Will New Hepatitis C Guidelines From WHO Help Make Sovaldi More Affordable?

By | Wed, 04/09/2014 - 13:56

Gilead Science’s Sovaldi, a once-a-day hepatitis C drug, ushers in a new era for treatment yet many, including the World Health Organization, which has issued new guidelines for treatment of the disease, believe it is unaffordable.


Researchers Delve Deeper Into HPV-Related Head-And-Neck Cancers

By | Tue, 04/08/2014 - 16:00

A new study has identified four proteins that play a crucial role in drug-resistant HPV-negative head-and-neck squamous cell cancers, bringing hope to researchers seeking better drug targets.


FDA To Expedite Review On 'Breakthrough' Menengitis B Vaccine

By | Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:39

Novartis said that its meningitis B vaccine, Bexsero, received "breakthrough therapy" status from the FDA, which already permitted its use in the past few months at Princeton and UC Santa Barbara following meningitis B outbreaks.


'Breakthrough' Breast Cancer Drug Makes Tumors Grow Slower Than Ever

By | Sun, 04/06/2014 - 18:11

Breast cancer patients who took Pfizer's new drug palbociclib went twice as long before their disease worsened compared to patients who didn't take the drug.


Pot Cookies Lead To Teen’s Death In Colorado

By | Thu, 04/03/2014 - 17:43

Exchange student Levy Thamba died after jumping off a fourth story balcony in a Colorado hotel while under the effect of marijuana cookies. His death may be the first attributed to marijuana intoxication since the drug was legalized in the state earlier this year.


FDA Approves First Ever Auto-Injector For Opioid Overdose

By | Thu, 04/03/2014 - 14:21

Evzio, the first-ever hand-held device that rapidly injects a dose of naloxone hydrochloride, was approved Thursday by the FDA to treat opioid overdose.


Under-The-Tongue Pill For Hay Fever Means No More Shots

By | Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:12

Stallergenes received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its under-the-tongue pill, Oralair, to treat allergic rhinitis, otherwise known as hay fever.


Aspirin Doesn’t Prevent Pregnancy Loss, But Could It Improve Fertility?

By | Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:03

Despite previous studies that have pointed to aspirin's potential effects on preventing pregnancy loss, the NIH has released a study countering that belief.

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Cheap Drug, Metoprolol, Cuts Fatal Heart Attack Risk By 60%

By | Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:43

Heart attack patients on their way to the hospital were less likely to experience deteriorated heart function if they received a cheap drug known as metoprolol.

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This Ancient Egyptian Medicine Reduces Heart Inflammation

By | Mon, 03/31/2014 - 09:50

Scientists conducted a study to measure the efficacy of an ancient Egyptian drug on treating heart inflammation.


Lethal Injection May Be On Trial In Oklahoma

By | Thu, 03/27/2014 - 16:12

A judge in Oklahoma ruled on Wednesday that the state’s execution law is unconstitutional in that it violates due process rights of prisoners wanting to learn about the drugs to be used in their death.

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Pot-Smoking Students Get Better Grades Than Cigarette Smokers

By | Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:21

Students who only smoke marijuana tend to fare better in school than those who engage in the co-use of tobacco and cannabis since, in recent years, marijuana is less stigmatized in social environments, a study finds.


Hepatitis C's $84,000 Treatment Prompts Concern In Lawmakers

By | Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:30

Although Gilead Science's $84,000 treatment for Hepatitis C, called Sovaldi, is a breakthrough, it's also too expensive for insurance companies, subsequently prompting concern among lawmakers who believe people will find difficulty getting treatment.


Your Recurring Urinary Tract Infection May Soon Be History

By | Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:00

Scientists from University of Utah are investigating how chitosan, given in conjunction with antibiotics, may assist the bladder in ridding itself of bacteria that cause repeat urinary tract infections.

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'Faces Of Drug Arrests' Project Shows Unsightly Physical Effects Of Addiction [PHOTOS & VIDEO]

By | Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:31

“More Than Meth, Faces of Drug Arrests” is a useful infographic depicting the disturbing effects of long-term drug use.