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Newer ADHD Medications Formulated to Reduce Risk of Abuse

Updated: 05/02/2014 - A new study done by the Centers for Disease Control reports one in every 13 American children are on some type of psychiatric medication. The majority of those medications are for treating symptoms of ADHD. Critics call the results proof American children are over-diagnosed and over medicated, further opening the door to prescription drug abuse. But some newer ADHD medications claim not only to reduce the risk of abuse, but also work just as well.

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FDA Approves first-of-a-kind Sleep Apnea Implant

Posted: 05/01/2014 - Sleep deprived Americans have a new option to address hard-to-treat nighttime breathing problems: a first-of-kind device that keeps airways open by zapping them with an electrical current.

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FDA Clears More Saline Imports to Address Shortage

Posted: 04/29/2014 - Federal health regulators are allowing a U.S. medical supply company to import saline solution from its Spanish plant to address a national shortage of the hospital staple.

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FDA Reviews Psychiatric Side Effects Of Chantix

Posted: 04/25/2014 - The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday it will convene a public meeting in October to review the risks of psychiatric and behavioral side effects with Pfizer's anti-smoking drug Chantix.

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FDA Proposes First Regulations for e-Cigarettes

Posted: 04/24/2014 - The federal government wants to prohibit sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Kids get Codeine in ER Despite Risks, Guidelines

Posted: 04/21/2014 - The authors of a study on prescribing the painkiller codeine to children say it happens too often when alternatives are available, such as dark honey for cough.

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Wisconsin Senate passes Cancer Drugs Bill

Updated: 04/01/2014 - Chemotherapy drugs in pill form would be more affordable for cancer patients under a bill that has cleared the Wisconsin Legislature.

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Wisconsin Prepares for Health Insurance Deadline

Posted: 03/31/2014 - Health insurance enrollment counselors across Wisconsin are prepared for a lot of activity as a key deadline under the federal health care overhaul law nears.

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