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Diabetes Drug Metformin May Lower Glaucoma Risk May 28, 2015

Study found people with highest dose were 25 percent less likely to develop eye condition

FDA Approves New Drugs for Irritable Bowel Syndrome May 28, 2015

Both treat diarrhea that can strike some with the gastrointestinal disorder

Global Trial Finds HIV Drugs Should Be Taken Right After Diagnosis May 28, 2015

Those who started medications early fared better than those who waited until immune systems weakened

Don't Give Heart-Healthy Patients Blood Pressure Drugs Before Surgery: Study May 27, 2015

But those with three or four heart risk factors may benefit from getting beta-blockers

Newer Birth Control Pills May Slightly Raise Blood Clot Risk May 27, 2015

Study finds effect with brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen, but risk to any one user remains very low

Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise in Rats May 26, 2015

Experimental treatment might benefit people who forget to take meds, researcher says

More Babies Born to Mothers Addicted to Pain Meds May 22, 2015

Also rising are costs to treat infants' withdrawal symptoms, study says

More U.S. Kids Getting Mental Health Treatment May 20, 2015

But most of that increase has been among patients who have less serious illness

Improper Antibiotic Use Often Due to Misdiagnosis: Study May 20, 2015

Identifying illness correctly is key to drugs' effectiveness, researcher says

Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Healthy Older Adults May 20, 2015

Statins and fibrates both drop chances by about one-third, study suggests

Steroids No Better for Sciatica Pain Than Placebo, Study Finds May 19, 2015

But taking prednisone was tied to small improvements in ability to perform daily activities

Antidepressants Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Finds May 19, 2015

But breast-feeding moms should talk with doctor about risks and benefits of drugs, researchers say

Medical Pot-Painkiller Combo Isn't Always Recipe for Abuse May 18, 2015

But researchers say doctors should be kept informed of dual usage

FDA Issues Warning for Type 2 Diabetes Drugs May 18, 2015

SGLT2 inhibitors linked to potentially fatal condition called ketoacidosis

Multiple ER Visits Linked to Risk of Prescription-Drug Overdose Death May 14, 2015

Researcher sees 'important window' of opportunity for intervention

ERs See Spike in Narcotic Painkiller Abuse Cases May 14, 2015

U.S. report found problem was greatest among women and patients 55 and older

New Moms' Codeine Use Down Since Health Warnings May 12, 2015

In rare cases, a woman metabolizes the drug faster, getting too much into breast-milk

Environmental Concerns Led to Jump in Cost of Asthma Inhalers: Study May 11, 2015

Price of 'rescue' medication nearly doubled, researchers say

Antibiotic-Resistant Typhoid Spreading Across Asia, Africa May 11, 2015

Areas lacking clean water, effective sanitation most at risk, experts say

Blood Thinner Warfarin May Pose Greater Bleeding Risk for Obese: Study May 08, 2015

But exact reason why isn't known, experts say

Americans' Blood Triglyceride Levels Dropping: CDC May 07, 2015

About one-quarter have high levels of this heart-disease related blood fat, but experts say many people still at risk

Heart Drug Digoxin May Not Be Best for Some Heart Patients May 05, 2015

Review found it was tied to early death risk in those with irregular heartbeat, heart failure

ER Doctors Cautious When Prescribing Narcotic Painkillers: Study May 04, 2015

They're dispensing lower number of pills, using meds that carry less overdose risk

Heroin Use Surges Among Whites Who Abuse Prescription Painkillers April 30, 2015

Efforts to curb illicit drug use should target this population, researchers say

Knowledge Is Power for Patients With Heart Failure April 29, 2015

Death rates may be higher for those lacking clear grasp of doctor's instructions, study suggests

ER Practices Key to Helping Those Addicted to Painkillers: Study April 28, 2015

Giving patients drug that helps ease withdrawal works better than simple referrals, experts say

Few Sickle Cell Patients Receiving Beneficial Drug, Study Finds April 28, 2015

Medication helps reduce painful episodes

New Drug Class Slashes 'Bad' Cholesterol, Review Finds April 27, 2015

If approved, medications could be used by people who don't respond to statins

Teens With History of Self-Poisoning Face Greater Suicide Risk April 27, 2015

Study finds odds as much as 30 times higher, even years later

Prices of MS Drugs Soaring, Study Finds April 24, 2015

No medications available for disabling disease for less than $50,000 a year in United States, researchers say

Statins Carry Some Risk for Seniors, Study Suggests April 22, 2015

Cholesterol-lowering drugs cut heart risks, but may spur muscle weakness, memory declines

Some Arthritis Meds Cost Seniors Thousands Annually April 21, 2015

Out-of-pocket expenses keep many Medicare patients from taking needed drugs, study suggests

'Tamper-Proof' Narcotic Painkiller May Be Curbing Abuse: Study April 20, 2015

Number of prescriptions, overdoses dropped, but heroin overdoses went up

Swallowing Pills? Children Can Learn How April 20, 2015

Five strategies were identified that help get the medicine down

Drug Shows Early Promise for Advanced Lung Cancer April 20, 2015

Keytruda is already approved to treat melanoma

Antibiotics May Be Overused in Many Neonatal ICUs, Study Finds April 20, 2015

Big variation seen in prescribing rates, despite little difference in infection rates

New Drug Shows Promise for MS April 14, 2015

Early results indicate treatment can repair nerve damage

Pharmacists Key to Whether Patients Take Blood Thinners April 14, 2015

In study, almost 30 percent of people with atrial fibrillation didn't use Pradaxa as instructed

Blood Thinners Overprescribed for Low-Risk Irregular Heartbeat: Study April 14, 2015

Researchers say medications can cause bleeding, and may be unnecessary for those at low risk of stroke

New Specialty Medicines Drive Up Drug Spending April 14, 2015

Report finds costs are highest they've been in a decade

Bone-Building Drug Strengthened Hips, Spines of Frail Women in Study April 13, 2015

But stronger bones did not translate into fewer fractures in this elderly, high-risk population

Narcotic Painkillers in Pregnancy Common, Harmful to Baby: Study April 13, 2015

Smoking, use of antidepressants may add to harms

Ingredient in MS, Psoriasis Drugs Linked to Two Deadly Brain Infections April 08, 2015

But experts say complication is rare, and no reason to stop medication

Cheap Allergy Drug May Hold Potential as Hepatitis C Treatment April 08, 2015

Lab tests suggest over-the-counter antihistamine could offer alternative to pricey new drugs

Uninsured May Face Much Higher Charges for Cancer Drugs April 07, 2015

Chemotherapy fees can be 43 times more than those for insured patients, study finds

New Guidelines Would Greatly Boost Number of Young People on Statins April 06, 2015

Analysis finds 483,500 people aged 17 to 21 would get a cholesterol drug, based on NIH advisory

One-Quarter of Narcotic Painkillers Misused, Study Shows April 01, 2015

And about 10 percent of patients with prescriptions for these powerful drugs become addicted

Heart Groups Issue Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines March 31, 2015

Aim is more flexibility for those with heart disease, doctors say

Could an Apple a Day Help Keep the Pharmacist Away? March 30, 2015

Study finds no effect on doctor visits, but a slight decrease in need for prescription meds

Milliliter-Only Dosing Recommended for Kids' Meds March 30, 2015

Using metrics, not teaspoons, reduces medication errors, American Academy of Pediatrics says

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