Moving Toward a Better Blood Pressure Pill

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Combining low doses of several different blood pressure drugs may be better than using a standard dose of just one medication, a new review of past studies suggests.

Are Many A-Fib Patients Getting the Wrong Dose?

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in six Americans who takes newer blood thinners for the heart rhythm problem atrial fibrillation may not receive the proper dose, a new study suggests.

Drug Helps Fight Breast Tumors Tied to 'Cancer Genes'

SUNDAY, June 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A twice-daily pill could help some advanced breast cancer patients avoid or delay follow-up sessions of chemotherapy, a new clinical trial reports.

Drug Extends Lives of Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer: Studies

SATURDAY, June 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Men with advanced prostate cancer might be able to avoid chemotherapy by taking an additional anti-testosterone pill along with standard hormone therapy, a pair of new clinical trials show.

New Combo Pill Offers Hope to Hepatitis C Patients Who Fail Other Treatment

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A pill that contains three powerful antiviral drugs might offer a cure for many hepatitis C patients who have failed other treatments, researchers report.

Americans With HIV Staying on Lifesaving Meds Longer

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans with HIV are sticking with medications that turn a fatal disease into a manageable condition, a new study shows.

Depression Often a Precursor to Falls in Elderly People

FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Depression appears to raise the risk of falls in elderly people, but the proper dose of psychiatric medication may eliminate that risk, a new study suggests.

Dying Patients Often Given Medicines That Won't Help Them

FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As older people approach the end of life, many are being prescribed drugs of questionable benefit, a new study finds.

Diabetes Drug Gets FDA Warning Due to Amputation Risk

WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The type 2 diabetes prescription drug canagliflozin (brand names Invokana, Invokamet, Invokamet XR) appears to increase the risk of leg and foot amputations, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

'Female Viagra' May Lift a Younger Woman's Libido

SUNDAY, May 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If a woman's sex drive has waned to the point where she's distressed about it, or the issue is causing relationship problems, the medication dubbed "female Viagra" may help, a review of several studies suggests.