Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Addiction-Fighting Drug

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors aren't using one of the most effective weapons at their disposal in battling addiction to prescription painkillers -- the anti-addiction drug Suboxone, a new study finds.

Implant Proves Effective at Combating Opioid Dependence

TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Addicts are twice as likely to kick their dependence on heroin or prescription painkillers if they receive a new long-acting implant rather than a daily treatment pill, a new clinical trial shows.

Which Diabetes Drug Is Best?

TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- No single drug to treat type 2 diabetes stands out from the pack when it comes to reducing the risks of heart disease, stroke or premature death, a new research review finds.

Do ADHD Medicines Boost Substance Abuse Risk?

FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Parents often worry that their children who take stimulants to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be at higher risk for substance abuse later.

Cancer Drug Shows Early Promise for Parkinson's Disease

TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat leukemia has shown initial signs of promise for advanced cases of Parkinson's disease, researchers are reporting.

FDA OKs Non-Prescription Use of Acne Drug

FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Good news for acne sufferers: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an over-the-counter retinoid drug for acne -- the first new active ingredient available without a prescription since the 1980s.

Programs to Spot Painkiller Abuse Work, But Are Underused

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Programs to reduce prescription painkiller abuse are effective but underused, a new study suggests.

Opioid Update: Painkiller Misuse in U.S. Doubled in Decade

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More bad news from the U.S. drug wars: Misuse of prescription opioid painkillers by American adults more than doubled from the early 2000s to 2013, a new government study says.

Tighter Opioid Laws in U.S. Haven't Eased Misuse

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. laws designed to curb abuse of opioid painkillers haven't reduced misuse or overdoses by disabled Medicare beneficiaries, a new study suggests.

Are Commercial Brain-Training Programs Worth It?

MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brain-training programs like Lumosity or NeuroNation frequently tout scientific studies that show their products can truly sharpen a person's intellect.