Misc. Drugs News

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6/28/2017
Electric Brain Stimulation No Better Than Meds For Depression: Study

Novel treatment may need to be tailored to each patient, mental health expert says

6/28/2017
3 Simple Steps Might Reduce Opioid OD Deaths

First step: Don't give addicts a prescription for opioids or anti-anxiety medications, review recommends

6/26/2017
What Men Need to Know About ED Drugs and Anesthesia

Having surgery? Be forthright about use of erectile dysfunction drugs to prevent dangerous complications

6/21/2017
Opioid-Linked Hospitalizations Rising Fastest for Women: Study

U.S. cases rose 75 percent for females vs. 55 percent for males over a decade, study finds

6/15/2017
Pot Plus Booze: A Deadly Mix Behind the Wheel

Study found odds of a fatal auto accident jumped 5 times if both substances were used

6/14/2017
As U.S. Heroin Use Reaches 20-Year High, Cost to Society Soars

Tab is nearly $51,000 for each heroin user, far more than many chronic illnesses

6/13/2017
For Diabetics, Nasal Powder Fixed Severe Low Blood Sugar

New product much easier to use than rescue injections, researcher says

6/12/2017
Nearly 10 Million U.S. Adults Suffer From Mental Illness

More than a third aren't getting help, federal study says

6/9/2017
Opioids Over-Prescribed After C-Sections: Studies

Pills women don't use may end up in the wrong hands, researchers suggest

6/8/2017
Heart Risks to Fetus From Bipolar Drug May Be Lower Than Thought

Pregnant women taking lithium should discuss any concerns with doctor, researchers say

6/8/2017
Heroin Vaccine Blocks Drug High in Tests on Monkeys

Researchers hope it will prove as effective in human tests and become an aid for recovering addicts

6/6/2017
Can Drug Company Perks Sway Cancer Docs' Prescriptions?

Even relatively small payments seemed to make a difference, researchers report

6/5/2017
Gene-Targeted Drugs Fight Advanced Lung Cancers

Medications show promise for non-small cell type

5/19/2017
ERs May Need to Rethink Opioid Prescription Practices

States should limit the number of days these drugs can be given, study suggests

5/19/2017
Dying Patients Often Given Medicines That Won't Help Them

Study finds many still prescribed long-term disease-preventing medications

5/5/2017
Pot a Factor in More ER Admissions for Colorado Teens After Legalization

Number of urgent care cases where teen showed pot use rose 4-fold after legalization, study finds

5/3/2017
Arthritis Drug Shows Promise for Ulcerative Colitis

But treatment isn't yet approved by FDA to treat inflammatory bowel condition

5/3/2017
Babies Born Addicted to Opioids Often Struggle With Learning

They're more likely to have disabilities and developmental delays, researchers say

4/27/2017
Drugs Now Involved in More Fatal U.S. Crashes Than Alcohol Alone

Study suggests deaths due to drugged driving are rising as states legalize pot and drug abuse grows

4/27/2017
April 29 Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Safe disposal helps prevent unwanted meds from being abused, U.S. officials say

4/26/2017
Ick! Synthetic Mucus Could Battle Dangerous Bugs

Researchers are working on lab-grown versions to control disease-causing bacteria

4/21/2017
When to Pick the Nose in a Medical Emergency

Instead of shots, some ERs are giving patients medicine through the nostrils, researchers say

4/21/2017
150-Year-Old Drug May Shorten 'Off' Time for Parkinson's Patients

Study finds apomorphine cuts the time until levodopa kicks in for those with advanced disease

4/20/2017
Don't Give Kids Medicines With Codeine, Tramadol: FDA

Agency strengthens warning labels on these medications to address dangers

4/11/2017
Club Drug 'Poppers' May Pose Eye Dangers

Legal, nitrate-based inhalant appears to harm retinal cells, causing some vision loss, study finds

4/6/2017
'Surprise' Designer Drugs Detected in NYC Hair Samples

Stimulant-taking party-goers don't always know what they're using, study finds

4/6/2017
'Right-to-Try' Laws: A Patient's Best Last Chance or False Hope?

Proposal would allow the gravely ill access to experimental therapies that may or may not work

4/4/2017
Health Tip: Poison-Proof Your Bathroom

And help protect children

4/3/2017
Breast Cancer 'Immunotherapy' Helps Some With Tough-to-Treat Disease

A minority of women with 'triple-negative' tumors responded to Tecentriq, but they responded well

3/27/2017
Smoking Slows Recovery From Drug Abuse

People who smoke cigarettes more likely to relapse after battling drug addiction

3/20/2017
Fewer U.S. Kids Overdosing on Opioids

But suicides involving these drugs are up more than 50 percent, study finds

3/17/2017
Drinking, Drug Abuse Doubles Veterans' Suicide Risk: Study

Rate 5 times higher for female vets who abuse alcohol, drugs than for female vets who don't

3/15/2017
Intensive Treatment Shows Potential Against Type 2 Diabetes

Up to 40 percent experienced temporary remission, small study finds

3/3/2017
Don't Believe Everything You Read on Skin-Care Product Labels

Terms like 'hypoallergenic' and 'fragrance-free' may not mean what you think they do, doctor says

2/27/2017
Government Funding Could Save Canadians $4 Billion on Medicines

Health care experts note that paying for essential drugs increases access, too

2/27/2017
As Pot Legalization Advances, Pediatricians Warn of Dangers

Marijuana isn't benign, child health experts contend

2/16/2017
When Cocaine's in the Mix, Safe Sex May Not Be

People who use the drug are more willing to have casual sex without a condom, study shows

2/8/2017
Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll Trigger Same Good Feelings in Brain

Music can make you happy because it spurs chemical system involved in pleasure, study finds

1/24/2017
Gene May Help Guide Black Patients' Opioid Addiction Treatment

Finding suggests they may need higher doses of methadone

1/17/2017
Steep Rise in Births to U.S. Women Using Opioids

Few treatment programs deal with substance abuse in expectant moms, federal report says

1/16/2017
Kids Born to Opioid-Addicted Moms Seem to Fare Poorly in School

By 7th grade, 4 out of 10 failed to meet standards in at least one academic area, study finds

1/12/2017
U.S. Report Cites the Good and Bad on Marijuana

Pot shown to help chronic pain, chemo-related nausea and muscle spasms in multiple sclerosis, but researchers cite risks, too

1/6/2017
Vomiting Disorder on Rise in Weed-Friendly Colorado

Doctors say problem may become more widespread as more states decriminalize possession of pot

1/4/2017
New Parkinson's Drug May Combat Movement Difficulties

Opicapone, added to standard treatment, appears safe and well-tolerated, researchers say

1/3/2017
Metformin Still Best as First Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

American College of Physicians updated diabetes guidelines, said second drug can be added

12/29/2016
Researchers Develop Potential Oral Treatment for Hemophilia

Currently, genetic bleeding disorder is treated with injections

12/29/2016
Many Misuse OTC Sleep Aids: Survey

Consumer Reports finds the non-prescription drugs are taken for periods far longer than their intended use

12/27/2016
Antipsychotic Drugs May Up Risk of Early Death in Alzheimer's Patients

Increased odds were nearly doubled if two antipsychotic medications were taken, study says

12/27/2016
Does Legalizing Pot Spur Kids to Try It?

In 2 states studied, teens downplayed harms after recreational pot legalized; use increased in 1 state

12/27/2016
Heart Failure Drug Shows Promise in First Human Trial

Cimaglermin appears to strengthen cells and improve heart function, researchers report