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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘prescriptions’

Bipolar Symptoms May Soon Be Treated With New Drugs

According to Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, bipolar disorder affects 5.7 million adults in America. While there is no cure for bipolar disorder, new research may provide new drug therapies that could lessen the severity of bipolar symptoms. Per Mayo Clinic’s definition of bipolar disorder (also known as manic-depressive disorder), the disorder is “associated with mood swings that range from …

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Hepatitis C Pill FDA Approved: Will They Lower The $100,000 Price Tag?

Hepatitis C drug Harvoni (which combines Solvadi with ledipasvir) was approved on Friday by the FDA. The prescription drug promises to cure Hepatitis C sufferers in as few as eight weeks. While the drug is meant to be an easy cure, it will likely remain out of the price range of most of the 3.2 million Americans who suffer from …

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Patient Requests Do Influence Doctors’ Prescriptions, Shows Study

Nearly every commercial break on TV now includes drug ads that list dozens of possible side effects and outcomes. No matter how different these lists may be, though, every ad includes the phrase “ask your doctor.” Now new research is showing that asking doctors about certain medications really can influence their prescription. A new study published in the journal Medical …

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Allergy Relief For A Serene Spring

Achoo! Yes indeed. As my tranquil cup of morning coffee on the balcony was suddenly supplemented by a soundtrack-chorus of sneezing from neighbors above and below, I realized it: allergy season’s upon us. No big deal, though, right? Just Google the bottled solution and grab it from CVS before work (or later at lunch, if you’re late for everything like …

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