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Profits and Pills: The Most Expensive Drugs Quiz

Profits and Pills: The Most Expensive Drugs Quiz

Some medicines have super high price tags. Test your knowledge of the most expensive drugs with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Bee Sting Therapy Works

How Bee Sting Therapy Works

Venom has been used therapeutically since ancient times. Find out more about bee sting therapy from HowStuffWorks. See more »

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

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

Are those expired meds even working? Or, worse, are they causing you harm? Find out if over-the-counter drugs are OK to use. See more »

10 Off-label Uses of Antidepressants

10 Off-label Uses of Antidepressants

Antidepressants are often used to treat things that aren't depression. Find out about off-label antidepressant use at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Are fish antibiotics safe for humans?

Are fish antibiotics safe for humans?

Fish antibiotics might be similar to prescription antibiotics, but that doesn't mean they're safe. Learn more about fish antibiotics. See more »

Can antibiotics make you feel fatigued?

Can antibiotics make you feel fatigued?

Do antibiotics cause fatigue? Learn about antibiotic side effects and fatigue at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How long does it take gut flora to recover from antibiotics?

How long does it take gut flora to recover from antibiotics?

Your gut flora gets a little out of whack when you take antibiotics. Find out how long it takes for your stomach to recover from antibiotics. See more »

Is there a link between antibiotics and obesity?

Is there a link between antibiotics and obesity?

Are antibiotics linked to obesity? Learn about the latest research regarding antibiotics and obesity at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why do antibiotics make you sensitive to the sun?

Why do antibiotics make you sensitive to the sun?

Sun sensitivity is a common side effect of antibiotics. Find out why antibiotics make you sensitive to the sun at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why do some antibiotics make your stomach upset?

Why do some antibiotics make your stomach upset?

Antibiotics can make your stomach upset while they cure an infection. Learn which antibiotics are most likely to upset your stomach at HowStuffWorks. See more »