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  • Newer antipsychotics overused, US study suggests

    Newer antipsychotics overused, US study suggests
    Although first approved to treat schizophrenia, new antipsychotic medications are increasingly being prescribed for a host of other uses, even when there is little evidence they work, U.S. researchers said on Friday. The drugs, known as "atypical...
  • Brain shrinkage seen in those taking antipsychotic medications

    A new study finds that one the fastest-growing classes of prescription drugs in the United States is linked to shrinkage in the brains of those who take it, raising some new questions about the widening use of antipsychotic medications.       Over a...
  • Glaxo adds safety restrictions to Avandia label

    Glaxo adds safety restrictions to Avandia label
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- GlaxoSmithKline PLC said Monday it has updated the labeling of its diabetes pill Avandia to include safety restrictions ordered by federal health authorities because of the drug's links to heart attack. The Food and Drug Administration...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sleeping pills linked to higher risk of cancer, death, study says

    Sleeping pills linked to higher risk of cancer, death, study says
    A new study suggests that the 6% to 10% of Americans who use prescription sleep medications such as zolpidem (Ambien), temazepam (Restoril), eszopiclone (Lunesta) and zaleplon (Sonata) are more likely to develop cancer, and far more likely to die...
  • Diabetes 'massive challenge' as cases hit 366 million

    Diabetes 'massive challenge' as cases hit 366 million
    LONDON (Reuters) - The number of people living with diabetes has soared to 366 million, and the disease kills one person every seven seconds, posing a "massive challenge" to healthcare systems worldwide, experts said on Tuesday. The vast majority of...
  • Diabetes cases hit record and half go undiagnosed

    Diabetes cases hit record and half go undiagnosed
    LONDON (Reuters) - Diabetes is running at record levels worldwide and half the people estimated to have the disease are, as yet, undiagnosed, according to a report on Wednesday. The number of people living with diabetes is now put at 371 million, up from...
  • 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,...
  • Lawsuits pile up over popular birth control pills

    Lawsuits pile up over popular birth control pills
    Peotone's Maggie Yunker had been taking birth control pills for a year when her doctor suggested switching to a brand that also could clear up acne and ease some aggravating symptoms related to her period. Yunker was sold. But a year later, the 20-year-...