Medication

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Many Parents Confused By Changes In Children’s Medicine

Changes to children’s cold medicine may confuse some parents. Doctors and the FDA are warning parents to read the labels on liquid acetaminophen, or Tylenol, to avoid giving children the wrong dose.

01/04/2012

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Do You Have A Cold, Or Is It The Flu?

12/06/2011

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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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