A decades-old medication for treating gout takes on new life in preventing recurrent pericarditis, (inflammation of the sac that surrounds the heart). With its new name comes a hefty price increase, however. Cardiologists heard an update on the drug colchicine at a recent cardiology expo. Here's what they learned.
When it comes to doctors’ relationships with pharmaceutical companies, Americans are skeptical. Here’s why transparency and safeguards matter.
Statins help lower cholesterol levels and cardiovascular risk for many people, but if you are sensitive to the drug, studies show taking a "drug vacation" every other day can help prevent side effects.
Are you giving your child the right amount of medicine at the right time for a fever, headache or cold? The consequences can be serious. Reference our easy-to-read guide to help your child feel better, fast.
Opioids – or narcotics – are often prescribed to help people manage chronic pain. But with their addictive qualities, they may not be the best treatment for everyone. Here’s more on the issue of opioid usage.
In our June 1, 2012 daily digest, read about prescription drug risks, fertility preservation, and advanced renal cell carcinoma.