News tagged with dummy pill

Statin use linked to few side effects

the popular class of cholesterol-lowering drugs used widely to prevent recurrent heart disease or stroke as well as risk for having a first cardiac or stroke event—appear to cause few side effects, according to new research ...

Jul 09, 2013
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Pfizer disputes suit claiming Zoloft doesn't work

(AP)—The maker of Zoloft is being sued in an unusual case alleging the popular antidepressant has no more benefit than a dummy pill. The federal lawsuit, filed in California, argues that patients who took it should be reimbursed ...

Jan 31, 2013
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New European pill works against uterine fibroids

New research offers hope for the first pill to treat a common problem in young women: fibroids in the uterus. The growths can cause pain, heavy bleeding and fertility problems, and they are the leading cause of hysterectomies.

Feb 02, 2012
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AIDS: HIV drugs boost prevention hopes

Heterosexuals who take daily AIDS drugs reduce the risk of being infected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by nearly two-thirds, ground-breaking studies said on Wednesday.

Jul 13, 2011
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Drug stops HIV among hetero couples, not just gays

An AIDS drug already shown to help prevent spread of the virus in gay men also works for heterosexual men and women, two studies in Africa found. Experts called it a breakthrough for the continent that has ...

Jul 13, 2011
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