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Blood Thinners: Are You Getting the Right Dose?

Some people taking blood-thinning medications might be getting the wrong dose, according to a new study.

The Rx That Could Prevent Countless Strokes

Many patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) may not be receiving medications that could help keep them from having a stroke, a new study found.

Sticking with Statins After Heart Attack

After a heart attack, many patients may have trouble sticking to their high-intensity statin regimen.

Common Antibiotic Not Tied to Heart Trouble

Some recent studies have linked a common antibiotic to a raised risk for a type of abnormal heartbeat, but a large new study suggests that may not be the case.

A Change in REMS Requirements

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lifted the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) requirements for certain medications used to treat anemia.

Biologics Show Promise for Bowels

Biologic treatments for inflammatory bowel diseases may help heal the intestines, a new study found.

Opioids: What Leads to Long-Term Use

After a few days of using opioids, the risk of long-term use may rise.

Together, These Meds Might Be Dangerous

What do you get when you mix strong painkillers with medications for anxiety? You might get a raised risk of overdose, according to a new study.

There's a New Allergy Med on Pharmacy Shelves

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a prescription allergy medication to make the switch to over-the-counter (OTC) availability.

That Anti-Inflammatory Rx May Have an Extra Benefit

Medications used to treat conditions like psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis may also be able to treat depression symptoms, a new study found.