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Emergency Room Visits Seen Rising Among Sleeping Pill Users
ABC News’ Lisa Stark and Enjoli Francis report: Pop an Ambien – or its generic version, zolpidem – and you’re supposed to get a good night’s rest. But according to a new study released today, a growing number of users are ending up in the...
Doctors Buzzing About New Hormone Therapy Study
Medical experts are buzzing about a new hormone therapy study that shows short-term estrogen and progesterone treatment is safe for some menopausal women -- and the study data isn't even out yet. Results from the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study, or KEEPS, will be presented tonight at the
Provigil: The Secret to Success?
They are all around us, a secret society of the successful. They say what gives them an advantage, though, isn't just purposefulness or perseverance but a little secret weapon, a pill called Provigil. There is the lobbyist, who wakes up at 5 a.m. to complete two full workouts before heading to
FDA Investigating Z-Pak Antibiotic Linked to Heart Risks
By MURTAZA AKHTER The U.S Food and Drug Administration is investigating the antibiotic azithromycin, commonly known as Z-Pak, after a study linked the drug to an increased risk of death. The study, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, found patients prescribed Z-Pak...
New Rx Sleep Drug: Promising, or Perilous?
Intermezzo Could Help Those Who Wake in the Night, but Some Doctors Cautious
Heartburn Medication Raises Women's Hip Fracture Risk
New findings add to mounting evidence that long-term use of a certain type of heartburn medication called proton pump inhibitors could raise the risk of hip fractures in post-menopausal women, especially for those who smoke. Nearly 10 million Americans experience heartburn, many of whom are on...
New Study Shows U.S. Government Fails to Oversee Treatment of Foster Children With Mind-Altering Drugs
The federal government has not done enough to oversee the treatment of America's foster children with powerful mind-altering drugs, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report to be released Thursday. ABC News was given exclusive access to the GAO report, which capped off a
Good Night of Sleep Becoming Unattainable Dream for Moms
Kristen Kemp says that after her three children were born, she had difficulty falling asleep – a problem she’d had since her 20s. But after she had children, it got worse. “I can’t fall asleep. My mind starts racing,” the freelance writer told ABC News today. “I’m...
Court strikes law restricting sale of prescription info
The Supreme Court struck down a Vermont law Thursday that prevented pharmacies from selling prescription information for drug marketing purposes, by a 6-3 vote in a closely watched data-mining dispute. The justices said the law violated the First Amendment by targeting certain information and
Supreme Court cases left to cram into term
A look at cases still outstanding: Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association (formerly Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association): Whether a California law banning the sale or rental of violent video games to minors violates the First Amendment. Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes: Whether a