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Drug Helps Those With Tough-to-Treat Schizophrenia: Study November 25, 2015

Clozapine already approved for use after other antipsychotics don't work

Retail Prices of Dermatology Drugs Skyrocket November 25, 2015

Study reveals quintupling of prices over six years

Heart Disease Doesn't Take a Holiday November 25, 2015

Don't forget to take your meds with you when you travel, expert says

Pricey Hepatitis C Drugs Denied to Almost Half of Medicaid Patients: Study November 24, 2015

But another study shows treating all infections would save more than $3 billion in long run

Doctors' Group Urges Greater Use of Generic Drugs November 23, 2015

Lower-cost options are usually just as safe and effective, experts say

ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids November 23, 2015

Review of studies finds drugs like Ritalin, Adderall may create sleep woes for some

Kids Who Take ADHD Meds More Likely to Be Bullied, Study Finds November 20, 2015

Odds rose even higher if child sold or gave away the drugs

Drug Overdose Rates Soaring Among U.S. Youth November 19, 2015

Report finds prescription painkillers, heroin largely to blame, with some states hit especially hard

New Clues to Easing Side Effects From Parkinson's Drug November 18, 2015

Studies in mice, monkeys point to a compound that might lessen levodopa's debilitating effects

Leading Doctors' Group Wants to Ban Prescription Drug Ads November 17, 2015

Barrage of consumer-directed advertising drives up health costs, American Medical Association says

Certain Antibiotic Might Combat Children's Wheezing Episodes November 17, 2015

Kids given azithromycin were less likely to develop severe respiratory illness, study says

Preventive HIV Treatment Shown Effective at Health Clinics November 16, 2015

New research finds just two people out of more than 400 became infected in a year

Medicines Last as Long in Space as Here on Earth: Study November 13, 2015

But more research needed to determine whether drugs would degrade on longer missions

Nearly Half of Americans With High Blood Pressure Not Controlling It: CDC November 12, 2015

Big part of the problem is getting people to take medications, stick with them, experts say

Angioplasty May Not Boost Survival for Some Heart Disease Patients November 11, 2015

Most people should try medication plus lifestyle changes first, experts say

Too Few Psychiatric Patients Screened for Diabetes: Study November 11, 2015

Commonly prescribed antipsychotic medications tied to greater risk of type 2 disease

Side Effects Cause Some to Stop Taking Blood Thinner Brilinta November 10, 2015

Bleeding, shortness of breath were among problems patients cited in study

Heart Valve Patients Who Manage Their Own Blood Thinners May Do Better November 10, 2015

Study found self-monitoring was linked to a lower risk of death after 5 years

Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives: Study November 09, 2015

Risk of heart troubles was lowered by 25 percent, while death risk was reduced 27 percent

Widely Used Antibiotics May Raise Heart Risks, Review Finds November 09, 2015

Macrolides were linked to small, but significant, chances of sudden cardiac death

Personalized 'Pills' From a 3D Printer? November 09, 2015

Researchers investigate new dimension in customized medication

'Cash for Lower Cholesterol' Program Works With Doc-Patient Teams November 09, 2015

Cooperation is key to program's success, but benefits were modest, study finds

Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Maybe Not, Researchers Say November 05, 2015

Small study finds drug might be safe for patients who had previous reaction to the antibiotic

Poll: Americans Want Bold Action to Keep Health Care Costs Down November 05, 2015

Suggestions include price controls on drugs and hospitals and doctors, importing drugs from other countries

In Rare Cases, Hepatitis C Drug Tied to Slowed Heart Rate: Study November 04, 2015

But experts say these types of medications have good safety profile

Hormone-Like Drug Doesn't Help Women With Alzheimer's: Study November 04, 2015

Researchers find no benefits from raloxifene in those with mild to moderate dementia

Prescription Drug Use on the Rise in U.S. November 03, 2015

Many adults take 5 or more medications, often for preventable ills, study finds

Beware Safety Risks Posed by 'Off-Label' Drug Use November 02, 2015

Study raises concerns about using meds to treat conditions for which they weren't approved

Many Patients With Acne Take Antibiotics Too Long: Study October 30, 2015

Prescription Accutane can often help and should be tried sooner, experts say

Ex-NFL Star Helps Spread the Word on Risks Posed by Painkillers October 30, 2015

America Starts Talking campaign designed to teach consumers how to use potent pain meds wisely

Media Often Overplays Cancer Drug Research, Study Finds October 29, 2015

Hype irresponsibly raises hopes of desperate patients, experts say

Why More Painkiller Addicts Are Using Heroin, Too October 28, 2015

Interviews confirm desire for cheaper, more plentiful substitute

Research Gives Clues to Why Some Benefit More From Drug for Bipolar Disorder October 28, 2015

Key brain cell differences could play a role in lithium's effectiveness, researchers say

Narcotic Painkiller Use in Adolescence May Raise Risk of Adult Addiction October 28, 2015

Study found those less experienced with illegal drugs were more likely to abuse narcotics later

Genetic Makeup May Help Explain Methadone Overdoses October 27, 2015

Study findings shed light on how drug for pain, addiction is metabolized in different people

No Need to Stop Taking Statins Before Surgery, Study Finds October 27, 2015

Not using cholesterol-lowering drugs may boost risk of death during recovery from non-cardiac operations

Obama Administration Takes Aim at Epidemic of Heroin, Painkiller Abuse October 21, 2015

New initiative involves government, medical groups, media, drug store chains and more

Many Seniors Given Antipsychotic Meds, Despite Potential Problems October 21, 2015

Risks include kidney damage, stroke and even death, researchers note

Heart Patients Worldwide Missing Out on Key Drugs October 21, 2015

Study cites problems with availability, affordability

Prescription Naproxen as Good as Narcotic Painkillers for Low Back Pain: Study October 20, 2015

Plus, this medication isn't addictive, expert says

College Kids Easily Find Contraband ADHD Drugs, Other Meds October 19, 2015

Survey reveals most users take the drugs to help them study or catch some sleep

Pill for Low Libido in Women Goes on Sale on Saturday October 18, 2015

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

Doctors' Prescribing Practices Key to Curbing Painkiller Abuse: CDC October 15, 2015

Small number write most narcotic prescriptions, study finds

Younger Women Less Likely to Take Meds After Heart Attack October 13, 2015

This, despite fact they have worse outcomes than men of a similar age, study authors say

Prescription Painkiller Abuse Rate Down, But Many Are Addicted: Study October 13, 2015

Second study finds 80 percent of abusers don't get treatment for their addiction

Americans Concerned About Prescription Painkiller Addiction October 12, 2015

People support more education for doctors and regulations to limit abusive access, survey finds

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