The agency sought removal of Opana ER from market based on its concern that the benefits of the drug may no longer outweigh its risks.
Aspirin may provide little or no benefit for certain patients who have plaque buildup in their arteries.
One in five surgical weight-loss patients take prescription opioids seven years after surgery.
Better communication with healthcare providers could help reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics for common childhood illnesses.
Smaller dose combos of blood pressure medications may be effective and have fewer side effects.
Women with Type 2 diabetes who used low-dose aspirin reduced their risk for breast cancer by 18%.
Heroin use in the U.S. was estimated to cost society more than $51 billion in 2015.
Pillsy was designed to simplify pill-taking and promote adherence.
Cannabis smokers often report that they use the drug to relax or relieve stress, but few studies provide clinical evidence of these effects.
Fifty percent of women older than age 50 will experience a bone fracture due to osteoporosis.
States that allow doctors to treat a patient's sexual partner without an in-person visit may find more success lowering rates of STDs.
A baby's behavior at two to four weeks after birth is not likely due to exposure to medication or depression.
In some cases, antibiotic treatment can be harmful, especially for older adults.
UCSB biologists believe they have corrected a flaw in the way bacterial susceptibility to certain drugs is tested.
Benefits occurred above and beyond the cholesterol-lowering effect of statins.
Researchers have demonstrated screening techniques that can help prevent accidental exposure to synthetic opioids.
UBC researchers have identified potential adverse reactions of a commonly used MS drug.
How often are safety concerns raised about a drug after it's been approved by the FDA?
Patients with AF who received a catheter ablation and were considered low risk for having a stroke didn't benefit from long-term aspirin therapy.
Nearly one in two seniors in Ontario who visited a family doctor for a nonbacterial infection received an unnecessary antibiotic prescription.
Drug users born in the 1980s and 1990s are turning to injection drug more quickly than previous generations.
Aspirin therapy has been a staple of cardiology care for people who have peripheral vascular disease.
Opioid addiction increases likelihood of death tenfold in general healthcare settings.
The study compared patient adherence and tolerability to a class of drugs known as cholinesterase inhibitors.
Medication for addiction treatment with buprenorphine or methadone is an appropriate and accepted treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorder.
The study found that risk to develop pneumonia was highest at the start of treatment, that is, during the first 30 days.
A new study has revealed that 25% of women suffering from a prenatal opioid dependence were not being treated for their addiction.
Denosumab is a monoclonal antibody that is used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Researchers may have found a natural way to cut down on antibiotic use without sacrificing health.
After vitamin D was re-measured with improved technology, the RDA for vitamin D intake dropped from 800 to 400 IUs per day.
Researchers pinpoint the cellular receptor MRGRPX2 as the main mechanism for opioid-induced itching.
Certain antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs are among medications that effectively treat diabetic nerve pain.
Pharmacists should proactively offer naloxone to all patients who meet evidence-based criteria.
Researchers examined how a clinical trial on one drug's efficacy affected its use in ambulances across the country.
The team said that the improved adjuvant formulations could reduce side effects.
A new study has examined whether different blood thinning medications might increase the risk of heart attacks.
For roughly one-third of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder, lithium is a miracle drug, effectively treating both their mania and depression.
Antithrombotic therapy doesn't decrease low-risk AF patients' risk of suffering a stroke within five years, according to a new study.
The blood thinner rivaroxaban is just as safe as aspirin and more effective at preventing blood clots, according to a new study.
The monoclonal antibody is used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Cholesterol-lowering drugs are important, especially on the day of a coronary bypass operation.
Researchers advise avoiding diclofenac and limiting ibuprofen to 1200 mg per day.
Biggest effect came from brief talk with a counselor.
Longer recovery and higher costs found among surgery patients who were taking opioids before an elective operation.
The bill would establish a national age-18 requirement for the purchase of the medicines containing DXM.
Biosimilars are highly similar versions of complex biologic therapies.
Interdisciplinary research at the University of Leicester has explored the effect of black carbon on bacteria in the respiratory tract.
More people than ever are aware of how to use products containing acetaminophen safely and effectively.
Study to be published in Journal of Cystic Fibrosis for the first time measures cumulative dosage over a patient's lifetime.
Each year more than 1 million people in the United States contract sepsis, an overwhelming immune response to infection.