An experimental antiviral drug taken orally could help contribute to the eradication of measles, an infection responsible for thousands of deaths per year, scientists said in a report Wednesday.
U.S. regulators on Thursday approved a handheld injector device that average people could use in an emergency to revive a person suspected of overdosing on prescription painkillers.
Nearly every male and most women over 55 could fall under new U.S. guidelines for who should take cholesterol lowering drugs, researchers said Saturday, stirring fresh controversy in the medical world.
A new class of experimental medicines can dramatically lower cholesterol, raising hopes of a fresh option for people who can't tolerate or don't get enough help from Lipitor and other statin drugs that have been used for this for decades.
Pfizer Inc. said Wednesday that its blockbuster vaccine against pneumonia, blood and other infections met its goal of preventing illness in vulnerable elderly patients in a huge study required by U.S. regulators.
Nicotine patches fail to help pregnant women to stop smoking, according to a study published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Tuesday.
A potent new painkiller hit the U.S. market this week, despite warnings from top experts that the drug may deliver a deadly setback in America's battle with opioid addiction.
More than one third of antibiotics prescribed in hospitals might be unnecessary and could be fueling drug resistance, U.S. health authorities said Tuesday.
National Health Insurance reimbursements for ginkgo prescriptions have been greatly reduced in recent years since controls were imposed on its prescription, the National Health Insurance Administration said Friday.
New York is planning to loosen its marijuana laws to allow limited use of the drug by people suffering serious illness, the New York Times reported Saturday, citing state officials.