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Opioids in doctor office.

From a Doctor's Perspective: The Opioid Crisis in the Office Setting

The opioid crisis has changed the way we think about pain. Addictions typically associated with street drugs now often start in the doctor’s office.

Doctor discussing dangers of opioid pain relievers with a patient.

Reasons for Overprescribing Opioids: What a Doctor Wants You to Know

New measures have been developed to limit unnecessary opioid prescriptions but will how successful will they be?

Man holding an aspirin in his fingers.

An Aspirin a Day May Not Keep All Doctors Away

Aspirin therapy is no longer recommended to lower risk of heart attack and stroke in healthy older adults, according to new guidelines.

Young woman looking at prescription medication.

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.

Man with germ mask and hands up to avoid infection.

Deadly Staph Infections Linked to the Opioid Epidemic

Rising rates of staph infections may be due in part to the huge increase in the number of people who are addicted to opioids and other drugs, says the CDC.

Senior man in the hospital.

The Opioid Epidemic: It's Not Just About Young People

The number of ER visits involving opioid poisoning or dependence more than tripled in Americans over 65 between 2006 and 2014, according to a new study.

Senior woman receiving a flu shot at the pharmacy.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Vaccines

Both chronic lymphocytic leukemia and its treatments can weaken the immune system. Patients should get flu and pneumonia vaccines, but may need to avoid others.

Senior man taking aspirin.

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

Antibiotics.

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?

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.