By Ansa Varughese | May 23, 2013 03:01 PM EDT
The original cancer drug Targretin failed to reduce plaque buildup in Alzheimer's disease, researchers say.
By Jonathan Weiss | May 21, 2013 12:45 AM EDT
Stopped in the middle after a cursory review of data, Pfizer says it won't give up on researching the combination of specific antibody and cell killing agent.
By Anthony Rivas | May 20, 2013 07:55 PM EDT
A poll found a huge disparity between the number of teenagers taking study drugs and their parents' awareness of the fact.
By Christie Rizk | May 20, 2013 02:25 PM EDT
A new study suggests it may be possible to test for potential side effects of the Crohn's disease drug infliximab before treatment is administered.
By Ansa Varughese | May 20, 2013 02:15 PM EDT
Researchers found that the new pertussis vaccine is six times more likely to cause whooping cough in teens and preteens than the older vaccine.
By Anthony Rivas | May 19, 2013 04:44 PM EDT
Fever-reducing medications don't affect the amount of time it takes a child to fight an infection, according to a new study. Their use highlights parents' quickness to treat a fever with medication.
By Matthew Mientka | May 19, 2013 03:45 PM EDT
The Organization of American States, representing the 35 nations of North and South America, urged governments on Friday to view illegal drug use as a public health problem instead of a security problem.
By Jonathan Weiss | May 17, 2013 05:18 PM EDT
With the cost of some drugs possibly being reduced by as much as 80 percent, essential medicines will now be more accessible to poorer at-risk communities.
By Jonathan Weiss | May 17, 2013 04:23 PM EDT
The new drug will soon be submitted to the FDA for approval to treat the blood cell proliferative disorder myelofibrosis.
By Susan Scutti | May 17, 2013 05:14 PM EDT
Scientists are working to transform the well-known drug thioridazine, used to treat schizophrenia, in order to treat patients infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
By Jonathan Weiss | May 17, 2013 02:47 PM EDT
A pill, which may take the place of daily insulin injections, will begin US clinical trials soon.
By Jonathan Weiss | May 17, 2013 10:45 AM EDT
An oral acne medicine in France has been approved by the European Medicines Agency after it was taken off the French market in January for fears of causing blood clots.
By Evan Winchester | May 16, 2013 08:01 PM EDT
Research provides the first evidence that marijuana dampens the negative emotional consequences of social exclusion.
By Christie Rizk | May 16, 2013 02:52 PM EDT
John Welden is being charged with tricking his girlfriend into taking a drug that aborted her child.
By Susan Scutti | May 16, 2013 02:07 PM EDT
The biopharmaceutical company, which operates in over 100 countries, has issued an update on its oncology pipeline for 2013.
By Evan Winchester | May 15, 2013 06:42 PM EDT
FDA approves new treatment option for ulcerative colitis, a chronic disease that affects about 620,000 Americans.