Pharmaceutical: New Drugs, Interactions and General Information Document List

Summary: Our library below features 151 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Pharmaceutical Information category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created.

Pharmaceutical Information Publications

New Method of Manufacturing Essential Antibiotic Cefazolin
Continuous flow manufacturing of essential antibiotic cefazolin enables more flexible production while reducing cost and waste (Experimental Study).
Publish Date: 2023/08/06

Mark Cuban's Cost Plus Drug Company Could Save Taxpayers Millions
U.S. government could save taxpayers $228 million - $2.15 billion yearly if insurers who operate its Medicare Part D plans purchased 7 generic oncology drugs at the same prices obtained by the Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company (Study).
Publish Date: 2023/06/12 - Updated: 2023/06/27

Anti-obesity Drugs Could Be Sold at Much Lower Prices
Study reveals several anti-obesity medications could be manufactured and profitability sold worldwide at far lower estimated lower prices compared to their high costs (Research Study Analysis).
Publish Date: 2023/04/14 - Updated: 2023/09/28

Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drugs Can Save You Plenty
Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company, commonly known as Cost Plus Drugs, offers safe medicines at the lowest possible price.
Publish Date: 2023/02/11 - Updated: 2023/06/12

Research and Development Cost Not True Reason Drugs are Expensive
Researchers find no proof for pharmaceutical companies claim of needing to charge high drug prices to recover costs of research and development.
Publish Date: 2022/09/26 - Updated: 2023/01/04

Improving Access to Essential Life-Saving Cancer Medicine
Access to Oncology Medicines (ATOM) Coalition is a global partnership to increase access to quality-assured essential cancer medicines in low and lower middle-income countries and to help countries develop capacity for their proper use (Announcement / Notification).
Publish Date: 2022/05/20 - Updated: 2023/09/27

Cost Plus Drugs : Lowest Prices on Lifesaving Prescriptions
The Cost Plus Drugs online pharmacy launch represents the first critical milestone in bringing affordable medications to millions of Americans.
Publish Date: 2022/01/19 - Updated: 2023/06/12

SMA1 Infant Life-Saving Zolgensma Therapy Unavailable in Canada
Ground-breaking new drug Zolgensma that could stop progression of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1 (SMA1) is the most expensive medication in the world.
Publish Date: 2020/09/15 - Updated: 2021/02/09

U.S. Seniors Want Action to Lower Cost of Medicare Drugs
American senior citizens overwhelmingly want Congress to take action to lower cost of prescription drugs by reducing Medicare Part D out-of-pocket spending requirements (Informative).
Publish Date: 2019/05/30 - Updated: 2023/09/17

List of Benzodiazepines : Types and Medicinal Use
Explanation of Benzodiazepines (Benzos) including a list of common Benzodiazepine brand and other names, their medical purpose and uses.
Publish Date: 2018/11/07 - Updated: 2020/03/31

Comparison of Drug Prices Finds Extreme Variation in Costs
Analysis of highest and lowest prices of frequently prescribed brand name drugs finds extreme price variations among Medicare Part D drug plans (Informative).
Publish Date: 2018/09/27 - Updated: 2023/09/13

Study Reveals ADHD Drugs Do Not Improve Cognition in Healthy College Students
Contrary to popular belief across college campuses, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medications may fail to improve cognition in healthy students and actually can impair functioning.
Publish Date: 2018/07/28

13% of People Have Traces of Cocaine or Heroin on Their Fingerprints - Despite Never Using Them
Scientists have found that drugs are now so prevalent that 13 percent of those taking part in a test were found to have traces of class A drugs on their fingerprints - despite never using them.
Publish Date: 2018/03/25

FDA Guidance on Generic Abuse Deterrent Opioid Development
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb M.D. on steps to promote development of generic versions of opioids formulated to deter abuse.
Publish Date: 2017/11/23 - Updated: 2020/01/05

FDA Operation Pangea X Protects Consumers from Dangerous Online Prescription Drugs
U.S. FDA takes action against over 500 websites that illegally sell potentially dangerous, unapproved versions of prescription medicines, including opioids, antibiotics and injectable epinephrine products to American consumers..
Publish Date: 2017/09/25 - Updated: 2017/10/19

Comparison of Drug Cost Variation Between Drug Plans
Comparison of drug plans reveals millions of senior Americans at risk of price gouging for prescription drugs as Medicare does not have authority to negotiate drug prices (Announcement / Notification).
Publish Date: 2017/09/20 - Updated: 2023/10/11

Antipsychotics: Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Antipsychotic medication is frequently being prescribed to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), often without a psychiatric diagnosis.
Publish Date: 2017/08/25 - Updated: 2020/07/23

Ocrevus for Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Health Canada has now approved OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) for Canadians living with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS) (Medical Research).
Publish Date: 2017/08/18 - Updated: 2023/09/14

Actemra Drug Tied to Significant Side Effects
Actemra, manufactured by Roche/Genentech, has been associated with heart attack, heart failure, stroke, pancreatitis, lung disease, gastrointestinal perforation, and more (Announcement / Notification).
Publish Date: 2017/07/24 - Updated: 2023/09/20

U.S. Seniors Fail to Get or Seek Help From Pharmacists and Doctors on Drug Costs
Study finds majority of elderly Americans take two or more prescription medicines and reveals many seniors say the drug costs weigh on their budget (Study).
Publish Date: 2017/07/03 - Updated: 2023/09/20

Difference Between Behind the Counter, Off the Shelf, and Prescription Drugs
Article explains the pharmacy difference between availability of prescription drugs, behind the counter, and over the counter medications.
Publish Date: 2017/05/15 - Updated: 2017/05/26

Walgreens Medication Disposal Program Collects 72 Tons of Unused Medications in First Year
Walgreens safe medication disposal program has collected and safely disposed of 72 tons of medications since the launch of the program in 2016 (Announcement / Notification).
Publish Date: 2017/05/02 - Updated: 2023/09/20

Delays in Access and Unjustifiable Cancer Medicine Prices Disadvantage Patients
Access to cancer drugs that help extend life and improve quality of life, and fair prices for those drugs are essential.
Publish Date: 2017/02/03

First FDA Drug Approved for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) - Spinraza (Nusinersen)
U.S. FDA approves Spinraza, an injection administered into fluid surrounding the spinal cord, to treat children and adults with spinal muscular atrophy.
Publish Date: 2016/12/24

Olumiant (baricitinib) Oral Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Information regarding Olumiant (baricitinib) for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis.
Publish Date: 2016/12/22

Why Antidepressants Take So Long to Work
Current antidepressants drugs available to treat depression can take weeks and sometimes months to start working.
Publish Date: 2016/07/28 - Updated: 2020/05/07

Factors of ADHD Medication Use Study
Study finds youth taking stimulant medication for ADHD early in life no more at risk for substance abuse in later adolescence than teens without ADHD.
Publish Date: 2016/06/09 - Updated: 2021/05/24

Acne Drug Isotretinoin (Accutane) Use During Pregnancy
Isotretinoin (Accutane), used to treat severe acne, can severely harm a fetus, causing craniofacial, cardiac and central nervous system defects, and high likelihood of miscarriage or medical termination.
Publish Date: 2016/04/28

Portable Pharmacy Can Produce Different Drugs
Compact and portable pharmaceutical manufacturing system can be reconfigured to produce variety of drugs on demand.
Publish Date: 2016/04/02

Nootropics: Smart Drug Intelligence Enhancer Supplements
Information on smart drugs, also known as Nootropics or intelligence enhancers, used to improve brain mental function (Informative).
Publish Date: 2016/02/28 - Updated: 2023/11/15

Medication and Illicit Drug Overdose Information
Information regarding illicit medication and drug overdose including causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention.
Publish Date: 2016/01/28 - Updated: 2021/06/30

How Drug Ingredients Live in Capsules and Tablets
Explains how live cultures and drug ingredients can survive in medication such as pills, capsules and tablets.
Publish Date: 2015/12/19 - Updated: 2021/07/09

Synthroid (Levothyroxine) Medication: General Information
Information regarding the drug Synthroid, administered when the human thyroid gland does not produce enough of this hormone on its own.
Publish Date: 2015/12/16 - Updated: 2021/07/10

Periodic Paralysis: Keveyis Drug First Approved Treatment
Dichlorphenamide drug is first approved treatment for periodic paralysis, a rare neuromuscular disorder.
Publish Date: 2015/12/05

ADHD Medications: A Prescription for Bullying?
Study reveals children who take ADHD medications are twice as likely to be bullied by peers.
Publish Date: 2015/11/22 - Updated: 2021/07/21

Hallucinogens and Dissociative Drugs Overview
Information regarding Hallucinogens, a class of drug that causes hallucinations and distortions of perception of reality.
Publish Date: 2015/09/11 - Updated: 2021/07/30

Snakebites: Anti-venom and Envenoming Information
Information regarding snake anti-venoms, the only effective treatment to prevent or reverse most of the venomous effects of snakebites.
Publish Date: 2015/09/10 - Updated: 2021/07/30

Thalidomide: Information, Uses, Side Effects
Information regarding Thalidomide, also known as Immunoprin, Talidex, Talizer, or Thalomid, including uses, side effects, special precautions, and the storing and disposal of Thalidomide (Informative).
Publish Date: 2015/08/18 - Updated: 2023/10/01

Statins May Lower Death Risk From Prostate Cancer
Recent studies have suggested that statins might have a positive effect on prostate cancer.
Publish Date: 2015/06/08 - Updated: 2021/08/15

Multiple Sclerosis Drug Prices Soar in U.S.
Multiple sclerosis drugs available in the U.S. are two to three times more than in Canada, Australia or the United Kingdom.
Publish Date: 2015/04/24 - Updated: 2021/08/19

Cancer Drug Prices Continue to Skyrocket
Over the past 20 years prices of leading cancer drugs have risen at rates far outstripping inflation.
Publish Date: 2015/03/18 - Updated: 2021/08/25

New Antibiotic Version May Eliminate Hearing Loss Risk
Current treatment with aminoglycosides antibiotics can result in partial or complete hearing loss (Study).
Publish Date: 2015/01/05 - Updated: 2023/09/17

Antibiogram Use in Nursing Facilities May Help Improve Antibiotic Use and Effectiveness
Study shows use of antibiograms in skilled nursing facilities could improve antibiotic effectiveness and help address problems with antibiotic resistance.
Publish Date: 2014/11/11 - Updated: 2020/11/27

Vanessa's Law - Modernized Laws for Drugs and Medical Devices
Information concerning passage of new legislation known as Vanessas Law - the Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act.
Publish Date: 2014/11/10

Biosimilar Drugs May Save Health Care Billions
Bio-similar versions of complex biologic drugs used to treat illnesses such as cancer and rheumatoid arthritis could cut spending on biologics in U.S. by $44 billion.
Publish Date: 2014/11/03 - Updated: 2020/12/01

The Dwindling Stock of Antibiotics
The antibiotic resistance crisis is worsening as pharmaceutical companies withdraw from antibiotic research and governments cannot afford to fund new developments.
Publish Date: 2014/10/10 - Updated: 2020/03/29

NSAID Painkillers Combined with Other Drugs Can Cause GI Bleeding
NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and aspirin can increase risk of gastrointestinal bleeding when taken in combination with other drugs.
Publish Date: 2014/10/03 - Updated: 2021/05/08

U.S. Patients Losing Compounded Prescription Coverage
Fighting to stop the unprecedented benefit cuts being made by Express Scripts and other pharmacy benefit managers.
Publish Date: 2014/08/14 - Updated: 2021/11/16

U.S. Federal Drug Discount Program Facing Challenges
340B program faces issues, whether to change and better define eligibility, strengthen compliance efforts and provide greater transparency about discounts provided by the program.
Publish Date: 2014/08/13

Osanetant Drug Shows Potential for Prevention of PTSD
Osanetant targets brain cells in a region of the brain that controls formation and consolidation of fear memories.
Publish Date: 2014/07/01 - Updated: 2021/06/27

Male Statin Use Associated with Less Exercise
Study finds use of statins in senior males is associated with less physical activity.
Publish Date: 2014/06/11 - Updated: 2015/02/20

How to Save Money on Prescription Medications
Information on ways you can save money on your prescription medication needs.
Publish Date: 2014/02/09 - Updated: 2020/12/09

Life Saving Drug Shortage: What Can be Done?
Healthcare experts and specialists propose steps for preventing and managing the current shortage of life saving and cancer drugs.
Publish Date: 2014/02/03 - Updated: 2021/09/09

Adherence to Prescription Medications
People in America are not benefiting from treatment advances because of persistent issue of poor prescription medication adherence.
Publish Date: 2013/12/23 - Updated: 2021/08/28

Krokodil: A Deadly Flesh Eating Street Drug
Information regarding Krokodil a new and deadly drug making its way onto the city streets of the United States.
Publish Date: 2013/10/04 - Updated: 2021/08/29

Antidepressant Use: Increased Risk of Type II Diabetes
Increased risk of type 2 diabetes associated with weight gain among people who used antidepressants over the long-term than in people matched for depression-related characteristics.
Publish Date: 2013/10/01 - Updated: 2021/08/31

Pharmacy Drug Pricing Regulations in India
Information shows how India handles essential drug pricing and the way the Indian government regulates the prices of these medications.
Publish Date: 2013/09/27 - Updated: 2021/10/17

Oncologists Hit by Cancer Drug Shortages
U.S. patients impacted as 83% of cancer doctors report facing oncology drug shortages.
Publish Date: 2013/06/04

Breaking Up Physician Drug Company Relationships
Report suggests improved health care and reductions in drug costs might be attained by breaking up the relationship between physicians and drug company reps.
Publish Date: 2013/05/21 - Updated: 2021/04/23

Congenital Panhypopituitarism: Overcoming the Odds
Diagnosed at age 8 doctors discovered Maureen had congenital panhypopituitarism where her body did not produce growth hormone or stimulation to her endocrine glands.
Publish Date: 2012/09/16 - Updated: 2022/02/03

Aspirin and Warfarin Comparison for Heart Failure Treatment
Comparison of two anti-clotting medications warfarin and aspirin were similar in preventing deaths and strokes in heart failure patients with normal heart rhythm.
Publish Date: 2012/02/06 - Updated: 2022/04/27

Potential New Drugs From Kalata-Kalata Tea
Scientists analyze the leaves of a plant called kalata-kalata and discovery potential new drugs for diseases that affect millions of people worldwide.
Publish Date: 2011/09/29 - Updated: 2015/04/19

List of Generic Equivalents for Brand Name Drugs
List of brand name drugs and their Generic Equivalents sorted alphabetically by brand name and their generic substitute.
Publish Date: 2011/09/14 - Updated: 2021/12/29

Are Generic Drugs the Same as Brand Name Medications
Explains the differences and similarities between brand name drugs and their equivalent generic drug brands.
Publish Date: 2011/09/14 - Updated: 2021/12/29

Low Dose Naltrexone: Tricking the Body to Heal Itself
Mechanism by which low dose of the opioid antagonist naltrexone (LDN) an agent used to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases exerts profound inhibitory effect on cell proliferation.
Publish Date: 2011/09/03 - Updated: 2016/11/10

Pegloticase - New Drug For Gout
Pegloticase can produce significant and sustained clinical improvements in 2 out of 5 patients with chronic gout resistant to conventional therapies.
Publish Date: 2011/08/30

Generic Drug Prices Fall for Fifth Consecutive Year
Prices for widely used generic drugs fell by average of 7.8% as many seniors are reaching the coverage gap in Medicare prescription drug coverage known as the doughnut hole.
Publish Date: 2011/07/21 - Updated: 2011/10/28

Chantix Associated with Serious Cardiovascular Events
Stop smoking drug Chantix associated with 72% increased risk of hospitalization due to a serious adverse cardiovascular event such as heart attack or arrhythmia.
Publish Date: 2011/07/04 - Updated: 2014/03/21

Antibiotic Overuse in Home-care Patients
Doctors may be over-prescribing antibiotics for patients receiving ongoing medical care at home.
Publish Date: 2011/06/27 - Updated: 2015/03/31

US Adverse Drug Event Network
Launch of a new online network to collect and distribute adverse drug events in the United States.
Publish Date: 2011/06/15

Drug Shortage - FDA Works to Lessen Impact
Current drug shortages have hit patients in hospitals because they include cancer drugs anesthetics used in surgery and sterile injectables.
Publish Date: 2011/06/10

Alternative to Antibiotics
The World Health Organization is warning about resistance and immunity to drugs including antibiotics which were once so potent.
Publish Date: 2011/06/09 - Updated: 2015/09/30

Seniors Not Taking Prescriptions Correctly
Article provides some common reasons why seniors don't take their medications as prescribed, and what you can do about it.
Publish Date: 2011/05/27 - Updated: 2022/03/24

Independent Drugstores Want Congress to Help Raise Prescription Drug Costs
The independent drugstore lobby is pushing new laws that will help them raise prescription drug costs.
Publish Date: 2011/05/25

List of Drug Side Effects - Information Overload
Is the cure worse than the disease Having a high number of side effects on a drug label should not suggest that the drug is unsafe.
Publish Date: 2011/05/23

Purchasing Legal Highs Online a Risky Business
Danger in number of online substances deemed legal highs currently available on the internet.
Publish Date: 2011/05/20 - Updated: 2022/03/29

Doctors Alleged to Have Been Paid to Prescribe Multiple Sclerosis Drug Rebif
Allegations a company caused false or fraudulent claims to be submitted to the Medicaid program.
Publish Date: 2011/05/13

Drug Could Prevent Cervical Cancer
HIV drug could be used to prevent cervical cancer caused by infection with the human papilloma virus.
Publish Date: 2011/05/04

How to Dispose of Unused and Expired Prescription Drugs
Unused prescription medicines that remain in homes can be misused or abused if they end up in the wrong hands.
Publish Date: 2011/04/28

Off Label Marketing of Medicines
Despite FDA regulation of the approval and use of pharmaceutical products off-label marketing of drugs has occurred in all aspects of the US health care system.
Publish Date: 2011/04/07

Antidepressants Linked to Thicker Arteries
Antidepressant use has been linked to thicker arteries, possibly contributing to the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Publish Date: 2011/04/02 - Updated: 2022/05/05

Spikes in Drug Prices as Patents Expire
Brand name drug prices continue to increase after the introduction of generic competition.
Publish Date: 2011/03/28 - Updated: 2011/10/28

Polypill Multiple Medications in One Capsule
Polypill is a single pill that has all the benefits of multiple medications in one dose.
Publish Date: 2011/03/21

Bayer $100M Class Action Lawsuit for Gender Discrimination
According to the complaint Bayer has published and disseminated articles that suggest men are better suited to be managers than women.
Publish Date: 2011/03/21

FDA Intends to Remove Unapproved Drugs From Market
Regulators aim to take certain unapproved prescription medicines for cough cold and allergy symptoms off the U.S. market.
Publish Date: 2011/03/02 - Updated: 2016/11/05

Benefits of Taking Daily Low-dose Aspirin
Health benefits of taking daily Low-dose long-term aspirin each day to help reduce heart disease and cancer risk.
Publish Date: 2011/01/25

Medication Translations for World Travelers
Online brand name medication translation guide for world travelers.
Publish Date: 2011/01/19

AFQ056 Drug May Treat Fragile X
Fragile X affects 1 in 4000 males and 1 in 6000 females of all races and ethnic groups. It is the most common single gene cause of autism or autistic-like behaviors.
Publish Date: 2011/01/09 - Updated: 2022/07/13

Health Insurers Change Prescription Medications to Save Money
A survey shows up to 70 percent of prescription medications are changed by health insurers denying patients the drugs their doctors prescribe.
Publish Date: 2010/11/29

Prescriptions for Teens and Adolescents on the Rise
Adolescents and young adults are most likely to abuse prescription medications.
Publish Date: 2010/11/29

Helping Seniors Evaluate Medicare Part D and Save on Prescription Drugs
Helping Seniors Evaluate Medicare Part D Options and Identify Potential Ways to Save on Prescription Drugs.
Publish Date: 2010/11/21

The Color of Medicine
The color shape taste and even name of a tablet or pill can have an effect on how patients feel about medication.
Publish Date: 2010/11/15

Cost Sharing for High-value Prescription Drugs
Eliminating or reducing cost-sharing for high-value prescription drugs improves medication use.
Publish Date: 2010/11/02

Medicare Part D Benefit Making LIPITOR and CRESTOR Available for Low or No Copay
Universal American announces new Medicare Part D benefit making Lipitor and Crestor available for low or no copay (Informative).
Publish Date: 2010/10/29 - Updated: 2023/09/14

Vancomycin for Cellulitis Treatment
Cellulitis should be treated as a first line of defense with the antibiotic drug vancomycin rather than other antibiotics such as penicillin.
Publish Date: 2010/10/24

You May Be a Drug Supplier Without Knowing It
America has a drug problem and the primary source of these abused drugs is the family medicine cabinet.
Publish Date: 2010/10/21

Blood Pressure Pills More Effective When Taken at Night
Taking medication at night instead of in the morning significantly increases efficacy in keeping blood pressure within a healthy range.
Publish Date: 2010/10/05 - Updated: 2016/06/13

Aspirin: General Information, Facts and Warnings
Facts and information regarding aspirin including ingredients aspirin is made from and recommended daily dosage.
Publish Date: 2010/10/04 - Updated: 2020/10/04

Pharmacy Times Launches iPad Edition
Prestigious 113-year-old pharmacy publication among first B-to-B publications available for the iPad.
Publish Date: 2010/09/02 - Updated: 2014/08/25

Grant to Develop Drugs for the Treatment of Female Specific Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome
Menopause is associated with about a 10-15 pound weight gain and a redistribution of visceral fat to the abdomen.
Publish Date: 2010/09/02 - Updated: 2013/06/07

AARP Report Finds Brand Name Drug Prices Soar
NCPA - AARP Report Finds Brand Name Drug Prices Soar as Large Pharmacy Benefit Managers Reap Windfall Profits.
Publish Date: 2010/08/26

Lifting Veil of Secrecy Surrounding Development of New Medicines
Veil of secrecy that has surrounded the process of developing new prescription drugs for the last century.
Publish Date: 2010/08/24

Pharmaceuticals: A Market for Producing 'Lemons' and Serious Harm
Incentives and protections for industry encourage development of many drugs with few new benefits over existing pharmaceuticals.
Publish Date: 2010/08/17

New Treatment for Malaria
Scientists develop new drug treatment for malaria that could progress to clinical trials.
Publish Date: 2010/08/16 - Updated: 2010/09/25

Malicious use of Drugs is An Under-Recognized Form of Child Abuse
Department of Health and Human Services classify child abuse as neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse.
Publish Date: 2010/07/22

Sirtuin1 May Boost Learning Ability and Memory
Sirtuin1 may boost memory learning ability and lead to new drugs to fight Alzheimers or other neurological diseases.
Publish Date: 2010/07/11

New Drugs to Relieve Cancer Pain
Drugs and medications for relieving cancer pain without causing side effects of current pain treatments like morphine.
Publish Date: 2010/06/21

Side Effects of Drugs Can Lead to Broken Bones
People taking a high dose of glucocorticoids can be pretty sick with rheumatoid arthritis or severe asthma.
Publish Date: 2010/06/09

What is Fioricet - Migraine and Headache Medication Uses and Instructions
Fioricet is a combination medication commonly used to treat tension headaches but doctors also recommend it for recurring migraines.
Publish Date: 2010/06/05 - Updated: 2010/06/06

Save 75% with FREE Prescription Discount Card and Raise Funds for US Disabled Veterans
FREE Prescription Discount Card Saves You Up to 75% and Raises Funds for America's Disabled Veterans.
Publish Date: 2010/05/27 - Updated: 2016/11/10

Henry Winkler Helps Raise Awareness of Upper Limb Spasticity
Henry Winkler joins team to launch open arms raising awareness of upper limb spasticity educational campaign.
Publish Date: 2010/05/26 - Updated: 2015/12/27

Childrens Consumption of Chronic Medications Rising
In growing numbers children across America are adding a dose of medicine to their daily routine.
Publish Date: 2010/05/19

1 in 50 Americans Considered Permanently Disabled by Mental Illness
Widespread use of psychotropic drugs for children and little data regarding long term impact on development.
Publish Date: 2010/04/20

Free Antibiotic Program California
The free antibiotic program offers eight different classes of antibiotics.
Publish Date: 2010/03/06

Hyalgan Treatment for Osteoarthritis
Hyalgan is a medication used to treat knee pain in people with osteoarthritis in the knees.
Publish Date: 2010/03/02 - Updated: 2018/03/15

Aspirin, Acetaminophen and NSAID's Increase Risk of Male Hearing Loss
Regular use of aspirin acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs increase risk of hearing loss in men.
Publish Date: 2010/03/01

Gaucher Disease Therapy (VPRIV) Approved by FDA
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves velaglucerase alfa for injection (VPRIV) to treat children and adults with a rare genetic disorder, Gaucher disease.
Publish Date: 2010/02/28 - Updated: 2022/09/20

Online Canadian Pharmacy Verifier
Accrediting online Canadian pharmacy advertisements in Canada by Google AdWords.
Publish Date: 2010/02/22

Is it Legal to Import Prescription Drugs into the U.S.
Article examines the legality of importing prescription drugs into the U.S. from Canada and Mexico.
Publish Date: 2010/02/04

Food and Drug Administration and the FDA Transparency Task Force
Outlines the role of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the FDA Transparency Task Force blog.
Publish Date: 2010/02/04 - Updated: 2017/03/18

SOMA Reduces Lower Back Pain Disability
Soma 250 mg shown to significantly improve functionality and reduce disability and lower back pain in three days.
Publish Date: 2010/02/03

Free New York City Prescription Drug Card
Free New York City prescription drug card saves residents money at over 2000 pharmacies.
Publish Date: 2010/01/26 - Updated: 2016/11/10

Counterfeit Internet Drugs Pose Significant Risks
Counterfeit Internet drugs pose significant risks and discourage vital health checks.
Publish Date: 2010/01/20

Drug Therapy to Minimize Death and Disability from Traumatic Brain Injury
Post-traumatic epilepsy is a major complication of traumatic brain injury that is associated with psychosocial disability.
Publish Date: 2010/01/16

Increased Risk of Disease Without Chickenpox Vaccine
Children whose parents refuse the varicella (chickenpox) vaccine appear more likely to develop the disease.
Publish Date: 2010/01/05

Brain and Prostate Cancer Drug Shows Promise
Drug being tested for breast and lung cancer shows promise in fighting brain cancer glioblastoma and prostate cancer.
Publish Date: 2010/01/05 - Updated: 2010/01/17

Drug Interface to Save Lives
The interface researchers hope to adapt and install on portable computing devices such as a Blackberry.
Publish Date: 2009/12/10

Benefit of Reboxetine Antidepressant not Proven
There is no scientific proof that people suffering from depression can benefit from taking reboxetine.
Publish Date: 2009/11/24

FREE Drug Discount Card for Disabled Veterans
Free prescription drug discount card that offers savings up to 75% and when the card is used.
Publish Date: 2009/11/19 - Updated: 2016/11/10

Epilepsy Drugs could Treat Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
Epileptic drugs could treat neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimers and Parkinsons disease.
Publish Date: 2009/10/28

New Prolastin Version Approved by FDA
PROLASTIN-C increases or augments protein levels in AAT-deficient patients at risk for developing emphysema.
Publish Date: 2009/10/19

Bell's Palsy Study - Rethink of Cause and Treatment
Drugs widely prescribed to treat facial paralysis in Bell's palsy are ineffective.
Publish Date: 2009/10/14

Post-stroke Upper Limb Spasticity - Phase III Data for NT 201
Merz Pharmaceuticals Announces Phase III Data for NT 201 in Post-stroke Upper Limb Spasticity.
Publish Date: 2009/10/07

Blood Thinning Drug Safer than Rat Poison
Blood thinner dabigatran shown to protect against stroke blood clotting and major bleeding as effectively as warfarin.
Publish Date: 2009/09/29 - Updated: 2010/06/30

OxyContin - Information Uses and Side Effects
OxyContin is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers and is similar to morphine.
Publish Date: 2009/09/09

FDA Approves Extavia for Multiple Sclerosis
The FDA has approved Extavia the first in a new planned portfolio of multiple sclerosis MS medicines from Novartis.
Publish Date: 2009/08/17

Immunocal Clinical Research Initiative
Immunotec receives authorization to begin a study on the effect of the cysteine-rich whey protein isolate in combination with physical exercise on muscle function, body composition and inflammatory cytokine levels in elderly persons: a randomized, double-blind study (Clinical Trial).
Publish Date: 2009/07/08 - Updated: 2023/08/06

Electronic Smartpill Pill Measures pH Levels in Digestive Tract
An electronic diagnostic tool called the SmartPill is swallowed by patients in order to take measurements as it travels through the gastrointestinal tract.
Publish Date: 2009/06/03

Treatment for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
Health Canada has approved Actonel (risedronate sodium tablets) 150 mg a once-a-month option for treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Publish Date: 2009/06/02 - Updated: 2010/07/03

Tamiflu for H1N1 Swine Flu Avian Flu and Influenza A - B
Tamiflu an oral anti-viral drug for treatment of Influenza A and Influenza B including swine flu H1N1 virus includes dosage and side effects.
Publish Date: 2009/04/27 - Updated: 2014/01/07

Gamunex Improves Quality of Life for CIDP Patients
Health related quality of life results conducted in patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy CIDP.
Publish Date: 2009/04/24

New Heart Drug - World First
UK patients first to benefit from launch of new heart drug prasugrel Efient following authorization by European Medicines Agency.
Publish Date: 2009/04/08

New Drug Shows promise for Psoriatic Arthritis
Study involved 405 patients with active psoriatic arthritis even after having taken disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs.
Publish Date: 2009/04/07 - Updated: 2016/06/13

Link Between Osteoporosis Drugs and Heart Problems
Link between drugs used to prevent bone fractures in osteoporosis patients and development of irregular heartbeat.
Publish Date: 2009/04/06

Oxycodone Effective Against Shingles Pain
Painkiller oxycodone is effective for treating acute pain of shingles an illness that causes severe pain from blisters and skin rash.
Publish Date: 2009/03/30

New Migraine Drug May Stop Pain with Fewer Side Effects
New migraine specific drug called telcagepant is a promising alternative that would produce fewer side effects.
Publish Date: 2009/03/25

Dangerous Adverse Drug Reactions
If you take or intend to take medically prescribed drugs you need to be aware of the potential for medication reactions in the body.
Publish Date: 2009/03/22 - Updated: 2017/05/02

Antibiotics and Superbugs
In an attempt to deal with the bacteria which cause some infections medical science has developed antibiotics.
Publish Date: 2009/03/22 - Updated: 2013/06/14

Canada Takes Steps to Improve Safety of Health Products
MedEffect Canada to report suspected side effects from health products and access the latest safety information.
Publish Date: 2009/03/17 - Updated: 2010/06/27

Antibiotics That Don't Trigger Resistance
New generation of antibiotic compounds are developing that do not provoke bacterial resistance.
Publish Date: 2009/03/13

Innappropriate Drug Prescriptions Wasting Millions, Raising Health Risks
Study in Oregon suggests drugs designed for treating severe mental illnesses often prescribed at inappropriately low doses and expense.
Publish Date: 2009/03/04

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