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  • One in 10 Americans have taken drugs prescribed for others: poll

    One in 10 Americans have taken drugs prescribed for others: poll
    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...
  • Use of sleeping pills highest among older Americans: CDC

    Use of sleeping pills highest among older Americans: CDC
    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,...
  • Birth Control Pills Bring Lawsuits

    Birth Control Pills Bring Lawsuits
    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...
  • Use of atypical antipsychotics for lesser disorders is gaining ground, despite safety concerns

    Use of atypical antipsychotics for lesser disorders is gaining ground, despite safety concerns
    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...
  • FDA: "Female Viagra" Results Not Compelling

    FDA: "Female Viagra" Results Not Compelling
    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...
  • A prescription for snooping

    A prescription for snooping
    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...
  • Tylenol Could Soon Require a Prescription

    Tylenol Could Soon Require a Prescription
    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...
  • Benefits of hormones unclear

    Benefits of hormones unclear
    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 ....
  • Sleeping pill use grows as economy keeps people up at night

    Sleeping pill use grows as economy keeps people up at night
    Lost jobs and lost careers. Promising businesses in shambles. The college acceptance letter returned to its envelope. This is how President Obama recently described the effect of the tanking economy on ordinary Americans -- and the stresses keeping them...
  • FDA: Avandia Should Stay With Restrictions

    FDA: Avandia Should Stay With Restrictions
    Faced with conflicting and less-than-conclusive scientific evidence, a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended Wednesday that the controversial diabetes drug Avandia remain on the market — but with tighter supervision and increased...
  • Effectiveness of statins called into question

    Effectiveness of statins called into question
    As the world's most-prescribed class of medications, statins indisputably qualify for the commercial distinction of "blockbuster." About 24 million Americans take the drugs — marketed under such commercial names as Pravachol, Mevacor, Lipitor, Zocor...