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Hidden Dangers in Drugs' 'Inactive' Ingredients

More than 92 percent of oral meds sold in the U.S. contain at least one ingredient that can cause allergic or adverse reactions in people who are sensitive.

Drug costs.

Drug Prices 'Work Against Patients,' Pharma Exec Admits

High Rx costs are no new thing. But pharmaceutical execs actually copping to it? It happened yesterday. In a hearing in D.C., senators grilled top executives from pharma companies about list prices of medications, some of which can be life-saving for patients.

Hands in water.

More Meds Are Making Their Way Into Freshwater

Research continues to confirm that antibiotics and and other medicines are wreaking havoc in freshwater lakes, ponds, and rivers all around the world.

Man with digestive problems while traveling.

FDA Approves New Med for Travelers' Diarrhea

The FDA approved rifamycin to treat travelers’ diarrhea, the most common travel-related illness that affects up to 40 percent of travelers worldwide each year.

DNA swab.

Want to Know How You Might Metabolize Your Meds? Get a DNA Test

The FDA approved a direct-to-consumer genetic test to provide information about a person’s ability to metabolize medications based on their genetic make-up.

Couple watching television on couch at home.

Drug Ads Focus on Lifestyle Boosts, Not Medical Benefits

A recent study suggests many drug commercials provide fewer facts about the medications they promote and more information about the lifestyle improvements they supposedly offer.

Stethoscope on top of a calculator.

How to Find Free Help With Health Insurance Enrollment

Picking a health insurance plan can be difficult. Try these four strategies to get the best health insurance deal for you.

Investigating health care.

5 Smart Strategies for Buying Health Insurance

Marketplaces open Nov. 1. Prices in many states will be different than last year, but be careful. You could end up with a premium hike or miss out on a bargain.

A bottle of prescription pills spilled out in front of a glass of bourbon.

Why Is Mixing Drugs So Dangerous?

Mixing drugs without a doctor’s approval is never a good idea. Yes, that includes alcohol. Here’s why.

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Signing Up for Health Insurance? You Have Less Time This Year

Open enrollment for health insurance for 2017 will mostly work the same as it has in previous years, but there’s an important change.