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Prices for EpiPen Have Surged Nearly 500% Since 2009
The cost of the EpiPen has surged nearly 500% since 2009 making it hard for families to afford. (August 27, 2016)

Blood Pressure Medicine Linked to Increased Risk of Falls
Blood pressure medicine has linked to an increased risk of falls by researchers from the Yale School of Medicine (February 24, 2014)

University of Glasgow Researchers Develop 3D Printing Technology They Say Could Lead to DIY Drugstores
Scientists at the University of Glasgow have developed a new 3D printing process that they say could lead to DIY drugstores in the home. (April 21, 2012)

FDA: Expiration Dates Matter
THe FDA has issued a consumer update about medicine expiration dates. (April 20, 2011)

FDA Approves Prolia, Amgen's New Osteoporosis Drug
Reuters reports that the U. (June 4, 2010)

Antidepressants May Help Body Fight Cancer, HIV
The Independent reports that new research published in inBiological Psychiatry indicates some antidepressants may help they body fight HIV, cancer and other infections. (May 12, 2008)

There's Medicine in Our Drinking Water
An Associated Press probe has found traces of pharmaceuticals in the water supply of 41 million Americans. (March 10, 2008)

Studies Show Arthritis Drug Helps Alzheimer's Patients
This is London reports that U. (January 18, 2008)

FDA Panel Warns on Cold Medicines for Children Under 6
A FDA panel has warned that over-the-counter (OTC) cold and cough medicines do not work in children and that they should not be used in children less than six years old. (October 19, 2007)

College Students Face Soaring Birth Control Prices
An Associated Press article on MSNBC says prices for birth control pills are doubling and tripling on college campuses. (May 25, 2007)

FDA Considering Drug Report Cards
The FDA is considering issuing drug report cards that inform the public about problems with drugs and drug side effects. (January 30, 2007)

Wal-Mart to Sell Generic Prescription Drugs for $4
Wal-Mart has launched a plan to sell generic prescription drugs for $4. (September 22, 2006)

Report Accuses Drug Firms of Exaggerating and Inventing Diseases
The BBC explains a new report from Public Library of Science Medicine that accuses pharmaceutical companies of "inventing diseases" so they can sell more drugs. (April 17, 2006)

US Health Experts Say Cough Medicines Are Not Helpful
The BBC reports that the American College of Chest Physicians has published new guidelines that says there is "no clinical evidence" that OTC cough medicines work. (January 10, 2006)

ATM-Like Machines Dispense Refills
New ATM-like devices, the ScriptCenter (picture on right) and the Automated Pharmacy Machine from Distributed Delivery Networks Corp. (June 30, 2005)