Tag: Drug

Ketamine Can Fix Broken 'Bridges' In Brain To Reduce Depression Symptoms

The anesthetic drug ketamine triggers a two-step process in fixing symptoms of depression. Scientists have discovered this breakthrough by using mice in an experiment.

Medicine April 13, 2019

Drug Manufacturer Points Finger At FDA Label Change Regulation As Cause Of Opioid Problem

A long-time drug manufacturer said that the FDA is partly to blame for the ongoing opioid crisis in the United States. A 2001 label change of Oxycontin, a powerful painkiller, gave more people access to the drug.

Public Health February 26, 2019

Nurse Accidentally Kills Patient After Administering High Dose Of Wrong Drug

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services slammed a Tennessee hospital after it had learned of a death stemming from a nurse's medication error. The hospital staff accidentally gave a high dosage of a non-relaxant drug instead of an anti-anxiety medicine to a patient.

Medicine November 30, 2018

‘Supramolecular’ Drug Assembled Like LEGO Pieces Promises Cure Against Cancer

Scientists created a drug using a self-assembling supramolecular system. The drug was designed to perform two jobs in one take: release the major immune cells in the body and stop certain cells from helping cancer cells grow.

Medicine July 4, 2018

Children's Exposure To The Drug Buprenorphine Has Risen To 215 Percent In 3 Years

A new study found that the rate of children who are exposed to the drug buprenorphine has drastically increased in the past three years. Buprenorphine is considered to be an opioid but does not give the same type of 'high' as other opiates.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 25, 2018

Drug Overdose Deaths On The Rise In US, Mortality Rate Rose Twice Since 1999

A new report has been released by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report suggests that the U.S. has seen a tremendous increase in the death rates due to drug overdose since 1999.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 25, 2017

Breakthrough Drug May Help Reduce Symptoms Of Severe Asthma

Hailed as a 'game-changer,' a new asthma drug has been found to significantly reduce the symptoms of severe asthma. Researchers believe the new drug offers hope for millions of asthma sufferers.

Public Health August 7, 2016

Roche's Blood Cancer Drug Gazyva Fails To Meet Main Endpoints

Swiss drugmaker Roche has announced that the phase III clinical trial for its blood cancer drug did not meet its endpoint. The drug is designed to treat an aggressive form of blood cancer known as diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

Medicine July 18, 2016

California To Allow Terminally Ill Patients To Take Life-Ending Drugs

Assisted suicide in California is taking effect on June 9, Thursday, after being passed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown last year. Religious groups and other parties continue to oppose the End of Life Option Act while some physicians are wondering where to draw the line.

Medicine June 9, 2016

Many People Who Think They Are Allergic To Penicillin May Safely Take The Drug: Study

Researchers found that not everyone who think they have penicillin allergy are actually allergic. People who mistake themselves as allergic to Penicillin are forced to opt for more dangerous antibiotics that are riskier to their health.

Life November 6, 2015

Hospitals And Doctors Received $6.5 Billion From Drug And Medical Device Manufacturers In 2014

In 2014, drug and medical device companies spent about $6.5 billion for the services rendered by doctors and teaching hospitals in the U.S with 80 percent of the amount spent on physicians.

Life July 1, 2015

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Signs Elective Abortion Notification Bill

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has signed a bill that restricts abortions and abortion insurance. The new law also requires abortion providers to inform women that drug-induced abortion can be reversed.

Life March 31, 2015

Biogen Idec’s Alzheimer Drug Slows Down Disease According To Latest Trial

Biogen Idec a step closer to develop a drug that slows down progression of Alzheimer's disease. The biotechnology company will start late-stage clinical trials later this year.

Life March 23, 2015

Man With Backpack Meth Lab Arrested During Walmart Probe

Indiana State Police arrested 25-year-old Tyler Armstrong who they believe is responsible for leaving behind a backpack that contained the dangerous drug Methamphetamine at a Walmart restroom.

Life March 17, 2015

Thank ATX-101 And Say Buh-Bye To Your Double Chin With This Painless Solution

ATX-101, a drug that dissolves extra fat in the chin, was approved by the FDA's advisory panel. The drug may be available soon if it is approved by the FDA in May this year.

Life March 15, 2015

HIV Pills Before And After Sex Prevents Spread Of HIV In Gay Men: Study

Study shows it’s possible to cut risks of HIV by up to 86 percent by taking an anti-retroviral preemptively, preventing the virus from permanently taking hold after exposure.

Life February 25, 2015

California Lawmaker Requesting Congressional Hearing On Superbug Outbreak

Representative Ted Lieu, a Democrat from California, calls for Congress to investigate the superbug outbreak due to medical scopes. Lieu suggests that the drug resilient superbug is a national security concern.

Life February 24, 2015

Protect And SERVE: Illinois Cops Deliver Pizza After Arresting Pizza Guy

After arresting a pair on pot charges, police officers went ahead and finished the pizza delivery to a nearby resident.

Internet Culture February 5, 2015

Florida Woman Dies After Crack Pipe and Bottle Removed from Vagina

A woman who had been using drugs since she was 12 years old hid a glass pipe and bottle of cocaine inside her body. She became sick after the paraphernalia were removed and eventually died.

Life December 29, 2014

Unapproved FDA Drug Saves Seattle Baby on Brink of Death

A drug called perflubron, which has not been approved in the U.S. by the FDA, saves the life of a four-month-old baby. The drug is approved in Europe and Canada.

Life December 27, 2014

FDA Approves Multiple Sclerosis Drug Lemtrada by Genzyme, Comes with Boxed Warning

Lemtrada, a drug manufactured by Genzyme for the treatment of MS has been approved for sale in the U.S. The drug, however, will come with a boxed warning.

Life November 15, 2014

Meet Staphefekt, breakthrough drug to help humans fight superbugs

Staphefekt, a new drug, can fight superbugs in humans. The drug is currently available in a cream version and scientists are hoping to develop a pill or an injectable version of the drug soon.

Life November 7, 2014

Hepatitis C drug Daklinza can kill virus in 98 percent of patients

Daklinza, a Hepatitis C drug, can possibly eliminate the virus by up to 98 percent. The UK National Health Service (NHS) is expected to start using the drug soon.

Life September 15, 2014

Experimental Novartis drug may reduce heart failure deaths, study reveals

A new heart failure drug has the power to change how treatment is viewed. The drug has been shown in a recent clinical trial to cut risk of cardiovascular death and hospital admission by a fifth.

Life September 2, 2014

Sturgis Rally: Hundreds arrested for DUI, drug offenses

The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally which kicked off on Monday had the South Dakota Highway Patrol tallying 244 DUI arrests. The number is lower compared to the 2013’s rally.

FUTURE TECH August 12, 2014

New non-small lung cancer drug shows promise in extending life expectancy

A new drug is showing promise in helping non-small call lung cancer patients live a bit longer, about six weeks, and researchers believe it's significant given the fatality factor with such cancer.

Life June 1, 2014

Hormone drug in breast cancer treatment may boost fertility, survival rates

A new study reveals a new drug treatment could help breast cancer patients avoid fertility challenges following treatment and may even boost cancer survival chances. But authors warn it isn't a panacea for all patients.

Life May 31, 2014

HIV prevention pill Truvada gets CDC recommendation

Federal agency recommends daily pill for those with high-risk lifestyle behaviors.

Life May 16, 2014

Lab-grown artificial human skin may replace animals in drug and cosmetic tests

Scientists use stem cells to create artificial skin in the laboratory. The skin could replace animals used in lab tests, also lead to treatments for human skin diseases.

April 28, 2014

FDA approves hemophilia B drug Alprolix for children and adults

Hemophilia patients have something great to look forward to, after FDA's approval of a new treatment called Alprolix.

Life March 30, 2014

Alcohol, tobacco and drug use among teens in Tri-State declines: Survey

A new survey from the Tri-State area brings good news, as a survey of almost 57,0000 students has shown that alcohol, tobacco, and drug use among teens is on the decline. However, the same cannot be said about marijuana, which has shown a slight increase in use among teens, perhaps due to mixed messages from the media and legislation.

Life March 13, 2014

Roche stops research on cancer drug

An independent data monitoring committee has said that Roche's lung cancer drug wasn't working in certain patients.

Life March 3, 2014

DuPage police wage war on heroin overdose with Narcan

Paramedics have long been using Narcan, an anti-overdose drug, to counter the potentially fatal effects of heroin overdose but a new program in Dupage County has made it possible for police officers to carry and use the drug as well.

Life February 25, 2014

Asafa Powell faces ban, claims he didn't know his drugs were on anti-doping list

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell, who was tested positive for the banned substance oxilophrine last year has told a disciplinary panel he did not list all the supplements he was taking on his doping control form because he forgot their names.

Sports January 15, 2014

Russian flesh eating zombie drug claims victims in the US

The Russian drug Krokodil may have claimed its first victim in the U.S.

Society October 18, 2013

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