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Addiction to prescription drugs

(2 days ago) WebAddiction to prescription drugs. December 2, 2014. Many people associate drug abuse with illegal drugs such as cocaine or heroin. But addiction is far more common with …

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The trouble with new drugs

(6 days ago) WebThe trouble with new drugs. When a drug is approved by the FDA, it may seem like it’s only a matter of time before some unexpected side effects are discovered. Perhaps it seems …

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Osteoporosis drugs: Which one is right for you

(Just Now) WebMany drugs available today can slow the rate of bone loss—and can rebuild bone strength. Your doctor will determine whether you have osteoporosis by measuring your bone …

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Which drug for erectile dysfunction

(8 days ago) WebDrugs that many men take for urinary symptoms, called alpha blockers, can also lower blood pressure, so take them at least four hours apart from ED drugs. Your doctor may …

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A new drug to treat heart failure

(7 days ago) WebMost people with heart failure need several medications to treat their symptoms. These include drugs to help lower blood pressure, remove excess fluids, and slow the heart …

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Medications help the heart

(7 days ago) WebMany insurers now divide the drugs they'll pay for into three tiers. Tier 1 drugs, predominantly generics, have the lowest copays. Tier 2 drugs have middle-of-the-road …

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The 11 most expensive medications

(2 days ago) WebIn a recent post, the Medical Billing and Coding blog listed the 11 most expensive medicines in America: Soliris, $409,500 per year. Elaprase, $375,000 per year. …

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Treating neuropathy: Which medication is best

(4 days ago) WebPain relief takes many forms. This Special Health Report, Pain Relief Without Drugs or Surgery, looks beyond the standard approaches of drugs and surgery and explores …

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Medications to lower triglycerides

(7 days ago) WebBut extra calories your body doesn’t use — such as those from sugar and alcohol — are also transformed into triglycerides. That’s why a healthy diet that limits sugar and refined …

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Buying into generic drugs

(9 days ago) WebIn fact, almost 80% of prescriptions are for generic drugs, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and on average they cost about 80% to 85% less than brand …

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Drugs that relieve nerve pain

(5 days ago) WebCertain drugs that were originally developed to treat depression and seizure disorders also damp down inappropriate or excessive pain signaling in the nerves. Nerve pain …

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Medications for depression: Which is best

(5 days ago) WebCertain drugs are a better choice for specific symptoms and types of depression. For example, an antidepressant that makes you sleepy may be better when insomnia is an …

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Substance addiction

(Just Now) WebThe most common addictions involve the use of alcohol, tobacco, other legal and illegal drugs, and other mood-altering substances. The use of these substances may be …

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Do generic drugs compromise on quality

(5 days ago) WebIt's estimated that if more prescribers substituted generic for brand-name drugs, drug spending could drop substantially, as much as $5.9 billion by some estimates, says Dr. …

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Drugs in the water

(8 days ago) WebA study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1999 and 2000 found measurable amounts of one or more medications in 80% of the water samples drawn from a network …

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Ask the doctor: Are generics as good as brand-name drugs

(7 days ago) WebThe FDA is legally required to determine that generics are "bioequivalent" to brand-name drugs, which means they produce similar blood concentrations of the same chemical. …

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Over-the-counter drugs that can boost blood pressure

(6 days ago) WebRemedies for cold, allergy, and sinus problems are the most frequently purchased category of over-the-counter drugs in this country. Pain relievers such as ibuprofen and other …

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Nicotine addiction explained — and how medications can help

(6 days ago) WebNicotine replacement medications, such as gums, lozenges, or patches, can also help people quit smoking by relieving symptoms of withdrawal, which are often a major …

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Prostate cancer: How long should hormonal therapy last

(2 days ago) WebHormonal therapy is a cornerstone of prostate cancer treatment, but it has burdensome side effects. Men who take these testosterone-blocking drugs experience fatigue, loss of …

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