WWII Vet, 89, Bids Tearful Goodbye To 3-Year-Old Best Friend
A World War II veteran cried today as he said good-bye to his buddy - a 3-year-old boy who became his pal, but is moving away with this family. “It’s going to be tough,” Erling Kindem, 89, said between tears while speaking to ABC News today. Kindem's friendship with his next door neighbor Emmett
Health Spending Growth Slows, But Obamacare Impact 'Minimal'
For the fourth year in a row, Americans’ spending on health care grew at one of the slowest rates ever recorded. National health expenditures in 2012 increased just 3.7 percent over the year before – a rate relatively stable since 2009 and at historic lows,...
Cheap Prescription Drug Secrets Revealed By Consumer Group
A little research can save you a lot of cash on prescription drugs, according to a secret shopping study by Consumer Reports. The magazine called more than 200 pharmacies across the country to request retail prices for five best-selling drugs: The diabetes drug Actos; the antidepressant...
Grapefruit, Medicine Interaction Warning Expanded
ABC News’ Ben Maas reports: It has long been known that grapefruit juice can pose dangerous — and even deadly — risks when taken along with certain medications. Now, experts warn the list of medications that can result in these interactions is longer than many...
Economy Has Patients Asking Docs for Freebies
The economy is forcing some patients with pricey prescriptions to skip doses, cut pills in half or even stop taking potentially life-saving medications. But many are asking their doctors for help in the form of handouts -- free samples of expensive drugs from the pharmaceutical companies that make
10 Top-Selling Drugs Coming Off Patent
Ten of the world's top-selling prescription drugs are about to get cheaper. Over the next 17 months, the patents on brand-name medications like the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor and the blood thinner Plavix will expire, opening the door for generic versions that could cost up to 80 percent
FDA Faulted for Spotty Oversight of Data Coming from Overseas
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration hasn't done enough to monitor clinical trial data coming from overseas sites and patients, which increasingly dominate the studies used to support drug applications in the United States, according to a report from the Department of Health and
FDA Warns of Fracture Risk with PPIs
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may increase the risk of fractures of the hip, wrist, and spine with high-dose or chronic use, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday. Labeling on drugs in this class -- both prescription and over-the-counter -- will change to reflect this risk, the
Bill Clinton Hospitalized for Routine Stent Surgery; Stress May Have Triggered Chest Pain
Former President, Known for '20-Hour Days for 20 Years,' Has Heart Surgery After Stressful Haiti Trip
Healthy Woman Shocked by Heart Attack, Twice
Many people assume that if you're in good shape, you aren't at risk for heart disease . But one otherwise healthy woman who survived two heart attacks wants others to know that isn't always the case. "My doctor told me that if I had ignored my symptoms anymore I would have gone home and probably