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1 in 4 Medicare Patients Uses Blood Pressure Meds Incorrectly

1 in 6 Seniors Takes Dangerous Combos of Meds, Supplements: Study

60,000 U.S. Kids Treated for Accidental Medicine Poisoning a Year

A New Antibiotic to the Rescue?

Abuse of Prescription Painkillers, Stimulants Ups Sexual Risks for Teens

Acetaminophen Tops List of Accidental Infant Poisonings

Acetaminophen Won't Help Arthritis Pain, Study Finds

Addicts Using Diarrhea Drug Imodium to Get High

ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids

ADHD Meds May Pose Heart Risks for Some Kids

ADHD Meds May Raise Risk for Psychotic Side Effects in Some Kids: Study

All High-Risk Patients Should Get Blood Pressure Meds: Study

Amphetamines Polluting Some Urban Streams: Study

Anemia Drugs May Not Boost Kidney Patients' Well-Being: Study

Angioplasty May Not Boost Survival for Some Heart Disease Patients

Anti-Addiction Drug May Help Curb Painkiller, Heroin Dependence

Antibiotic Resistance Common in Kids' Urinary Tract Infections

Antidepressants Not Just for Depression Any More

Antifungal for Yeast Infections Tied to Miscarriage Risk

Antipsychotic Drugs Tied to Risk of Early Death in Parkinson's Patients

Antipsychotic Meds Pose Little Danger to Fetus, Study Finds

Antipsychotics Don't Ease Delirium in Hospitalized Patients

Arthritis Drug May Help With Type of Hair Loss

Asthma May Raise Risk for Abdominal Aneurysm

Beware Safety Risks Posed by 'Off-Label' Drug Use

Bifocals Might Trip You Up

Blood Thinner, Certain Diabetes Drugs Are a Bad Combo

Brain Bleed Risk From Warfarin May Be Higher Than Thought

Breast Cancer Drugs Battle Disease's Return

Breast Cancer Meds Won't Raise Chances of Heart Attack, Stroke, Study Suggests

Can Drugmakers Buy Doctors' Loyalty With Cheap Meals?

Cancer Drug Shows Early Promise for Parkinson's Disease

Cancer's Heavy Financial Burden

'Cash for Lower Cholesterol' Program Works With Doc-Patient Teams

CDC Issues Tough New Guidelines on Use of Prescription Painkillers

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

Certain Antibiotic Might Combat Children's Wheezing Episodes

Chronic Pain May Trigger Many Cases of Painkiller Addiction: Survey

Codeine Not Safe for Kids, Pediatricians Warn

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

Combo Drug for Childhood Asthma Appears Safe in Study

Common Heart Failure Drugs May Harm More Than Help

Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease in Study

Contacts May One Day Be Used to Deliver Glaucoma Medication

Contraception Safety Program for Acne Drug Failing in Canada

Cost of Insulin Rises Threefold in Just a Decade: Study

Could a Low-Risk Surgery Help Your Chronic Heartburn?

Countless Opioid Pills Unused by Dental-Surgery Patients

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

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Seems OK for Preschoolers: Study

DEA Puts Quota on Production of Opioid Painkillers

Dementia Drug May Lower Risk of Falls Among Parkinson's Patients

Desperate for Shut-Eye?

Diabetes Drug Improves Gut Bacteria, Study Finds

Diabetes Drug Victoza May Help the Heart: Study

Diabetes Meds Vary in Safety and Effectiveness, Study Shows

Did Painkiller Crackdown Cause Heroin Epidemic?

Do Angioplasty Patients Really Need Beta-Blocker Drugs?

Doctors' Group Urges Greater Use of Generic Drugs

Doctors Often Overestimate Promise of Newly Approved Drugs

Doctors Urged to Prescribe Lower Doses of Opioids, No Refills

Dosing Errors Common With Kids' Liquid Meds

Drug Duo May Rapidly Shrink Breast Tumors in Some Patients

Drug for Yeast Infections May Raise Miscarriage Risk, FDA Warns

Drug Helps Those With Tough-to-Treat Schizophrenia: Study

Drug Overdose Rates Soaring Among U.S. Youth

Drug Protects Lung Function in Kids With Sickle Cell: Study

Drug Seems to Extend Survival for Advanced Melanoma Patients

Drugs May Protect the Heart During Chemotherapy

Elderly With Advanced Colon Cancer Often Get Costly, Dubious Treatments: Study

Ex-NFL Star Helps Spread the Word on Risks Posed by Painkillers

Fake Xanax Cut With Potent Pain Med Can Be a Killer

Fatal Overdoses Rising From Sedatives Like Valium, Xanax

FDA Approves Implant to Battle Opioid Addiction

FDA Approves New Biological Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Bladder Cancer

FDA OKs 1st Drug to Treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

FDA OKs New Injectable Type 2 Diabetes Medication

FDA OKs Non-Prescription Use of Acne Drug

FDA Orders Warning Labels on Prescription Narcotic Painkillers

FDA Wants Generic Narcotic Painkillers to Be Abuse-Deterrent

FDA: 2 Diabetes Drugs May Be Linked to Heart Failure Risk

FDA: Opioids Plus Sedatives Pose Fatal OD Risk

FDA's Cancer-Drug Reviewers Often Join Industry Later: Study

'Female Libido' Pill May Not Be Worth It: Researchers

Fewer Injured Workers Getting Opioid Prescriptions in Some States

Florida 'Pill Mill' Crackdown May Have Curbed Painkiller ODs

Florida's Tougher Laws May Be Cutting Opioid Prescriptions

For Better Heart Care, Get a Pharmacist on Your Team

Fridge-Sized Machine Makes Prescription Drugs 'On Demand'

Generic Biologic Drugs Seem as Effective as Originals

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

Got Unused Meds? Here's What to Do

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

Heart Disease Doesn't Take a Holiday

Heart Valve Patients Who Manage Their Own Blood Thinners May Do Better

Heartburn Meds Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease

Hepatitis C Therapy May Reduce Need for Liver Transplants

HIV Prevention Pill May Not Need to Be Taken Daily

Hormone-Like Drug Doesn't Help Women With Alzheimer's: Study

How Older People Can Head Off Dangerous Drug Interactions

Immune-Based Drug May Ease Chronic Eye Condition

Implant Proves Effective at Combating Opioid Dependence

Impotence Drugs Won't Raise Melanoma Risk, Study Suggests

In Rare Cases, Hepatitis C Drug Tied to Slowed Heart Rate: Study

Inhaled Version of Parkinson's Drug May Help Keep Symptoms at Bay

Irregular Heart Rhythm Patients May Not Always Need Blood Thinners: Study

Is Daily Blood Thinner Needed for Irregular Heartbeat?

Jimmy Carter's Recovery Highlights Power of New Cancer Treatments

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

Kids Who Take ADHD Meds More Likely to Be Bullied, Study Finds

Lack of Pharmacy Access May Send Some Seniors Back to Hospital

Leading Doctors' Group Wants to Ban Prescription Drug Ads

Lithium Beats Newer Meds for Bipolar Disorder, Study Finds

Longer Use of Certain Drugs Cuts Recurrence for Breast Cancer Survivors

Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives: Study

Majority of Americans Wants Medicare to Cover Obesity Treatments

Many Patients With Acne Take Antibiotics Too Long: Study

Many Take Opioids Months After Hip, Knee Replacements

Many With Irregular Heartbeat Missing Out on Stroke-Preventing Treatments

Media Often Overplays Cancer Drug Research, Study Finds

Medical Marijuana Not a Lure for Kids: Study

Medical Marijuana's Pain Relief May Work Better for Men

Medicare Spends Billions on Chronic Kidney Disease, Study Finds

Medicines Last as Long in Space as Here on Earth: Study

Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD

Melanoma Drug Boosting Survival for Many, Study Shows

Metformin May Not Help Obese Teens With Type 1 Diabetes

More Americans Can Afford Medications Under Obamacare: Study

More Evidence Tamoxifen, Other Meds Help Limit Breast Cancer's Spread

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

Most on Opioid Painkillers OK With Getting Overdose Antidote: Survey

MS Drug Tied to Higher Risk for Potentially Deadly Brain Virus

Narcotic Painkiller Use in Adolescence May Raise Risk of Adult Addiction

Nearly Half of Americans With High Blood Pressure Not Controlling It: CDC

Negative News on Statins Tied to Dropped Prescriptions

New Biologic Drug Tackles Hard-to-Control Asthma

New Blood Pressure Guidelines a Danger to Patients: Study

New Clues to Easing Side Effects From Parkinson's Drug

New Drug for Severe Form of Arthritis Shows Promise in Trial

New IBS Drug Eases Stomach Pain and Diarrhea for Some: Study

New Kidney Transplant Drug Cuts Risk of Earlier Death: Study

New Psoriasis Drug Works Longer Term, Too

Newer Blood Pressure Drugs as Good as Older Ones: Study

Newer Drugs Helping Older People With Eye Disease

No Link Between Anti-Smoking Drugs, Mental Health Issues: Study

No Link Between 'the Pill' and Birth Defects: Study

Non-addictive Painkiller Shows Promise in Animal Trials

Obama Administration Steps Up Efforts to Beat Painkiller, Heroin Epidemic

Older Drug May Help Type 1 Diabetics' Heart Health

One-a-Day Anti-Seizure Drug Shows Promise for People With Epilepsy

Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Addiction-Fighting Drug

Opioid Update: Painkiller Misuse in U.S. Doubled in Decade

Pain, Epilepsy Drug Lyrica May Increase Birth Defects Risk, Study Suggests

Painkiller Addiction Relapse More Likely for Some

Painkillers Don't Ease Disability Due to Nerve Damage: Study

Parents Often Don't Get Rid of Leftover Prescription Opioids

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

Pediatricians Vary Widely in Diagnosing ADHD, Depression

Personalized 'Pills' From a 3D Printer?

Pharmacists Can Manage Some Chronic Conditions Effectively, Study Suggests

Poll: Americans Want Bold Action to Keep Health Care Costs Down

Powerful MS Drug Used Early May Reverse Some Disability

Prenatal Use of HIV Drug May Slow Child's Development Slightly

Prescription Drug Use on the Rise in U.S.

Preventive HIV Treatment Shown Effective at Health Clinics

Pricey Hepatitis C Drugs Denied to Almost Half of Medicaid Patients: Study

Prince Died From Potent Prescription Painkiller: Autopsy

Programs to Spot Painkiller Abuse Work, But Are Underused

Research Gives Clues to Why Some Benefit More From Drug for Bipolar Disorder

Resistance to HIV Drug Growing, Study Finds

Retail Prices of Dermatology Drugs Skyrocket

Safe to Take Antidepressants With Tamoxifen: Study

Saturday, Oct. 22 Is Drug Take Back Day

Sharapova Not the First to Use Performance-Enhancing Drug

Shortages of Lifesaving Drugs Linger in U.S.

Sickle Cell Drug Doesn't Relieve Pain Crises: Study

Side Effects Cause Some to Stop Taking Blood Thinner Brilinta

Skipping Meds Greatly Ups Heart Patients' Risk of Stroke: Study

Some Increased Bleeding Risk Seen With Blood Thinner Xarelto Vs. Pradaxa

Statins Often Interact With Other Heart Drugs

Steep Rise in Price of Older Cancer Drugs

Steroid May Be Safe, Effective Gout Treatment, Study Finds

Stroke Patients Often Can't Name Doctor, Grasp Treatment Plan: Study

Study Finds No Heart Risk From SSRI Antidepressants

Study Questions Use of Antidepressants for Children, Teens

Study Sees Possible Link Between Antibiotics and Delirium in Patients

Take Precautions to Prevent Child Poisonings

Talk Therapy, Antidepressants Offer Similar Results for Major Depression

Tamoxifen OK for Breast Cancer Patients Without Uterine Abnormalities: Study

Targeted Drug-Delivery System May Treat Pregnancy Complications

Text Messages May Prompt People to Take Their Meds

The High Price of Untreated Insomnia

Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Maybe Not, Researchers Say

Tighter Opioid Laws in U.S. Haven't Eased Misuse

Tips for Traveling to the U.S. With Medications

Too Few Americans Are Taking Needed Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: CDC

Too Few Psychiatric Patients Screened for Diabetes: Study

Too Many People Still Take Unneeded Antibiotics: Study

Two Drugs Equal in Preventing Early Breast Cancer's Return: Study

U.S. Pays Highest Prices for Cancer Meds: Study

Updated Heart Failure Treatment Guidelines Issued

Warfarin Can Be Safe, Effective for People With Irregular Heartbeat

Which Diabetes Drug Is Best?

Why More Painkiller Addicts Are Using Heroin, Too

Widely Used Antibiotics May Raise Heart Risks, Review Finds

Widely Used Heart Drug Tied to Dementia Risk

Women Less Likely to Get Blood Thinner for Irregular Heartbeat

Zurampic Approved for Gout