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Humira: One Drug, Nine Uses, Billions of Dollars

Humira, one of the first biologics, is also one of the top selling drugs in the world. But do you know enough about this drug to use it safely?

Synthroid: The Hardest Working Drug Around?

Levothyroxine sodium (Synthroid) is one of the world's most frequently prescribed medications. Learn more about this workhorse of a drug for underactive thyroid.

Breast Cancer Therapy: Right On Target

HER2, ER+, mTOR? What do all of these acronyms mean when it comes to targeted drug therapy for breast cancer? Take a tour of breast cancer therapies, including the personalized…

Cymbalta - Cause For Concern?

Cymbalta is used to treat depression, anxiety and some pain syndromes. But what are the risks associated with this drug? And do most people who start it realize how hard…

Drug Prices Gone Wild: 10 Old Drugs, 10 New Pricetags

The ongoing uproar over the soaring costs of prescription drugs raises many questions about the methods and ethics of drug pricing. Take a look at 10 older drugs that, even…

Cholesterol. Get Your Fats Straight!

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that has been linked to atherosclerosis (a hardening and narrowing of the arteries caused by a build up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other…

First Aid for Mental Health: Investigational Drugs to the Rescue

From ADHD to schizophrenia, new developments in mental health disorders are needed as new scientific clues piece together the mechanisms of these disabling conditions. Follow along as we highlight investigational…

Warfarin: 12 Things You Didn't Know About This Blood Thinner

Warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) is a common oral blood thinner used in the treatment and prevention of dangerous blood clots. But this old fashioned drug has some odd and interesting facts…

Addyi Explained: Medical Breakthrough or Marketing Marvel?

Addyi is the first FDA-approved drug to boost sexual desire in women. In fact, it's the first drug approved to boost sexual desire in anyone. What are the medical facts…

8 Signs You May Be Gluten Intolerant

We assume people with gluten intolerance share common symptoms such as abdominal pain or nausea. But not everybody has such obvious complaints. Check out these 8 symptoms, some of which…

Misdiagnosis: Righting The Wrong

We assume that when we see a doctor they will know exactly what's wrong with us. But what if our symptoms are "out of the ordinary" for a particular disease?…

Xarelto Explained: 10 Must-Knows About This Life-Saving Drug

Xarelto may seem like a hard word to pronounce, but understanding it's uses, side effects, and warnings can be life-saving. And unlike older blood thinners like warfarin, no lab tests…

Juvenile Arthritis: The Big Disease In A Little Body

Juvenile arthritis describes a group of disorders with similar characteristics that affect children under the age of 16. These conditions can be emotionally and socially isolating, and hard for children…

Restless Legs Syndrome: (Not So) Happy Feet

Are you tired of doing the night-time hustle? Do your legs have a mind of their own every time you try to relax or get into bed? Restless Legs Syndrome…

Group B Strep: When Harmless Bacteria Turn Bad

Group B strep are a common type of bacteria that love the warm, airless cavities in our body. Group B strep can cause serious infection in women and unborn/newborn babies.…
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