An FDA meeting early next month will focus on developing drugs for chronic pain and patient input on the topic will be emphasized. Find out how your voice can be heard in the drug development process.
The suicides of 2 high-profile individuals has renewed focus on mental illness the same week a CDC report found a drastic rise in suicide rates. Are we approaching, treating and funding mental health appropriately and what more can be done?
What can a country where sheep outnumber residents by about 2.5:1 teach the US about living more healthy? Plenty.
It’s time to face the reality that the epidemic of school shootings is as much a public health issue as it is a gun control issue. It will take a combination of approaches to end. And we must put politics aside.
A stroll around the exhibit area of the American Psychiatric Association Conference demonstrates how pharma marketing can influence the prescribing patterns of doctors — possibly at the expense of patients’ health.
Singer Mariah Carey’s recent brave revelation that she suffers from bipolar disorder is a shining example of how celebrities can use their status to improve dialogue and policies regarding mental and other illnesses.
Want to live a more healthy life and keep disease in check? Don’t count on medications, which have side effects. Changes in diet and lifestyle are key, and can actually minimize, if not eliminate, the need for prescription drugs — and the benefits are long-term.
An FDA advisory committee just gave the thumbs-up, for the first time, to a drug that contains plant-based CBD, the therapeutic component of marijuana. What impact does this have on patients?
The FDA says the herb kratom, used to treat pain, depression and anxiety, is dangerous. Kratom users say that’s wrong. Who’s right?
Valuable health information — particularly on women’s health — has been scrubbed from government websites by the Trump Administration. Why?
The “right-to-try” movement isn’t being driven by concern for patients at all, but rather to protect drug companies.
What could be negative about an at-home test that can determine if you are at elevated risk for developing several types of cancer? It turns out, plenty.