Drug Helps Those With Tough-to-Treat Schizophrenia: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The drug clozapine reduces symptoms in schizophrenia patients who don't benefit from other antipsychotic medications, a new study indicates.

Retail Prices of Dermatology Drugs Skyrocket

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients using prescription creams, gels, sprays and pills for skin conditions may shell out substantially more at the pharmacy than they did just six years ago, a new study suggests.

Heart Disease Doesn't Take a Holiday

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with heart disease should take a number of precautions if they travel over the Thanksgiving holiday, an expert suggests.

Melatonin Might Help Sleepless Kids With Eczema, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with the skin condition eczema often have trouble sleeping. Now, a new study suggests that over-the-counter melatonin might boost their shuteye.

Pricey Hepatitis C Drugs Denied to Almost Half of Medicaid Patients: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of Medicaid patients with chronic hepatitis C have been denied cutting-edge medications that would most likely cure their condition, due to tight controls that states have placed on coverage of the pricey drugs, a new study shows.

Doctors' Group Urges Greater Use of Generic Drugs

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Whenever possible, doctors should prescribe generic drugs for their patients, the American College of Physicians suggests.

ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The stimulant medications used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can keep some kids awake at night, a new research review confirms.

Kids Who Take ADHD Meds More Likely to Be Bullied, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who take drugs like Adderall and Ritalin to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are twice as likely to be bullied as their peers who don't have ADHD, a new study suggests.

Drug Overdose Rates Soaring Among U.S. Youth

THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drug overdose deaths have skyrocketed among teens and young adults in the United States, with rates tripling or quadrupling in one out of every three states, a new report says.

New Clues to Easing Side Effects From Parkinson's Drug

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The drug levodopa is a leading treatment for Parkinson's disease, but for most patients the medication also brings debilitating side effects.