Compliance and cost: Bitter pills to swallow in the age of oral chemotherapy
(ORLANDO) Though the growing shift toward oral chemotherapy agents offers cancer patients greater freedom and independence during their treatment, physicians say use of the new medications also poses more chances for patients to skip doses, miss prescription refills, and take their drugs in a da...
For Dialysis Patients, More Pills = Lower Quality of Life
Researchers find that increased 'pill burden' has negative effects
WEDNESDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- The more pills
that kidney dialysis patients take, the more side effects they suffer and the worse their quality of life, a new study finds.
Dialysis patients have to take more ...
Birth Control Pills Linked to Lupus Risk
But doctors differ on degree of peril, saying genetics likely a key player,,,,
THURSDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Women taking birth control pills, especially those who have just started taking them, may face an increased risk of developing the autoimmune disease lupus, a new study ...
Sales of Energy-Boosting Diet Pills Skyrocket as the Economy Falters
SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Can a high-energy diet pill really save your job? It seems that many people think so. Even as car manufacturers, clothing makers and other retailers are seeing a significant drop in sales due to the declining economy, diet pill maker Zoller(R) Laboratories i...
Estrogen pills can benefit women with metastatic breast cancer
For breast cancer survivors, the idea of taking estrogen pills
is almost a taboo. In fact, their doctors give them drugs to get rid of the hormone because it can fuel the growth of breast cancer. So these women would probably be surprised by the approach taken by breast cancer physician Matthew El...
Resveratrol: Thousands of Bottles of Wine, High-Dose Pills Not Required; Mega-doses May Induce Side Effects
Dynamic Dosing Of Resveratrol Recommended For Optimal Health
SAN DIMAS, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- While an earlier published
rodent study showed that ultra-high doses of resveratrol (1565 milligram
human dose), equivalent to 1500 bottles of wine or many dietary supplement
EPA's Earth Day Challenge: Collect 1 Million Pills and 1 Million Pounds of E-Waste to Help Protect the Great Lakes
CHICAGO, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. EPA's Great Lakes
National Program Manager and Regional Administrator Mary A. Gade, Illinois
EPA Director Doug Scott, Chicago Environment Commissioner Suzanne
Malec-McKenna and Lyman Welch of the Alliance for the Great Lakes today
FDA Mandates Tougher Warnings for Pain Pills
Drugs like Darvon, Darvocet have been linked to fatal overdoses
TUESDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- Concerns about the possibility of fatal overdoses led U.S. health officials Tuesday to take several steps to limit the risk of using pain medications containing propoxyphene, including D...
Caution: Lose more than weight with imported diet pills
Americans who use illegal diet pills
from South America are taking amphetamines without knowing it and seriously risking both their health and their jobs. Physicians need to be made aware of the range of serious side effects of these drugs to allow them to identify and treat those patients present...
November 2008 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights 10 Symptoms Not To Ignore, Knee Replacements and Nonprescription Weight-Loss Pills
ROCHESTER, Minn., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights
from the November issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource. You may cite
this publication as often as you wish. Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource
attribution is required. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Include the
Consumer Reports: Some Drug Prices Can Vary By $100 or More for the Same Bottle of Pills
New Survey of More Than 40,000 Readers Gives High Marks To Independent
Drugstores For Service, Knowledge, and Speed; Sheds Light On Evolving
YONKERS, N.Y., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For consumers who pay
for all or most of their prescription drugs ou...
Online Counterfeit Pills Kills Woman
A 58-year-old Quadra Island woman died from metal poisoning last year after ingesting contaminated counterfeit pills
purchased online, the B.C. Coroners Service confirmed Thursday A coroner is warning the public about the danger of buying drugs over the Internet after the death of the woman.
Study Finds No Correlation Between Number of Pills and Adherence to It
There is no correlation between the daily number of pills
a patient is prescribed to take and how well a patient will adhere to a dosing regimen, suggests a new study presented recently at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) held in San Diego (April 11-14). The l...
Plan B Pills – Unshackle
In response to several public complaints reported over pharmacists’ and pharmacies refusing to fill prescriptions for the controversial birth control pill, // the Washington State Board of Pharmacy has set out new rules.
The new ruling ensures that all pharmacies and pharmacists are bound to f...
Sleeping Pills can Sometimes Cause 'sleep-driving' and Allergic Reactions - FDA
All sleeping pills
may sometimes cause a bizarre but dangerous side effect -- sleep-driving, the US Food and Drug// Administration (FDA) has warned.
Those who take the pills
could go on to drive cars when not fully awake. They may have no memory of having taken a tablet at all.
Beta Carotene Pills Do Not Remedy Age-related Macular Degeneration
Chicago- Beta carotene was thought to remedy eyesight problems, an extension of the advice most of us have grown up with- about carrots// being good for eyesight. A novel research has suggested that beta carotene pills
may not be of much use in improving age associated macular degeneration. Age rel...
Avoid Diuretic Pills During Pregnancy
According to a recent review of studies, diuretic drugs should not be recommended as a way to prevent preeclampsia.//
Preeclampsia is a rapidly progressive condition caused during pregnancy. It is characterized by high blood pressure, swelling in the limbs or face, and protein in the urine. T...
No Pills Just Omelets
Scotland announces the world’s first genetically altered chicken eggs that can be used to produce drugs like those used to treat cancer.
Scientists of the Roslin Institute at Edinburgh, Scotland have claimed to create a flock of 500 chickens //that will lay eggs that can be used to create lif...
Party Pills Cause More Spills Than Thrills, and Can Even Kill!
Doctors have cautioned against the use of party pills
amid growing concerns about their safety. //
The Medical Association has warned that party pills
could trigger seizures, unfounded fears and even hypothermia. The Chairman of the association, Ross Boswell has explained about a latest findin...
Crushing Pills can cause Severe Side effects
According to experts, crushing pills
for easier swallowing can be dangerous as the tablet’s special coating controls the release of the drug// into the body and crushing could cause serious side effects.
David Wright, who led a group of pharmacists and lawyers, said, “People can opt to take dru...
The IPU Want Morning After Pills To Be Made Available Over The Counter
The Irish Pharmaceutical Union (IPU) has insisted that the 'morning after pill s should be made available across the counter to patients without a doctor's prescription.//
It has been reported that though the pill, Levonelle, has been licensed for use in Ireland since late 2001, those who wis...
Azathioprine 50mg Pills Recalled By FDA And Roxane Labs
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Roxane Labs have issued a nationwide recall of 50mg Azathioprine tablets, which are used in patients with severe// rheumatoid arthritis as well as in kidney transplant patients to prevent rejection.
"It was discovered that a single bottle of Azat...
Britons don't Need Malaria Pills Before Visiting India
Britons no longer need to take malaria tablets before travelling to India, according to a recommendation by TropMedEurop, an electronic network of infectious disease specialists//.
The organisation's research analysed all the malaria cases imported into eight European countries from India, Pa...
Advantage India: Growth Pills Abound For Pharma Companies
It's advantage Indian pharma companies and the needy patients who would have to fork out much less to purchase life-saving drugs, with global pharma giants like Merck and Pfizer losing// their patent on drugs commanding multi-billion annual sales.
Domestic pharma majors Ranbaxy and Dr Reddy'...
Research on Effect of Party Pills on Driving
A survey has revealed that almost one in five youngsters have admitted to using legal party pills. Researchers will study the effects of these pills
Lead researcher from the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand, Imogen Thompson said that participants of the study would be as...
Sleeping pills reversly push to vegitative state
Zolpidem is usually used to treat insomnia.
The effects of zolpidem on three patients were studied for a period of six months by South African researchers//. Neurological rehabilitation experts reveal that they are in a condition where keeping eyes open, awake but unaware of the surroundings, n...
Women Fail to Take Calcium Pills Regularly; High Risk of Bone Fractures
Despite the fact that calcium supplementation reduces risk of bone fractures in older women, most women fail to take in calcium supplements regularly, a new study has found// . The greatest challenge therefore is to encourage women to take the pills
everyday, said the researchers.
New Pills To Keep You Awake!
People will now be able to put off their sleep for several days at a stretch with the development of new pills
that may hit the markets very soon. //
The ‘24-hour lifestyle’ pills
currently under development may allow people to get by on only two hours' sleep each night.
The pill promise...
Contraceptive Pills Don’t Result In Weight Gai
The Family Health International's researchers have revealed that women do not put on weight as a result of consuming contraceptive pills. David Grimes of the research center said that the belief weight is gained as a result of contraceptive pills
is only a myth, and that such beliefs// are not base...
Roche Commits More Antiviral Pills To Asia For Bird Flu
At a meeting to assess the bird flu situation in the light of the new cases in Turkey, Roche Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Tamiflu said that it// will allot more antiviral pills
to Asia and provide the necessary aid to organizations in this endeavour to fight a possible pandemic.
Roche said th...
Newer Generation Sleeping Pills Lack Superior Performance
The increasing number of people resorting to sleeping pills
for treatment of insomnia has no doubt prompted for invention of more effective medications. However, they may not have the best clinical// benefits according to a new review study conducted recently.
The importance of sleep can be i...
Distressing Side-Effects Of Hormone Pills In Breast Cancer
A new report published online today in the Annals of Oncology says that breast cancer patients receiving hormone treatments such as tamoxifen would prefer to take injections rather than tablets since injections //were thought o significantly curb the occurrence of hot flushes.
UK researchers ...
Water pills for diabetic with high blood pressure
Previously it was said that diuretics or water pills
based treatment resulted in the lowest rate of heart failure due to // hypertension in both the groups of African-Americans and Americans. Now the same researchers are saying that the same drugs can benefit the patients with diabetes who suffer f...
Contraceptive pills may lead to deformities in babies
Chemicals found in oral contraceptives may lead to babies born with deformed prostate glands.//
Researchers of University of Missouri, US, have found out that prostate deformities can happen if the pregnant mothers continue taking the contacepive pills
even after conceiving. The pills
Genetic Pills A Future Thought
Researchers are now finding new ways to deliver gene therapy without using viruses as carriers. Researchers are using lipids, oily molecules that can form a protective complex around DNA, to do the// same job as a virus. The lipids protect the DNA and help it get into the target cell. The approach...
Estrogen Patch is Safer than Pills for Heart
In a study reported in Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that Estrogen replacement therapy could be considered a safer profile for the heart when delivered through a patch rather than a pill. Interestingly, "the Women's Health Initiative", the largest study of its kind, was cut...
New Birth Control Pills increase the stroke risk
Despite lower levels of estrogen, the new generations of birth control pills
double the risk of stroke for women who take them. Researchers say the newest pills
are no safer than the older versions when it comes to clotting problems.// In fact, the third-generation pills
may be more dangerous than ...
Sweet Candies replace bitter Pills for Anaemia
Anaemia due to iron deficiency is one of the major cause of morbidity in most of the underdeveloped countries. Children with iron deficiency anemia may be reluctant to take extra vitamins or iron pills, as they are inadvertently inedible.
But now Iron-fortified candies were effective for improvi...
Glaxo launches pills to help smokers quit in 7-12 weeks
GLAXO SmithKline India has launched an oral treatment for smoking, called Zyban. The pill (generic - Bupropion Hydrochloride) is reportedly the first product aimed at stopping smoking and is available at Rs. 40 per tablet. Speaking to newspersons, Mr. Kalyanasundaram, Director (Pharmaceuticals), ...
Americans Bloated On Happy Pills
According to Dr. Dworkin, a Maryland anesthesiologist and senior fellow at Washington's Hudson Institute, who has authored: "Artificial Unhappiness: The Dark Side of the New Happy Class, doctors are now medicating unhappiness. "Too many people take drugs when they really need to be making changes...