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Flu relief especially tricky for moms-to-be

Pregnant women should get flu shots, health experts say, but they've got to be more careful than others about over-the-counter medications for relief.


HHS overrules FDA, blocks over-the-counter Plan B for younger teens

Plan B Emergency Contraceptive

The emergency contraceptive Plan B will not be made available over-the-counter to younger teens, the Food and Drug Administration announced today, exposing a rift between the agency and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Deaths from painkiller overdose triple in decade

A new government report shows the number of overdose deaths from powerful painkillers have more than tripled over a decade....


Walgreen fiscal 4th-qtr profit jumps 69 percent

Drugstore operator Walgreen Co. says its fiscal fourth-quarter profit jumped 69 percent, boosted in part by a gain from the sale of its pharmacy benefits management business.


Pfizer Is Said to Pursue Nonprescription Lipitor

Pfizer hopes to have an over-the-counter version of the world’s best-selling drug after it loses patent protection.


Shortage of ADHD drugs gives parents the jitters

Nationwide shortages of popular drugs used to treat ADD and ADHD are sending parents scrambling, with some combing multiple pharmacies for the Adderall and Ritalin that keep their kids calm.


Johnson & Johnson to Reorganize Troubled Tylenol Unit

Johnson & Johnson is revamping the troubled unit that makes Tylenol and giving it new leadership in an effort to fix quality problems that have prompted multiple recalls, according to people familiar with the matter.


Parents still giving cough, cold meds to kids under 2, poll shows

Parents still giving cough, cold meds to kids under 2, poll shows

Many American parents of children aged 2 and younger still give over-the-counter cough and cold medicines to their kids despite U.S. Food and ...


J&J recall saga continues with Children's Benadryl

Johnson & Johnson's McNeil unit has begun a voluntary recall of Children's Benadryl allergy tablets, in cherry and grape flavors, citing insufficiencies in the development of the manufacturing process.


F.D.A. Pulls Painkiller Due to Risks

The maker of the painkiller Darvon is pulling the drug off the market at the request of public health officials who say the 50-year-old pill causes potentially deadly heart rhythms.


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