November 5, 2020

The World’s Most Popular Over-The-Counter Painkiller Is Increasingly Causing Poisonings

Paracetamol, or acetaminophen, is one of the most popular painkillers in the world. Overdoses from the drug have been on the rise in many nations.
October 29, 2020

Study Reveals About 60 Per Cent Cancer Patients Do Not Respond Effectively To Chemotherapy Treatments

Nearly 60 per cent of all cancer patients do not respond effectively to chemotherapy treatments, say scientists from Purdue University.
October 29, 2020

Eli Lilly Antibody Drug Fails In Study Of Hospitalized Covid Patients

U.S. government officials are putting an early end to a study testing an Eli Lilly antibody drug for people hospitalized with Covid-19 because it doesn’t seem to be helping them.
October 29, 2020

Purdue Pharma To Plead Guilty In $8.3 Billion Opioid Settlement

The maker of OxyContin painkillers has reached an $8.3 billion settlement and agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges to resolve a probe of its role in fueling America's opioid crisis.
October 22, 2020

First-Of-Its-Kind Examination Shows How Widely Pharma Showers Campaign Cash In United States

Well over one-quarter of all state lawmakers in the United States have accepted money from the pharmaceutical industry since the beginning of 2019, according to a new analysis.
October 15, 2020

Ten Or More Medications, Often Prescribed To Older Heart Failure Patients, Raises Concerns

More than half of older patients hospitalized for heart failure, a progressive condition in which the heart doesn't pump blood as well as it should, are discharged from the hospital with prescriptions for 10 or more medications, according to new research published in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal.
October 8, 2020

Antipsychotics For Treating Adult Depression Linked With Higher Mortality

Researchers report that newer antipsychotic medications for treating adult depression are linked to an increased mortality risk.
October 2, 2020

Commonly Used Drugs Can Cause Irregular Heartbeat, Experts Warn

Healthcare professionals need to improve their knowledge of commonly used medications that can cause irregular heartbeats, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association published by the journal Circulation.