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Antidepressant Side Effects Worse for People With Panic Disorder

January 6, 2017
Antidepressant Side Effects Worse for People With Panic Disorder

Side effects from antidepressants may be more pronounced if someone has both depression and panic disorder.

Long-Term OTC Pain Killer Use Linked to Hearing Loss in Older Women

December 21, 2016
Long-Term OTC Pain Killer Use Linked to Hearing Loss in Older Women

Taking common over-the-counter pain relievers may increase the risk for developing hearing loss in senior women.

FDA Warns on Anesthetic, Sedative Use in Pregnant Moms and Children

December 15, 2016
FDA Warns on Anesthetic, Sedative Use in Pregnant Moms and Children

Pregnant women and mothers with young children should be aware of the FDA’s latest drug warning.

Is the 21st Century Cures Act Really Bad Medicine for Patients?

December 13, 2016
Is the 21st Century Cures Act Really Bad Medicine for Patients?

The 21st Century Cures Act, approved by the House and Senate, is touted as a win for patients. Then why does one of its provisions lower standards for drug approval, jeopardizing public health?

FDA Speeds Up Availability of New Drug Safety Information

December 13, 2016
FDA Speeds Up Availability of New Drug Safety Information

Wondering if a drug you are taking has a new side effect or adverse event issue that has come to light recently? The FDA is now getting that info out more rapidly.

High Percentage of Americans Taking Psychiatric Drugs

December 12, 2016
High Percentage of Americans Taking Psychiatric Drugs

A surprisingly high percentage of Americans are taking antidepressant, antipsychotics, anti-anxiety and other psychiatric medications.

Regular Marijuana Use May Damage Eyesight

December 8, 2016
Regular Marijuana Use May Damage Eyesight

Using marijuana regularly may lead to prolonged sight problems, such as altered vision.