Over the last five years, an often forgotten piece of U.S. federal legislation – the…
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The FDA is strengthening an existing warning for NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as Advil (ibuprofen) and Aleve (naproxen) that…
Overprescribing: Do You Really Need to Take That Med?
Do you take 4 pills a day? If so, you’re like most Americans. Yet what are we taking all these…
Quick Hits: Psychedelic Ecstasy Eyed for PTSD, Ibuprofen May Raise Blood Pressure, and More
The psychedelic MDMA, better known as the party drug ecstasy, could become a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)after the…
For Back Pain, Try Non-Drug Measures First
Back pain is the most common kind of chronic pain. It’s also a near-ubiquitous form of acute, short-lived pain after…
While common OTC (over-the-counter) pain medications are known to carry a risk of heart attack, a new study finds that…
Should Common OTC Painkillers Require a Prescription?
Common over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers such as Advil (ibuprofen) and Aleve (naproxen) should only be available with a prescription due to…
It is estimated that more than 50 million Americans have arthritis, which is the top cause of disability in the…
Combining NSAIDs With Another Drug Could Reduce CV Side Effects
Taking an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) along with another medication may help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular side effects…
3 Drug Classes That Send More Seniors to the ER
Side effects of drugs, many of them part of a daily regimen for older adults, are landing more seniors in…
Taking a prescription opioid or a common over-the-counter analgesic are equally effective at controlling pain after a serious accident, though…
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