FDA Approves New Hemophilia A Drug, Obizur

By | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 15:08

The Food and Drug Administration Thursday approved Obizur for the treatment of adults with acquired hemophilia A.


The Link Between Inflammation And Depression

By | Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:10

Inflammation may not be considered a common cause of depression, but it's on its way to being the most prevalent. Here's what science knows so far.


Cigarettes May Be Making It Harder For Rehab Patients To Recover

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:00

A study suggests that smoking habits have a significant influence on an individual's ability to regain cognitive function when recovering from alcohol abuse.

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Prison Inmates May Benefit From Pricey Hep C Drug Sovaldi

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:55

Treating hepatitis C-infected prison inmates with Sovaldi, which costs more than $84,000 for 12 weeks of treatment, is cost-effective compared with other FDA-approved treatments.

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Flu Drug Aimed At Ebola May Treat Norovirus, Too

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:26

An experimental Japanese flu drug that has hit the headlines because of its potential to fight Ebola may also work against norovirus.


Your Parkinson's Is Gone, But Now You Can't Stop Gambling

By | Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:00

Dopamine receptor agonist drugs are linked to impulse control disorders, including gambling, hypersexuality, and compulsive shopping.

Children's Medication

Every 8 Minutes A Parent Messes Up Their Kids' Meds

By | Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:36

Over 60,000 children experience an out-of-hospital medication error every year as a result of being given their medication twice, incorrect dosage, or receiving the wrong medication.

Brain On MDMA

This Is What MDMA Does To Your Brain [VIDEO]

By | Sat, 10/18/2014 - 11:39

MDMA is the drug of choice on college campuses because it gives a huge high and inhibits sleep. But that's not all it does.

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Two New Pill-Only Regimens For Hepatitis C Promise Almost Zero Side Effects

By | Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:09

Interferon- and ribavirin-based treatments with their unpleasant side effects might soon become a thing of the past with two new pill-only regimens showing good prognosis for chronic HCV infection.

Mystery Supplement Found Untested In Sold Workout Products

These 12 Diet Supplements Could Contain An Untested, Harmful Stimulant

By | Sun, 10/12/2014 - 10:35

Twelve workout and weight loss supplements contain an untested and possibly dangerous stimulant.


Breast Cancer Drugs May Work Best At Night

By | Fri, 10/10/2014 - 17:19

The way our bodies function during the day could interfere with some cancer medicines, including lapatinib.


Stocks Of Antibiotics Are Dwindling, And Companies Can't Afford More

By | Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:44

The rate of companies withdrawing from new antibiotic development is double the rate of those entering the industry and a recent study has uncovered why.


After 40 Years Of Neglect, LSD Sees New Psychiatric Research

By | Fri, 10/10/2014 - 13:38

Researchers in Europe, once again studying the effects of LSD, suggest the drug may have potential use in the treatment of a variety of psychological disorders.

Antibiotic Stewardship Programs

Audit And Feedback A Must For Sustaining Antibiotic Stewardship Programs

By | Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:52

A study found that the initial benefits of a stewardship program aimed at reducing pediatric antibiotic overprescription were lost after audits and feedback to clinicians stopped.


5 Common Meds That May Be Interfering With Your Sex Life

By | Wed, 10/08/2014 - 07:30

Many prescription drugs can interfere with your sex life. Here is a list of some of the top culprits.