Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Prescription Painkiller Deaths Up 400 Percent Over Last 10 Years

Poisoning is considered the leading cause of injury death in the United States; both illicit and pharmaceutical drugs account for 90 percent of poisoning...

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds Linked to Drug-Induced...

Researchers have discovered that patients with a particular genetic variation are four times more likely to develop pancreatitis if they are prescribed a widely...

Paper Calls for Preventing Diseases of Aging vs Fighting Chronic Illness

Medicine focuses almost entirely on fighting chronic diseases in a piecemeal fashion as symptoms develop. Instead, researchers writing in the journal Nature say more effort should...

Study Links Acetaminophen Use in Pregnancy to Developmental Problems in Children

Paracetamol (known as acetaminophen in the USA) is the most commonly used medicine in pregnancy, yet there are very few studies that have investigated...

Relaxed Guidelines Relieve Millions of Need for Blood Pressure Medications

New guidelines that ease the recommended blood pressure could result in 5.8 million U.S. adults no longer needing hypertension medication, according to an analysis...

Blood Pressure Meds Linked to Increased Risk of Serious Falls in...

Medications used by many older people to control their blood pressure also increase the risk of serious fall injuries by 30% to 40% –...

One in Five Adults Prescribed Medications with Conflicting, Harmful Effects

About three out of four older Americans have multiple chronic health conditions, and more than 20 percent of them are being treated with drugs...

U.S. Patent for Novel Solution to Antibiotic Resistance Problem

A chemist based at the University of Copenhagen has taken out a patent for a drug that can make previously multidrug-resistant bacteria once again...

How Oral Antibiotics Contribute to Pathogenic Gut Infections

In a new study published in the online Sept. 1 issue of Nature, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine  pinpoint ways to counter the...

Researchers Identify Gene Implicated in Statin Muscle Pains, Discomfort

Researchers have used a novel approach to identify a genetic variant that may contribute to the muscle pain and weakness experienced by some statin...

In Supreme Court Ruling, Drugmakers Win And Consumers Lose

In a narrow decision that hands the pharmaceutical industry a significant victory, the US Supreme Court ruled that state lawsuits claiming drugmakers failed to adequately design...

Supreme Court blocks generic drug liability suits

The 5-4 ruling shields manufacturers from liability for the low-cost versions of brand-name prescription medicines. The nation's most widely used medications, generic drugs, now carry...