| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:19 PM
Dramatically escalating the fight against heart attacks and strokes, the nation's cardiologists have rewritten the guidebook on how Americans should be treated with statins and unveiled a plan that could double the number of patients taking the...
| Dec 8, 2009
In a study that may be reassuring to older men taking testosterone in hopes of combating the aging process, Dutch researchers have reported that the hormone supplements did not cause any ill effects in healthy men.
Tens of thousands of American men are...
| Sep 29, 2004
Members of Congress on Thursday accused the Food and Drug Administration of suppressing information, for as long as eight years, about the increased risks of suicidal thought and behavior in children and teenagers taking antidepressants.
| Aug 28, 2013
| 9:23 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Older U.S. adults, particularly women, are more likely to use prescription sleep medications to try to get the minimum seven hours of sleep experts generally recommend, U.S. data released on Thursday showed.
Use of such pills,...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 10:10 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kurt is a 32-year-old IT systems administrator from Des Moines, Iowa. He has a colleague who had been prescribed "ridiculous amounts" of Vicodin for a chronic back problem.
His colleague offered him some of the pills. Soon Kurt was...
| Apr 19, 2010
When the oral contraceptives Yasmin and Yaz came on the market in 2001 and 2006, respectively, they were thought to be safer than other birth control pills because they contained a different kind of synthetic progestin.
But in a flurry of lawsuits...
| Apr 13, 2009
About a year ago, patients began trooping into the office of UCLA psychiatrist Andrew Leuchter, asking whether an antipsychotic drug called Abilify "might be right for them." Few appeared to be delusional, plagued by hallucinations or suffering fearsome...
| Jun 16, 2010
| 8:41 PM
WASHINGTON -- A pink pill designed to boost sex drive in women -- the latest attempt by the drug industry to find a female equivalent to Viagra -- fell short in two studies, federal health regulators said Wednesday.
The Food and Drug Administration is...
| Dec 14, 2009
When your doctor writes you a prescription, that's just between you, your doctor and maybe your health insurance company -- right?
Wrong. As things stand now, the pharmaceutical companies that make those prescription drugs are looking over the doctor's...
| Jun 30, 2009
| 6:29 PM
WASHINGTON -- Government experts called for sweeping safety restrictions Tuesday on the most widely used painkiller, including reducing the maximum dose of Tylenol and eliminating prescription drugs such as Vicodin and Percocet.
The Food and Drug...
| Jan 18, 2010
In a quest to look younger, be healthier and feel more vital later in life, increasing numbers of men, just like Jeffry Life, are turning to testosterone and human growth hormone. Use of both hormones is controversial. Read on:
Testosterone: "Older men ....