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DES Exposure Boosts ADHD Risk in Grandchildren

May 21, 2018
5 Ways to Minimize Side Effects of Your Child’s ADHD Medication

New research shows that the grandchildren of mothers given the synthetic estrogen DES have a higher risk of developing ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Quick Hits: New Opioid Withdrawal Treatment, Prices in Drug Commercials & More

May 17, 2018
Quick Hits: New Opioid Withdrawal Treatment, Prices in Drug Commercials & More

A new opioid withdrawal treatment wins FDA approval and the agency mulls including pricing information in drug commercials.

Corticosteroid Adverse Events Risk Increases With Longer Use

May 16, 2018
Corticosteroid Adverse Events Risk Increases With Longer Use

Hypertension, pneumonia and osteoporosis were the adverse events with the highest incidence rates.

Rx Drug Use Among Adolescents Drops

May 15, 2018
Rx Drug Use Among Adolescents Drops

But contraceptive, ADHD and asthma drug use creeps up.

Pharma Payments Drive Doc Opioid-Prescribing Patterns

May 14, 2018
Pharma Payments Drive Doc Opioid-Prescribing Patterns

More than 25,000 physicians collected 105,368 nonresearch opioid-related payments of about $9 million in 2015.

Quick Hits: Drugmakers Fail on Postmarket Studies and Cancer Therapies That Aren’t Breakthroughs

May 10, 2018
Quick Hits: New Opioid Withdrawal Treatment, Prices in Drug Commercials & More

Postmarketing studies for many drugs show they aren’t effective at all and just how “breakthrough” are meds given such a designation?

Can Using Dumbbells Help Alleviate Depression?

May 9, 2018
Can Using Dumbells Help Alleviate Depression?

Resistance exercises, such as using weight machines and free weights, can help ease depression symptoms.