Medications

How does acetaminophen work?

Who hasn't taken acetaminophen? Known by brand names as Tylenol, Panadol, or just "non-aspirin pain reliever," we've used it to treat our headaches, pains, and fevers. Ubiquitous in medicine cabinets, it has been around a ...

Medications

Prices for new brand-name prescription drugs spike

A new study out of Brigham and Women's Hospital shows how newly marketed brand-name drugs in the U.S. are driving up health care spending, resulting in "detrimental effects for patient access and affordability."

Medical economics

Groups make own drugs to fight high drug prices, shortages

Impatient with years of inaction in Washington on prescription drug costs, U.S. hospital groups, startups and nonprofits have started making their own medicines in a bid to combat stubbornly high prices and persistent shortages ...

Health

All sunglasses not equal when it comes to eye protection

(HealthDay)—Sunglasses are often considered a fashion statement, but one expert says the style you choose is less important than picking a pair of shades that best protect your eyes from the sun's damaging rays.

Vaccination

EU watchdog monitoring Pfizer, Moderna jabs for clot risks

Europe's medicines watchdog said Friday it was checking whether COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna could be linked to rare cases of blood clotting, but there was no indication so far.

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