A recent study states some teens and young adults get their first exposure to opioids at the dentist. The study also states 80 percent of people aged 13 to 30 who had their wisdom teeth removed filled an opioid prescription.
If injected, the drug could cause vein irritation/phlebitis or pulmonary embolic events that could result in permanent impairment of body function or damage to body structures, such as the lungs and vascular system.
Pharmacies across the nation are dealing with a shortage of the new shingles vaccine called Shingrix. Pharmacies began offering Shingrix around early spring this year. By May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention already reported shortages.
The World Health Organization says Congo has begun the first-ever trial to test the effectiveness and safety of four experimental Ebola drugs, the first time scientists have directly compared such treatments
Xofluza is a fast-acting, single-dose treatment for the flu that won approval by the FDA on Wednesday. It will hit pharmacy shelves this flu season and could be an easier way for patients to kick the virus.
The operator of a suburban St. Louis landfill where an underground fire smolders near illegally dumped radioactive waste is suing the drug maker whose predecessor processed the Cold War-era nuclear material