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FDA Rejects Morphine- And Oxycodone-Based Painkiller, Moxduo

By | Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:13

The FDA rejected approval on a new painkiller called Moxduo, fearing it might promote more drug abuse.

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The Hunger Hormone Could Be A Breakthrough Antidepressant

By | Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:00

In a new study, researchers have found that ghrelin, a hunger hormone, contains antidepressant properties that could lead to a new depression treatment.

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What Happens When You Mix Alcohol And Weed?

By | Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:23

Science explains some of the side effects that may occur when you mix alcohol and marijuana.

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New Migraine Drugs Could Prevent Painful Condition, Not Just Treat It

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:00

Two new drugs work by preventing migraines from occurring, rather than treating the condition. The results from the clinical trials have been successful so far.

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Current Painkillers Hurt The Heart, But Help Is On Its Way

By | Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:07

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are common painkillers for everything from arthritis to everyday pain, but they come with heart risks. Now, scientists are looking to alternative treatments.

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Could A Drug That Targets Fat Stop Colon Cancer In Its Tracks?

By | Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:40

Scientists have verified a connection between colorectal cancers and dietary fats by deleting a cellular structure in mice with colon cancer.

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New Ebola Virus Cure May Be On The Horizon

By | Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:20

A team of researchers discovered a small molecule that inhibits infection of filoviruses in human cells and has been effective when used as a drug in rodents and monkeys.

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Should Children Get Codeine For Injury Pain?

By | Mon, 04/21/2014 - 00:00

Emergency room doctors continue to prescribe codeine to children for injury pain and cough suppression, even as alternatives offer improved effectiveness without the risk.

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Researchers Find Counterfeit Contraceptives In South America

By | Fri, 04/18/2014 - 17:00

Georgia Tech researchers have found a batch of counterfeit and defective drugs in their survey of contraceptives in South America.

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'Natural' Energy Drink Banned After Causing One Too Many Erections [PHOTOS]

By | Fri, 04/18/2014 - 13:10

MosKa, the "natural" libido energy drink, has been banned after Australian testers found it contained high doses of an erectile dysfunction drug.

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Do You Live In The State Where The Most Marijuana Arrests Are Made? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:36

Marijuana still remains a criminal or civil offense in many states. Despite efforts to legalize it, opposition is still heavy.

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Your Dermatologist's Free Drug Samples Aren't Really Free

By | Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:20

Dermatologists with access to free samples are more likely to write prescriptions for higher price tag medicines when compared to their peers who do not receive free samples.

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Smoking Weed Screws Up Students' Brains, Even If It's Just Once A Week

By | Tue, 04/15/2014 - 17:00

Marijuana use, even casually, impairs the motivational and emotional centers of students' brains.

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Specialty Drugs Cost A Lot Of Money, So US Spending On Meds Is Soaring

By | Tue, 04/15/2014 - 13:20

A new report has revealed that 2013 saw a 3.2 percent increase in the amount Americans spent on medication, as compared to the previous year. The increasing figure is partly due to the high cost of specialty drugs.

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A New Era Of Grass Allergy Treatment: FDA Approves Grastek

By | Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:39

The FDA's approval of Merck's Grastek ushers in a new era of grass allergy immunotherapy, as it's the second medication to be approved for grass allergies this month.

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