normal symptoms of menopause are often blamed on tamoxifen

Electric Brain Stimulation No Better Than Meds For Depression: Study June 28, 2017

Novel treatment may need to be tailored to each patient, mental health expert says

What Men Need to Know About ED Drugs and Anesthesia June 26, 2017

Having surgery? Be forthright about use of erectile dysfunction drugs to prevent dangerous complications

When Is an Opioid Safe to Take? June 26, 2017

Doctors say it can treat intense pain, but patients should stay on the drug for shortest time possible

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

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