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Recalled Supplements Linger on U.S. Store Shelves, Study Finds

Two-thirds of dietary supplements recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because they contained banned ingredients remained on store shelves at least six months after they were recalled, a new study finds.
Pricey Hepatitis Drug a Good Bet in U.S. Prisons, Study Says

Using an expensive drug to treat prison inmates with hepatitis C is more cost-effective than another treatment option, according to a new study.
Parkinson's Drugs May Spur Compulsive Behaviors

Drugs commonly used to treat Parkinson's disease may raise the risk of so-called impulse control disorders, according to a new review.
Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study

While picking up a prescription for cholesterol-lowering medication, about one in 20 people with conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or high blood pressure will also purchase cigarettes, a new study finds.
Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children

A child receives the wrong medication or the wrong dosage every eight minutes in the United States, according to a recent study.
Two-Pronged Program Looks Best for Helping Smokers Quit

A combination of counseling and medication greatly increases smokers' chances of quitting, according to new research.
U.S. Kids Use ADHD Meds More During School Year

American children's use of stimulant medications is 30 percent higher during the school year than in the summer, a new study indicates.
Medicines Are Biggest Culprit in Fatal Allergic Reactions: Study

Although food allergies have garnered a lot of attention lately, a new study reports that medications are actually the biggest cause of sudden deaths related to allergy.
Impotence Drug Might Counter Common Gene Mutation in Type 2 Diabetes: Study

In a small study, Swedish researchers found that the impotence drug yohimbine might help people with type 2 diabetes who have a particular gene mutation that lowers their insulin production.
Potential Clue to Ebola Treatments Uncovered, Researchers Say

Scientists who mapped out the shape and structure of a key protein in the Ebola virus say their discovery could help efforts to develop drugs to prevent or treat infection with the deadly pathogen.

 

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