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More Than a Third of Americans Prescribed Opioids in 2015

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Millions of Americans suffer from a wide-range of debilitating chronic conditions that make everyday life painful. The National Center for Health Statistics estimates that 1 in every 4 Americans – […]

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A Popular Prostate Drug Increases Diabetes Risk

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Researchers have discovered that treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) – an enlarged prostate gland – are putting men at an increased risk for a number of serious health conditions […]

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Bleeds and Fatality Risks Much Higher In Daily Aspirin Use Than Expected

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New research from the UK reports that the risks of daily aspirin use are much more severe than originally expected, particularly affecting those 75 and above. Aspirin is typically prescribed […]

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Here’s How And Why Big Pharma Keeps Drugs So Expensive

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Rising drug prices is not uncommon. It’s a part of the pharmaceutical industry’s method for continuing to generate profits, and in turn, develop new drug therapies. Since the early 1980s, […]

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Cholesterol Drug Had No Effect On Heart Health

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Attempts at lowering cholesterol in the pharmaceutical world are an ongoing process; every year scores of new drugs enter development and testing. Some pass through trials and others are abandoned […]

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The Drugs Don’t Work: New Investigation Shows Many Pharmaceutical Meds Are Ineffective

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As modern medicine advances, the wide range of pharmaceuticals on offer continues to expand. There’s a pill for everything. Serious illnesses right down to minor quirks can be addressed through […]

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1 in 6 Americans Says They’ve Taken Psychiatric Drugs

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Approximately 1 in 6 Americans reports that they take a psychiatric drug, according to an analysis of a 2013 government study. A majority of participants in the study revealed the […]

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Skyrocketing Drug Prices Lead One Mom To Take On Pharmaceutical Company

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Paying a visit to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription is often a necessary expense for Americans. The rising price of pharmaceutical drugs is nothing new – it’s been […]

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The Truth Behind Mixing Medications Reveals Dangerous Chemical Interactions

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If you watch one video today, make it this one. This TED talk by Russ Altman, Professor of Bioengineering, Genetics, Medicine and Computer Science at Stanford University, reveals the truth […]

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Cognitive Function In Vascular Dementia Patients Significantly Improved With Acupuncture

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New research indicates that combining pharmaceutical drugs with acupuncture therapy is a successful treatment protocol for vascular dementia. Vascular dementia is one of several diseases which can attack the brain. […]

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