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Patients Taking Statins Might Want To Stick With Generic Brands

By | Mon, 09/15/2014 - 17:28

Though both brand name and generic statins are equally effective in the way they work, a new study finds that people who take generics may end up living longer.

Children And Teen Access To Anti-Addiction Drugs Are Just As Dangerous

Medication 50 Times Stronger Than Morphine Dangerously Within Reach For Kids

By | Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:33

Prescription drug abuse falls into children's and teens' hands even when the drugs are anti-addiction medications.

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Gilead To Raise Price For New Hepatitis C Drug Above $84,000

By | Sat, 09/13/2014 - 14:26

Despite criticism regarding the exorbitant cost of hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, drugmaker Gilead said that its next generation version of the drug will be even more expensive.

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Vaginas May Save The World From A Post-Antibiotic Future

By | Fri, 09/12/2014 - 17:05

Researchers have located bacteria that kill only harmful pathogens, which they hope can be developed into an antibiotic alternative.

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Opioid Scripts On The Rise, Mostly Oxycodone And Morphine

By | Fri, 09/12/2014 - 14:00

High-dose opioid prescribing increased by 23 percent between 2006 and 2011 in Canada, second highest opioid user in the world.

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Among The Great Finds On eBay: Prescription Drugs

By | Fri, 09/12/2014 - 13:58

Pharmaceutical drugs are being sold illegally on eBay, according to a Tennessee IT manager. However, the online company’s response has been inadequate.

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Why Pharmacists Are Hesitant To Sell Plan B To Men

By | Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:34

A Columbia study observed that one in five men will likely be unable to purchase Plan B emergency contraception from pharmacies, but the reason may be to protect the absent female.

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Can Tripping On 'Shrooms Really Help You Quit Smoking? Study Says Yes

By | Thu, 09/11/2014 - 17:40

Although rumors of magic mushrooms' ability to help cut nicotine craving have circulated for years, this study set the record straight once and for all, and it seems the rumors are correct.

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The Types Of People More Prone To Drug Addiction

By | Thu, 09/11/2014 - 15:45

People who have drug addict parents, individuals with higher IQs, and white people are all more likely to be drug addicts.

Weight Loss Pills Released Onto The Market In Two Years

Does The US Obesity Epidemic Need Another Weight Loss Pill?

By | Thu, 09/11/2014 - 11:43

Three weight loss pills have been released into the market within two years, but we want to see if they actually help with the obesity epidemic.

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When Pilots Die In Plane Crashes, It's Usually Because Of Drugs

By | Wed, 09/10/2014 - 14:35

The use of medication with impairment potentials, such as antihistamines, among pilots who were involved in a fatal aircraft accident has nearly doubled in the past 20 years.

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The Link Between Marijuana And Psychosis [VIDEO]

By | Wed, 09/10/2014 - 11:01

In teens with a disposition to psychosis, marijuana can trigger or even worsen symptoms.

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5 Prescription Drugs That Can Cause Erectile Dysfunction

By | Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:00

Men may not want to hear this, but some of the most common medications for the most common diseases may affect their sexual health. These are five of them.

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Xanax And Other Meds Increase Your Risk Of Alzheimer's

By | Tue, 09/09/2014 - 18:30

The risk of Alzheimer’s disease grew by a startling 43 to 51 percent among elderly patients who had used benzodiazepines in the past.

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Surprise? Nursing Homes Give Patients With Dementia Expensive Pills They Don’t Need

By | Mon, 09/08/2014 - 16:00

A new study finds most nursing home residents with advanced dementia receive medications with questionable benefit — at substantial cost.

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