Publication bias and 'spin' raise questions about drugs for anxiety disorders

Antidepressant drugs used to treat anxiety disorders may not work as well as published studies would have you believe, raising questions about the process used to inform doctors.

OSU pharmacy students to help address health emergency at the University of Oregon

The students at the University of Oregon are facing a serious outbreak of meningitis, the CDC has called for a massive immunization program, and OSU students are heading south to help out.

Unwanted impact of antibiotics broader, more complex than previously known

New research has helped to explain the megative impact of antibiotics on a wide range of health issues, and suggest the issue is broader than realized.

"Glowing" new nanotechnology guides cancer surgery, also kills remaining malignant cells

A new system developed at OSU may improve the efficacy of cancer surgery through the use of phototherapy and a technique that "illuminates" the tumor.

"Antibiogram" use in nursing facilities could help improve antibiotic use, effectiveness

Research at OSU suggests that "antibiograms" could improve the use antibiotics in an appropriate and judicious manner, and reduce problems with antibiotic resistance.

"Mild" control of systolic blood pressure in older adults is adequate: 150 is good enough

An analysis has found that "mild" control of systolic blood pressure to 150 or below is adequate for older adults - medications to achieve lower levels is unnecessary.

Oral contraception may become renewed option for HIV-positive women

New research has found that HIV-positive women receiving one of the most common forms of drug therapy should be able to use at least some forms of oral contraceptives for birth control.

Report urges individualized, cholesterol-targeted approach to heart disease and stroke

OSU pharmacy experts helped author a new national report to provide more individual guidance on who could best benefit from statin drugs to lower cholesterol.

Strategies identified to improve oral contraceptive success with obese women

Oral birth control may not work as well in obese women, but Oregon researchers have found new strategies to help address that concern.

Antibiotic use prevalent in hospice patients despite limited evidence of its value

Research suggests that antibiotics are probably being used more than is appropriate in hospice patients, sometimes making life for the terminally ill worse instead of better.