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  • New cancer tools allow patients to reconsider chemo

    New cancer tools allow patients to reconsider chemo
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After decades of using one-size-fits-all therapies to combat cancer, doctors are using new tools to help decide when their patients can skip chemotherapy or other harsh treatments. An approach to oncology that has been in place...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Diet drugs face tough test

    Diet drugs face tough test
    There has never been a magic prescription to help millions of obese Americans lose weight. Whether one is any closer to reality is now under scrutiny. A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel will decide Wednesday whether the diet drug Meridia...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Big One is going generic

     
    The nation's largest-selling pharmaceutical is going generic this week. Lipitor, which is prescribed to help people reduce their cholesterol levels, is going "off-patent" Wednesday. According to a HealthDay News report, Lipitor sales were nearly $4...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...