By Chris Weller | Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:28
Mothers who use Tylenol, or a related acetaminophen drug, during pregnancy risk causing ADHD development. But what else is a feverish mom to do?
By Anthony Rivas | Mon, 02/24/2014 - 17:48
Pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced on Monday that its pneumonia vaccine, which is used on kids, was also proven to work on older adults over 65 years old, in what was possibly the largest drug trial to date.
By Susan Scutti | Mon, 02/24/2014 - 11:45
New research reveals that use of opiates, including prescription painkillers, alters the activity of a specific protein known as RGS9-2, which in turn impacts and changes the normal functioning of the brain's reward center.
By Matthew Mientka | Sun, 02/23/2014 - 16:09
As America fights a prescription drug abuse epidemic, the Drug Enforcement Administration in Atlanta is testing a new text-message reporting system for illegal sales and use.
By Susan Scutti | Fri, 02/21/2014 - 16:12
Narcotics and hypodermic needles were discovered beside the dead bodies of two American security officers aboard the famous "Captain Phillips" container ship, Maersk Alabama, docked in the Seychelles.
By Lecia Bushak | Fri, 02/21/2014 - 15:55
Read about the science behind anesthesia, the slumber-inducing drug that makes people behave strangely after they wake up.
By John Ericson | Thu, 02/20/2014 - 17:57
Alcoholics are being taught how to brew their own wine and beer at the Portland Hotel Society's treatment center in Vancouver.
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 02/18/2014 - 16:00
A new study found that treatment with catheter ablation for patients with atrial fibrillation was better than medication because it resulted in a lower rate of abnormal heart rhythms and recurring episodes.
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 02/18/2014 - 12:59
The FDA will consider shortening the "major statement" — the endless list of side effect warnings read at the end of commercials — because the agency finds it may “reduce consumer comprehension,” among other issues.
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 02/18/2014 - 10:39
Actavis said it will acquire Forest Laboratories in a transaction, valued at approximately $25 billion, that combines two of the world's fastest-growing specialty pharmaceutical companies.
By Susan Scutti | Fri, 02/14/2014 - 11:32
AVEO Oncology and Astellas Pharma have ended their development of tivozanib, an experimental, growth-inhibiting anticancer drug, that had been tested in separate clinical trials for the treatment of breast cancer and colorectal cancer.
By Susan Scutti | Thu, 02/13/2014 - 11:32
A new study finds that slightly more than 14 percent of pregnant women have been prescribed an opioid, most commonly hydrocodone, codeine, and oxycodone — all which pose serious risks for their babies, such as dependence on the medication.
By Justin Caba | Wed, 02/12/2014 - 17:00
Swiss researchers have used a veterinary medication to treat worm infections among children in developing countries.
By John Ericson | Wed, 02/12/2014 - 15:31
Cocaine is a significant driver of stroke risk in young adults, a new study finds.