State Names Top Research Doc For Medical MarijuanaMinnesota has hired the top official to oversee research on the effects of marijuana for the state's new medical marijuana program. Dr. Thomas Arneson, an internal medicine specialist with research experience in several organizations, will head up research efforts in the state's Office of Medical Cannabis. His hire was announced Thursday. He starts Monday.
A Pill To Treat Concussions Is On The WayLondon Glen's concussion story is all too familiar. "If something was too loud I would start getting a terrible headache," Glen said. "Or if I was in some really bright light I would start getting a headache." The 13-year-old missed nine weeks of school last year after a tough tackle in a seventh-grade football game.
New Allergy Tablets May Be Pain-Free Alternative To ShotsForty percent of us suffer from some kind of seasonal allergies. But the best relief - allergy shots injected monthly or even weekly - can be painful. But Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration will consider approving an allergy tablet that gives the same kind of help, but without the pain. After years of suffering, Kris Phillips needs a weekly trip to the doctor to get relief. "My allergies are under control," Phillips said. "I can sleep through the night and not get up 10 different times because I can't breathe."
Study: Patients Confused By Generic Pills Stop Using ThemGeneric drugs are used for more than half of the medications Americans take every year, but a new study finds many people are not taking them as prescribed.
Do Diet Drugs Really Work?Two new diet drugs are the first to be approved in more than a decade. Both Belviq and Qsymia helped people lose weight in clinical studies, but they do it in very different ways.
Teens Accused Of Selling Adderall, Vicodin At SchoolThree teenagers have been accused of selling Vicodin and Adderall to students while at school.
Drug Drop Boxes Coming To Hennepin CountyYou'll soon have the chance to get rid of unwanted prescription medications, as Hennepin County will have three locations to drop them off.
Excedrin Maker Issues Recall After Broken Pills ReportsA large drug company is voluntarily recalling four different drug products in the United States after consumers complained of chipped and broken pills in their bottles.
Good Question: How Do Pills Know Where To Target?Americans spend more than $250 billion a year on over-the-counter and prescription medications. When we have an ache or pain, we often take an aspirin or ibuprofen pill. But how do medications know where to target?
Don't Flush Old Drugs; Collections Happen Across MNIf you have some old prescription pills in the medicine cabinet don't throw them out because they could end up in the wrong hands if you aren't careful.