The size of the market for counterfeit drugs throughout the world is considerable. Many cases of health impairment due to counterfeits have been reported. The market share of counterfeits in drug circles in developing countries is smaller than in countries that are more established. However, the size of the market for counterfeits are ever on the rise due mostly because of the price of the authentic ones.
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Do you have high blood pressure that won't go away no matter what medicine your doctor prescribes for you? Here's the latest news on a new pill for patients with high blood pressure that could make the difference the next time you have your blood pressure checked.
Social insects like bees and ants can help us develop new drugs against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This is due to the fact that they have developed alternative strategies to defend themselves against the higher exposure to pathogens associated with social life.
The FDA has approved a new drug designed to treat moderate to severe cases of eczema that fail to respond to other options, such as topical applications. The price of the medication high, but help is available, offering hope for patients with moderate to severe eczema.
Prescription drugs used to treat men's hair loss and enlarged prostate could have unintended side effects that were never reported in clinical trials.
Prescription medications can be costly, especially for Medicare recipients with limited income. If you are on multiple medications, cost can easily add up with co-payments. There are steps you can take to help cut down on drug costs.
Mesalmine is commonly prescribed for treating ulcerative colitis, but until now researchers were unsure how the medication worked to treat the inflammatory bowel disease.
President Trump, has launched harsh words at the pharmaceutical industry over the high cost of prescription drugs and now they are fighting back with a new look. Trump has also successfully caused stock market prices in drug industry to drop.
Here are the results of a review of research of the good and not so good health effects of cannabis from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that you can read in twenty seconds.
Heartburn drugs like Prevacid, Nexium and Protonix might up a person's risk of stroke, a new study suggests.
Today the FDA announced new warnings about prescription testosterone that they say can cause addiction and serious health problems.
JAMA just published the results of an analysis of five prescription weight loss drugs when compared with placebo, and the findings may surprise you. Just how effective are prescription weight loss drugs and should you and your doctor consider them?
Here’s the latest from the Food and Drug Administration on why taking expired meds can harm your health, and how to dispose of those expired meds properly.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) - Motrin, Bextra, Naproxen, Celebrex aspirin, Voltaren, Lodine, Indocin, Orudis, Toradol, Relafen, Daypro, Clinoril, Aleve or Naprosyn and others, are the most widely used drugs in the world. Most people experiencing mild to moderate pain, inflammation, cold and flu symptoms, menstrual pain or fever take NSAIDS and do so without really thinking of any dangers since most are available over the counter (OTC). The perception  is that they are innocuous, but that would be very far from the truth.
A new report highlights the dangers of nerve pills known as benzodiazepines that are commonly prescribed for sleep, anxiety and sometimes depression. Researchers are warning you may want to find other ways to reduce stress and anxiety because of a clear risk of dementia and death associated with anti-anxiety medications.
Questions about whether statin use is associated with memory loss have circulated for years. Now the results of a new study that looked at this question and involved about 1 million people have been published, but has the question been answered?
The FDA has approved the first drug to treat radiation exposure in the event of a nuclear disaster. Approval of Neupogen®, is the result of research performed by scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) that showed the drug counteracts the effects of radiation to protect blood cells from destruction brought about by radiation that attacks bone marrow.
It seems possible that maple syrup could help humans fight infection. Researchers recently discovered maple syrup has properties that make antibiotics more effective and could help protect us from the threat of superbugs that have become resistant to antibiotics.
Shortages of FDA-approved pharmaceuticals are increasing and creating more problems for patients and medical professionals. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that critical shortages are affecting a wide range of medications and products. Items ranging from intravenous (IV) saline bags to oncology drugs have been in short supply recently, but companies are trying to provide solutions to these issues.
We often hear about the dangers of drinking and driving, but drinking alcohol and taking prescription drugs is a common and dangerous combination as well. Do you know anyone who is following this harmful habit?
Texting is such a popular activity, why not capitalize on it as a way to help improve healthcare and save money. That is exactly what seems to be the conclusion of a recent study from Queen Mary University of London, in which the authors found that texting reminders to patients about taking their medications improved prescription compliance, which could lead to cost savings as well as save lives.