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A novel pill to treat bleeding from uterine fibroids aims for FDA approval

For millions of premenopausal women, uterine fibroids turn their monthly periods into virtual hemorrhages.

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Production of two Excedrin painkillers halted

Production and distribution of Excedrin Extra Strength and Excedrin Migraine products have been temporarily stopped, maker GlaxoSmithKline said Tuesday.

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Study finds meth use interferes with opioid treatment

When Dr. Judith Tsui moved from Boston to Seattle five years ago, she immediately recognized something she didn't see much back East: People seeking treatment for opioid use disorder were also using methamphetamine.

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Antiviral compound offers hope against deadly flu

What keeps most infectious disease researchers up at night aren't infamous viruses like Ebola. Instead, influenza, commonly known as the flu, continues to be a clear and present danger to humanity.

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Feds to let states tap opioid funds for meth, cocaine surge

Alarmed by a deadly new twist in the nation's drug addiction crisis, the government will allow states to use federal money earmarked for the opioid epidemic to help growing numbers of people struggling with meth and cocaine.

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Opioid addiction treatment is increasing, except in the young

An analysis of national data on buprenorphine use found that treatment with the FDA-approved medication for opioid addiction is increasing in all age groups except the young (age 15-24 years), in whom use of the medication ...

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Treatment of pain is a challenge in Alzheimer's disease

he treatment and management of pain in people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) can be a challenge due to problems in communication and uncommon symptoms of pain. Opioid painkillers are widely prescribed, but not without adverse ...