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Experimental Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Effective, Study Reports

An experimental antibody drug could prove effective at lowering LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels for patients who have side effects with cholesterol-lowering statin medications.
Long-Term Use of Aspirin Plus Blood Thinner Is Safe: Study

Heart attack and stroke patients can safely take aspirin combined with a blood-thinning medication, new research confirms.
Daily Aspirin Fails to Help Heart in Japanese Study

Daily low-dose aspirin therapy may not have significant heart-health benefits for older people, new research suggests.
More Americans Controlling Their High Blood Pressure

A growing number of Americans with high blood pressure are keeping their condition under control, a new U.S. government study reports.
Two Generic Versions of ADHD Drug Not as Effective: FDA

Two generic versions of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder drug Concerta may not work as effectively as the brand-name product does, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.
Drug Regimen Cures Hepatitis C in Most Liver Transplant Patients in Study

A new drug regimen is producing high cure rates in small groups of liver transplant patients with hepatitis C, researchers report.
ADHD Stimulant Drug Abuse Common Among Young Adults: Survey

Nearly one in every five college students abuses prescription stimulants, according to a new survey sponsored by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. The survey also found that one in seven non-students of similar age also report abusing stimulant medications.
Medical Bills Pricey for Americans, Even With Private Insurance

Many Americans may believe that private insurance can keep major medical bills at bay. But a new survey finds that one-fifth of people with private plans still spend at least 5 percent of their income on out-of-pocket health care costs.
U.S. Prices Soaring for Some Generic Drugs, Experts Say

Market forces are dramatically driving up the cost of some generic drugs, prompting U.S. investigations into the pricing of what should be cheap alternatives to brand-name medications.
Drug Combo Helps Lupus-Related Kidney Condition

A combination of drugs may offer a better way to combat a serious kidney complication that commonly affects people with lupus, a new study from China suggests.

 

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