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What Hidden Dangers Are in Your Medicine Cabinet?

What Hidden Dangers Are Inside Your Medicine Cabinet?

Tags: antibiotics, aspirin, ibuprofen, NSAIDs, opioids, over the counter medications OTC, pain medication, prescription drug

When we take them under a physician’s care, drugs offer many benefits. It’s also important to be aware of possible side effects. Find commonly used drugs and some caveats about their use.

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FDA Approves a New Painkiller Designed to Thwart Abusers

Tags: addiction, drugs, opioids, overdose, pain management, prescription drug, risk evaluation mitigation strategies (REMS), substance abuse

The FDA has approved a new painkiller, Targiniq ER, that includes an antagonist ingredient to counteract the narcotic agent if someone tries to crush it or dissolve the active agent to abuse it.

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Old Gout Drug Could Help Your Heart, Hurt Your Wallet

Tags: gout, heart and vascular institute, pericarditis, prescription drug

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.

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Do You Trust Your Doctor’s Prescriptions?

Tags: prescription drug, prescriptions, Sunshine Act

When it comes to doctors’ relationships with pharmaceutical companies, Americans are skeptical. Here’s why transparency and safeguards matter.

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Statin Sensitivity Doesn’t Rule Out Treatment

Tags: high cholesterol, prescription drug, statins

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.

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Guide for Parents: Avoid Medication Mistakes (Infographic)

Tags: child safety, infographic, medications, overdose, pain medication, prescription drug, prescriptions

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.

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Prescription Painkillers Not For Everyone

Tags: addiction, antidepressant, chronic pain, opioids, oxycontin, pain awareness month, pain management, pain medication, percocet, prescription drug

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.


Daily Digest: Prescription Drug Risks, Fertility and More

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In our June 1, 2012 daily digest, read about prescription drug risks, fertility preservation, and advanced renal cell carcinoma.