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  • Can Your Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Cause You Additional Problems?
    Can Your Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Cause You Additional Problems?

    Some of the most widely prescribed medications are drugs that lower a patient's cholesterol level. These drugs are known as "statins." While the effectiveness of statins in lowering cholesterol is ...

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  • Anti-Patient Bill Fails In Virginia General Assembly Subcommittee
    Anti-Patient Bill Fails In Virginia General Assembly Subcommittee

    Victims of medical malpractice gained an important verdict this month when an anti-patient bill failed to garner any support in the House Civil Law Subcommittee of the Virginia General Assembly. House ...

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  • Study Finds Radiation Risk For Patients
    Study Finds Radiation Risk For Patients

    According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, over 4 million Americans are exposed to high doses of radiation from medical imaging studies. Nearly one-half million Americans ...

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  • New Study Offers Reminder to Parents to Secure Medications at Home
    New Study Offers Reminder to Parents to Secure Medications at Home

    A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reminds parents about the importance of securing medications in the home, and adhering to dosing recommendations. Focusing only on the ...

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  • Studies Call Into Question Value Of Prostate Screening Test
    Studies Call Into Question Value Of Prostate Screening Test

    The PSA blood test is a screening test that measures a protein produced by cells in the prostate gland. The test is used to screen patients for the possible presence of cancer in the prostate. The ...

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  • FDA Panel Recommends Lowering Daily Dose Of Acetaminophen
    FDA Panel Recommends Lowering Daily Dose Of Acetaminophen

    An FDA panel of 37 experts studying the use of medications containing acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is a painkiller medication, most commonly found in drugs such as Tylenol, Vicodin and Percocet. ...

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