Misc. Drugs News

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Saturday, Oct. 22 Is Drug Take Back Day

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

Drug Trio Shows Major Promise Against Myeloma

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

Health Tip: Using Meds for Kids

Make sure you know possible side effects

Experimental Immune Cell Rx Shows Promise for Leukemia

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

Opioid Epidemic Costs U.S. $78.5 Billion Annually: CDC

Economic burden includes health care, lost productivity and treatment programs

More Must Be Done to Fight 'Superbugs': U.S. Gov't Report

Infectious disease experts say multipronged approach is needed

CDC: Too Many Antibiotics Still Being Prescribed in U.S.

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

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

Do States With Medical Marijuana Have Less Opioid Abuse?

Study of fatal car crashes finds fewer linked to opioids where medical pot is legal, but some experts are critical of the research

Gel Antibiotic: An Easier Ear Infection Treatment Someday?

One-time application was highly effective in animal trials, but more study needed, researchers say

New Biologic Drug Tackles Hard-to-Control Asthma

Benralizumab significantly cuts respiratory attacks, two trials show

Vitamin A Compound Might Aid in Colon Cancer Fight

Researchers studying connection between retinoic acid and inflammation in gut

Non-addictive Painkiller Shows Promise in Animal Trials

But human studies have yet to be done

3 Drugs Identified to Potentially Fight Zika Virus

But only one is already approved in the United States

Synthetic Fentanyl Fueling Surge in Overdose Deaths: CDC

U.S. Surgeon General urges doctors to join the fight against opioid addiction epidemic

Amphetamines Polluting Some Urban Streams: Study

Concentration of drugs may be high enough to cause ecological changes, researchers say

Patent Monopolies Driving High U.S. Drug Prices: Study

Letting Medicare and Medicaid negotiate pricing would likely help bring costs down, researchers say

ADHD Common Among College Students Who Misuse Stimulant Drugs

Study says they're also more apt to have other psychiatric issues

Keep Illicit Drugs, Booze Out of the Home to Lower Teens' Addiction Risk: Study

Early exposure ups likelihood of substance abuse when they reach their 20s, researcher says

1 in 5 Opioid Users Also Might Be Abusing Seizure Drug: Study

Doctors should screen for presence of gabapentin, researchers advise

FDA OKs New Injectable Type 2 Diabetes Medication

Drug lowers blood sugar levels, and doesn't boost risk of heart problems, agency says

Pain Raises Risk of Opioid Addiction

Men and younger people had higher odds of painkiller abuse, study found

Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Addiction-Fighting Drug

Painkillers are easier to prescribe than the drug that battles dependence on them, addiction specialist says

Which Diabetes Drug Is Best?

Study calls it a draw, with a slight edge for metformin

Synthetic Pot Overdoses on the Rise in U.S.

K2-type drugs far more potent than marijuana, experts warn

New Drug Eases Huntington's Disease Symptoms: Study

Experimental med seems to have fewer side effects than current treatment, researcher says

Teen Smoking Down, E-Cigarette Use Up

CDC survey finds adolescents hear some health messages, but not all

Experimental Drug Acts Fast Against Chronic Migraine

Begins working within 3 to 7 days, study finds

The Cost of Cancer Drugs

The monthly cost of cancer drugs is highest in the United States, new study finds.

Immune-Based Drug May Help Some With Advanced Bladder Cancer

About a quarter of older patients deemed too frail for chemo responded to Tecentriq, study found

Cheaper Breast Cancer Drug Does Well in Clinical Trial

It has similar effectiveness, safety compared to Herceptin for HER2-positive disease

Florida's Tougher Laws May Be Cutting Opioid Prescriptions

But more measures needed to combat addiction to these pain medications, expert says

Newer Drugs Helping Older People With Eye Disease

Treatments keeping those with macular degeneration reading and driving longer, study finds

Health Tip: Watch Medication Use During Pregnancy

Here's what medical experts recommend

Parents Often Don't Get Rid of Leftover Prescription Opioids

Pills in the home offer teens easy access, expert notes

Chronic Pain May Trigger Many Cases of Painkiller Addiction: Survey

Drug counselors should consider whether people are self-medicating, researchers say

Cutting Brand-Name Drug Use Could Save U.S. $73 Billion: Study

The nation spends more on medications than any other country, researchers say

Got Unused Meds? Here's What to Do

Check for local take-back events, or contact the DEA for collection locations

Coffee, Wine Good for Healthy Gut, Sodas May Be Bad

Study examines how food and medications affect makeup of bacteria in people's tummies

Got Unwanted Pills? Drug Take-Back Day Is April 30

National effort coordinates drop-off sites to keep prescriptions out of the hands of abusers

Painkiller Addiction Relapse More Likely for Some

Later age when first taking drugs, injecting drugs, using tranquilizers all implicated, study says

Heavy Pot Use in Teen Years Linked to Shortened Life

But Swedish study couldn't prove marijuana caused premature deaths

Generic Hepatitis C Drugs as Effective as Pricey Brand Names: Study

Inexpensive antivirals could be a game-changer in many countries, researchers say

Doctors Often Overestimate Promise of Newly Approved Drugs

Many misinterpret FDA 'breakthrough' designation, survey finds

Health Tip: Lower Your Risk of Drug Interactions

Discuss all meds with your doctor

Opioid Painkiller May Be New Treatment for Heroin Addicts

Study finds hydromorphone an effective, widely available, licensed choice

Pot Use During Pregnancy Tied to Low Birth Weight Babies

Study also finds raised risk of newborns needing intensive care, but it doesn't prove cause-and-effect

Cost of Insulin Rises Threefold in Just a Decade: Study

Since 2010, per-person costs topped spending on all other diabetes drugs combined

Fridge-Sized Machine Makes Prescription Drugs 'On Demand'

Technological advance produced thousands of doses a day; could be used on battlefields, during epidemics, scientists say

Experimental Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis Shows Promise

Baricitinib helped patients who failed other treatments, researchers find