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A new study finds certain antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs may increase your risk of dementia, and you may not even know you’re on them
Anticholinergic drugs work by blocking a specific brain chemical involved in muscle contractions. Their risks may be greater in middle age and beyond.
A new study found that people who reported regular marijuana use needed more medication to remain sedated during surgical procedures.
Drugs that cost as much as a house are on the way to treat rare and devastating diseases. The US is scrambling to figure out how to pay for them.
The cost of gene therapies will put a huge financial strain on the US health system as new products become available to treat more common diseases.
Pharmacy startup Blink Health saves you up to 80% on over 15,000 generic prescription medications — here’s how it works
Whether you're uninsured, insured, or have Medicare, it's helpful to check Blink Health to see how much you could be paying instead on prescriptions.
INSIDER asked a doctor how long it's safe to use medications like ibuprofen, Tylenol, and sleeping pills after they expire. Here's what she said.
I have anxiety but finally being diagnosed with a disorder and then prescribed with medication changed my life. Here's how.
DNA tests that cost as much as $750 claim to tell you which antidepressant is best for you, but scientists say they’re not worth the money
Some DNA testing kits claim to tell you how well you'll respond to certain antidepressants based on your genes. Last month, Silicon Valley startup Color Genomics added one of the tests to its list of services. But some scientists say the tests aren't worth it yet.
A Silicon Valley pharmacy delivery startup just became the first to offer an at-home lab test for a popular HIV-preventing medication
Nurx, a Silicon Valley prescription drug delivery startup that once solely dispensed birth control, is launching a new service that allows patients who want HIV-prevention drug Truvada to do all the required testing at home.
A judge has ordered the Trump administration to stop giving detained migrant children mind-altering drugs. Here’s what they do.
A federal judge found US government officials in violation of child welfare laws for putting detained migrant children on mind-altering drugs without a guardian's consent. The drugs are used to treat mood disorders, but can cause symptoms of those disorders as well, such as anxiety.
The first drug for opioid withdrawal has gotten the green light — and it targets risky symptoms that others ignore
Lofexidine, sold under the brand name Lucemyra, is the first drug of its kind to target the painful symptoms of opioid withdrawal, which can trigger a cycle of use, addiction, and overdose.