Ask The Pharmacist

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    The Health Risks Of Doping

    Blood doping is a method of enhancing your athletic performance by artificially boosting your blood’s ability to bring more oxygen to your muscles. In many…

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    A Drug That Treats Sickle Cell?

    Despite its long scientific and medical history, sickle cell disease lags behind most other well-known diseases when it comes to the availability of effective drugs…

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    Cancer Drug May Help Destroy HIV Cells

    Researchers may have discovered a way to use a particular cancer drug to help better identify, and potentially kill, cells infected with HIV, according to…

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    Weight Loss Drug Qsymia Approved

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the diet drug Qsymia to help give doctors and their patients more tools to fight excessive weight…

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    Deadly Drugs: The Methadone Abuse Epidemic

    Prescription painkiller overdoses were responsible for more than 15,500 deaths in 2009, according to a CDC Vital Signs report released today by the Centers for…

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    ADHD Drugs Being Prescribed More, Antibiotics Less

    The number of children who received prescriptions for drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increased over an eight-year period while the number…

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    Fake ADHD Drugs Being Sold Online, Warns FDA

    A counterfeit version of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder drug Adderall, sold online, contains the wrong active ingredients, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Celebrate great…

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    The Danger Of…Bath Salts???

    Ivory Wave, Purple Wave, Vanilla Sky, White China, Lady Bubbles and Bliss are all among the many street names of a suddenly trending drug, otherwise…

    What Is LSD?

    LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is the most widely used hallucinogenic drug. Hallucinogenic drugs cause a person to see vivid images, hear sounds, and feel sensations…

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    A New Weight Loss Drug?

    A new weight-loss drug that is awaiting approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration showed promising results in a recent international trial, researchers report.…

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    New Birth Control Warning

    Birth control pills that contain the hormone drospirenone must now carry a warning that they may increase the risk for potentially fatal blood clots, according…

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    5 Lies To NEVER Tell Your Doctor

    About a third of men and women in the United States admit to lying to their doctors, according to a 2010 survey. But keeping secrets…