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Avoid Medication Overdoses in Children March 27, 2015

Expert offers tips for keeping kids safe

Terminally Ill Can Do Without Statins, Study Finds March 26, 2015

Reducing pill burden improves quality of life

FDA Warns of Cardiac Effect When Heart Drug Mixed With Hepatitis C Meds March 25, 2015

Adding Harvoni or Sovaldi to amiodarone could cause dangerous slowing of heart rate, agency says

Many Acne Patients Don't Take Their Meds, Survey Shows March 20, 2015

Cost, forgetfulness, skin improvement were reasons cited for lapses

New Drug May Help Keep Hodgkin Lymphoma at Bay March 19, 2015

In study, brentuximab extended time patients survived without further progression of the blood cancer

New Drug for Crohn's Disease Shows Early Promise March 18, 2015

But findings are preliminary, experts point out

Why Isn't There Any Cheap, Generic Insulin? March 18, 2015

Unique development of medication allowed drug makers to extend patents for decades, review says

Antipsychotics May Be Deadlier Than Thought for Dementia Patients March 18, 2015

The drugs are use to treat delusions, hallucinations, agitation and aggression

Hepatitis C Drugs Will 'Strain Budgets' at Current Prices: Study March 16, 2015

The new therapies have remarkably high cure rates

Newer Blood Thinner May Improve Outcomes for Heart Attack Survivors March 16, 2015

Company-funded trial finds lower rates of heart attack, death with Brilinta versus placebo

FDA OK of 1st 'Biosimilar' Drug May Mean Cheaper Options for Patients March 06, 2015

Zarxio approval paves way for less expensive cutting-edge medications, experts say

Easing Depression May Boost Heart Health, Study Finds March 05, 2015

People with moderate to severe depression saw improved circulatory outcomes with antidepressants

Statins Linked to Raised Risk of Type 2 Diabetes March 05, 2015

Large Finnish study found a nearly 50 percent increase in people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs

Common Drug for Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Worse Outcomes March 04, 2015

But study group taking digoxin may have been sicker overall, cardiologist notes

Early Studies See No Heart Risk From Testosterone Therapy March 04, 2015

But experts agree more research is needed, especially in light of FDA warning

Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk March 03, 2015

But more research is needed before scientists say anticholinergics cause the infection

Global Blood Pressure Program Could Save Millions of Lives, Experts Say February 27, 2015

Improving access to care, treatment is key, especially in lower-income countries

Taking Pill Before, After Sex Cuts HIV Infection for Gay Men: Study February 25, 2015

Research suggests that Truvada doesn't need to be taken daily, but more study still needed

Certain Painkillers Ill-Advised After Heart Attack: Study February 24, 2015

If you're taking anti-clotting drugs, you should avoid meds like ibuprofen and Celebrex, doctors say

Generic Eye Drops for Glaucoma Encourage Greater Use February 19, 2015

Non-branded medication may be more than $1,000 cheaper a year, researchers report

Heart Drug Clears Up 'Strawberry' Birthmarks February 18, 2015

Study suggests propranolol as a new option to treat infantile hemangioma

Rivers May Be Factor in Antibiotic Resistance February 18, 2015

Researchers recommend improving wastewater treatment

Chantix Linked to Higher Quit Rates in Certain Smokers: Study February 17, 2015

But drug's side effects still worry some doctors

Study Links Antibiotics to Digestive Complication in Infants February 16, 2015

Risk, though small, appears highest when medications given in first 6 weeks, researchers report

FDA Approves Drug for Advanced Thyroid Cancer February 13, 2015

Progression-free survival with Lenvima was nearly five times longer compared to a placebo

New Drug May Slow Recurrent Thyroid Cancer, Study Finds February 12, 2015

Progression-free survival nearly five times longer in people receiving treatment

Big Increase Seen in Babies Born Addicted to Narcotics February 11, 2015

Canadian study points to jump in prescription painkiller abuse in explaining trend

Blood Pressure Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics: Analysis February 10, 2015

Patients did better even if they didn't actually have high blood pressure

Smokers May Get Less Benefit From Drugs for Arthritic Back Pain February 10, 2015

Swiss study authors say inflammation or a lack of oxygen among possible reasons

Problems Spotted in Clinical Trials Can Go Unreported, Study Says February 09, 2015

Only 3 of nearly 80 published studies mentioned issues of concern uncovered by FDA

No Link Seen Between Oxytocin-Assisted Labor and ADHD February 09, 2015

Previous research with animals had suggested a possible connection

Newly Diagnosed With High Blood Pressure? 3 Factors Affect Prognosis February 05, 2015

Systolic reading of 150 should prompt immediate action to prevent poor outcomes, study suggests

Better Contraceptive Knowledge Can Aid in Safe Use of Acne Drug: Study February 04, 2015

Effective birth control key in using the medication, which is linked to birth defects

FDA Approves New Breast Cancer Drug February 04, 2015

Ibrance is targeted for postmenopausal women with advanced disease

Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia February 04, 2015

Class of drugs interferes with a key brain chemical, but study can't prove cause-and-effect

A Pill a Day? No Way, Survey Says February 03, 2015

1 of 3 respondents rejected the idea even if it meant a shorter life

New Guidelines for People With Nasal Allergies February 02, 2015

Testing is recommended, sinus imaging is not for hay fever

Certain Heart Drug, Antibiotic Combo Might Be Fatal for Seniors February 02, 2015

Doctors should not prescribe spironolactone with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, study says

Medication Problems May Spur Many Child ER Trips, Study Finds February 02, 2015

Bad reactions, misuse are the common culprits, researchers say

Following Blood Pressure Guidelines Saves Lives, Dollars: Study January 29, 2015

Investing in treatment strategies would yield both health and economic benefits, researcher says

Acne Gel Linked to Rare Side Effect, Doctors Warn January 29, 2015

Teen developed blood disorder after using Aczone for a week

Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer, Study Finds January 29, 2015

Effect was more pronounced if cancer had a grim prognosis

Nearly 1 in 10 Adults Skips Meds Due to Cost, CDC Says January 29, 2015

Not taking medications as prescribed can have serious health consequences, experts note

Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment? January 28, 2015

Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom

Have Insurers Found Way Around Obamacare 'Pre-Existing Conditions' Rule? January 28, 2015

Analysis suggests hiking drug co-pays may help eliminate people with certain illnesses

Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study January 26, 2015

Motrin, Advil a safe option for children, researchers say

Many Women of Childbearing Age Take Narcotic Painkillers: CDC January 22, 2015

If they become pregnant, birth defects and preterm birth are possible risks

FDA Approves New Psoriasis Drug January 21, 2015

Cosentyx blocks protein involved in inflammatory response of disease

Experts See Place for Weight-Loss Drugs in Obesity Treatment January 20, 2015

But diet and exercise are also key tools, according to new Endocrine Society guidelines

Study Rates Migraine Medications January 20, 2015

Findings will be basis of new guidelines on treatments for debilitating headaches

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