Antibiotics commonly prescribed to babies may lead to an increased risk of allergies later in childhood, possibly because the medications can affect an infant's gut bacteria, according to a new research paper.
The Trump administration took another step Wednesday toward allowing the importation of certain drugs from Canada and other countries.
These days, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a cultlike figure among Democrats for going head-to-head with President Donald Trump.
Joe Biden's campaign released a summary of his medical history Tuesday, including his doctor's conclusion that the former vice president would be physically able to handle the presidency.
Two new drugs for advanced HER2-positive breast cancer were tested in separate studies, and scientists say they've made progress in the development of new treatment options.
The cost of treatment for infants in US hospitals who had been exposed to opioids rose by more than $250 million over four years, according to a study published Monday.
Members of the Sackler family withdrew more than $10 billion from Purdue Pharma and put the money in family trusts and holding companies as pressure intensified over the nation's opioid epidemic, according to court documents.
The US Senate on Thursday confirmed Dr. Stephen Hahn to be the next commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration. The Senate vote was 72 to 18.
House Democrats can now say they've taken action to lower drug costs.
Major League Baseball will begin testing players for opioids and remove marijuana from its list of "drugs of abuse," as part of its updated drug program, the league and the players union said Thursday in a news release.
American households spent more than $1 trillion on health care in 2018, reaching a pricey milestone, according to federal data released Thursday.
Authorities in Australia have seized a record-breaking haul of methamphetamine worth $820 million, hidden inside stereo speakers shipped from Thailand, the country's federal police and border force announced.
Scientists say they have made a breakthrough on developing a contraceptive pill that only needs to be taken once a month.
US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced the launch of a national program Tuesday to provide free HIV-prevention drugs to uninsured Americans at risk of HIV.
As people around the world commemorated World AIDS Day on Sunday, in many countries, the disease is still cutting lives short at an alarming rate.
Alibaba's Hong Kong shares stumbled past the finish line Friday as they wrapped their first week of trading in the Asian financial hub. But the stock has still managed to score double-digit gains since its debut.
The convictions of four former top executives of Insys Therapeutics, an Arizona-based pharmaceutical company which made the powerful opioid Subsys, have been partially overturned by a federal judge in Boston.
The FDA sent a warning letter to EPH Technologies, accusing it of marketing and selling unapproved drugs.
From 2000 to 2017, the rate of exposures to natural psychoactive substances such as marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms increased by nearly 75% in the United States, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal Clinical Toxicology.
When adults want a flu shot, they have two choices: go to the doctor or go to a pharmacy.
Former American Idol contestant Antonella Maria Barba has been sentenced to 45 months in prison for possession of fentanyl with the intent to distribute 400 grams or more of the substance, the U.S. Attorney's Office Eastern District of Virginia announced.
A new drug to treat migraines has shown promise in a large-scale clinical trial, offering hope to people unable to use current treatment options.
Genetically-modified babies are "highly desirable" to help protect people from disease and could be created ethically within two years, according to a new scientific paper.
The Supreme Court on Monday denied