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Battle for Approved Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine
Trumenba beats out Bexsero to become first FDA-approved serogroup B meningococcal vaccine. Learn more about meningococcal vaccine here.

A New Way to Treat Overactive Bladder
Mirabegron (Myrbetriq) looks to provide tolerable treatment for overactive bladder.

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5 Celebrities With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
A look at 5 celebrities who have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

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5 Reasons to Get a Corticosteroid Injection
5 Reasons to Get a Corticosteroid Injection

How Can You Safely Withdraw from Vicodin?
Vicodin can be addictive if used for a long period of time. Vicodin can cause a number of unpleasant withdrawal symptoms if stopped abruptly.

No Upset Tummy With New Ibuprofen Skin Patch
For decades, people have mostly taken ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) by mouth. Now, new polymer technology makes the ibuprofen skin patch a reality.

New Drug for Cystic Fibrosis
Orkambi (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) is a new drug combination used to treat certain people with cystic fibrosis.

What Does Medication Tolerance Mean?
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Herbal Remedies Can Interact With Other Medications
Certain herbal remedies might interact with medications that you're already taking. Please discuss use of any herbal remedies with your physician.

Can Zoloft Cause Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
Erectile dysfunction can be caused by many medications and drugs of abuse. Common medications used to treat depression and hypertension can cause erectile dysfunction. Up to 25% of erectile dysfunction in the U.S. is caused by medications.

Can I Use Vaginal Progesterone During IVF?
Progesterone is an essential part of fertility treatment. Progesterone prepares the lining of the uterus for implantation of a fertilized egg.

Can I Take Lipitor or Zocor with Grapefruit Juice?
Statins such as Lipitor, Zocor, and Mevacor can interact with grapefruit juice. Avoid drinking grapefruit juice while taking these statins.

Can MDMA (Ecstasy) Treat PTSD?
Emerging research suggests that MDMA (AKA ecstasy or Molly) may be useful when treating PTSD.

Guide to 7 Facial Wrinkles Smoothed By Botox
Injection of Botox or botulinum toxin can treat many types of facial wrinkles, including crow's feet and glabellar lines. More info and pictures here.

#6: Botox for Marionette Lines
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#7: Botox for Chin Dimpling
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#4: Botox for Bunny Lines
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#2: Botox for Crow's Feet
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Botox: Parting Thoughts
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#5: Botox for Lipstick Lines
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#3: Botox for Forehead Wrinkles
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#1: Botox for Glabellar Lines
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Are Skinny Jeans Bad for Your Health?
Apparently, pressure caused by skinny jeans can cause compartment syndrome, a serious medical condition which may require surgery.

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Do You Need to See a Physician About Prescription Laxatives?
If you have constipation that won't go away, you should see a physician about this problem. Your physician might prescribe you prescription laxatives.

Health Insurance and Medicare
Some health plans include coverage for prescription medications and it’s important that you understand your health plan’s formulary and what drug benefits you have. If you are over 65, learn about Medicare Part D, including how to choose a drug plan and how to deal with the dreaded coverage gap.

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About the FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, the nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.

Prescription Drug Advertising
Direct-to-consumer drug advertising is controversial. Opponents claim that the practice drives up the cost of medications and prompts patients to ask for drugs may not need. Proponents claim that the advertisements educate patients about new and effective treatments.

Finding Health Information on the Internet
According to the Pew Institute, 80% of Internet users have searched online for health information and 40% of users are going online to find information about prescription or over-the-counter drugs. Knowing how to evaluate the Web sites you look at will help to assure that you find health and drug information that is current and accurate.

Understanding Your Drug Coverage
Many health plans – such as those you receive as a job benefit or ones that you purchase directly from a health insurance company – provide coverage for prescription medications. It is important that you understand how these plans work, especially your plan’s drug formulary.

Understanding Medicare Part D
In January 2006, the federal government put into operation Medicare Part D – a voluntary prescription medication program for all Medicare beneficiaries. Medicare Part D allows people over aged 65 to choose from a number of drug plans that must offer a set of basic prescription services. The number of plans available and the Medicare rules for these plans may be confusing making it difficult for you to know which plan to choose.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider
It is important for you to have a good working relationship with your doctor and other healthcare providers. The more information you share with your providers, the better they can work with you to make sure that you are getting the most appropriate care. Asking questions will help you understand your health condition and how your medications work.

Talking With Your Pharmacist
Pharmacists are medication experts and they can help you use your medications properly. Your pharmacist can help you keep track of your prescription medications and nonprescription medications and help you avoid potentially harmful drug interactions. Although pharmacists cannot diagnose or treat health conditions, they are a valuable resource for information about medications.

Should You Get the Shingles Vaccine at 50?
Although the FDA has approved the shingles vaccine for adults aged 50 and older, the CDC recommends vaccination in people aged 60 and older.

Here We Look at Inactive Ingredients in Medications
Learn the meaning of the medication term inactive ingredients. Inactive ingredients include colors, preservatives, flavors and binders.

Definition and Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition marked by variable bowel habits (constipation or diarrhea), bloating and abdominal pain relieved by defecation.

The High Cost of Hip Fractures
Hip fracture has high personal, social and economic costs. Many people who have hip fractures either die or live with substantial disability.

Treatment for Ascites Due to Cirrhosis
Ascites or build-up of fluid in the abdominal cavity usually occurs in people with liver cirrhosis. Treatment of ascites includes diuretics, salt restriction and paracentesis.

Are Tampons Safe?
Improper use of tampons can lead to toxic shock syndrome, a potentially deadly condition which requires prompt treatment.

Safe Disposal of Medications
Tips for safely disposing of medications that are expired or you are no longer using.

The Tricky Treatment of Tinnitus
Tinnitus which refers to ringing in the ears is a common problem that's hard to treat.

Does Carpal Tunnel Surgery Work?
Surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome can be remarkably effective.

Extended-Release Drugs - Can Extended-Release Drugs Cause Side Effects
Extended-release medications have a special coating or ingredients that control how fast the drug is released from the pill into your body. Extended-Release Drugs, or XR drugs for short -- like all medications -- can cause side effects.


The most recent treatment options for disease that makes the news
Every day, several different types of disease capture the public's attention and imagination. Learn more about the most recent advances in treatment of such disease.

Arthritis Medications
Having arthritis can be a painful and disabling experience. Medications are available to treat the various types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and other forms of joint disease.

Asthma Medications
Asthma is a chronic disease that causes inflammation of the airways in your lungs. The resulting narrowing of your airways can lead to wheezing, coughing, tightness in the chest, and trouble breathing. Inhaled and oral medications are available to reduce the inflammation and to help open your airways to make it easier to breathe.

Drug Allergies
A drug allergy is an infrequent and unwanted side effect of medication. Allergic reactions to medications can vary from a mild rash confined to a small area of your skin to more serious effects on important functions of your body.

High Blood Pressure Medications
When healthcare providers take your blood pressure they are measuring how hard blood is pushing against the walls of your arteries and veins. If the pressure is high, it can cause damage to your blood vessels. High blood pressure (hypertension) is an important risk factor for heart disease, stroke, and chronic kidney disease.

Inhalers and Nebulizers
Inhalers and nebulizers are medical devices used to deliver medications into your lungs. They are used to treat breathing problems such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Injecting Medications
Giving yourself an injection of medication can sometimes be scary, especially if you are concerned about pain or that you might not do the procedure correctly. Find out the step-by-step instructions to help you give yourself or a loved one an injection.

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The Effect of Age, Race, Gender and Culture on Medication Use
Age, race, ethnic background, and gender can all have an effect on how your body reacts to medications. Its important that you understand these differences and discuss them with your physician. Learn about medication use during pregnancy and breastfeeding as well as the special needs of children. And, find out how your cultural heritage can influence your attitudes about medication use.

Alternative and Complimentary Medications
Alternative and complementary medications are widely used in addition to or as a replacement for conventional drugs. Learn about commonly used supplements and the questions you need to ask your doctor and pharmacist about the safety and value of these products.

Drug Dependency and Substance Abuse
Some people become dependent on or addicted to their medications, especially drugs that are used to treat chronic pain or long-standing sleep problems. Find out how to work with your physician to help you manage a drug dependency. Learn about substance abuse and the medications your physician may recommend to help you quit smoking or control alcoholism.

FAQs Library
Read Dr. Mike's answers to frequently asked questions from our readers about medications and drug-related issues.

Prescription Drug Abuse
Although most people take medications as prescribed by their healthcare providers, an estimated 20% of people in the United States have used prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Abusing some prescription drugs such as narcotic painkillers, sedatives and tranquilizers, and stimulants can lead to drug addiction.