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Prescription Drug Addiction - Are You at Risk?

You may have legal prescription drugs known for addiction right in your family medicine cabinet. Prescription medicine abuse and addiction is at an all-time high in the U.S. In fact,…

Atrial Fibrillation - Stroke Prevention Guidelines & Treatment Options

The American Academy of Neurology has released new 2014 stroke prevention guidelines for non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). In addition, novel blood thinning (anticoagulant) medications, such as dabigatran (Pradaxa), rivaroxaban (Xarelto)…

2014 Update: First Time Brand-to-Generic Switches

While the impact of brand-to-generic switches in 2014 is not expected to approach the dollar savings seen in 2012, there are still some significant blockbusters losing their patents. Nexium, Lunesta,…

Insomnia Treatment with Non-Benzodiazepines (Ambien, Lunesta & Sonata)

The nonbenzodiazepine medications Ambien and Sonata (and their generics), and Lunesta (soon to be generic) may be used for sleep when insomnia becomes a chronic problem. Follow along here to…

Flashback: FDA Drug Approvals 2013

In 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 27 New Molecular Entities (NMEs). According to the FDA, an NME contains an active ingredient that has not been previously…

2013 Drug News Round-Up: Top 20 Stories

Year 2014 is here, and it's a good time to reflect on the top drug and health stories in the past year - from major new drug approvals to healthcare…

Herbal Supplements & Drugs: Interactions to Avoid

Think that your herbal supplements are safe, harmless and 'all-natural'? You might want to think again. Follow along with this slideshow to learn about just a few of the thousands…

Sovaldi and The Evolving Course of Hepatitis C Therapy

Hepatitis C virus, a blood-borne disease and leading cause of chronic liver disease and liver cancer, is at the center of an expanding treatment regimen. Recently, both the United States…

Back to Basics: The Top 16 Myths About Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of inflammatory arthritis that primarily affects the spine, although other joints in the body may be involved. The most common complaint is pain and…

Multiple Sclerosis: What's New in Treatment Options?

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a nervous system disorder characterized by symptoms of visual difficulties, muscle weakness, and fatigue. In MS, nerve coverings in the brain, eye and spinal cord are…

View Frightful (But Dead Serious) Drug Side Effects

Don't let unusual drug side effects haunt you. Every drug can be associated with side effects, but ones you don't count on can be alarming. As noted by the FDA,…

Block the Flu: Top 11 Reasons Why You Should Get Your Flu Vaccine Now

Do you remember last year's flu season? Or maybe you'd rather forget it. No matter what you remember about last year, this year is a new year. It's time to…

Fact or Fiction? The Top 15 Osteoarthritis Myths

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and affects over 27 million Americans. But is this condition simply one of growing old with limited movement and creaky bones? Or…

ADHD in Children: Recognizing Symptoms & Understanding Treatments

Children are naturally spirited and can often stay on the run long past their bedtime. However, children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have a different set of circumstances --…

Psoriasis: Treatment Options to Manage Your Symptoms

Psoriasis is a common skin disorder that leads to growth of red, raised and itchy plaques that are often embarrassing, too. Psoriasis can be isolated in a small area of…

Prediabetes - Am I at Risk?

Millions in the U.S. are at risk for prediabetes, which is higher than normal blood sugar levels, but not high enough to lead to an official diagnosis of diabetes. Data…

Living with Your Migraines: Tips for Treatment and Prevention

Migraine headaches occur commonly and affect about 10 percent of the population. Almost 5 million in the U.S. experience at least one migraine attack per month. There is no cure…

OTC Medication Use In Pregnancy: Wise or Worrisome?

Even a glowing mom-to-be can be disrupted by a cough, cold, or general aches and pains. While avoidance of medications in pregnancy is the best course of action, this is…

It’s Buggin’ Me! How to Safely Use an Insect Repellent

The summer is prime time for fun and sun -- but it’s also the time that crawling bugs and flying pests return. Along with the return of mosquitoes, ants, and…

Newly Approved Weight Loss Drugs: Can They Help You?

New weight loss medications have recently come into the marketplace - the first in over a decade. But are these pills the cure-all for the obesity epidemic in the U.S?…

The Rise to Fame: Viagra, PDE5 Inhibitors, and ED

You know the commercials. Attractive older couples, on the beach or in the woods, who just happen to have two antique bathtubs for soaking. It seems plausible. But in all…

Drug Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis - What Are Your Options?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that leads to pain, swelling and destruction of joint tissues. RA usually occurs in people between the ages of 20 and 50…

Hitting the Beach? Soak Up These Top Sun Safety Tips

We all want to look good - especially in the summer when warmer weather means it’s beach time. Getting that golden tan may be at the top of your summer…

Need To Catch Some Shut-Eye? Tips on Getting the Sleep You Need

Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep is one of the most common medical complaints. Sometimes, just a few simple changes in lifestyle, exercise and sleep habits can make a big…

10 Things to Know About Antibiotic Resistance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) rank antibiotic resistance as one of the top health concerns facing the nation. Misuse and inappropriate antibiotic prescribing has resulted in a…

Top 10 Money-Making Drugs of 2012

By definition, a blockbuster drug brings in over $1 billion in annual sales. Lipitor, the top selling drug in pharmaceutical history, is a familiar blockbuster that went the way of…

Hemorrhoids: A Common Ailment with Frequent Questions

In 2012, 'hemorrhoid' was the top trending health topic, having the highest amount of traffic over a sustained period of time. Online health information about this condition may be popular…

What is Asthma? Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Asthma is a disease that affects your lungs. Over 20 million people in the U.S. have asthma and the related symptoms of wheezing, chest tightness, and coughing. The incidence of…

Top Prevention Tips: Springtime Allergies

For many people, the start of spring signals warmer weather, colorful blooms and extra outside time. For others, the onset of spring means a runny nose and eyes, a scratchy…

New Drug Approvals in 2013: What Was Hot, What Was Not

The FDA approved 27 new molecular entities in 2013. As the year draws to a close here's an opportunity to look back at the predicted blockbusters - and those that…

Can Prescription Drugs Lead to Weight Gain?

We all know that weight gain is a battle for many of us. So, gaining weight due to a required medication just does not seem fair. About 70 percent of…

Upcoming First Time Generic Approvals in 2013

More brand name prescription drugs lose patent protection in 2013 as the patent cliff continues. Pharmaceutical researcher EvaluatePharma estimates over $290 billion in U.S. sales are at risk from patent…

Top 10 Ways to Save on Your Medication Costs

Let’s face it - talking about health care costs is not at the top of everybody's to-do list. But with patients being responsible for more out-of-pocket costs, it is important…

Grapefruit and Medicines: A Possible Deadly Mix?

From a historical perspective, the forbidden fruit is sometimes described as a sweet, red apple. Recent research bears evidence that grapefruit and grapefruit juice can react adversely with over 85…
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