Misc. Drugs News

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2/13/2016
Obsessed Athletes More Likely to Approve of Performance-Enhancing Drugs: Study

Not being able to disconnect from the sport they play a sign of trouble, researchers warn

2/3/2016
Cell Treatment Boosted Mice's Life Span by a Third

Senescent cells linked to inflammation, researchers say

2/3/2016
Health Tip: Taking an Antidiarrheal Drug?

Follow label's instructions

2/2/2016
Study Casts Doubt on Effectiveness of COPD Drug

Research finds acetazolamide may not help patients breathe on their own, but one expert disagrees

1/27/2016
MS Drug Tied to Higher Risk for Potentially Deadly Brain Virus

Patients taking Tysabri were more prone to show signs of exposure to JCV, which can cause a brain disease

1/27/2016
New Kidney Transplant Drug Cuts Risk of Earlier Death: Study

Belatacept showed long-term benefits over older immune-suppressing drug, but costs more

1/22/2016
Migraines May Worsen as Menopause Approaches

Researchers say hormonal changes and painkiller overuse may be to blame

1/22/2016
Majority of Americans Wants Medicare to Cover Obesity Treatments

Survey finds about three-quarters support expanding care to cover weight-loss drugs

1/22/2016
Clot-Busters Might Be Useful for 'Previously Dependent' Stroke Patients

Study finds favorable results among older adults who already had health problems

1/20/2016
New IBS Drug Eases Stomach Pain and Diarrhea for Some: Study

But Viberzi is not a 'silver bullet,' digestive-disease doctor says

1/20/2016
Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Adverse Drug Reactions

Guidelines before you take an OTC drug

1/13/2016
Did Painkiller Crackdown Cause Heroin Epidemic?

New commentary says no, but others disagree

1/13/2016
Acetaminophen Tops List of Accidental Infant Poisonings

Other common dangers included cough/cold meds, ibuprofen and diaper rash creams, data shows

1/13/2016
Spike in Newborn Drug-Withdrawal Tied to Prenatal Painkiller Use

Rise in 'neonatal abstinence syndrome' may be due to prescription narcotic use in pregnancy, expert says

1/6/2016
Targeted Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Kidney Cancer

Nearly doubles progression-free survival to 7.4 months, but side effects reported, study shows

12/30/2015
Painkillers Often Gateway to Heroin for U.S. Teens: Survey

Heroin is cheaper, easier to obtain than narcotics like OxyContin, experts say

12/21/2015
Florida 'Pill Mill' Crackdown May Have Curbed Painkiller ODs

Tougher prescription laws might have also reduced heroin deaths, researchers suggest

12/14/2015
Abuse of Prescription Painkillers, Stimulants Ups Sexual Risks for Teens

Those taking these drugs with no prescription more likely to have multiple partners, forgo condom use, study says

12/11/2015
Others' Drug, Alcohol Use May Trigger Bad Behavior in Teens

Study participants twice as likely to steal, vandalize, hurt others after witnessing substance use

12/9/2015
Drugs May Protect the Heart During Chemotherapy

Researchers also found lower risk of complications that can interrupt breast cancer treatment

12/9/2015
Breast Cancer Drugs Battle Disease's Return

Xeloda lowered risk by a third, while Prolia lowered chances by 18 percent, researchers report

12/8/2015
Sickle Cell Drug Doesn't Relieve Pain Crises: Study

International research finds prasugrel isn't effective at easing suffering

12/7/2015
Jimmy Carter's Recovery Highlights Power of New Cancer Treatments

Specialized radiation, immunotherapy drug have removed signs of lesions on former president's brain

12/7/2015
Health Tip: Before You Give Your Child Medicine

Speak with your doctor and ask questions

12/4/2015
Diabetes Drug Improves Gut Bacteria, Study Finds

Metformin improved levels of fatty acids that help lower blood sugar levels

11/25/2015
Those in Their 50s Now Largest Group Battling Addiction to Narcotics: Study

Big jump also seen in those aged 60 and older needing treatment for painkiller, heroin abuse

11/23/2015
Doctors' Group Urges Greater Use of Generic Drugs

Lower-cost options are usually just as safe and effective, experts say

11/19/2015
Drug Overdose Rates Soaring Among U.S. Youth

Report finds prescription painkillers, heroin largely to blame, with some states hit especially hard

11/19/2015
FDA Approves Nasal Spray to Reverse Narcotic Painkiller Overdose

Drug marketed as Narcan offers new treatment option for family members or first responders

11/18/2015
Almost 1 in 10 Americans Has Lifelong Drug Problem

Federal study suggests only about one-quarter seek treatment for addiction

11/10/2015
Side Effects Cause Some to Stop Taking Blood Thinner Brilinta

Bleeding, shortness of breath were among problems patients cited in study

11/9/2015
Personalized 'Pills' From a 3D Printer?

Researchers investigate new dimension in customized medication

11/5/2015
Poll: Americans Want Bold Action to Keep Health Care Costs Down

Suggestions include price controls on drugs and hospitals and doctors, importing drugs from other countries

11/5/2015
People Have Less Faith in Generic Drugs, Study Suggests

Brand names perceived more effective, even if they're placebos

10/30/2015
Snake Bites Take Big Global Toll, Especially Among the Poor

Shortage and cost of antivenom, need for training are issues in nations where bites are common, researcher says

10/30/2015
Ex-NFL Star Helps Spread the Word on Risks Posed by Painkillers

America Starts Talking campaign designed to teach consumers how to use potent pain meds wisely

10/29/2015
Drugmaker Recalls Injectors Used to Treat Allergic Reactions

Sanofi's Auvi-Q injectors may not deliver right amount of life-saving drug

10/28/2015
Ovarian Cancer Drug Shows Promise With Tough-to-Treat Prostate Tumors

In small study, olaparib targeted gene mutation in men who had failed other therapy, researchers report

10/27/2015
Genetic Makeup May Help Explain Methadone Overdoses

Study findings shed light on how drug for pain, addiction is metabolized in different people

10/27/2015
Chronic Heartburn Drugs Tied to Higher Risk of Kidney Disease

But studies weren't designed to prove proton pump inhibitors are responsible for the increase

10/26/2015
Medication Errors Seen in Half of All Operations in Study

And 80 percent of the mistakes were preventable, researchers report

10/23/2015
Drugs Used in Cancer, Arthritis May Help Fight Hair Loss

Mouse study shows promise, but it's too early to know if medications could treat baldness in people

10/23/2015
Illnesses, Deaths Spur FDA Warning on Hepatitis C Drugs

Cautionary label will be added to Viekira Pak and Technivie, agency says

10/22/2015
FDA Approves New Pancreatic Cancer Drug

Agency says medication can be used in combination with others for advanced cases

10/21/2015
Obama Administration Takes Aim at Epidemic of Heroin, Painkiller Abuse

New initiative involves government, medical groups, media, drug store chains and more

10/21/2015
Ultrasound Might Speed Up Digestive Drug Delivery: Animal Study

Technique may help in inflammatory bowel disease, but it hasn't been tested in people yet

10/21/2015
Pot Use Doubles Among Americans in Past Decade: Report

But some experts say some of the increase may just be more people telling the truth

10/20/2015
Health Tip: Considering Cough Medicine?

It may not be appropriate

10/19/2015
College Kids Easily Find Contraband ADHD Drugs, Other Meds

Survey reveals most users take the drugs to help them study or catch some sleep

10/18/2015
Pill for Low Libido in Women Goes on Sale on Saturday

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