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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.

Prescription proton pump inhibitor.

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.

Man discussing medications with his pharmacist.

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.

Vagus nerve stimulation.

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.

Senior man being discharged from the hospital.

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.

Pack of emergency contraceptive pills.

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.

Doctor's order for cholesterol test.

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).

Senior man getting chemotherapy.

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.

Cancer patient going through a successful treatment.

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.