April 18, 2014: Certain Sedatives Tied to Breathing Problems in Older COPD Patients
Study author urges caution for doctors prescribing benzodiazepines to this group

April 16, 2014: Free Drug Samples for Doctors Might Prove Costly for Patients
Study of dermatologists found those with access to samples from drug makers more likely to prescribe expensive meds

April 14, 2014: Taking Blood Thinners With Certain Painkillers May Raise Bleeding Risk
People using warfarin or Xarelto should avoid aspirin, ibuprofen and other NSAIDs, study finds

April 14, 2014: Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys
But the risk is low, and it's important to treat depression in pregnant women, experts say

April 12, 2014: Protecting Children From Poison Emergencies
Safety, treatment advice for parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics

April 10, 2014: Report Questions Effectiveness of Flu Meds
'Hidden' trial data reveals that some Tamiflu claims were unfounded, researchers say

April 10, 2014: Too Many Foster Kids With ADHD Treated With Antipsychotic Drugs: Study
Researchers looked at unapproved 'atypical' use of these meds in one state

April 10, 2014: Cure Rate for Experimental Hepatitis C Drug Tops 95 Percent
But high costs of newer medications is a concern, experts say

April 09, 2014: Certain Prescription Painkillers Tied to Higher Risk of Irregular Heartbeat: Study
Dutch researchers looked at rates of atrial fibrillation and NSAID use in older adults

April 08, 2014: Chemo Might Give Certain Lung Cancer Patients an Edge
Traditional treatment offers small advantage for people without a specific gene mutation, study says

April 06, 2014: So Long Snow, Hello Pollen
Doctor shares tips for handling spring allergies

April 03, 2014: FDA OKs Quick-Acting Antidote for Prescription Painkiller Overdose
Evzio is part of efforts to stem health risks from abuse of drugs such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

April 03, 2014: Stroke Risk Spikes Shortly After Shingles Episode: Study
But getting antiviral meds to treat painful rash lowers chances of brain attack, researchers add

April 03, 2014: FDA Approves Quick-Acting Drug to Reverse Prescription Painkiller ODs
Evzio's OK is part of efforts to stem tide of overdoses from abuse of meds such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

April 03, 2014: Helping Doctors Spot Who's Not Taking Their Blood Pressure Meds
Simple urine screening could prevent unnecessary procedures, study says

April 02, 2014: More ERs Treating Headaches With Narcotics, Study Finds
Despite guidelines against prescribing powerful painkillers for these patients, the trend has grown

April 02, 2014: Rare, But Serious, Side Effect Reported With One MS Drug
Unusual clotting disorder developed in several people taking Rebif

March 31, 2014: Study Adds to Signs Linking HIV to Heart Trouble
Coronary artery disease seen in men who were taking meds for advanced HIV infection

March 31, 2014: HIV-Positive Inmates Benefit From Drug Treatment, Study Says
Suppressing virus during jail time might reduce its spread after release, researchers suggest

March 31, 2014: Diabetes Treatment Falls Short as Heart Failure Drug in Study
Metformin does not have protective effect on left ventricle, researchers say

March 31, 2014: New Blood Pressure Guidelines May Take Millions of Americans Off Meds
Study estimates impact of controversial changes that raised treatment threshold

March 31, 2014: Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Boost a Man's Sex Life: Study
But men shouldn't take statins for that effect alone, researcher says

March 28, 2014: Common Gout Drug Tied to Lower Risk of Early Death in Study
Researchers followed British patients taking allopurinol

March 26, 2014: Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Drug-Resistant Lung Cancer
Ceritinib might become standard when crizotinib fails, researchers say

March 24, 2014: Anti-Seizure Drug May Guard Against Some Cancers
Study found use of valproic acid linked to 34 percent lower risk of head, neck tumors

March 21, 2014: Doctors Often Comply When Patients Ask for Advertised Drugs: Study
More research needed on possible influence of 'Ask Your Doctor' ads, study authors say

March 21, 2014: ERs Dispensing More Narcotic Painkillers: Study
Less-powerful drugs often better choice, depending on source of pain, doctors say

March 21, 2014: Chronically Ill Americans May Skip Meds to Afford Food
Study finds that people with health issues who don't qualify for assistance often must choose either 'treat or eat'

March 20, 2014: Higher Dose of IVF Drug May Be Needed for Obese Women
Study suggests different regimen might improve chances of pregnancy

March 19, 2014: Almost 13 Million More Americans Could Take Statins Under New Guidelines
Biggest jump in cholesterol-lowering drugs would be among men over 60, study estimates

March 19, 2014: Tamiflu Saved Lives During Swine Flu Pandemic, Study Confirms
Best to start treatment within 48 hours, experts say

March 19, 2014: Cholesterol Drug Might Help Slow MS Progression
Early study showed reduced brain shrinkage among multiple sclerosis patients given generic statin

March 14, 2014: Head Lice Growing Resistant to Standard Meds
It's probably time to turn to newer treatments, study suggests

March 12, 2014: Experimental Drug May Boost Leukemia Survival, Without Chemo
Idelalisib is being fast-tracked for FDA approval for use in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia

March 11, 2014: Repeat Drug Overdoses Raise Risk for Hospitalization, Ventilator Care
Risk rises with multiple ER visits, researchers say

March 08, 2014: Hormones Might Offer Relief From Chronic Pain, Small Study Suggests
Early research found 7 of 9 patients benefited from treatment with the 'love' hormone

March 07, 2014: Antibiotics May Be Linked to Serious Infections in Children
Nearly three-quarters of C. difficile cases associated with prescriptions written at doctor visits

March 07, 2014: Pfizer Recalls Some Antidepressants After Drug Mixup
Action taken after pharmacist found a heart drug among Effexor/Venlafaxine, FDA says

March 07, 2014: Study Finds Doctors Prescribing More Sedatives
Frequent use of these powerful drugs along with narcotic painkillers may explain more medication deaths

March 04, 2014: Warfarin Safe for Kidney Patients With Irregular Heartbeat: Study
Use of the blood thinner may safely ease stroke risk linked to atrial fibrillation, Swedish research finds

March 03, 2014: Study Finds 1 in 3 Tennesseans Uses Narcotic Painkillers Each Year
And national research shows majority of prescription drug abusers supplied through family, friends

March 02, 2014: Eye-Catching Labels Urged for Fast-Tracked Antibiotics
Letter to Congress from medical groups focuses on 'superbug' threat

February 28, 2014: Steroids Often Prescribed for Psoriasis, Countering Guidelines
Their use may cause skin flare-ups and isn't backed by evidence, study author says

February 28, 2014: Common Asthma Meds May Raise Sleep Apnea Risk, Study Says
Preliminary finding saw possible link between certain inhaler drugs and the sleep disorder, but more research needed

February 26, 2014: Study Sees No Evidence Linking Diabetes Drugs With Pancreatic Cancer
But FDA assessment calls for further look at injectable type-2 treatments

February 26, 2014: Common Strep Bacteria May Be Morphing Into 'Superbug'
Doctors report on antibiotic resistance in two unrelated cases

February 26, 2014: Groups Push FDA to Revoke Approval of Highly Potent Painkiller
One dose of Zohydro could kill a child, say coalition of consumer advocates, addiction specialists

February 24, 2014: Blood Thinners Now Recommended for People With Irregular Heartbeat
Updated guideline from American Academy of Neurology aims to reduce stroke risk

February 24, 2014: Blood Pressure Meds May Raise Risk of Serious Falls for Seniors
Study found those over 70 who took medications were up to 40 percent more likely to be injured

February 24, 2014: Doctors Slower to Prescribe High Blood Pressure Meds to Younger Patients
Study found age was a factor in how quickly patients got treatment