Medications

Marijuana

Marijuana Isn’t as Risk-Free as You Might Think

Marijuana with higher levels of psychoactive THC can put middle-age adults & baby boomers at risk of car accidents, drug interactions, heart attacks & more.

Medications

Does Your UTI Need an Antibiotic? What Older Adults Need to Know

Harms from antibiotic resistance are raising questions about when to use these drugs. What research shows is best for older adults with UTIs…

Medications

The Growing Danger of Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotics have saved countless lives, but the overuse of these drugs is ongoing—and posing new threats. Read on for details…

Medications

Very Common Drugs That Rob Your Body of Nutrients

You can’t stop taking these drugs—so here are the nutritional supplements you need if you’re taking a drug for diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure & more.

Medications

Surprising Deadly Danger from Cipro Antibiotics

FDA warns that fluoroquinolone antibiotics (Cipro, Avelox, Floxin, Levaquin) may increase likelihood of aortic aneurysm in people at risk.

Drug Interactions

A New Tool to Prevent Drug Interactions: Artificial Intelligence

Drug interactions can be life-threatening, yet typically are found after many people are affected, not during testing. New technology may change that.

Medications

Lithium: Not Just for Bipolar Disorder

In Rx doses, this drug can have sizable side effects. But as a nutritional supplement, its brain benefits can be life-changing without a downside.

Medications

Drug Recall Alert: How to Protect Yourself from Harmful Medications

Prescription medications can play a vital role in keeping you healthy. But when a drug recall occurs, you need to take quick action. How to stay safe…

Medications

Getting Rid of Leftover Medicine

Don’t keep those half-empty bottles or expired meds hanging around. How to get rid of them the right way.

Medications

Drugs That Can Damage Tendons

Common medications for infections, high cholesterol and asthma can lead to painful soft tissue injuries

Medications

Certain Statins Are Linked to Diabetes. Is Yours?

Has your doctor put you on cholesterol-lowering statin medication or suggested that it’s time to start? If so, you probably…

Medications

Skin Cancer from Your Blood Pressure Med? Yes, It’s Possible.

There’s new evidence that the drug hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) raises risk for melanoma, a deadly skin cancer.

Medications

The Life-Threatening Drug Reaction You’ve Never Heard Of

Epidermal necrolysis is a rare condition caused by medications. Learn how to recognize it and what to do about it.

Medications

How to Tell if You’re Hooked on Antibiotics

One-third of antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary…and if you take too many now, they may not work when you really need them.

Medications

Taking Steroids? Do This to Prevent Deadly Pneumonia

Steroids can be helpful, but also dangerous. Here’s what to do to keep steroids from leading to pneumonia.