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Drug Companies Cut Cholesterol Drug Prices

Drug manufactueres have announced a 60 percent reduction in the U.S. prices of their cholesterol-lowering medication, Praluent (alirocumab).

By Diane Domina

Advanced Colon Cancer Treatment Approaches

Most metastatic colon cancer patients receive a combination of chemotherapy and a targeted therapy, which interrupts tumor cells’ growth and spread.

By Kathleen Hall, MBA

Immunotherapy Promising for Kidney Cancer

New immunotherapy drugs are helping kidney cancer patients live longer, and in some cases are leading to a complete remission of the disease.

By Rachel Zohn

Will You Need Medication For Weight Loss If You Have Diabetes?

Doctors often prescribe medication for people with type 2 diabetes to aid with weight loss. Here’s why some people may need it and how it works.

By Lisa Fields

Primatene Mist Inhaler Available Again

The original Primatene MIST, a go-to over-the counter inhaler for many people suffering with asthma, was taken off the market in 2011.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Psoriasis Medicine May Lower Heart Disease Risk

In people with psoriasis — a chronic skin condition — biologics may help prevent heart disease, according to an observational study.

By Diane Domina

Statins Can Lower Heart Risks in People Over 75 Too

According to an analysis of 28 clinical trials, statins lower the risk of major cardiovascular events like heart attack and stroke, even in people over 75.

By Diane Domina

FDA Issues Warning About Blood Thinner Test Strips

The FDA is warning that certain test strips used with medical devices to monitor blood levels of warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) may provide inaccurate results.

By Diane Domina

Good Morning, Stiff Joints! Let’s Have a Better Day

A good night’s sleep is great for your RA, but that long period of inactivity can mean waking with stiff, sluggish-to-move joints. Try these tricks for easing morning stiffness, giving you a jump start to your day.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Are Antidepressants Overprescribed in Older Adults?

Results of a study conducted in Minnesota from 2005 to 2012 suggest antidepressant medications are overprescribed in older adults about 24 percent of the time.

By Diane Domina