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Hernia Patients May Need Fewer Opioids After Surgery, Study Finds

August 21, 2017. 2:00 PM EST. After repair, smaller prescriptions led to fewer pills that could be diverted or abused Read article

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Study Finds Options to Opioid Use After Knee Surgery

August 16, 2017 Non-drug approaches that may work include acupuncture and electrotherapy, review finds

Hospitals Not to Blame for Most Opioid Addiction: Study

August 16, 2017 Outpatient prescriptions for spinal and orthopedic disorders identified as common triggers

FDA Announces Recall of Some Liquid Pharmaceutical Products

August 16, 2017 Concerns over possible bacterial contamination that could cause severe infections in patients prompted the move

Fatal Opioid ODs on the Rise Among U.S. Teens

August 16, 2017 And heroin led to the most deaths among 15- to 19-year-olds, CDC says

Is FDA Taking Close Enough Look at Fast-Tracked Drugs?

August 15, 2017 Study finds many don't get proper follow-up review; second report says some medical devices not getting needed scrutiny

U.S. Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years

August 15, 2017 Women nearly twice as likely to use the drugs as men, CDC report finds

ER Rates Soar as Toddlers Ingest Pot, French Study Finds

August 14, 2017 Accidental intoxication rose 133 percent in a decade; U.S. experts call findings highly relevant

Pot Compound Alters Levels of Seizure Drug in Epilepsy Patients

August 11, 2017 Experimental therapy shows interaction between cannabidiol and clobazam

Opioid Overdoses and Deaths Flooding U.S. Hospitals

August 11, 2017 Medical costs jumped more than $30,000 per patient in less than 10 years, study finds

Trump to Declare Opioid Crisis a National Emergency

August 10, 2017 The majority of overdose deaths are attributed to prescription painkillers, report says

Is Pot Linked to Blood Pressure Deaths?

August 10, 2017 Study suggests so, but heart expert questions the finding

Steep Price Hikes Led to Drop in Use of 2 Heart Drugs at U.S. Hospitals

August 09, 2017 Half as many patients got nitroprusside, while isoproterenol use fell one-third, study finds

Immunotherapy Shown Safe in Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trial

August 09, 2017 Next step is to see if it works and for how long

Antibiotic Doesn’t Prevent Lung Complication After Stem Cell Transplant

August 08, 2017 Findings were so dismal that clinical trial was stopped early

FDA Will Target E-Cigs in Health Campaign for Youth

August 08, 2017 Agency will warn of dangers of electronic nicotine delivery devices, not just tobacco products