Misc. Drugs News

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8/30/2016
Vitamin A Compound Might Aid in Colon Cancer Fight

Researchers studying connection between retinoic acid and inflammation in gut

8/30/2016
Non-addictive Painkiller Shows Promise in Animal Trials

But human studies have yet to be done

8/29/2016
3 Drugs Identified to Potentially Fight Zika Virus

But only one is already approved in the United States

8/25/2016
Synthetic Fentanyl Fueling Surge in Overdose Deaths: CDC

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

8/25/2016
Amphetamines Polluting Some Urban Streams: Study

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

8/23/2016
Patent Monopolies Driving High U.S. Drug Prices: Study

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

8/12/2016
ADHD Common Among College Students Who Misuse Stimulant Drugs

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

8/11/2016
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

8/3/2016
1 in 5 Opioid Users Also Might Be Abusing Seizure Drug: Study

Doctors should screen for presence of gabapentin, researchers advise

7/28/2016
FDA OKs New Injectable Type 2 Diabetes Medication

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

7/22/2016
Pain Raises Risk of Opioid Addiction

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

7/20/2016
Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Addiction-Fighting Drug

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

7/19/2016
Which Diabetes Drug Is Best?

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

7/14/2016
Synthetic Pot Overdoses on the Rise in U.S.

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

7/7/2016
New Drug Eases Huntington's Disease Symptoms: Study

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

6/9/2016
Teen Smoking Down, E-Cigarette Use Up

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

6/8/2016
Experimental Drug Acts Fast Against Chronic Migraine

Begins working within 3 to 7 days, study finds

6/6/2016
The Cost of Cancer Drugs

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

6/6/2016
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

6/3/2016
Cheaper Breast Cancer Drug Does Well in Clinical Trial

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

6/2/2016
Florida's Tougher Laws May Be Cutting Opioid Prescriptions

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

5/20/2016
Newer Drugs Helping Older People With Eye Disease

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

5/19/2016
Health Tip: Watch Medication Use During Pregnancy

Here's what medical experts recommend

5/16/2016
Parents Often Don't Get Rid of Leftover Prescription Opioids

Pills in the home offer teens easy access, expert notes

5/12/2016
Chronic Pain May Trigger Many Cases of Painkiller Addiction: Survey

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

5/9/2016
Cutting Brand-Name Drug Use Could Save U.S. $73 Billion: Study

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

5/3/2016
Got Unused Meds? Here's What to Do

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

4/28/2016
Coffee, Wine Good for Healthy Gut, Sodas May Be Bad

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

4/28/2016
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

4/22/2016
Painkiller Addiction Relapse More Likely for Some

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

4/22/2016
Heavy Pot Use in Teen Years Linked to Shortened Life

But Swedish study couldn't prove marijuana caused premature deaths

4/18/2016
Generic Hepatitis C Drugs as Effective as Pricey Brand Names: Study

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

4/12/2016
Doctors Often Overestimate Promise of Newly Approved Drugs

Many misinterpret FDA 'breakthrough' designation, survey finds

4/11/2016
Health Tip: Lower Your Risk of Drug Interactions

Discuss all meds with your doctor

4/6/2016
Opioid Painkiller May Be New Treatment for Heroin Addicts

Study finds hydromorphone an effective, widely available, licensed choice

4/6/2016
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

4/5/2016
Cost of Insulin Rises Threefold in Just a Decade: Study

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

3/31/2016
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

3/31/2016
Experimental Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis Shows Promise

Baricitinib helped patients who failed other treatments, researchers find

3/10/2016
Drug Duo May Rapidly Shrink Breast Tumors in Some Patients

Researchers say combo therapy worked well for about 1 in 4 women with HER2-positive breast cancer

3/9/2016
Brain Bleed Risk From Warfarin May Be Higher Than Thought

Study of veterans with irregular heartbeat found one-third suffered such incidents while on the drug

3/8/2016
Most Teens Who Abuse ADHD Meds Get Them From Others

Study finds 54 percent of kids surveyed use medications for non-medicinal purposes

3/4/2016
Safe Treatments Available for Expectant Moms' Skin Conditions

But dermatologist recommends using only the mildest effective ones

2/27/2016
Tips for Traveling to the U.S. With Medications

Unapproved foreign drugs can't be brought into the country without permission, FDA advises

2/22/2016
Estrogen for Vaginal Symptoms OK for Breast Cancer Survivors: Experts

New recommendation is aimed at women who are fighting or have survived a hormone-linked tumor

2/18/2016
Fatal Overdoses Rising From Sedatives Like Valium, Xanax

When combined with narcotics, these drugs can be lethal, researcher says

2/17/2016
For Stroke Patients, Temporary Easing of Symptoms Can Be Deceiving

Improvements just before ER care don't necessarily mean good long-term outcomes, study finds

2/16/2016
2/15/2016
Anemia Drugs May Not Boost Kidney Patients' Well-Being: Study

Review of 17 clinical trials finds no evidence that certain costly meds improve patients' quality of life

2/13/2016
Obsessed Athletes More Likely to Approve of Performance-Enhancing Drugs: Study

Not being able to disconnect from the sport they play a sign of trouble, researchers warn