July 24, 2014: FDA Approves Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller
Targiniq ER contains naloxone, which blunts euphoria of oxycodone when tablet is crushed or broken

July 24, 2014: Tough-to-Abuse Formulation of Oxycodone Approved
Targiniq includes naloxone, which blocks euphoric effect if pill is crushed or broken

July 23, 2014: Many U.S. Male Soldiers Had Troubled Childhoods, Study Finds
Men who served after draft was dropped were twice as likely to report past abuse, trauma as their civilian peers

July 23, 2014: HIV Meds May Also Help Control Hepatitis C, Study Finds
For people infected with both viruses, early treatment is critical, researchers report

July 23, 2014: Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combo May Be Less Effective Than Hoped
One medication seems to partly counteract the other, suggests study on human cells

July 23, 2014: Zydelig Approved for Three Types of Blood Cancer
But label warns drug may be toxic to liver

July 23, 2014: Dangerous Use of Growth Hormone Surges Among U.S. Teens
Many young people are ordering dubious, hazardous products off of the Internet, researchers warn

July 21, 2014: Asthma Drug May Help Those With Chronic Hives
Xolair found safe, effective for reducing symptoms, study finds

July 21, 2014: Good Schools May Be Good for a Teen's Health, Too
Study found lower-income kids at challenging high schools less likely to engage in risky behaviors

July 21, 2014: HIV Diagnoses Down in U.S., Except for Young Gay Males: CDC
Messages about safe sex may be falling on deaf ears, researcher notes

July 18, 2014: Antipsychotics Linked to Lower Brain Volume in Schizophrenia Patients
But mental function, symptoms of illness were not worsened, researchers say

July 18, 2014: Drug-Resistant Superbug Increasing in Southeast U.S. Hospitals
Fivefold rise in cases reported at community hospitals over five years, study finds

July 18, 2014: Those With HIV Living Longer, International Study Finds
Deaths from AIDS-related causes, heart disease and liver disease have all dropped

July 17, 2014: Ruconest Approved for Rare Genetic Disease
Hereditary angioedema causes swelling of extremities, face and airways

July 17, 2014: Study Finds Many Flu Patients Not Treated Appropriately
Antivirals underprescribed for high-risk patients, researchers say

July 16, 2014: Niacin Doesn't Reduce Heart Problems, May Create Some, Research Finds
Talk with your doctor about whether or not you should keep taking it, expert advises

July 16, 2014: Antibiotics Often Prescribed Needlessly for Terminally Ill, Study Finds
Overuse of these drugs in hospice patients raises concerns about side effects, other issues

July 16, 2014: Vitamin B No Help for Alzheimer's: Review
Though it lowered levels of compound associated with mental decline, no difference seen in thinking skills

July 16, 2014: Protein Temporarily Reversed Type 2 Diabetes in Mice
Scientists report that injection lowered blood sugar levels, improved insulin insensitivity

July 15, 2014: Could 'Phone Care' Ring in New Approach to Pain Relief?
Study finds significant improvement in patients assigned to 'telecare' management

July 15, 2014: Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery
Close monitoring enough for most of these patients, study says

July 14, 2014: Don't Judge a Pill by Its Color
Study finds people may stop taking heart medications if the drug's appearance changes

July 14, 2014: Men With Prostate Cancer May Not Always Get Best Advice
Doctors suggest widely varying treatments; second opinion vital, experts say

July 14, 2014: Spoon Measurements Behind Many Child Drug-Dosing Errors: Study
Experts recommend medications be administered in milliliters only

July 14, 2014: FDA Advisers Weigh Risks of Procedure for Removal of Uterine Fibroids
No guarantee that devices won't increase chances of spreading cancer to other parts of a woman's body, experts say

July 11, 2014: Mississippi Girl Thought Cured of HIV Shows Signs of Infection
After more than two years of no drug therapy, she's back on medication; development disappoints doctors, researchers

July 10, 2014: New Eczema Drug Shows Promise in Early Trials
Dupilumab eased severity of itching, lesions for those suffering chronic cases of skin disease

July 09, 2014: Breast Cancer Drug Aromasin May Be Option for Some Premenopausal Women
It produced lower 5-year recurrence rates compared to tamoxifen, but didn't boost overall survival, study finds

July 09, 2014: Breast Cancer Drug May Help Women Fight a Leading Cause of Infertility: Study
Letrozole improves pregnancy rates in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, researcher says

July 09, 2014: New Psoriasis Drug Shows Promise in Trials
Secukinumab appears more effective than current popular treatment, study says

July 08, 2014: Combo Approach May Work Best for Smokers Looking to Quit
Study finds drug Chantix plus nicotine patch beats use of the patch alone

July 08, 2014: More Painkillers May Raise Heart Risks for Older Women: Review
Class of drugs that includes naproxen linked to increased chance of heart attack, stroke, but finding not conclusive

July 04, 2014: Ecstasy Use Tied to Rare Spinal Blood Vessel Problem in Teen
Drug can spike blood pressure, making existing blood vessel conditions worse, study authors say

July 03, 2014: ADHD Drugs May Up Risk of Heart Problems in Kids, Study Finds
But problems are rare, findings should not cause alarm, experts say

July 03, 2014: Researchers Discover How 'Magic Mushrooms' Affect the Brain
MRIs showed brain activity that mirrored what's seen in a dream-like state

July 03, 2014: Beleodaq Approved for Aggressive non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
When lymph nodes become cancerous

July 03, 2014: Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later
Young adults who adopt healthier lifestyle can cut their heart disease risk, researchers say

July 02, 2014: Steroid Shots May Not Help Back Pain
Exercise or surgery might be better options for narrowing of the spinal canal, researchers report

July 02, 2014: Latest Study Finds No Link Between Testosterone Supplements, Heart Attack
Finding runs counter to some prior reports; much larger trials are needed, experts say

July 02, 2014: Many Teens May Get Several Pro-Marijuana Tweets a Day
Twitter might be influencing young people's opinions of the drug, study suggests

July 01, 2014: Liver Cancer Drug Fails to Live Up to Early Promise
Everolimus didn't improve survival for people with advanced liver disease, study finds

July 01, 2014: Anemia Treatments Don't Boost Recovery From Brain Injury, Study Finds
Medication to boost red blood cells, more blood transfusions made no difference in outcomes

July 01, 2014: Antibiotic Resistance Among Foodborne-Illness Germs a Mixed Bag: CDC
Report found reduced resistance to treatments with some bugs, more resistance among others

July 01, 2014: Prescriptions for Powerful Painkillers Vary Widely Among States: CDC
Death toll can be reduced with better oversight, agency says, citing success in Florida

July 01, 2014: HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment: Study
Challenges in managing side effects may prompt some doctors to treat tumors less aggressively, researchers suggest

July 01, 2014: Treatment for Heroin Addiction Should Continue After Hospital Discharge: Study
Relapse rates lower if people got both inpatient and outpatient therapy, researchers report

June 30, 2014: Study: Common HIV Drug May Boost Suicide Risk
Patients taking efavirenz should be assessed for depression, researchers say

June 30, 2014: HIV Prevention Drug Truvada Might Lower Genital Herpes Risk, Too
But effect isn't strong enough to make it a stand-alone preventive treatment for herpes, expert says

June 30, 2014: Many U.S. Vets Suffer Chronic Pain, Take Narcotic Painkillers: Study
Better pain management techniques needed, researchers say

June 30, 2014: Inhaled Medication Afrezza Approved to Treat Diabetes
A rapid-acting inhaled insulin