Meducation

1.2.19

People in Puerto Rico Can't Get the Same Hepatitis C Meds as Other American Citizens Do

Unlike states, Puerto Rico’s federal funding for Medicaid is capped, leaving health officials with a difficult choice when considering covering hepatitis C drugs.

5.30.18

Even the Maker of Ambien Says Ambien Doesn’t Cause Racism

After posting racist comments, Roseanne Barr said she was "Ambien tweeting."

4.24.18

Can You Drink on Antibiotics?

No doctor is going to tell you to go out partying if you’re taking antibiotics. But can you really not drink at all?

3.29.18

Antibiotics Don’t Make Birth Control Less Effective

Your doctor may have told you to use condoms when he handed you an antibiotic prescription, but he's almost certainly wrong.

3.27.18

How Long Can You Take Antidepressants?

Experts recommend people stay on antidepressants for four to nine months after remission, but some keep taking them for years.

3.7.18

An Ingredient in Cough Syrup Could Work as an Antidepressant

It works a little like ketamine.

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2.8.18

MDMA Could Help Treat Eating Disorders

Ironic, given that people used to use it as an anorexia aid.

2.5.18

Pharmacists in California Can Prescribe Birth Control, But Few Do

Researchers went undercover and were surprised at how few pharmacies were willing to do it.

1.30.18

My Trauma Led Me to Self-Medicate With Heroin

PTSD and opioid addiction apparently go hand-in-hand.

1.24.18

The Dangers of Taking PPIs for Acid Reflux

There might be serious consequences to taking these drugs long-term.

1.23.18

Why Does Cough Syrup Give Me Such Trippy Dreams?

Welcome to the weird world of REM rebound.

1.17.18

Walmart Is Making It Safer to Throw Away Prescription Painkillers

More than 65 percent of people who misuse prescription opioids get them from family and friends.

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