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How to Pay Less for Prescription Drugs

Prescription drug costs are out of control. But you, as a consumer, don't have to just sit back and pay them or, worse, forgo proper medical treatment. Learn how to pay less for prescription drugs.

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  • 10 Off-label Uses of Antidepressants

    10 Off-label Uses of Antidepressants

    There's an assortment of medications on the market to treat depression. But many of them are also effective for managing other health issues. See more »

  • 10 Types of Heart Drugs

    10 Types of Heart Drugs

    Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of people in the United States. A diagnosis of heart disease doesn't spell out certain doom, however. Exercise and a healthy diet are one way to fight it, and fortunately, nowdays there are many safe and effective drug treatments as well. See more »

  • 5 Realities of a Post-antibiotic World

    5 Realities of a Post-antibiotic World

    You know how bad guys never die in horror movies? Bacteria are rapidly becoming like that. So how do we wipe out bacteria and the resulting infections without antibiotics? See more »

  • Are expired over-the-counter drugs OK to use?

    Are expired over-the-counter drugs OK to use?

    Sometimes it's a lot easier to just take that expired cold medicine than run out to the drugstore when you're feeling sick. But are those expired meds even working? Or, worse, are they causing you harm? See more »

  • Are fish antibiotics safe for humans?

    Are fish antibiotics safe for humans?

    Doomsday preppers recommend stocking up for the collapse of civilization -- and that includes antibiotics. But if you're getting them without a prescription, you're getting the veterinary kind. See more »

  • Are we still discovering new antibiotics?

    Are we still discovering new antibiotics?

    A crisis requires immediate and decisive action. But in the case of finding new antibiotics to combat resistant strains of bacteria, there's been little progress. Let's find out why. See more »

  • Aspirin 101

    Aspirin 101

    Feel a bit of a headache coming on? Muscle aches from yesterday's workout too distracting? Arthritis making that knitting project a pain? Discover how aspirin and other analgesics dull the pain and find out what else they're good for. See more »

  • Can antibiotics damage your eyes?

    Can antibiotics damage your eyes?

    Some antibiotics cause red, itchy or dry eyes (or all three), but the majority of infection-killers aren't known for their vision side effects. There is one big exception, however, and doctors prescribe these drugs far more often than they should. See more »

  • Can antibiotics make you feel fatigued?

    Can antibiotics make you feel fatigued?

    When you're sick, sleep is one of the best things you can do to get better. But when you're several days into your antibiotics and still dragging, what's the cause: your illness or its cure? See more »

  • Can Tamiflu cause psychiatric side effects?

    Can Tamiflu cause psychiatric side effects?

    Following more than 200 reports of strange behavior in minors taking Tamiflu, including 15 deaths, the FDA has made an addition to the drug's warning label. See more »

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