By Susan Scutti | Mon, 03/10/2014 - 11:49
Pfizer announced a nationwide recall of three lots of its antidepressant Effexor XR and a generic version of the drug (Venlafaxine HCl) after a pharmacist discovered one capsule of Tikosyn, an antiarrhythmic medication, in a bottle.
By John Ericson | Sun, 03/09/2014 - 18:14
Prescription of sedatives like Xanax, Valium, and Ativan has increased by more than 10 percent every year since 2002, a new study finds.
By Susan Scutti | Fri, 03/07/2014 - 16:41
Novartis' Jakavi showed promise in patients with a type of incurable blood cancer; analysts say it has the potential to become a blockbuster drug with sales of more than $1 billion.
By Anthony Rivas | Wed, 03/05/2014 - 10:00
Meet sushi guy. His street sushi is just as good as the real thing, right? Now, replace sushi with medical marijuana. The new ad from MarijuanaDoctors.com aims to connect patients with prescriptioin marijuana.
By Anthony Rivas | Mon, 03/03/2014 - 16:37
Following an outbreak of polio in Syria, the World Health Organization has begun widespread vaccinations throughout surrounding countries in hopes of preventing it from spreading further.
By Matthew Mientka | Sun, 03/02/2014 - 16:55
Although scientists have investigated cancer vaccines for the past several decades, progress is slow in developing such treatments for lung cancer among others.
By Anthony Rivas | Wed, 02/26/2014 - 19:00
Drug overdose death rates more than tripled over the past 20 years, yet that didn't stop the FDA from approving a high-dose opioid painkiller. Now, health groups are fighting back.
By Chris Weller | Wed, 02/26/2014 - 14:40
Rather than sit in a cold doctor's office, through gritted teeth, getting your annual flu shot could be as easy as a self-administered patch.
By Chris Weller | Tue, 02/25/2014 - 12:49
The Food and Drug Administration Thursday approved the drug Myalept for people with lipodystrophy, a rare disease involving major fat tissue loss.