When you’ve got a bladder infection, the word “urgent” means right now. Not urgent as in, wait two hours at the urgent care clinic. Not urgent as in, wait some more to get the prescription filled. So when a doctor says that women should be able to self-prescribe antibiotics for simple urinary tract infections, that sounds like an idea whose time has come

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West Virginians are most likely to report near-daily use of drugs or medications that alter their mood or help them relax, followed by residents of Rhode Island. Southern states make up six of the top 10 highest drug use states, while Alaskans, Wyomingites and Californians are least likely to say they use such drugs almost every day

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The DEA restrictions, adopted to curb opioid abuse, mean many vets have to make more appointments with an already overburdened VA

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This study says that’s not true. The study, which examined 5,050 patient-physician encounters, found that — despite doctors’ perceptions — patients aren’t demanding medicine they don’t need

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