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No one would argue that antibiotics are an amazing 20th-century innovation, promising a quick cure for bacterial illnesses that might otherwise cause serious harm or death.
But they are not without risk, especially when taken without a doctor's supervision.
Yet a new study review suggests that's exactly what many Americans are doing: misusing "under-the-counter" or old lefto...
A drug touted as a "female Viagra" can cause severe low blood pressure and fainting when used with alcohol, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.
As a result, the agency has ordered the drug's maker Sprout Pharmaceuticals to make a safety labeling change to Addyi (flibanserin).
The boxed warning, contraindication, warnings and precautions, and adverse reactions sectio...
Most folks treated in a U.S. emergency room for misuse of prescription medications get into trouble because they mix different substances, a new study reports.
Benzodiazepines like Xanax (alprazolam) and Ativan (lorazepam) are most commonly implicated in health crises that lead to an ER visit, followed by prescription opioids, researchers found.
But in most cases, the patien...
Everyone worries about drug abuse among children, but a hidden danger for some kids rests in prescription medicines intended to help them, a new study warns.
Some children and teenagers who are prescribed multiple medications are at risk of drug interactions that could literally stop their heart, according to the report.
"We found that about 1 in 12 kids using two or more me...
More than 60 percent of opioid overdose deaths involve people who suffer from chronic pain, a new analysis reveals.
Many of them also struggled with depression or anxiety, the investigators found.
The findings stem from a study that examined the medical backgrounds of more than 13,000 men and women who died from an opioid overdose between 2001 and 2007.
Is that sleeping pill you took last night making it tougher for you to drive in the daytime? What about a heart medication? Or a new antidepressant?
New research shows that many people taking prescription drugs aren't aware that their meds could impair their ability to drive.
"Most are aware of the potential dangerous side effects of sedatives and narcotics, but other medica...
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