MEXICO CITY -- President Barack Obama said Thursday he was comfortable with his administration's decision to allow over-the-counter purchases of a morning-after pill for anyone 15 and older.
Date: 05/03/2013 | Nation & World
Allergy season expected to be even worse than usual
Date: 04/05/2013 | Local News
Smoking cessation drugs now are available at no charge through the Tricare mail order program for service members, military family members and retirees under age 65 who want to kick this unhealthy habit.
Date: 04/01/2013 | Business
A new $10.9 million building is opening on the Swedish/Edmonds campus next week that can provide chemotherapy to as many as 175 people a day.
Date: 03/28/2013 | Local News
CHICAGO -- Drug overdose deaths rose for the 11th straight year, federal data show, and most of them were accidents involving addictive painkillers despite growing attention to risks from these medicines.
Date: 02/19/2013 | Nation & World
After a decade of rapidly rising deaths from prescription drug overdoses from painkillers in Washington, a new trend has been spotted -- a downturn over four straight years.The drop was significant, a decline of 23 percent from 2008 to 2011. Yet there is still cause for concern.
Date: 01/28/2013 | Local News
WASHINGTON — Federal health advisors want new restrictions on hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.The recommendation from a panel of drug safety specialists would...
Date: 01/25/2013 | Nation & World
PHILADELPHIA -- Driving is dangerous enough without falling asleep at the wheel, so the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday urged patients and doctors to lower the bedtime doses of a common insomnia drug, which was prescribed about 40 million times in 2011.
Date: 01/11/2013 | Nation & World
Pfizer's experimental breast cancer drug stopped progression of an incurable form of the disease for more than two years in a study, a dramatic delay for those with the second deadliest cancer in women.
Date: 12/06/2012 | Nation & World
Older teens and adults with attention deficit disorder are much less likely to commit a crime while on ADHD medication, a provocative study from Sweden found.
Date: 11/22/2012 | Nation & World
The next new treatment for breast, colon and prostate cancers, among others, may be a diabetes drug first approved in 1958.
Date: 09/27/2012 | Nation & World
CLEARVIEW -- A national shortage of drugs is forcing paramedics to change the medicine they use, and the way they use it, in emergencies.
Date: 09/10/2012 | Local News
Smaller out-of-pocket expenses will help Lake Stevens man
Date: 06/28/2012 | Local News
Ruling helps Mukilteo family whose son has hemophilia
Date: 06/28/2012 | Local News
A cure for the common cold? A way to alleviate allergies? An inkling of how to ease insomnia?All those issues may be discussed at 7 p.m. Thursday, as the Snohomish Naturopathic Clinic holds a free lecture on Chinese herbal medicine.
Date: 06/25/2012 | Life
The Senate Armed Services Committee has agreed with its House counterpart to block the Obama administration's plan to phase in some new and some significantly higher Tricare enrollment fees and deductibles for military retirees and their families.
Date: 06/04/2012 | Business
CHICAGO -- Doctors have successfully dropped the first "smart bomb" on breast cancer, using a drug to deliver a toxic payload to tumor cells while leaving healthy ones alone.
Date: 06/03/2012 | Nation & World