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Aspirin and Blood Thinners: A Dangerous Combo

An alarming number of people taking a blood thinner like warfarin also take aspirin without being directed to do so by their health care provider

By Diane Domina

Is Your Doc Overprescribing Antibiotics?

Could a recent study published in BMJ suggesting antibiotics prescribed in the U.K. often exceed recommended guidelines raise a red flag in the U.S. too?

By Diane Domina

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.

By Lara DeSanto

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.

By Diane Domina

Why Can't I Get the Asthma Inhaler I Need?

Discuss your choices of asthma medications with your doctor. Weigh the convenience and cost and make an informed decision.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Is Your Heartburn Med Linked to Kidney Disease?

A study published in Scientific Reports suggests proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to treat heartburn or acid reflux may increase kidney disease risk.

By Diane Domina

Heart Drug Recalls: What You Should Know Now

Drugs made from valsartan, losartan, and irbesartan purchased from suppliers in India and China have been recalled due to possible contamination.

By Stephanie Stephens

Can This 'Pacemaker for the Brain" be a Cure for RA?

A device that gives small electrical stimulations to the brain could eliminate the need for RA medications in some people, but will it take the disease away entirely? A rheumatology expert weighs in on vagus nerve stimulation.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Too Many Hospital Patients Go Home With Black-Box Antibiotics

Many hospitals are cutting back on the use of powerful, risky antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, but are sending patients home with these medications.

By Diane Domina

What to Expect After Taking the Morning After Pill

Taking emergency birth control to prevent unwanted pregnancy? Here’s how it works and what side effects you may experience.

By Eileen Bailey