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Is the ‘Anti-Statin’ Trend Threatening Lives?

July 24, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. Internet-fueled movement has heart experts concerned about potential consequences By Dennis Thompson
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Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Increase in Autism

July 20, 2017 But difference in risk is quite small, experts say

Doctors’ Group Offers Ideas for Easing Cancer Costs

July 19, 2017 New drugs routinely priced at $100,000 a year, ASCO says

Easing Opioid Dose May Improve Pain and Quality of Life

July 18, 2017 Slowly lowering the drug amount also helps people get off the medications, study author says

Dozens of Potential Alzheimer’s Meds in the Pipeline

July 18, 2017 Last new drug for the memory-robbing disease was introduced in the United States in 2003

Some Medicines Boost Sensitivity to Sun

July 17, 2017 When taking medication, check with pharmacist to see if sun exposure is an issue

Painkiller Misuse Remains a Pressing Problem Across U.S.

July 13, 2017 Report identifies states with highest rates of abuse

Ending U.S. Opioid Abuse Epidemic Will Take Years: Report

July 13, 2017 Expert panel calls for tighter painkiller prescribing practices without denying patients in need

FDA Panel OKs What May Soon Be First Gene Therapy Approved in U.S.

July 12, 2017 Expensive but potent leukemia therapy genetically transforms patients' immune system cells to fight disease

Painkiller Prescriptions More Prone to Errors If Handwritten

July 12, 2017 Electronic orders cut the odds of major mistakes, study reports

Med Switch Not Always Best Choice With Tough Depression

July 11, 2017 Adding an antipsychotic or a second antidepressant may produce better results, researchers say

JFK’s Long, Silent Struggle With Back Pain

July 11, 2017 Kennedy's private journey to fix his spine illustrates 'unfortunate pattern of treatment and outcomes'

Medication Mistakes Have Doubled in U.S. Since 2000: Study

July 10, 2017 Poison control centers get one call every 21 seconds about a potentially serious mix-up

FDA Approves New Drug for Sickle Cell Disease

July 07, 2017 Helps reduce painful, and sometimes life-threatening, complications of the inherited blood disorder

Shortage of Bee, Wasp Venom Stings Those With Allergies

July 07, 2017 Facing expected season-long shortage, doctors urge patients to carry EpiPens just in case

U.S. Opioid Prescriptions Fall, But Numbers Still High: CDC

July 06, 2017 And length of prescriptions went up, raising risk of addiction among patients