Patent Monopolies Driving High U.S. Drug Prices: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Prescription drug prices are skyrocketing in the United States due in large part to government regulations, a new analysis finds.

Antipsychotic Meds Pose Little Danger to Fetus, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking antipsychotic medicines in early pregnancy does not significantly increase the risk of birth defects, a new study finds.

Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite concerns that the stimulants used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might raise the risk of drug abuse, new research suggests the medications are linked with less risky behaviors in teens.

Do Angioplasty Patients Really Need Beta-Blocker Drugs?

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors might be overprescribing beta-blocker medications to heart patients who aren't seriously ill, a new study contends.

Acetaminophen During Pregnancy May Up Risk of ADHD in Kids

MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who take acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol -- might raise the risk that their child will develop behavioral problems such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests.

Keep Illicit Drugs, Booze Out of the Home to Lower Teens' Addiction Risk: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Easy access to alcohol and drugs at home can raise the odds that teens will become drinkers and drug users as young adults, a new study suggests.

Fake Xanax Cut With Potent Pain Med Can Be a Killer

TUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- At least one San Francisco-area drug user died and eight more landed in the ER in late 2015 after taking counterfeit Xanax tablets that had been cut with a powerful and dangerous opiate, a new report shows.

Doctors Urged to Prescribe Lower Doses of Opioids, No Refills

TUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who are first-time users of pain-killing opioids should be prescribed a small dose without refills to reduce the risk of long-term use and possible addiction, a new study suggests.

Lack of Pharmacy Access May Send Some Seniors Back to Hospital

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Limited access to pharmacies may be one reason hospital readmission is more common among older patients in rural, remote or smaller communities, a new study suggests.

1 in 5 Opioid Users Also Might Be Abusing Seizure Drug: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Opioid medication users may be abusing and misusing the seizure and nerve pain drug gabapentin, a new study finds.