Categories for Drugs/Prescriptions

Male Birth Control Shot Almost as Effective as Female Pill

October 31, 2016 2:17 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6120
An experimental type of male birth control that involves hormone injections to lower men’s sperm count has been found to be nearly as effective as female contraceptive pills at preventing pregnancy, according to a new trial study published last week in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Male participants in the study were given a series of hormone shots that were… View Article

Russian Hackers Leak Confidential Medical Files of U.S. Olympic Athletes

September 14, 2016 4:21 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 12491
On Tuesday the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) confirmed that a Russian cyber-espionage group hacked WADA’s database and published online the confidential medical files of four American athletes who competed in the Rio Olympic Games. Among those affected by the Russian hack were tennis star sisters Serena Williams and Venus Williams, world-renowned U.S. gymnast Simone Biles,… View Article

Source Reveals Mislabeled Pills Found at Prince’s Estate Contained Fentanyl

August 24, 2016 5:00 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3013
Some of the pills seized from Prince’s Paisley Park estate shortly after his death in April were mislabeled as hydrocodone, but actually contained fentanyl — the drug responsible for the singer’s death — according to a source close to the investigation. The official, who spoke to the Associated Press on Sunday on the condition the they… View Article

Mylan Raises Cost of Potentially Life-Saving EpiPen By 500 Percent

August 23, 2016 2:19 pm  | Comments: 4 | Views: 3912
The cost of saving you or your child’s life has gotten a lot more expensive. Doctors and patients say that pharmaceutical company Mylan has increased the price of its EpiPen – a portable injectable shot filled the medicine that can stop a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction — by over 480 percent since purchasing the pen in… View Article

Martin Shkreli’s Luck Continues to Run Out

December 23, 2015 2:54 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1551
Since his arrest, the world’s most hated man, Martin Shrekli has watched his big Pharma empire completely disintegrate over the past week. You may remember when Shkreli made headlines for purchasing the drug Daraprim which is used to treat a rare parasite infection as well as HIV, by 5,000%. Last week, karma finally caught up… View Article

Cancer Trials Are Changing. That Could Mean Faster Access To Better Drugs.

June 29, 2015 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1233
The National Cancer Institute’s announcement Monday that it will soon begin a nationwide trial to test treatments based on the genetic mutations in patients’ tumors, rather than on where the tumors occur in the body, highlights a profound shift taking place in the development of cancer drugs. Researchers increasingly are using DNA sequencing, which has… View Article
Medical Marijuana

Federal Bill Would Legalize Some Marijuana Strains

September 9, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1774
Doctors in Macon, Georgia, told Janea Cox that her daughter, Haleigh, might not live another three months. That was the middle of March, when Haleigh’s brain was being short-circuited by hundreds of seizures a day, overrunning the array of five potent drugs meant to control them. Worse, the drugs were damaging Haleigh’s organs. “She was… View Article

Supreme Justices rule contraception mandate unconstitutional

July 3, 2014 4:11 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4650
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court advanced the cause of religious freedom Monday in the most closely watched case of its term, ruling that companies cannot be forced to offer insurance coverage for birth control methods they equate with abortion. The 5-4 decision by the court’s conservative majority, over the vehement objections of liberal justices, dealt… View Article

Pope Francis excommunicates Italian mobsters

June 30, 2014 5:29 pm  | Comments: 6 | Views: 1749
(CNN) – Using his strongest language to date, Pope Francis told Italian Mafia members Saturday that they are excommunicated from the Catholic Church. “Those who in their life have gone along the evil ways, as in the case of the Mafia, they are not with God, they are excommunicated,” Francis said. It is the first… View Article

Access to Good Food as Preventive Medicine

April 9, 2014 8:16 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 1451
The 38-year-old man entered the hospital with a big toe oozing pus and a blood sugar that was three times the normal level. After treating a bone infection and amputating his toe, his doctors and nurses taught him how to manage his diabetes, including what foods to eat. The man told them that the infection… View Article