News tagged with prescription medicines

Merck: New drugs pending approval or in late tests

Merck & Co. could get an impressive six new prescription medicines approved in the U.S. this year and will soon apply for regulatory approval of two others, company executives said Tuesday during a briefing on Merck's business.

May 06, 2014
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So long snow, hello pollen

(HealthDay)—Although it still feels like winter in many parts of the United States, it's time to prepare for spring allergies, an expert says.

Apr 06, 2014
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USPSTF: Evidence lacking for drug use interventions

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has found that there is currently insufficient evidence to recommend primary care interventions to prevent or reduce illicit drug use or nonmedical ...

Mar 11, 2014
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Saturday is national prescription drug take-back day

(HealthDay)—Do you have any expired or unused prescription medicines cluttering up your medicine cabinet? You can get rid of them safely and quickly at sites across the United States during National Prescription ...

Oct 26, 2013
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Overhauling confusing prescription medicine labels

Northwestern Medicine, Walgreens, Alliance of Chicago community health centers and Merck are collaborating on a study with a deceptively simple goal: provide clear instructions on prescription medicine labels so patients ...

Oct 07, 2013
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TV drug ads: The whole truth?

Consumers should be wary when watching those advertisements for pharmaceuticals on the nightly TV news, as six out of 10 claims could potentially mislead the viewer, say researchers in an article published in the Journal of ...

Sep 16, 2013
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