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Medications

There are medications for just about anything, whether it's a headache or something more serious. Get informed about prescription and over-the-counter drugs and medicine.

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Antacids

Your doctor may recommend an antacid to help with GERD symptoms. Learn about antacids and how they can help with GERD.


Why Snakebite Antivenom Is So Astronomically Expensive

A single vial of snakebite antivenom can run thousands of dollars. Why? It actually has little to do with the production process. See more »

Drug Rep Gifts Influence Doctors' Prescription Choices

A new study found gifts from pharmaceutical reps could be influencing the prescribing behavior of doctors. See more »

What's the Deal With the New Statin Recommendations?

New U.S. government guidelines say that everyone 40-75 should be screened for high cholesterol and more should receive statins. Not everyone agrees. See more »

How Generic EpiPen Is Still Going to Make Money for Mylan

In a highly unusual move, Mylan is knocking off its own EpiPen with a cheaper, generic version of the device. It's not the first time a company has done this. See more »

30 Is the New 10: Study Says You Only Need a Tetanus Booster Every 30 Years

The current U.S. recommendation is to get a tetanus shot every 10 years. Will this new study change CDC guidelines? See more »

New Bacteria Discovery Could Let Us Fight Cavities With Probiotic Pills

It used to an apple that kept doctors away, but researchers have found a Streptococcus strain we could recruit to fight for us against its cavity-causing cousin. See more »

How Bee Sting Therapy Works

Bee stings hurt, so it seems like an odd proposition to get them on purpose. Believe it or not, the venom that makes that sting may also benefit humans in therapy. See more »

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 »

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 »

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 »