Prescription Drugs

Single-Dose Drug Packaging Could Save Young Lives

The youngest victims of the ever-growing opioid epidemic in the United States are toddlers. Toddlers are overdosing on opioids at an alarming rate...
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New Study Warns of Possible Dangerous Interactions Between Herbal Supplements and Prescription Medications

In our never-ending quest to be healthy, many people take herbal supplements to boost their physical and mental health, memory, energy, digestion, and...
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FDA Requires New Drug Safety Labels for Medicines Containing Opioids to Eliminate Pediatric Use

Every day brings new headlines about the devastating opioid epidemic sweeping the nation, and the mounting death toll left in its wake. In...
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32% of FDA-Approved Drugs had Post-Market Safety Problems

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, the Mayo Clinic and Yale School of Medicine followed 222 drug therapeutics approved by the...
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Hair Loss and Prostate Drugs May Increase Risk for Long-term Sexual Dysfunction

Men who take medication to treat hair loss and/or prostate issues may also be at risk for long-term sexual dysfunction problems, according to...
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Popular MS Drug Updates Warning Label

An updated warning label on popular multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera reflects the increased risk of liver injury with use, along with the possibility...
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New FDA Rules Could Change Generic Drug Makers’ Duties and Liabilities Toward Consumers

Consumers often choose generics drugs thinking they are getting the same quality product as the brand-name drug but at a lower price. What...
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Dietary Supplements May Interfere with Effectiveness of Prescriptions

New research indicates many of the daily dietary supplements taken by millions of Americans interfere with the effectiveness of their prescription medications, especially...
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FDA Issues Safety Warnings, Requires Labeling Changes on Opioid Pain Medications

The U. S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is the latest regulatory voice to speak out about the dangers of opioid pain medications,...
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New Study Links Use of Common Heartburn Drugs With Increased Risk of Kidney Damage

A new study published in the February 2016 JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) - Internal Medicine, found that common over-the-counter (OTC)...
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