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A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor using computer science to detect cancer and discover new drugs has won a new $1 million award for artificial intelligence.
More than a third of Americans say health care is the single most important issue going into November’s election.
The United States should be building up reserves of therapeutic antibodies now ahead of any potential approval or emergency use authorization to treat the coronavirus, said the former head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
I was taking Detrol for an overactive bladder, a PPI heartburn medicine and an antihistamine for allergies. During the time I was taking all three, I read about the connection between anticholinergic drugs and dementia.
Nine leading European university hospitals are warning they will run out of essential medicines needed for COVID-19 patients in intensive care in less than two weeks as they are increasingly crushed by the pandemic.
U.S. health regulators are telling drugmakers to immediately pull their popular heartburn drugs off the market after determining that a contamination issue with the medications poses a greater risk than previously thought.
Claire Dinneen’s daughters thought that worsening dementia was causing her growing confusion, but her doctor suspected something else. Dr. Pei Chen asked them to round up medicines in the 89-year-old woman’s home and they returned with a huge haul. There were 28 drugs ordered by various doctors for various ailments, plus over-the-counter medicines. Chen spent a year sorting out which ones were truly needed and trimmed a dozen.
Last week I came down with a horrible cough, followed within a few hours by fever and exhaustion. By the next morning, I had muscle aches and figured I had caught the flu.
Spokane is among four sites in Washington that will expand medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction under a new two-year, $8 million project.
A man suspected of killing his wife last year at their Cheney home with poisoned ice cream pleaded not guilty to a new murder charge in Spokane County Superior Court on Wednesday.
After long drug addiction, recovery from opioid use disorder is happening for some Spokane residents through medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, a method of using prescribed drugs along with counseling and behavioral therapies.
Providence Health’s new medication take-back kiosks include one in Sacred Heart Medical Center’s main lobby near the pharmacy and another within Holy Family Hospital’s north entrance. It also installed ones at Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chewelah.
Three years after a federal judge said Washington state is violating the constitutional rights of mentally ill people who must wait in jails for weeks for competency services, and two years after the judge held the state in contempt for failing to fix the problem, a settlement is in the works.
On Saturday, you can hand your prescription drugs over to a police officer – no questions asked.
Let’s review the basics. Keep all medications not only out of the reach of children, but out of sight too. Always keep medicines, even OTC ones, in the original bottle or container. And make sure to take medications as prescribed.
Spokane’s municipal and regional leaders gathered Wednesday morning at the downtown police precinct to announce the roll-out of free medication disposal units set up across the city.
Antidepressants didn’t get to be the third-most commonly prescribed medication in the United States for nothing. In fact, says a new study, the medications taken by more than 10 percent of American adults may be so ubiquitous because they are used to do so much.
Fido and Spot may not have to cower under the bed this summer when fireworks and thunderstorms hit, thanks to the first prescription medicine for treating anxiety over loud noises.
The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office collected 85 pounds of unwanted medications during Saturday's national Take Back Day. Authorities collected meds for four hours at the Hayden Albertsons store. The event removes unwanted prescription drugs from circulation to reduce the opportunity for prescription meds to be accidentally ingested, stolen, misused and abused. Also, disposal of these medications into community water and sewer systems can create health concerns and harm the environmental.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — In a tiny, windowless storeroom, elderly women sort through items normally destined for the trash. It's an unlikely place to be saving lives.