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New study rebuts the claim that antidepressants do not work

A theory that has gained considerable attention in international media, including Newsweek and the CBS broadcast 60 minutes, suggests that antidepressant drugs such as the SSRIs do not exert ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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The search for vaccines against street drugs

BETWEEN 2000 and 2015 half a million people in America alone died of drug overdoses—mostly of opioids, a class of addictive, generally synthetic painkillers related to morphine. On August ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from The Economist

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Data revealed under FOI shows benefits of multiple sclerosis drug currently blocked by regulators

A drug that is blocked by the EU regulatory system has now been found to improve the quality of life of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study by Queen Mary University of ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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EpiPen maker finalizes settlement for government overcharges

EpiPen maker Mylan has finalized a $465 million federal agreement settling allegations it overbilled Medicaid for its emergency allergy injectors for a decade—charges brought after rival Sanofi ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Tuberculosis drug may work better than others in its class

Treatment of tuberculosis involves a combination of several drugs, sometimes including drugs from a class known as fluoroquinolones. Using computer simulations, scientists have shown that the ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Novo Nordisk's diabetes drug succeeds in key trial

(Reuters) - Novo Nordisk A/S said on Wednesday its diabetes drug met the main goal of reducing glucose levels in patients in a key late-stage trial, setting the stage for it to become the new ...

Wed 16 Aug 17 from Reuters

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Opioids overused in migraine treatment, regardless of race, study finds

African-Americans are more likely to experience debilitating migraine headaches than whites, but a new study probing the issue found no evidence of racial disparities in treatment practices.

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Overdoses on the road: Drugged driving rises as a menace

An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Scientists discover powerful potential pain reliever

A team of scientists led by chemists Stephen Martin and James Sahn at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered what they say is a powerful pain reliever that acts on a previously unknown ...

Wed 16 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned

The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users.

Wed 16 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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