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.

Aspirin Often Wrongly Prescribed for Atrial Fibrillation

MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of U.S. patients with the abnormal heartbeat atrial fibrillation who need a blood thinner to prevent strokes aren't getting one, researchers say.

Can Drugmakers Buy Doctors' Loyalty With Cheap Meals?

MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors who accept free meals from drug companies are more likely to prescribe the brand-name drugs those companies sell, a new study suggests.

A New Antibiotic to the Rescue?

THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental antibiotic has shown promise against a dangerous drug-resistant bacteria in animals, researchers report.

For Better Heart Care, Get a Pharmacist on Your Team

WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with poorly controlled risk factors for heart disease could cut their chances of future trouble by having pharmacists help manage their care, new Canadian research suggests.

Heart Disease Down Among Over-40 Americans

WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- America's heart health seems to be improving, a new study reports.

Impotence Drugs Won't Raise Melanoma Risk, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Three widely used erectile dysfunction drugs -- Cialis, Levitra and Viagra -- aren't likely to boost the risk of melanoma skin cancer, a new study reports.