According to Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute, 66% of all U.S. adults use prescription drugs – and a majority of those are generic. So why don’t we know where these products are made?
Scientists are sending bacteria to the front lines. A new drug cocktail reduces the risk of having an asthma attack. Then, what should you know about hepatitis in children? And finally, driverless cars may not yet be the safest option.
Experts estimate that only four percent of online pharmacies are legitimate. The rest are counterfeit operations that prey on customers by selling falsified medications.
Is your medication harming the health of your baby? Then, the number of drugs laced with Fentanyl has skyrocketed. And finally, our vocal habits change depending on who we’re talking to.
An FDA-approved drug could help prevent memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients. Scientists discover why people with asthma are less likely to develop brain tumors. More than a third of Gulf War troops still suffer from Gulf War Illness, now a study shows that frequent exercise can help reduce symptoms. And finally, why are people moving back to their rural …
Drug overdoses killed more than 100,000 Americans in the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic, as pressures built and users sometimes had to get their fix from unfamiliar sources. Experts discuss how the pandemic cost lives beyond Covid, and how surgical painkiller drug substitutions are beginning to keep some people from going down the opioid path.
Many people who need hearing aids never get them, in part because they currently require a prescription and expensive treatment. An expert discusses the FDA’s new proposed category of over-the-counter hearing aids.
A new analysis in the journal JAMA Network Open finds that most insurance companies are no longer waiving co-pays and deductibles for Covid hospitalization. Plus, a study finds depression rates are even higher now than they were in 2020. 17% of four and five year-olds get put on medication when diagnosed with ADHD. And finally, teenage girls have been …
Millions of Americans cannot afford the medications they’ve been prescribed. Many skip doses, split pills or don’t fill prescriptions at all as a result, with sometimes even fatal consequences. Experts discuss the problem and what patients can do to save.
Osteoporosis is increasing as America ages. However, fewer people are being tested for bone density and are agreeing to treatment because of side effects of osteoporosis medications. Experts discuss the devastating effects of increased broken bones and what can now be done to prevent them.
The gap between black and white uninsured rates has dropped by more than four percent. Plus, a new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine shows that only two percent of those who are considered high risk for drug overdose have filled a prescription for Naloxone. Then, Cancer patients often receive radiation therapy over several months, but a new …
A three-drug combination that effectively targets Cystic Fibrosis. Then, a study shows that 13 percent of people over age 50 have pills left over from their last prescription. Then, a study that shows that having PTSD nearly doubles a person’s risk of infections. And finally...a study suggests that smaller brain size comes first before heavy alcohol use.