There’s new evidence that the drug hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) raises risk for melanoma, a deadly skin cancer.
Epidermal necrolysis is a rare condition caused by medications. Learn how to recognize it and what to do about it.
One-third of antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary…and if you take too many now, they may not work when you really need them.
Steroids can be helpful, but also dangerous. Here’s what to do to keep steroids from leading to pneumonia.
You know the warnings about antibiotics, but they’re not the only drugs to upset the balance in your gut, creating problems with digestion and worse.
Polypharmacy means taking drugs or combinations of drugs that do more harm than good. Millions of us do. Here’s how to stop.
TV drug ads give the impression that a pill can cure what ails you—and perhaps even give you a better life overall. Here’s how to not get duped…
When a pwerson is terminally ill and has exhausted al lthe FDA-approved treatments, “Right to Try” laws aren’t the only option…
Medications cn help us fight diabetes, depression and other chronic conditions. But weight gain can be a troublesome side effect. The ones to watch…
Benzodiazepines, such as Xanax and Ativan, may help your insomnia or anxiety in the short term…but you can quickly get addicted. How to not get hooked…
Don’t keep those half-empty bottles or expired meds hanging around. How to get rid of them the right way.
The use of certain common medications is linked to suicidal thinking. Find out which ones you need to beware of…
With some MRIs you get an injection of the contrast agent gadolinium but gadolinium can be toxic.
Some medications can be formulated to be taken under the tongue. Here’s why these sublingual medications might be helpful for you.
Remembering to take medication can be challenging. But is a new high-tech digital pill the answer? Read on to find out how this new pill works…
Acid-suppressing drugs are commonly prescribed and taken on an ongoing basis by patients—but this class of drugs is one of the most dangerous you can take.
About 10% of US prescription drugs are manufactured in Puerto Rico. Hurricane damage there may lead to drug shortages.
You’d be hard-pressed to find any adult American who isn’t medicated with something. But are you taking it properly? And…do you really need it???
Drug interactions can be life-threatening, yet typically are found after many people are affected, not during testing. New technology may change that.