Xanax is being recalled in the U.S. over possible contaminant — is it still safe to take it?

Rachel Grumman Bender    The popular anti-anxiety prescription drug Xanax is being recalled over the “potential presence” of a “foreign substance,” according to a statement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Mylan Pharmaceuticals has issued a nationwide re


Opioid crisis: Aberration, or logical outgrowth of for-profit US healthcare system?

By Helen Buyniski    Four major drug companies have reached a partial settlement over their role in the opioid epidemic, dodging a federal trial. The drug plague is less of an accident than an inevitable consequence of a for-profit healthcare system.US drug distributors AmerisourceBergen


The Conversation : This overdose-reversal medicine could reduce opioid deaths – so why don’t more people carry it?

Prodita Sabarini Forty-seven thousand Americans died of opioid-related overdoses in 2017 – similar to the number of deaths from car accidents and gun violence. That number could have been much lower had more people received naloxone, a medication that reverses opioid-related overdose. Nalox


Avoid daily aspirin unless your doctor prescribes it, new guidelines advise

For decades, a daily dose of aspirin was considered an easy way to prevent a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular event. Then came a string of recent studies challenging that assumption. With this latest research in mind, a new set of guidelines to help people stay heart-healthy is advising


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