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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

Doctors' Group Urges Greater Use of Generic Drugs

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

Drug Overdose Rates Soaring Among U.S. Youth

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

FDA Approves Nasal Spray to Reverse Narcotic Painkiller Overdose

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

Almost 1 in 10 Americans Has Lifelong Drug Problem

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

Side Effects Cause Some to Stop Taking Blood Thinner Brilinta

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

Personalized 'Pills' From a 3D Printer?

Researchers investigate new dimension in customized medication

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

People Have Less Faith in Generic Drugs, Study Suggests

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

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

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

Drugmaker Recalls Injectors Used to Treat Allergic Reactions

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

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

Genetic Makeup May Help Explain Methadone Overdoses

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

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

Medication Errors Seen in Half of All Operations in Study

And 80 percent of the mistakes were preventable, researchers report

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

Illnesses, Deaths Spur FDA Warning on Hepatitis C Drugs

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

FDA Approves New Pancreatic Cancer Drug

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

Obama Administration Takes Aim at Epidemic of Heroin, Painkiller Abuse

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

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

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

Health Tip: Considering Cough Medicine?

It may not be appropriate

College Kids Easily Find Contraband ADHD Drugs, Other Meds

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

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

Americans Concerned About Prescription Painkiller Addiction

People support more education for doctors and regulations to limit abusive access, survey finds

New MS Drug Yields Mixed Results in Study

Relapse rates with daclizumab were lower than with a standard therapy, but side effects were greater

'Drugged Driving' on the Rise in U.S.

Marijuana accounted for third of drugs found in systems of drivers killed in accidents

New Immune-Focused Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Kidney Cancer

Opdivo appears to outperform older med, Afinitor, in new clinical trial

Taking Blood Pressure Drugs at Night May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Study finds taking medication at night cut risk of blood sugar disorder in half

For Unexplained Infertility, Breast Cancer Drug No Better Than Standard Treatment

Study found letrozole did not result in more pregnancies compared to two other fertility drugs

Non-Antibiotic Medicine May Fight Drug-Resistant 'Superbug'

Mouse study found treatment was effective and safe; currently unknown if therapy will help in humans

Drug May Calm Agitation in Alzheimer's Patients

It's a combination of cough suppressant and heart medication, and experts don't yet know why it may work

New Antibiotics May One Day Beat Superbugs

But research is still in early stages, with testing only done on human cells in the lab

California Right-to-Die Measure Could Soon Become Law

If approved, it would let doctors prescribe life-ending drugs to patients expected to die within 6 months

Could Marijuana Chemical Help Ease Epilepsy?

Early research suggests yes, but laws limit access to the drug and its compounds

Could Psychedelic Drugs Be Good Medicine for Some?

Preliminary research suggests potential benefits for psychiatric disorders, substance abuse

Teens Using E-Cigarettes to 'Vape' Pot, Survey Finds

But researchers don't know how the kids are modifying the devices to get high

Dentists Drill Patients for Drug Abuse Information

Survey finds most ask about illegal substance use

Your Heart Is Likely 'Older' Than You Are

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

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

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

Summer Is High Time for College Kids Trying Illegal Substances

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

Experimental Drug for Blood Cancer Shows Promise

Researchers want to test daratumumab in a larger group of patients

Most Don't Need 'Bridging' When They Stop Warfarin Temporarily

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

FDA Approves Libido Pill for Women -- With Restrictions

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

Florida Laws May Help Lower Abuse of Prescription Painkillers

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

Drug Avastin Not Linked to Higher Risk of Blindness: Study

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

Regular Pot Use as Teen Not Tied to Long-Term Health Problems: Study

But findings are at odds with previous research

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