WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration is recommending new restrictions on prescription medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.In a major policy shift, the agency said in an...
Date: 10/25/2013 | Nation & World
An emergency contraception pill is now hitting drug store and pharmacy shelves, for the first time allowing women of any age to buy it without restrictions.
Date: 07/23/2013 | Local News
An emergency contraception pill has been given federal approval to be sold over-the-counter with no age restrictions, but it won't immediately be available on store shelves."We plan to have it in stores by Aug. 1," said Denise Bradley, spokeswoman for the manufacturer,
Date: 06/22/2013 | Local News
MEXICO CITY -- President Barack Obama said Thursday he was comfortable with his administration's decision to allow over-the-counter purchases of a morning-after pill for anyone 15 and older.
Date: 05/03/2013 | Nation & World
Allergy season expected to be even worse than usual
Date: 04/05/2013 | Local News
Smoking cessation drugs now are available at no charge through the Tricare mail order program for service members, military family members and retirees under age 65 who want to kick this unhealthy habit.
Date: 04/01/2013 | Business
A new $10.9 million building is opening on the Swedish/Edmonds campus next week that can provide chemotherapy to as many as 175 people a day.
Date: 03/28/2013 | Local News
CHICAGO -- Drug overdose deaths rose for the 11th straight year, federal data show, and most of them were accidents involving addictive painkillers despite growing attention to risks from these medicines.
Date: 02/19/2013 | Nation & World
After a decade of rapidly rising deaths from prescription drug overdoses from painkillers in Washington, a new trend has been spotted -- a downturn over four straight years.The drop was significant, a decline of 23 percent from 2008 to 2011. Yet there is still cause for concern.
Date: 01/28/2013 | Local News
WASHINGTON — Federal health advisors want new restrictions on hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.The recommendation from a panel of drug safety specialists would...
Date: 01/25/2013 | Nation & World
PHILADELPHIA -- Driving is dangerous enough without falling asleep at the wheel, so the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday urged patients and doctors to lower the bedtime doses of a common insomnia drug, which was prescribed about 40 million times in 2011.
Date: 01/11/2013 | Nation & World
Pfizer's experimental breast cancer drug stopped progression of an incurable form of the disease for more than two years in a study, a dramatic delay for those with the second deadliest cancer in women.
Date: 12/06/2012 | Nation & World