Medications

Study: Friends common source of abused meds

Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a U.S. government study ...

Mar 04, 2014
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Drug firms argue against $1.2B Arkansas judgment

(AP)—A lawyer for two drug companies told the Arkansas Supreme Court that the state improperly relied on federal regulations in a lawsuit that resulted in a $1.2 billion award over the companies' marketing of an antipsychotics ...

Feb 27, 2014
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Republicans blast FDA monitoring of whistleblowers

(AP)—Republicans are blasting the Food and Drug Administration for secretly monitoring the emails of agency scientists who went public with allegations that they were pressured to approve certain medical devices.

Feb 26, 2014
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Myalept approved for rare fat tissue disorder

(HealthDay)—Myalept (metreleptin for injection) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat complications of leptin deficiency for people with the congenital or acquired generalized forms of lipodystrophy.

Feb 25, 2014
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US looks to reboot nonprescription drug system

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is seeking to revamp its system for regulating hundreds of over-the-counter drugs, saying the decades-old process is not flexible enough to keep pace with modern medical developments.

Feb 21, 2014
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