Over-The-Counter Drugs Health News

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Article Title
1/26/2006
Health Tip: Don't Play Doctor With Over-the-Counter Drugs

This is especially dangerous when treating your children

9/1/2005
Vitamin D and Painkiller Slow Prostate Cancer

Lab tests show combination stopped malignant cells in their tracks

4/28/2005
New Sleeping Pill Promises Long-Term Results

But one expert cautions that sleeping pills won't cure insomnia

4/14/2005
Ibuprofen May Protect Against Parkinson's

Regular use of the painkiller linked to lowered risk, study finds

3/21/2005
Consumer Confusion Persists on Painkillers' Safety

Some patients quit cox-2 therapy; others have cut back as questions remain

2/25/2005
Almost One In Three Seniors Given Inappropriate Meds

Physician education and computer alerts could help reduce the problem, say experts

2/24/2005
Ibuprofen Controversy Continues After Pain Drug Hearings

Group says some children suffer rare, deadly syndrome after taking it

1/14/2005
FDA Panel Nixes Over-The-Counter Sale of Cholesterol Drug

Advisers cite need for medical supervision when taking statins

12/27/2004
New Migraine Guidelines for Children Released

Ibuprofen, acetaminophen safe for treating pain in kids, teens

12/17/2004
Over-the-Counter Treatments Effective Against Acne

They work as well as antibiotics and cost less, study finds

10/26/2004
Over-the-Counter Drugs Cut Cost of Colds

Study finds they reduce unnecessary doctor visits, lost days of work

10/8/2004
High Blood Pressure Hurts Sex Life

Experts say medications not always at fault

10/1/2004
Antibiotics Sold Without Prescriptions

Practice, common in Hispanic enclaves, may increase antibiotic resistance, study says

6/10/2004
Kids Overdoing Pain Relievers for Headache Relief

Survey finds one in five take too many medications; parents often unaware

6/8/2004
Strong Medicine for Stubborn Headaches

Prescription drugs can trump over-the-counter medicines in severe cases

5/20/2004
Doubts Surface About Over-the-Counter Statins

British decision to let drug be sold without a prescription called "unfortunate"

2/25/2004
FDA Moves to Cut Down on Medication Errors

Agency calls for bar codes on most drugs, biological products in hospitals

2/24/2004
Women Use More Meds Than Thought

And many don't tell doctors about all the drugs and herbs in their medicine closet

1/26/2004
Heartburn Sufferers Follow Label Directions

They use over-the-counter medication properly, study finds

12/26/2003
Seniors Should Steer Clear of These Meds

Experts update criteria for drugs the elderly should avoid

12/19/2003
Keep Track of Your Meds During the Holidays

Experts offer advice on how to stay safe despite the hustle and bustle

10/20/2003
Use Medicines Wisely

National Pharmacy Week includes medication safety tips

9/24/2003
Once Cured, Bleeding Ulcers May Need No More Drugs

Study finds those who took nothing did as well as those who did

8/30/2003
What Makes the Medicine Go Down

Expert advice on getting children to take their medications

7/22/2003
Easing the Pain of Exercise

NSAID cream reduces stiffness, avoids stomach problems

5/29/2003
New Ways to Treat Allergies

Expert panel recommends non-impairing antihistamines for symptoms

4/11/2003
Online Pharmacy Services Rapped

Few websites offer information and warnings, study finds

3/28/2003
Over-the-Counter Doesn't Mean Harmless

Misuse of common drugs can cause serious health problems

3/15/2003
An Rx for Traveling With Medicines

Tips on safe use when you take a holiday

12/28/2002
Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen and Kids

Experts say each has pros and cons when it comes to sick children

11/7/2002
The Pitfalls of Over-the-Counter Painkillers

Campaign alerts consumers to dangers of widely used drugs

9/18/2002
Pay Attention to Drug Directions

Even OTC meds can be misused

9/1/2002
Medications Are Not Kids' Play

Safety tips for children's over-the-counter medicines

11/7/2001
What's Good for the Joints May Also Prevent Alzheimer's

Arthritis drugs may keep brain plaques from forming, says a new study

10/19/2001
School Daze

Over-the-counter drugs for allergies make kids sleepy in school

7/22/2001
Americans Take Health Care Into Their Own Hands

But some experts worry that serious medical problems will be missed

7/17/2001
Over-the-counter Pain Pills Won't Hurt Kidneys

But study was limited to moderate users, say critics