Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment May Not Work As Well for Heavier Patients
TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight and obese people
with rheumatoid arthritis are less likely to go into remission in
the early stages of the disease and require much more drug
treatment than people with normal weight, according to a new
Statins Plus Certain Antibiotics May Set Off Toxic Reaction: Study
MONDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should avoid ordering certain antibiotics for older patients who take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, such as Lipitor, Canadian researchers say.
Many Stop Taking Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds Too Soon: Study
FRIDAY, June 14 (HealthDay News) -- About half of rheumatoid
arthritis patients stopped taking their medications within two
years after they started them, a new study finds.
Baldness Drug Propecia May Put Some Men Off Alcohol: Study
THURSDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) -- Some men who use finasteride (Propecia) to help battle baldness may also be drinking less alcohol, a new study suggests.
Blacks With Certain Gene Need Lower Doses of Warfarin: Study
WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- The discovery of a genetic
variation that affects how some black patients respond to the blood
thinner warfarin could improve the safety and effectiveness of the
drug, researchers report.
Alzheimer's Drugs May Benefit Heart, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs used to treat
early-stage Alzheimer's disease may also reduce patients' risk of
heart attack and death, according to a new study.
Pace of New Drug Advances May Be Slowing, Study Finds
TUESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- The drugs emerging from
clinical trials in recent years seem less impressive than those
developed in decades gone by, a new review finds.
Aspirin Equals Pricier Blood Thinner for Preventing Clots: Study
TUESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- Aspirin appears to be just
as good as more expensive, more potent blood-thinning medication
for preventing blood clots after hip replacement surgery, according
to new research.
Skipping Meds May Raise Odds of ER Visits for Certain Medicare Patients
MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Disabled Medicare patients
under 65 who don't take their medications as prescribed because
they're too expensive are more likely to end up in the emergency
room, according to a new study.
More Kids Being Poisoned by Prescription Drugs: Study
MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- As the number of adults
taking prescription drugs has grown, so has the number of children
being accidentally poisoned by them, a new study finds.