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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

Many Americans Who Drink Also Take Prescription Medications: Study January 16, 2015

But researchers couldn't determine if people surveyed were using both simultaneously

U.S. Painkiller Abuse 'Epidemic' May Be Declining, Study Says January 14, 2015

But some people have switched to heroin

ADHD Drug Might Help Treat Binge-Eating Disorder, Study Suggests January 14, 2015

But therapy is preferable to medication, one expert says

Are Seniors With Diabetes Overtreated? January 12, 2015

Very tight blood sugar control can pose problems without benefits, study says

FDA OKs New Anti-Clotting Drug for Heart Rhythm Disorder January 09, 2015

Savaysa works like warfarin but carries less bleeding risk

Herceptin May Benefit Some Women With Early Breast Cancer January 07, 2015

Drug-chemo combo yields low rate of recurrence after three years, study says

New Antibiotic May Combat Resistant Bacteria January 07, 2015

Teixobactin shows promise in early experiments, researchers say

Drug for Bladder Problems May Help Control Weight, Too January 06, 2015

But small study showed increase in heart rate in young, lean volunteers

Knee Arthritis Drugs Beat Placebos, but Study Finds No Clear Winner January 06, 2015

Injections were rated slightly more effective at fighting pain than pills

Drug to Treat Serious Infections May Harm Kids' Kidneys, Study Says December 30, 2014

The higher the dose of vancomycin, the greater the risk, researchers found

FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer December 21, 2014

Agency also gives OK to genetic test used to identify eligible patients

Study Supports Benefit of Widely Used Glaucoma Drug December 19, 2014

Prostaglandin analogue eye drops can slow deterioration of vision that comes with the disease

Seniors Still Given Potentially Dangerous Sedatives: Study December 17, 2014

Drugs such as Xanax, Valium tied to confusion and falls, experts say

Drug Interactions Common Among Hospitalized Kids, Study Says December 15, 2014

Medication combos may cause side effects or reduce treatment effectiveness, expert notes

Medication Linked to Fewer Injuries in Kids With ADHD December 15, 2014

Older teens experienced the greatest drop in injury risk while taking Ritalin, researchers report

U.S. Doctors Cutting Back on Painkiller Prescriptions: Study December 08, 2014

Ninety percent of primary care physicians are concerned about abuse of powerful narcotics

Painkiller Tramadol Linked to Low Blood Sugar December 08, 2014

Study finds the drug may be riskier than expected

Text Messages Remind People to Take Medications December 05, 2014

Fewer than one in 10 forgot their daily dose after cellphone prompt, study says

Painkiller Abuse More Likely for Those Who Skip College: Study December 05, 2014

Link is especially true for females

Study Finds Need for Improved Schizophrenia Care December 04, 2014

As many as 4 in 10 seeking help after first episode are medicated inappropriately, researchers say

FDA Issues New Drug Label Rules to Better Inform Pregnant Women December 03, 2014

Agency official says labeling changes should help patients 'make critical decisions' about medicines

Too Few Prostate Cancer Patients Get Bone-Strengthening Meds: Study December 02, 2014

Men receiving hormone therapy may be missing out on protective drugs, researcher says

Statins Won't Help Protect Bones, Study Finds December 01, 2014

But they don't raise the risk of fractures, doctor notes

Most Americans With HIV Don't Have Virus Under Control, CDC Says November 25, 2014

U.S. experts cite indifference, lack of access to care

Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse November 25, 2014

Study finds illicit drug use more likely after their prescribed medications run out

Could Popular Heartburn Drugs Upset Your 'Good' Gut Bugs? November 25, 2014

Study suggests class of meds upset healthy balance of bacteria in the gut

Experimental Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Effective, Study Reports November 17, 2014

New medicine might help those who can't tolerate commonly used statins

More Americans Controlling Their High Blood Pressure November 17, 2014

Government researchers report the numbers are looking better, but national goal not yet reached

Two Generic Versions of ADHD Drug Not as Effective: FDA November 14, 2014

In some patients, the medications were released more slowly than extended-release Concerta

Drug Regimen Cures Hepatitis C in Most Liver Transplant Patients in Study November 14, 2014

Researchers say treatment has fewer side effects and less risk of rejection, too

ADHD Stimulant Drug Abuse Common Among Young Adults: Survey November 13, 2014

Reasons for misuse include pressure to succeed at school or work

Medical Bills Pricey for Americans, Even With Private Insurance November 13, 2014

New survey finds 1 in 5 people with private plans spending 5 percent or more of income on health care

U.S. Prices Soaring for Some Generic Drugs, Experts Say November 12, 2014

Supply and manufacturing problems, plus fewer companies in the market among causes

Drug Combo Helps Lupus-Related Kidney Condition November 10, 2014

Half of those taking three medications achieved full remission, study reports

Common Blood Pressure Drug May Lower Risk For Lou Gehrig's Disease: Study November 10, 2014

But new finding needs additional research to confirm the link, experts caution

Lower Doses of Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Work for Some November 05, 2014

Study found many patients with early stage disease stayed in remission with less medication

Certain Painkillers Tied to Raised Risk of Death After Stroke November 05, 2014

Celebrex and other COX-2 inhibitors should be prescribed with care, experts say

Combo Treatment for Advanced Melanoma Seems to Improve Survival November 04, 2014

Pairing cancer drug, immune booster gave patients about 5 extra months, researchers report

FDA: Supplements, Meds Can Be Dangerous Mix November 04, 2014

Combination can alter drug absorption, agency warns

Prescribe Blood Thinner Pradaxa With Caution, Study Warns November 03, 2014

Bleeding risk appears greater than anticipated

Generic Drugs May Help Breast Cancer Patients Stick to Therapy October 31, 2014

Cost a key factor for women to maintain hormone treatment regimen, researchers report

Almost 1 in 5 Americans Plagued by Constant Pain, Survey Suggests October 31, 2014

Older people, women more likely to struggle on daily basis, researchers note

Metformin Beats Other Type 2 Diabetes Drugs for First Treatment: Study October 28, 2014

Researchers find this commonly used medication controls blood sugar for many

Prescription Painkillers Fueling Overdose Cases in ERs, Study Finds October 27, 2014

More than two-thirds involve these medications, researchers report

For a Child's Fracture, Use Ibuprofen, Not Morphine: Study October 27, 2014

Fewer side effects reported with the over-the-counter pain reliever

Pricey Hepatitis Drug a Good Bet in U.S. Prisons, Study Says October 20, 2014

Researchers conclude Sovaldi is cost-effective

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