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FDA Revokes Approval Of Avastin For Breast Cancer

The government delivered a blow to some desperate patients Friday as it ruled the blockbuster drug Avastin should no longer be used to treat advanced breast cancer.

11/18/2011

A nurse gives a girl a shot. (credit: George Frey/Getty Images)

More Docs Turning Away Unvaccinated Patients

No shot, no service. It sounds extreme, but that’s how far some doctors are going to protect some of their patients. A growing number of physicians are standing up to families who decide not to get vaccines.

11/04/2011

A bottle of Ritalin sits on the counter of a pharmacy. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study Rules Out Heart Problem Risks With ADHD Meds

A new safety study is helping ease the minds of millions of parents who have children with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD.

11/01/2011

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FDA Phases Out Inhaler Due To Environmental Impact

Asthma patients who rely on over-the-counter inhalers will need to switch to prescription-only alternatives as part of the federal government’s latest attempt to protect the Earth’s atmosphere.

09/22/2011

Prescription Pills

Pharmacist: Mail Order Rx Danger In The Texas Heat

Getting your prescriptions through a mail order service could be dangerous during this heat wave. Think about medicine sitting on a concrete porch with North Texas on it’s 35th consecutive day of temperatures at or above 100-degrees.

08/05/2011

A doctor holds an intravenous drip over a trauma patient. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Hospitals Hunt Substitutes As Drug Shortages Rise

A growing shortage of medications for a host of illnesses — from cancer to cystic fibrosis to cardiac arrest — has hospitals scrambling for substitutes to avoid patient harm, and sometimes even delaying treatment.

05/30/2011

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FDA Panel Backs Infant Doses For Children’s Tylenol

Federal health experts said Wednesday that dosing instructions for children younger than 2 years old should be added to Children’s Tylenol and similar products containing acetaminophen.

05/18/2011

A photo illustration shows a ring of U.S. twenty dollar bills with a bottle of prescription drugs. (credit: Getty Images/Karen Bleier/AFP)

Dallas Co. Says Rx Plan Has Saved Nearly $10,000,000

Leaders in Dallas are set to hold a press conference praising the benefits of the Coast2Coast Rx Card program that was launched in 2009. Officials say Dallas County residents have saved nearly $10,000,000.

05/09/2011

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