Misc. Drugs News

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10/23/2014
As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study

Occasional use might not have impact, but heavy users had lower test scores, researchers found

10/22/2014
Recalled Supplements Linger on U.S. Store Shelves, Study Finds

Researchers say many products with banned substances for sale six months later

10/20/2014
Parkinson's Drugs May Spur Compulsive Behaviors

Study estimated a 10 percent increased risk of impulsive gambling, shopping and hypersexuality

10/20/2014
Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study

To end this paradoxical practice, certain drug stores no longer sell tobacco products

10/20/2014
Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children

Study finds that liquid drugs are the most commonly misused at home

10/17/2014
U.S. Kids Use ADHD Meds More During School Year

Researchers suggest this may be to boost academic achievement

10/15/2014
For Ebola, No New Drugs Riding to the Rescue -- for Now

Intensive supportive care and blood transfusions are best bets, infectious-disease experts say

10/13/2014
Anesthetic During Breast-Removal Surgery May Reduce Long-Term Pain

Mastectomy patients benefit from lidocaine, study says

10/7/2014
Certain Meds, Driving Can Be Deadly Mix: FDA

Even nonprescription drugs might bring on drowsiness, agency warns

10/2/2014
Heroin Overdose Deaths Doubled in Much of U.S.: CDC Study

Heroin addiction linked to initial use of prescription painkillers, experts say

10/2/2014
Most Who Abuse Painkillers Are Unprepared If Overdose Strikes: Study

Although anti-OD meds are available, many addicts hold misguided views on what to do

9/27/2014
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set for Saturday

Sites will accept medicines no longer needed that pose risks if accidentally consumed, stolen, misused

9/25/2014
Common Painkillers Tied to Blood Clot Risk, Study Suggests

NSAID medicines include aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen/Aleve

9/23/2014
Report Identifies Game Changers for U.S. Health Care

Recent innovations, developments may transform direction of patient care in next decade, researchers say

9/18/2014
New Ebola Cases Top 700 in Just One Week, Officials Report

Latest count suggests outbreak in West Africa is starting to spread as fast as health experts had feared

9/16/2014
Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDC

Increases highest among whites, and people between 55 and 64

9/16/2014
Obama Steps Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa

World Health Organization warns threat grows by the day

9/16/2014
Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol, Report Finds

Plus, teen tobacco use fell to new low in 2013, government statistics show

9/15/2014
Older Patients More Likely to Fill Prescriptions for Generic Statins: Study

Higher use of cheaper types of cholesterol-lowering drugs led to a lower risk of heart problems

9/15/2014
Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed, Study Finds

More than 11 million prescriptions may be unnecessary, researchers say

9/15/2014
American Ebola Patient Gets Appetite Back

Doctors at Nebraska hospital where Dr. Rick Sacra is being treated said he has eaten ice cream

9/12/2014
American Ebola Survivor Gives Blood to Infected Health-Care Colleague

The hope is antibodies in the survivor's blood will help fight the often deadly virus in the recipient

9/11/2014
Advanced Dementia Patients Often Given Unhelpful Meds: Study

Unnecessary prescriptions lead to more side effects, costs for nursing home residents, experts say

9/10/2014
Gates Foundation Gives $50M to Fight Ebola Outbreak in Africa

Meanwhile, two American aid workers infected in West Africa continue treatments at U.S. hospitals

9/10/2014
Anxiety Medications May Be Tied to Alzheimer's Risk

Researchers say long-term use of drugs in older adults is a concern

9/9/2014
4th U.S. Ebola Patient Airlifted to Atlanta Hospital

Unidentified doctor was flown out of West Africa after contracting deadly virus

9/8/2014
Latest U.S. Ebola Patient Getting Better, Doctors Report

Dr. Rick Sacra remains in stable condition at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

9/8/2014
Single-Dose, Injected Flu Treatment Shows Promise

Two studies found peramivir shortened symptoms

9/7/2014
U.S. Ebola Patient Gets Hospital Visit From Wife, Son

Dr. Rick Sacra in stable condition at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

9/5/2014
Psoriasis Treatment Choices Improving, FDA Says

Better understanding of the skin disease may lead to more personalized therapy

9/5/2014
Third U.S. Aid Worker Infected With Ebola Arrives in Nebraska

Dr. Rick Sacra will be treated at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

9/4/2014
10 Percent of Americans Admit to Illicit Drug Use

Marijuana tops list of substances, federal report says

9/4/2014
U.S. Launches Ebola Vaccine Trial

2 women got the inoculation, which is only being tested for safety at this point

9/4/2014
Health Tip: Drugs and Foods Can Interact

And some people are at greater risk of problems

9/3/2014
Ebola Outbreak Still Not Under Control: Officials

World Health Organization says $600 million needed to contain the virus in West Africa

9/2/2014
Booze, Pot Bad for Teens in Different Ways, Study Suggests

Drinking tied to unsafe driving, marijuana use linked to poorer academics, job performance

9/2/2014
More Global Help Needed to Fight Ebola Outbreak

Window of opportunity to stop its spread closing, CDC and WHO say

8/29/2014
Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans

All 18 rhesus monkeys infected with the virus survived after getting the experimental medication, researchers report

8/25/2014
Fewer Painkiller Deaths in States With Medical Marijuana: Study

People with chronic pain may use pot instead of narcotics, researchers suggest

8/20/2014
Drug for Ebola-Like Virus Shows Promise in Monkeys

Finding could be big gain against deadly pathogens like Ebola, Marburg, researchers say

8/15/2014
Robin Williams Had Early Stage Parkinson's Disease, Wife Reveals

Psychiatrist says you can't necessarily link the nerve disease diagnosis with his suicide

8/14/2014
Robin Williams Had Parkinson's Disease, Wife Says

He wasn't ready to share diagnosis publicly before he took his life this week, she revealed

8/13/2014
Many Expectant Moms Don't Get Steroids That Protect Preterm Babies

Study shows only half of eligible women in lower-income countries receive helpful drug

8/13/2014
Many Shift Workers Use Drugs to Sleep, Stay Awake, Study Finds

But questions about benefits, risks of these medications linger, review author notes

8/12/2014
Robin Williams' Death Shines Light on Depression, Substance Abuse

Doctors say there are effective treatments for both disorders that can help many people

8/11/2014
Heart Medication Digoxin Linked to Higher Risk of Death for Some

Increase seen in people with certain abnormal heart rhythms, study finds

7/30/2014
Malaria Growing Resistant to Drugs Used to Fight It

But several new drugs are in the development pipeline, experts say

7/24/2014
FDA Approves Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller

Targiniq ER contains naloxone, which blunts euphoria of oxycodone when tablet is crushed or broken

7/23/2014
Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combo May Be Less Effective Than Hoped

One medication seems to partly counteract the other, suggests study on human cells

7/21/2014
Asthma Drug May Help Those With Chronic Hives

Xolair found safe, effective for reducing symptoms, study finds