Misc. Drugs News

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9/1/2015
Dentists Drill Patients for Drug Abuse Information

Survey finds most ask about illegal substance use

9/1/2015
Your Heart Is Likely 'Older' Than You Are

Smoking, high blood pressure and cholesterol can age this vital organ, CDC says

8/31/2015
Many Teens With Chronic Illnesses Use Alcohol, Pot

Four out of 10 high schoolers with medical conditions used one or both in past year, study found

8/28/2015
FDA Approves Second Drug in New Class of Cholesterol-Lowering Medications

Trials showed Repatha slashed 'bad' LDL cholesterol levels in those who couldn't tolerate statins

8/27/2015
Summer Is High Time for College Kids Trying Illegal Substances

But illicit painkiller use tends to begin in winter, study finds

8/26/2015
Experimental Drug for Blood Cancer Shows Promise

Researchers want to test daratumumab in a larger group of patients

8/26/2015
Most Don't Need 'Bridging' When They Stop Warfarin Temporarily

Clot risk doesn't appear to rise without additional drug treatment, study finds

8/19/2015
FDA Approves Libido Pill for Women -- With Restrictions

Flibanserin can cause low blood pressure, loss of consciousness; not recommended for use with alcohol

8/17/2015
Florida Laws May Help Lower Abuse of Prescription Painkillers

Change seen just a year after new rules were implemented, study found

8/13/2015
Drug Avastin Not Linked to Higher Risk of Blindness: Study

Researchers found medication didn't increase odds of serious eye infection

8/4/2015
Regular Pot Use as Teen Not Tied to Long-Term Health Problems: Study

But findings are at odds with previous research

8/4/2015
FDA Approves First Pill Made by 3D Printing

Epilepsy drug Spritam may be one of many custom-made medicines to come that will use the technology

8/3/2015
Dementia Meds May Lead to Harmful Weight Loss: Study

Patients can lose 10 pounds or more, researchers find

7/23/2015
'Bath Salts' Not Widespread in U.S. High Schools, Survey Finds

But nearly one in five teens who tried the stimulants are regular users

7/23/2015
U.S. Health Officials Examine Pot-Linked Death in Colorado

Experts aren't clear on cause, but undiagnosed mental illness might have played a part

7/23/2015
Drug Might Fight Ebola-like Marburg Virus

Study found infected monkeys were less likely to die with treatment

7/21/2015
Antibiotic May Lower Effect of Some Blood Thinners

Doctors should closely monitor patients who have to take these drugs together, expert says

7/10/2015
Experts Urge Caution With Popular Painkillers After FDA Warning

Tougher labels reflect mounting evidence that NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen raise heart, stroke risk

7/10/2015
Marijuana Study Counters 'Gateway' Theory

It says specific reasons teens try pot are better predictors of future drug use

7/10/2015
FDA Strengthens Heart Attack, Stroke Warning for Popular Painkillers

NSAIDS include such drugs as ibuprofen and naproxen; aspirin not included in alert

7/9/2015
FDA Approves New Drug for Heart Failure

Entresto was granted 'fast track' approval by the agency

7/9/2015
Back Pain and Depression Combo Lessens Pain Relief from Narcotic Painkillers

People with mental health illness are also more at risk of drug misuse, study says

7/9/2015
Painkiller Overdoses Often Involve 'Pharmacy Shopping'

Using multiple drug stores to fill prescriptions tied to raised risk of overdose death, study finds

7/7/2015
Medical Marijuana Ads May Prompt Pot Use Among Teens

Study suggests prevention efforts should highlight negative effects drug can have on the brain

7/7/2015
Heroin Use on the Rise Among Women, Wealthier People, CDC Finds

Prescription painkiller addiction often precedes use of street drug

6/29/2015
Supreme Court Backs Use of Drug Implicated in 'Botched' Executions

Midazolam has been used by several states after some drug companies stopped selling chemicals used for capital punishment

6/24/2015
Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis May Also Help Ease Vitiligo

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

6/18/2015
'Friends and Family' OD-Reversal Kits Are Saving Addicts' Lives

Narcan kits have prevented almost 27,000 deaths in two decades, researchers say

6/18/2015
New Drugs Might Prevent Migraines Before They Start

Injectable medications appear promising in early trials, but more research needed

6/15/2015
Pot 'Dabbing' Poses Risk of Serious Burns, Study Warns

Fires and even explosions have been linked to this practice, experts say

6/11/2015
Car Crash Risk Doubles for New Users of Sleeping Pills, Study Finds

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

6/11/2015
Synthetic Pot a Growing Danger, CDC Report Finds

Calls to poison control centers jumped more than 300 percent from January to April

6/9/2015
FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of First of 2 New Cholesterol Drugs

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

6/9/2015
More Young Children Exposed to Marijuana, Study Finds

Kids younger than 3 may eat the drug when it's baked into brownies and cookies

6/8/2015
Health Tip: Watch Your Alcohol Consumption

It may interact with medication

6/5/2015
FDA Panel Endorses Women's Libido Pill

Vote came after the agency twice rejected the daily sexual dysfunction medication due to side effects

6/4/2015
Misuse of ADHD-Type Drugs Starts Long Before College: Study

Efforts to prevent illegal use should begin in middle school

6/4/2015
Resuming Blood Pressure Meds After Surgery Linked to Better Outcomes

Study suggests delay in restarting drugs leads to more complications

6/1/2015
New Drug a Weapon Against Advanced Melanoma: Study

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

5/29/2015
Smokers May Need More Anesthesia, Painkillers for Surgery

Study finds effect seems to extend to people exposed to secondhand smoke, too

5/29/2015
Gene Test May Predict Success of Cancer Drug in Certain Patients

Finding might one day help doctors better choose patients to receive Keytruda, study says

5/29/2015
Inmates Denied Methadone Less Likely to Choose Treatment When Released

But nearly all given the drug-addiction medication stayed on it once freed, study finds

5/28/2015
Global Trial Finds HIV Drugs Should Be Taken Right After Diagnosis

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

5/27/2015
Newer Birth Control Pills May Slightly Raise Blood Clot Risk

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

5/26/2015
Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise in Rats

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

5/22/2015
More Babies Born to Mothers Addicted to Pain Meds

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

5/20/2015
Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Give Bystanders Mild 'High'

Experiment in unventilated room found some intoxication by those who weren't smoking marijuana

5/18/2015
It May Soon Be Possible to Easily 'Brew' Narcotics

While breakthrough could benefit medicine, researchers warn of potential to create illegal drugs

5/18/2015
FDA Issues Warning for Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

SGLT2 inhibitors linked to potentially fatal condition called ketoacidosis

5/18/2015
Combo Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis Shows Promise

Researchers say therapy could help 15,000 people in United States alone