Misc. Drugs News

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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

12/20/2016
Drug Overdose Deaths Climb Dramatically in U.S.

Prescription painkillers and heroin lead the increase, latest government data shows

12/14/2016
Prices Skyrocket on Drugs Widely Used by Seniors: Report

Cost of brand-name meds for chronic conditions rose nearly 130 times faster than inflation rate

12/13/2016
Drug Use by U.S. Teens Drops to All-Time Low

Use of tobacco and alcohol down significantly, too, federal report finds

12/12/2016
Most Teen Smokers Also Turn to Alcohol, Drugs, Study Finds

Use of multiple substances seems to be more common than thought

12/12/2016
12/8/2016
Rising Price of Opioid OD Antidote Could Cost Lives: Study

Investigators identify strategies for ensuring the drug's availability

12/8/2016
New Drug Combo Shows Promise Curbing Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer

New regimen helped women with metastatic, hormone-receptor positive disease in study

12/6/2016
Baby Boomers Going to Pot

Americans 65-plus more than doubled their use of marijuana over 8 years, study finds

12/5/2016
U.S. Doctors Still Over-Prescribing Drugs: Survey

More than 1 in 4 say antibiotics are given when the drugs will likely do no good

12/1/2016
Doctors Seeing More HIV Patients With Multidrug Resistance

People resistant to older medication also have problems with newer drug, study finds

11/30/2016
Use of Needle Exchange Programs Up Dramatically in 10 Years: CDC

Yet, many drug users still share needles sometimes, report finds

11/22/2016
11/17/2016
Drug Stelara May Ease Crohn's Disease

Medication is potentially helpful for those who didn't find relief from other treatments, researchers say

11/16/2016
New Drug May Brighten Outlook for Advanced Breast Cancer

Palbociclib slows disease progression, study finds

11/16/2016
Can Time-Release Capsules Replace Daily Pills?

Animal test shows medicine safely released over two-week period

11/15/2016
Prices of Generic Heart Failure Drugs Vary Widely

Patients can spend from $12 to $400 a month to fill common prescriptions, study reveals

11/14/2016
Celebrex May Not Pose Bigger Heart Risk Than Similar Drugs: Study

Researchers found more complications, such as bleeding, for the pain relievers ibuprofen and naproxen

11/14/2016
Device Plus 'Aggressive' Drug Strategy May Curb Severe Heart Failure

Small study suggests real improvement for some patients, but more follow-up research is needed

11/1/2016
Psychiatric Drugs May Reduce Ex-Prisoners' Violent Crime Rate

Medications used to treat addiction cut risk in half, study says

10/29/2016
Alcohol, Drugs a Poor Halloween Mix

When you're under the influence, carving pumpkins and other holiday fun can lead to injury, doctor warns

10/25/2016
Medical Marijuana Not a Lure for Kids: Study

Found no change in pot use among children, but that wasn't the case for people older than 25

10/24/2016
Take Meds as Directed to Boost Survival After Heart Procedures

Study finds close adherence to instructions may be especially important after angioplasty

10/21/2016
Saturday, Oct. 22 Is Drug Take Back Day

DEA-sponsored event offers sites to safely dispose of unused meds

10/6/2016
Drug Trio Shows Major Promise Against Myeloma

43 percent of study patients with the blood cancer had a complete response, researchers report

10/3/2016
Health Tip: Using Meds for Kids

Make sure you know possible side effects

9/21/2016
Experimental Immune Cell Rx Shows Promise for Leukemia

In preliminary trial, 4 out of 9 people with acute myeloid leukemia had complete remission

9/21/2016
Opioid Epidemic Costs U.S. $78.5 Billion Annually: CDC

Economic burden includes health care, lost productivity and treatment programs

9/20/2016
More Must Be Done to Fight 'Superbugs': U.S. Gov't Report

Infectious disease experts say multipronged approach is needed

9/19/2016
CDC: Too Many Antibiotics Still Being Prescribed in U.S.

United Nations to discuss duel problems -- overuse and lack of access

9/16/2016
Kids With Bipolar Disorder More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol: Study

And those who also have conduct disorder seem to face an even greater risk