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U.S. Prescription Drug Prices Rise

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

U.S. prices for brand-name prescription drugs rose at a faster rate than costs for other medical goods and services over the last four years, accordi...

First New Lupus Drug In 56 Years Approved

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first new drug to treat lupus in over 50 years, a milestone that medical...

Extending Rare Disease Awareness Beyond Just One Day

John J. Castellani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John J. Castellani

We don't yet have the answers. But we hope that awareness of rare diseases extends beyond a single day, drawing attention not just to the diseases, but to the challenges.

Ibuprofen Could Lower Parkinson's Risk

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The best protection against Parkinson's disease may already be in your medicine cabinet. A new study, published in the March 2 online edition of the ...

Designer Drugs CRACKDOWN

AP | VERONIKA OLEKSYN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

VIENNA — Dangerous drugs that may seem safe at first because they're made to dodge bans are being produced more quickly and in greater numbers, ofte...

Should Children Be On These Medications?

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Martha Rosenberg

Over a third of US kids are overweight and 17 percent are obese -- which for a 4-foot-10 inch child would be 143 pounds.

Why Government Dictating What People Put In Their Bodies Violates Personal Liberty

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

If people can't regulate their chemical intake for themselves, what hope is there for them in the modern universe?

New Gov't Center To Focus On 'Risky, Early-Stage' Drug Research

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The nation's premier research agency plans to open a new center this fall to spur creation of medications because of concern that excit...

Police Crack Down On 'Pill Mills'

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

State and federal agents raided pain clinics throughout south Florida on Thursday in a crackdown on "pill mills" that they said dispensed medically ...

The Hidden Danger To Our Veterans And Service Members

Leila Levinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leila Levinson

The veterans know on a gut level that the remedy to their intolerable memories and nightmares -- both waking and asleep -- will not come through a pill.

Expectations, Feelings, Past Experiences Can Change How Well Medicines Work

Kate Kelland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

People who don't believe their pain medicine will work can actually reduce or even cancel out the effectiveness of the drug, and images of their bra...

Why We Take Medicines Under Our Tongue

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

The other day, I got such a question that became the topic for this week's post: just why do we take certain medicines sublingually (under the tongue)?

Obama Budget Targets Brand Name Medicines

Susan Heavey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Big pharmaceutical companies could face increased competition from generic drugmakers under two proposals put forth by the Obama administration on M...


Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Food And Drug Administration (FDA) has drawn praise and criticism for it's cautious oversight of pharmaceuticals. With that in mind, here is a lis...

Diabetes Drug Linked To Heart Attack Adds Safety Restrictions To Label

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — GlaxoSmithKline PLC said Monday it has updated the labeling of its diabetes pill Avandia to include safety restrictions ordered by ...

Man Claims Parkinson's Drug Made Him A Gay Sex Addict

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Didier Jambart, 51, of Nantes, France, began taking GlaxoSmithKline's drug Requip (ropinirole) in 2003 to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Soon ...

Swine Flu Shot Under Review After Narcolepsy Link

Kate Kelland and Terhi Kinnunen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The World Health Organization is reviewing the safety of GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix H1N1 flu vaccine after a Finnish study suggested children who g...

Hot Weight Loss Drug Rejected By FDA

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DIET DRUG REJECTED: The Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve an experimental weight loss drug called Contrave, a surprising rejection ...

The Executioner and the FDA

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christopher Brauchli

It is not clear that the FDA should care a fig for whether sodium thiopental works properly. It should not be in the death dealing business.

New Antidepressant Less Likely To Lower Sex Drive

Bill Berkrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

U.S. health regulators on Friday approved Clinical Data Inc's (CLDA.O) antidepressant vilazodone under the brand name Viibyrd, a potential multibill...

Government To Start Billion-Dollar Research Center To Develop New Medicines

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Obama administration has become so concerned about the slowing pace of new drugs coming out of the pharmaceutical industry that officials have dec...

Plea for President's State of the Union: Support Medical Innovation

John J. Castellani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John J. Castellani

It's our hope that during the President's State of the Union address he will outline a plan that fosters medical innovation to help bolster the economy, control health care costs and improve Americans' health.

Was Lance Armstrong On A 'Wonder Drug'?

AP | JOHN LEICESTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

PARIS — The notion that Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France seven times because he was on some kind of secret wonder-drug somehow unavailable...

Is There a Vaccine Against Fear? What You Need to Know About Medicine in the Media

Judith Acosta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judith Acosta

The only real virus we need to pay attention to is the virus of fear being seeded on every form of media.

When To Say 'No' To Antibiotics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Feeling sick? Your doctor may weigh the evidence and say you don't need an antibiotic. If you insist, chances are, she'll sigh, pull out her script ...