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Do you take warfarin? Time of day might not matter

(HealthDay)—Patients taking the blood thinner warfarin have been told that it should be taken at night, but a new study found the time of day doesn't matter.

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Psychedelic drugs could help treat PTSD

Clinical trials suggest treatment that involves psychedelics can be more effective than psychotherapy alone. More than three million people in the United States are diagnosed each year with post-traumatic stress disorder, ...

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Scientists reveal ADHD medication's effect on the brain

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder characterized by symptoms of hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity. People with the condition are often prescribed a stimulant drug called ...

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FDA: Weight-control drug lorcaserin may raise cancer risk

The prescription weight control medicine lorcaserin (Belviq, Belviq XR) may increase the risk for cancer, according to the results of a clinical trial assessing the safety of the drug, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...

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Evolution of approval, regulation processes for drugs explored

(HealthDay)—The U.S. approval and regulation processes for pharmaceutical agents have evolved during the last four decades, according to a study published in the Jan. 14 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Two more heartburn meds recalled due to possible carcinogen

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is adding to a list of recalled lots of popular heartburn medications—including generic forms of Zantac—because the pills might contain small amounts of a suspected ...