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Reuters reports that “Popular smoking cessation treatments – such as nicotine replacements and antidepressants – improve people’s chances of kicking the habit without much risk, according to a review of past research.” The studies compared smokers trying to quit without the use...
Reuters reports that seven people have become ill after taking steroid injections compounded by a pharmacy in Tennessee. The FDA is investigating the cause of illness and suggested many of the problems were infections and “at least one of these infections appears to be fungal in nature … The...
A new post in the Los Angeles Times’ ScienceNow blog discusses the recent ascendance in the use of modafinil and the controversy over off-label abuse of such drugs. A new study found that almost “90% of patients who were prescribed the medication did not have a diagnosis for which modafinil is...