WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Acetaminophen, a popular over-the-counter medication for millions struggling with pain and fever, can also be found in prescription painkillers that combine acetaminophen and an opioid into one pill. The problem? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has long known that high dosages ofContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Contrary to concerns, wider availability of naloxone treatment is not increasing heroin use among U.S. teens, new research finds. Naloxone (Narcan) quickly reverses an overdose from opioids like heroin, fentanyl, morphine and oxycodone (OxyContin). There had been some worry that expanding access toContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women will no longer have any drug to prevent preterm birth after the maker of the only available treatment announced Tuesday that it will withdraw its product, Makena, from the market. Covis Pharma Group’s decision follows a U.S. Food and Drug AdministrationContinue Reading

TUESDAY, March 7, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Flu kills more than 500,000 people globally each year and leads to heart problems for many others. Publicizing those potential cardiac ills may spur folks to get their annual flu vaccine, researchers say. Danish researchers who studied vaccination messaging methods said the twoContinue Reading

MONDAY, March 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Consumers have been using a common over-the-counter oral decongestant known as phenylephrine for years, but that may not continue much longer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has asked a panel of its advisors to reassess the drug’s effectiveness. The medication’s safety isn’tContinue Reading

MONDAY, March 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) — An outbreak of serious bacterial infections in 13 U.S. states linked to use of artificial tears has prompted experts to offer tips for keeping dry eyes safe. Five of the 58 people infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa had vision loss, and one person died,Continue Reading

THURSDAY, March 2, 2023 (HealthDay) — Allergic reactions to the Pfizer or Moderna COVID vaccines are very rare, and a new study questions whether many of those that do occur are even real. In a small new study of 16 people who said they’d experienced an allergic reaction to aContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) — When Black patients struggle with dementia, they are less likely to receive helpful medications than their white peers, a new study warns. Researchers looked at how often patients received one or more of five classes of medications commonly given to dementia patients livingContinue Reading