Summit Medical Group - Health in the News - Drug Safety Updates Summit Medical Group brings you the latest news and updates on Drug Safety from HealthDay to help you and your family 'Live Well, Stay Well.' en-us 60 New Synthetic Drug 'Flakka' Triggers Crazed Behaviors Use of chemical-cousin to 'bath salts' appears to be on the rise, experts say Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:00:00 -0400 Pot Plus Booze Doubles Odds for Drunk Driving, Study Says Using both substances also boosts risk of relationship and work troubles Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:00 -0400 Blood Thinners Overprescribed for Low-Risk Irregular Heartbeat: Study Researchers say medications can cause bleeding, and may be unnecessary for those at low risk of stroke Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:00:00 -0400 Ingredient in MS, Psoriasis Drugs Linked to Two Deadly Brain Infections But experts say complication is rare, and no reason to stop medication Wed, 8 Apr 2015 17:00:00 -0400 Heroin Overdose Deaths Quadrupled Since 2000 Lethal poisonings from prescription painkillers down slightly, U.S. report says Wed, 4 Mar 2015 07:00:00 -0500 Methamphetamine May be More Harmful to Teen Brains MRI-based study finds illicit drug causes more damage in adolescents Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:00:00 -0500 Study Links Antibiotics to Digestive Complication in Infants Risk, though small, appears highest when medications given in first 6 weeks, researchers report Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:00:00 -0500 Better Contraceptive Knowledge Can Aid in Safe Use of Acne Drug: Study Effective birth control key in using the medication, which is linked to birth defects Wed, 4 Feb 2015 14:00:00 -0500 Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret But doctors often able to identify cause of fall and help to prevent another Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:00:00 -0500 Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study Motrin, Advil a safe option for children, researchers say Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:00:00 -0500 Antibiotics for Traveler's Diarrhea May Spur Growth of Superbugs: Study Researchers recommend caution when using antibiotics to treat digestive ills while abroad Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:00:00 -0500 Drug Interactions Common Among Hospitalized Kids, Study Says Medication combos may cause side effects or reduce treatment effectiveness, expert notes Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:00:00 -0500 Painkiller Tramadol Linked to Low Blood Sugar Study finds the drug may be riskier than expected Mon, 8 Dec 2014 16:00:00 -0500 Experimental Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Effective, Study Reports New medicine might help those who can't tolerate commonly used statins Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:00:00 -0500 Recalled Supplements Linger on U.S. Store Shelves, Study Finds Researchers say many products with banned substances for sale six months later Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0400