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Generic Drugs May Help Breast Cancer Patients Stick to Therapy

Access to generic hormone therapy medicines improves the chances that breast cancer patients will stick with their drug treatment, a new study found.
Almost 1 in 5 Americans Plagued by Constant Pain, Survey Suggests

Almost one-fifth of Americans do daily battle with crippling, chronic pain, a large new survey reveals, with the elderly and women struggling the most.
Metformin Beats Other Type 2 Diabetes Drugs for First Treatment: Study

People newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes who are initially given the drug metformin are less likely to eventually need other drugs to control their blood sugar, a new study suggests.
Prescription Painkillers Fueling Overdose Cases in ERs, Study Finds

A new report estimates more than two-thirds of emergency department visits for overdoses of narcotic drugs involve prescription medications.
For a Child's Fracture, Use Ibuprofen, Not Morphine: Study

For children with broken bones, ibuprofen is a better choice for pain relief than morphine, researchers report.
Recalled Supplements Linger on U.S. Store Shelves, Study Finds

Two-thirds of dietary supplements recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because they contained banned ingredients remained on store shelves at least six months after they were recalled, a new study finds.
Pricey Hepatitis Drug a Good Bet in U.S. Prisons, Study Says

Using an expensive drug to treat prison inmates with hepatitis C is more cost-effective than another treatment option, according to a new study.
Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study

While picking up a prescription for cholesterol-lowering medication, about one in 20 people with conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or high blood pressure will also purchase cigarettes, a new study finds.
Parkinson's Drugs May Spur Compulsive Behaviors

Drugs commonly used to treat Parkinson's disease may raise the risk of so-called impulse control disorders, according to a new review.
Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children

A child receives the wrong medication or the wrong dosage every eight minutes in the United States, according to a recent study.

 

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