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WATCH: Whitest Kids U' Know Final Season

Posted 05.29.2011 | Comedy

Long time NYC favorites and IFC comedy lineup stalwarts, The Whitest Kids U' Know, will be back in April with their 5th and final season. On Monday, ...

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...

Conrad Murray: The Beast of "Need" Cost Two Lives -- The Debtor and the Addict

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Dr. Howard Samuels

It was a lethal combination of drugs and debt that killed Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, and ruined the life of a doctor.

Global Drug Trafficking Trends

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With the increased influence of the Internet, the production of so-called "designer drugs" is soaring out of control throughout muh of the world, a ne...

Feeling Good? Don't Let A Doctor Overdiagnose You!

Charles Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Charles Alexander

Because the standards have changed, millions have people have gone on medication for life. Shouldn't we applaud this as a wise and cautious policy? Maybe not. As the authors of Overdiagnosed point out, the milder the condition the less benefit you are likely to receive from treatment.

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.

A Burrito, a Power Nap, and Some Adderall

Justin Cox | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Justin Cox

This is a story about a $3 burrito, an Adderall pill and a realization I had one year later.

Looking for Drugs in All the Wrong Places

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gary Liberson, PhD

The premise of the new NIH center is to help the drug industry and society overcome 15 years of declining research productivity. Let me say right now, I don't get it.

Arthur Delaney

Elderly Poverty Jumps According To Census Bureau's Alternative Research Measurement

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Less than ten percent of the nation's 38 million elderly people are living in poverty, according to the official statistics. But once medical care and...

Medicaid Patients Selling Rx Pain Killers To Drugs Dealers

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Ethel Johnson couldn't get her prescription for pain medication filled fast enough. The 60-year-old Buffalo woman was hurting &n...

More Teens Receiving Dangerous Prescriptions

Reuters | Alison McCook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In 2007, one out of every nine teens and one out of six young adults in their 20s received prescriptions for medication that have the potential for ab...

Why It's So Hard to Find Legit Psychiatric Medications

Ronald Ricker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ronald Ricker

A psychiatrist prescribing medications that supposedly work, cause little or no harm, and are scientifically proven to meet at least these aforementioned three criteria, couldn't be further from simple.

When the Cure Is Worse Than the Disease

Donna Flagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Donna Flagg

Almost everyone I know is on one kind of prescription drug or another. And what's worse is that an awful lot of them have been brainwashed into thinking that these pills hold the key to a healthy and happy life.

Drug Companies Paying Shady Doctors For Endorsements

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Pharmaceutical companies are paying doctors with questionable records millions of dollars to endorse their drugs, Propublica reports. According to ...

Drug Sales May Rise 5-7 Percent In 2011

AP | LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

TRENTON, N.J. — Revenue from global prescription drug sales should increase 5 percent to 7 percent next year, reaching at least $880 billion, fu...

DEA 'Take-Back' Nets 121 TONS Of Drugs

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A daylong, nationwide effort to get people to turn in old or unwanted prescription drugs collected more than 121 tons of unused med...

Deconstructing the ADHD "Epidemic"

Daniel Goldin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Goldin

When we are close to diagnosing 10 percent of our children with ADHD, one begins to suspect that the diagnostic criteria for the disorder is overly inclusive, or that it is simply being misdiagnosed.

Speeding Treatments From the Lab to Patients

Lesa Mitchell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lesa Mitchell

Despite the growing sophistication and promise of health care technology research, fewer and fewer breakthrough ideas are finding their way out of research institutions and into the hands of experienced clinicians.

When Drug Companies Choose Profits Over People

John Horton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Horton

Nobody should begrudge a drug manufacturer's profitability for developing a lifesaving drug. But in return, patients should demand that drug companies adhere to FDA rules and put people, not profits, first.

How to Watch Out for Counterfeit Pharmaceutical Drugs

Paul W. Chang | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul W. Chang

Using counterfeit golf equipment may damage my handicap and mental well-being, but it certainly wouldn't be harmful to my health. However, consuming counterfeit drugs could cost me a lot more than just money.

Is Lindsay Lohan Really Lindsay Lonely?

David Wygant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wygant

If your best relationship in life is with a white powder, an alcoholic substance or any type of prescription drug, then you are living a very lonely existence.

Anna Nicole Smith Verdicts Will Resonate For Doctors, Patients

AP | By LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES -- During the past few weeks, a beautiful blonde celebrity has been making cameo appearances in a downtown courtroom. Her image appears o...

Counterfeit Prescription Drugs a Growing Threat (VIDEO)

Dan Rather | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Rather

2010-09-14-danrathernew.jpg It is becoming increasingly obvious that there are organized operations making thousands of fake pills. The final destination for most of these syndicates' fakes? Africa.

Unapproved Drugs Mixed With HIV Medications Can be a Risky Prescription

John Horton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Horton

Unregulated and unapproved pharmaceuticals, both online and offline, are not merely a danger when used alone. When used in combination with HIV medicines, the mixture can be equally risky.

New Diet Pill In Question

AP | STEPHANIE NANO | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — Editors of a top medical journal call Meridia "another flawed diet pill" and question whether it should stay on the market as a study sho...