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Is ADHD Overdiagnosed? Broad Definition Could Lead To ‘Unnecessary’ Treatment

By | Wed, 11/06/2013 - 16:54

Some scientists are concerned about ADHD overdiagnosis, which they say could be causing a large number of children to be given unnecessary medication.

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Following A Heart Attack, Sticking With Medicines Improves Chances Of Survival

By | Tue, 10/22/2013 - 17:15

In the aftermath of a heart attack, patients need to take all of their medicines to improve their chances of survival.

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For Breastfeeding Moms And Babies, Which Meds Are Safe?

By | Mon, 08/26/2013 - 13:49

A clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics gives a comprehensive review of the facts and myths about breastfeeding-friendly medications.

FDA Considers Lifting Avandia Restrictions

FDA Considers Lifting Avandia Restrictions

By | Tue, 06/04/2013 - 00:17

A study by Duke University researchers on Avandia has sparked debate, just days before a panel of experts will decide whether or not to lift restrictions on the diabetes drug.

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Generics Cause Drug Spending To Fall For First Time In 60 Years

By | Thu, 05/09/2013 - 09:45

With patents expiring, patients benefit from cheaper drugs and pharmaceutical companies scramble for revenue.

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Parents Make The Most Mistakes When It Comes To Giving Meds To Own Children With Cancer, Study Says

By | Fri, 05/03/2013 - 16:19

Researchers have found a higher-than-expected error rate in the administration of medication to pediatric cancer patients by their parents.

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Multiple Sclerosis Treatments: How Bone Marrow Transplantation and Tecfidera Prevent Relapses

By | Wed, 03/27/2013 - 22:40

Two innovative multiple sclerosis treatments, bone marrow transplantation and a newly FDA-approved drug called Tecfidera, give patients hope for preventing relapses.

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Grapefruit Drug Interactions Avoided with New Hybrid Fruit

By | Mon, 03/11/2013 - 23:29

A new hybrid grapefruit avoids dangerous drug interactions with common prescription medications.

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Government Report Takes Aim To Reduce Counterfeit Medications

By | Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:41

After finding fake cancer medications yesterday, a report tries to set guidelines for preventing counterfeit drugs from being administered.

Pharma Companies Misleading Doctors About The Harms Of Drugs

Patients Rarely Told About Medication Errors

By | Tue, 01/15/2013 - 09:49

A U.S. study has found that patients and their families are rarely told when hospitals make mistakes with their medicines.

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Parkinson's Medication Turned Respected Family Man into "Gay Sex and Gambling Addict"

By | Thu, 11/29/2012 - 13:13

A father-of-two won a six-figure payout against GlaxoSmithKline after Parkinson's medication turned him into a "gay sex and gambling addict".

Prescription Drug Abuse Up 33% In Teens; Parents Believe The Stimulants Improve Academics

Prescriptions May Last for Decades After Expiration Date, Study Says

By | Tue, 10/09/2012 - 11:23

When you see an expired prescription, your first thought is to toss the bottle in the trash, right? However, a new laboratory report reveals that some prescriptions that have expired nearly 4 decades ago may be just as potent as when they were first produced.

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Deadly Meningitis Outbreak That Has Killed 5 Linked to Medication, May Have Been Shipped to 23 States

By | Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:21

The medication was administered to over 900 patients in Tennessee alone.

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Evolution Could Explain the 'Placebo Effect': Why Dummy Pills Sometimes Work Just as Well as Drugs

By | Mon, 09/10/2012 - 13:23

Ever wonder how the placebo effect works? On the surface, the effect of the 'dummy pill' makes no sense. How can someone suffering from an infection miraculously recover just as well, whether they take a medicinal drug or a sugar pill with no curative value?