August 2012

Artificial retina gives sight to blind mice

  • Thu, 08/16/2012 - 9:21am

Last month, I told you about an experimental injection that could help restore sight to the blind;

Lucentis approved for diabetic macular edema

  • Tue, 08/14/2012 - 2:30pm

Roche’s Lucentis has been approved as a treatment for diabetic macular edema in patients with diabetes.

Mayo Clinic: Patients in the dark about prescriptions

  • Thu, 08/09/2012 - 3:36pm

In a recent Mayo Clinic report, researchers revealed that doctors often fail to inform patients when they prescribe a medication for “off-label” purposes.

Hospital's plan to prevent painkiller abuse

  • Wed, 08/08/2012 - 3:44pm

In an attempt to decrease drug abuse among patients, Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL, has developed a plan to educate both its doctors and its patients concerning the proper treatment and use of pr

Alzheimer's drug disappoints

  • Wed, 08/08/2012 - 3:00pm

Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson stated on Monday that they have ended the development of an intravenous drug that was supposed to aid patients with Alzheimer’s disease, according to Bloomberg.com.

Johnson & Johnson faces new marketing investigations

  • Tue, 08/07/2012 - 4:20pm

The U.S.

FDA approves generic Singulair

  • Mon, 08/06/2012 - 3:06pm

The U.S.

Supplements found to contain prescription drugs

  • Fri, 08/03/2012 - 1:02pm

Thursday, Consumer Reports revealed 10 startling dangers of vitamins and supplements, particularly those intended to improve male sexual performance.

Benzocaine baby danger

  • Thu, 08/02/2012 - 4:28pm

The soreness and swelling that your child experiences while teething can make the process quite painful. Many parents reach for benzocaine, an over-the-counter numbing medication.