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Promise From a New Weight-Loss Drug July 01, 2015

Two-thirds who took Saxenda lost 5 percent of body weight, study shows

Unapproved Ear Drops Targeted by FDA July 01, 2015

These prescription meds have been available for years, but safety, quality are concerns

Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pills Offer Little Benefit: Study June 30, 2015

For serious grass allergy, shots may be more effective, researcher says

Statins Might Reduce Complications After Major Lung Surgery June 26, 2015

But it's too soon to change standard practice, researchers say

Common Antidepressants Linked to Higher Fracture Odds in Menopausal Women June 26, 2015

Drugs like Celexa, Prozac could undermine bone, research suggests

Half of U.S. Hispanics With High Cholesterol Unaware They Have It: Study June 24, 2015

And two-thirds who are aware don't get treatment for condition that raises risk of heart disease

Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis May Also Help Ease Vitiligo June 24, 2015

Case study showed tofacitinib cleared up skin pigmentation loss in woman after just 2 months

Viagra, Other ED Meds Won't Raise Melanoma Risk June 23, 2015

Study did find slightly higher odds for the skin cancer in men on ED drugs, but lifestyles are probable culprit

FDA Seizes Counterfeit Drugs, Devices Sold Online June 18, 2015

International effort takes aim at more than 1,050 websites

Can U.S. Health-Care System Afford New, Improved Cholesterol Drugs? June 18, 2015

Medications may cost as much as $12,000 per person each year

Most Children With Migraines Don't Get Proven Treatments: Study June 17, 2015

Nearly half don't get any pain relievers at all, researcher adds

Many Migraine Sufferers Given Narcotic Painkillers, Barbiturates June 17, 2015

These are a poor choice, especially for children, doctors say

Could ADHD Drug Find New Role in Menopause? June 12, 2015

Small study suggests Vyvanse might help with concentration, thought organization

Car Crash Risk Doubles for New Users of Sleeping Pills, Study Finds June 11, 2015

Ambien, other sedatives aren't the best treatment for insomnia, experts say

FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of 2nd New Cholesterol Drug June 11, 2015

Trials show they slash levels of 'bad' LDL cholesterol, and could benefit those who don't tolerate statins

FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of First of 2 New Cholesterol Drugs June 10, 2015

Trials show they slash levels of 'bad' cholesterol; could be used by people who don't respond to statins

Chantix Study Finds Little Evidence to Support Suicidal, Criminal Warnings June 03, 2015

But quit-smoking drug may be linked to other adverse effects

Blood Thinners OK for Cancers That Spread to Brain, Study Finds June 02, 2015

Treatment didn't cause significant increase in bleeding in head

New Drug Shows Potential for Blood Cancer June 02, 2015

Multiple myeloma patients saw survival gains when elotuzumab was added to treatment

FDA Puts Antibiotics for Food Animals Under Vet's Supervision June 02, 2015

Rule intended to curb routine use for nonmedical purposes

Risk to Baby From Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Is Small, Study Says June 02, 2015

Newborn circulatory condition rate similar whether mom's depression was treated or not

New Drug a Weapon Against Advanced Melanoma: Study June 01, 2015

Compared to Yervoy, nivolumab more than doubled time to disease progression, researchers found

New Drug Keeps Common Breast Cancer Under Control Longer: Study June 01, 2015

Adding Ibrance to standard hormone therapy kept disease from progressing for nine months

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

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