The 1984 photo has stirred a national political furor and reopened the long history of bigotry in American medicine. The revelations about Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam gave many African-Americans a new reason to be distrustful of doctors.
On Monday, the Supreme Court hears arguments in a case brought by Cortez and more than 500 Fosamax users from 45 states trying to sue Merck for damages after experiencing atypical femoral fractures, which they allege were caused by the drug.
A specific lot of Children’s Advil Suspension Bubble Gum is being voluntarily recalled over a mislabeling that could lead to overdoses.
Whether it’s a pulled muscle you’re nursing or a chronic disease you’re fighting, a treatment from the doctor’s office will only help so much.
In a new book, a doctor illustrates how the medical system can be improved with a more-thoughtful approach to treatment — one of attention, kindness and “above all, responsibility.”
The study suggested that less-than-optimal labeling and packaging are some of the key contributors to pediatric dosing errors.
A local chief of cardiology offers assurances on blood pressure advice, saying there is no “one size fits all” solution. There are a few different guidelines.
Splitting pills can save money, but it’s not appropriate for all medicine — and that concern is on a list of need-to-know advice from area pharmacists.
About 60 percent of patients in a Harvard Medical School study on treatments for irritable bowel syndrome reported getting better even though they knew they were prescribed a placebo. A Harvard researcher wants to expand the use of placebos in clinical medical practice.
It’s a medical issue many aging women experience, yet few discuss with their doctors.
Here’s a look at some of the most important medical breakthroughs of the last year.
WASHINGTON — When Robert Branson reached a certain age, he noticed a dramatic change in the conversations he had with his friends after a routine round of golf. “We used to talk about booze and…
Could cold and flu drugs help spread the flu? Some researchers think so.
Sen. Charles E. Schumer is calling on federal regulators to require that all liquid children\’s medications be equipped with safety devices called flow restrictors, following an investigation by ProPublica and testing by Consumer Reports showing that the devices can help prevent accidental overdoses.
To many people, they are wonder drugs, but a class of common painkillers can do real damage when used to excess.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.