FDA Approves Second Drug in New Class of Cholesterol-Lowering Medications

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a second drug that's part of a potent new class of medications that sharply cut levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol.

Antiviral Drug May Prevent Ebola, Small Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antiviral drugs may help protect people from developing Ebola after exposure to the deadly virus, a new case study suggests.

FDA Approves Libido Pill for Women -- With Restrictions

TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the so-called "little pink pill" -- a controversial drug intended to boost flagging sex drive in women.

Head Lice Now Resistant to Common Meds in 25 States

TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drug-resistant head lice are very likely coming to a school near you, U.S. investigators warn.

Florida Laws May Help Lower Abuse of Prescription Painkillers

MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New legislation designed to rein in prescription narcotic abuse in the state of Florida has prompted a small, but quick decrease in narcotic painkiller prescriptions, a new investigation reveals.

FDA Could Approve First Female Libido Pill Soon

MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration could soon approve a controversial drug aimed at boosting libido in women.

Drug Avastin Not Linked to Higher Risk of Blindness: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Concerns that eye injections of the drug Avastin increase the risk of a potentially blinding eye infection may be unfounded, a new study finds.

Including Pharmacist on Medical Team May Aid Blood Pressure Control

FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pharmacists can play an important role in helping patients control high blood pressure, a new study finds.

FDA Approves First Pill Made by 3D Printing

TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The age of 3D printing has come to the drug industry, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approving the first pill made with the technology.

Dementia Meds May Lead to Harmful Weight Loss: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A class of drugs widely used to treat dementia -- called cholinesterase inhibitors -- could cause harmful weight loss in some patients, a new study suggests.