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The Future Of Medicine On Display In Irving

Irving based Novation the largest hospital supply contractor in the country is behind the expo which put the future of medicine on display.

10/02/2013

A pediatrician examines a 4-year-old girl at a Texas health clinic. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Many Parents Turning To Retail Clinics For Pediatric Care

The price of taking a child to a doctor’s office has become so expensive that some moms and dads are opting to take their kids to retail clinics for medical care.

CBSDFW.COM–07/24/2013

2013 Global Marijuana March in downtown Fort Worth (Photo J.Burkett, CBSDFW.COM)

Supporters Gather For Global Marijuana March In Fort Worth

A few hundred marchers peacefully made their way through downtown Fort Worth on Saturday supporting the Global Marijuana March.

05/06/2013

(credit:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

DFW Doctor Explains ‘Morning After Pill’ Changes

The so-called ‘morning after pill’ will be made available over the counter to customers 15 years old or older. Dr. Crystal Foster explains the motivation (and possible pitfalls) behind these changes.

05/01/2013

Prescription drug bottles at a pharmacy. (credit: AP)

Court: Can Drug Companies Pay To Delay Generics?

Federal regulators are pressing the Supreme Court to stop big pharmaceutical corporations from paying generic drug competitors to delay releasing their cheaper versions of brand-name drugs.

03/24/2013

Generic aspirin lie in bottle. (credit; Getty Images/Tim Boyle)

Study: Aspirin May Help Treat Some Colon Cancers

Aspirin, one of the world’s oldest and cheapest drugs, has shown remarkable promise in treating colon cancer in people with mutations in a gene that’s thought to play a role in the disease.

10/25/2012

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Mother’s Hope For Son Lies In Cord Blood Donation

A three month-old Mesquite baby has a rare genetic disease that would have gone unnoticed had it not been for the uncle he never got the chance to meet.

10/09/2012

Prescription Pills

Are Antibiotics Overprescribed In The South?

Elderly people in the South use more antibiotics than the rest of their peers in the U.S., leading researchers to believe that doctors in the region may be overprescribing the drugs.

09/26/2012

(credit: Procter & Gamble)

Prilosec Pills Get Wild Berry Flavor

Procter & Gamble is adding a blast of wild berry fruit flavor to heartburn medication Prilosec, even though it is a pill that is meant to be swallowed whole and not chewed.

09/20/2012

Prescription Pills

FDA Approves 4-In-1 HIV Combo Pill

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a new anti-HIV pill that combines four medicines to combat the virus that causes AIDS.

08/28/2012

Tablets of the cholesterol drug Lipitor sit in a tray at a pharmacy.

New Coupons Aim To Keep People Off Generic Drugs

If brand-name prescription medicines cost you as little as generic pills, which would you choose? A few drugmakers have begun offering U.S. patients coupons to reduce copayments on brand-name medicines and compete with new generic versions of the drugs.

08/20/2012

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Grapefruit Juice May Boost Anti-Cancer Drug

New research finds that a simple modification may make a cancer drug three times more powerful without the side effects of a higher dose. All it takes is grapefruit juice.

08/08/2012

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