After Breast Cancer, Many in Appalachia Say No to Lifesaving Drugs

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About one-third of breast cancer survivors in the Appalachian region of the United States do not take potentially lifesaving drugs, even though their drugs are covered by insurance, a new study finds.

Drug Makers May Delay Reporting Patient Harms to FDA: Study

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drug companies may be endangering the lives of patients by not promptly reporting cases of drug-related illness or death to federal regulators, a new report suggests.

FDA OKs First of New Class of Cholesterol Drugs

FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Praluent, the first of a powerful new class of injected, cholesterol-lowering drugs that experts believe could change cardiovascular care.

New Skin Cancer Drug Approved by FDA

FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug to treat the most common form of skin cancer has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Medical Marijuana May Pose Risk to Teens, Study Suggests

FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who have legal permission to use medical marijuana are 10 times more likely to say they're addicted than those who get the drug illegally, a new study shows.

U.S. Oncologists Decry High Cost of Cancer Drugs

THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Soaring costs for cancer drugs are hurting patient care in the United States, a group of top oncologists claim.

Many Hospitals Overestimate Their Adherence to Stroke Guidelines

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. hospitals overestimate their ability to provide fast delivery of a clot-busting drug to stroke patients, a new study finds.

Common Diabetes Meds Tied to Lower Risk for Parkinson's

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A class of diabetes meds that include widely used drugs such as Actos and Avandia may help protect users against Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests.

Antibiotic May Lower Effect of Some Blood Thinners

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The antibiotic dicloxacillin may lessen the effects of some blood-thinning medications, new research shows.

Could Antibiotics Raise a Child's Risk for Juvenile Arthritis?

MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Here's yet another reason not to overuse antibiotics: Children treated with the antibacterial drugs may face a greater risk for developing juvenile arthritis, new research suggests.