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More Americans Can Afford Medications Under Obamacare: Study August 26, 2016

Improvement seen in all age levels, but millions still struggle with the cost of prescription drugs

Amphetamines Polluting Some Urban Streams: Study August 25, 2016

Concentration of drugs may be high enough to cause ecological changes, researchers say

Medical Marijuana's Pain Relief May Work Better for Men August 24, 2016

Study found male users reporting bigger benefits compared to women

Patent Monopolies Driving High U.S. Drug Prices: Study August 23, 2016

Letting Medicare and Medicaid negotiate pricing would likely help bring costs down, researchers say

Antipsychotic Meds Pose Little Danger to Fetus, Study Finds August 17, 2016

Researchers report no significant rise in defects for babies exposed during first trimester

Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD August 17, 2016

Study found drug abuse, STDs and injuries were lower among teens who take meds

Do Angioplasty Patients Really Need Beta-Blocker Drugs? August 16, 2016

Study suggests doctors reconsider their use in the absence of heart attack, heart failure

Keep Illicit Drugs, Booze Out of the Home to Lower Teens' Addiction Risk: Study August 11, 2016

Early exposure ups likelihood of substance abuse when they reach their 20s, researcher says

Fake Xanax Cut With Potent Pain Med Can Be a Killer August 09, 2016

1 person died, 8 were sickened when illicit pills circulated in San Francisco, doctors report

Doctors Urged to Prescribe Lower Doses of Opioids, No Refills August 09, 2016

Researchers cite concerns about possible long-term use and addiction

Lack of Pharmacy Access May Send Some Seniors Back to Hospital August 04, 2016

Problem is acute in small, rural areas of Oregon, researchers find

1 in 5 Opioid Users Also Might Be Abusing Seizure Drug: Study August 03, 2016

Doctors should screen for presence of gabapentin, researchers advise

Few Seniors Go Online for Health-Care Needs August 02, 2016

Study calls into question U.S.'s priorities for improving older adults' health, researcher says

Generic Biologic Drugs Seem as Effective as Originals August 01, 2016

Biologics are made from living cells and more complicated to replicate, researchers said

FDA OKs New Injectable Type 2 Diabetes Medication July 28, 2016

Drug lowers blood sugar levels, and doesn't boost risk of heart problems, agency says

Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Addiction-Fighting Drug July 20, 2016

Painkillers are easier to prescribe than the drug that battles dependence on them, addiction specialist says

Which Diabetes Drug Is Best? July 19, 2016

Study calls it a draw, with a slight edge for metformin

Implant Proves Effective at Combating Opioid Dependence July 19, 2016

Doctors call it new resource for those addicted to prescription painkillers, heroin

Cancer Drug Shows Early Promise for Parkinson's Disease July 12, 2016

Medication was generally found safe, and study findings hinted at a benefit

FDA OKs Non-Prescription Use of Acne Drug July 08, 2016

Differin Gel 0.1% is first retinoid medication approved for over-the-counter use

Programs to Spot Painkiller Abuse Work, But Are Underused June 28, 2016

Study found monitoring program in Maine was only used by 56 percent of pharmacists

Opioid Update: Painkiller Misuse in U.S. Doubled in Decade June 24, 2016

Over 4 percent of adults reported nonmedical use of drugs like OxyContin in 2012-2013

Tighter Opioid Laws in U.S. Haven't Eased Misuse June 22, 2016

Study of disabled workers finds no change in painkiller use, overdoses

Can Drugmakers Buy Doctors' Loyalty With Cheap Meals? June 20, 2016

Study sheds light on a popular marketing tactic that may raise drug costs for seniors

A New Antibiotic to the Rescue? June 16, 2016

Experimental drug shows promise against MRSA superbug in animal trials

For Better Heart Care, Get a Pharmacist on Your Team June 16, 2016

Canadian study highlights a potential opportunity to improve public health

Impotence Drugs Won't Raise Melanoma Risk, Study Suggests June 14, 2016

Researchers say skin cancer in these patients is likely due to more sun exposure

Diabetes Drug Victoza May Help the Heart: Study June 14, 2016

Daily, injected medication shows 'encouraging' results in international trial

Fewer Injured Workers Getting Opioid Prescriptions in Some States June 13, 2016

Study finding based on review of workers' compensation claims

Bifocals Might Trip You Up June 09, 2016

Some eyeglasses may cause blurry vision, so seniors need to watch their step, researchers say

Study Questions Use of Antidepressants for Children, Teens June 09, 2016

They were seen as mostly ineffective and sometimes risky in these age groups

New Psoriasis Drug Works Longer Term, Too June 08, 2016

Moderate-to-severe skin disease improved with Taltz over 60 weeks, study finds

Women Less Likely to Get Blood Thinner for Irregular Heartbeat June 08, 2016

They have a higher stroke risk from the condition than men, doctor notes

Cancer's Heavy Financial Burden June 08, 2016

1 in 10 patients skipped doctor visits, nearly 1 in 5 didn't fill prescriptions due to cost, survey shows

Longer Use of Certain Drugs Cuts Recurrence for Breast Cancer Survivors June 06, 2016

Women who took an aromatase inhibitor for 10 years instead of 5 got added benefit, study found

U.S. Pays Highest Prices for Cancer Meds: Study June 06, 2016

However, actual ability to pay for the drugs is better than in some other countries, researchers add

Many Take Opioids Months After Hip, Knee Replacements June 03, 2016

Study findings highlight growing painkiller addiction epidemic

Prince Died From Potent Prescription Painkiller: Autopsy June 02, 2016

Music superstar apparent victim of opioid epidemic hitting the U.S., experts say

Florida's Tougher Laws May Be Cutting Opioid Prescriptions June 02, 2016

But more measures needed to combat addiction to these pain medications, expert says

ADHD Meds May Pose Heart Risks for Some Kids June 01, 2016

Study found slightly higher chance of irregular heartbeat shortly after starting methylphenidate

Antidepressants Not Just for Depression Any More May 24, 2016

Other uses include insomnia, pain and anxiety, researchers say

Updated Heart Failure Treatment Guidelines Issued May 20, 2016

Two new drugs added to list of recommended therapies

Newer Drugs Helping Older People With Eye Disease May 20, 2016

Treatments keeping those with macular degeneration reading and driving longer, study finds

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Bladder Cancer May 19, 2016

Tecentriq boosted survival in small trial

Melanoma Drug Boosting Survival for Many, Study Shows May 19, 2016

Keytruda also seen prompting remission in 1 in 6 cases

Pain, Epilepsy Drug Lyrica May Increase Birth Defects Risk, Study Suggests May 18, 2016

Expectant mothers should probably avoid the drug, experts say, although study didn't prove cause and effect

Drug Protects Lung Function in Kids With Sickle Cell: Study May 18, 2016

But many patients don't get hydroxyurea because of fears about 'theoretical' cancer risk, experts say

Parents Often Don't Get Rid of Leftover Prescription Opioids May 16, 2016

Pills in the home offer teens easy access, expert notes

Chronic Pain May Trigger Many Cases of Painkiller Addiction: Survey May 12, 2016

Drug counselors should consider whether people are self-medicating, researchers say

Lithium Beats Newer Meds for Bipolar Disorder, Study Finds May 12, 2016

Lower rates of self-harm, accidental injury seen

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