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Heat and steam from your shower or shave can rob medicine of its potency long before the drug's expiration date. Angela Cappetta/Getty Images hide caption

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When Old Medicine Goes Bad

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Cyclosporine is one of the drugs that organ transplant patients take so the body won't reject the organ. Brendan Gates/Flickr hide caption

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Medicare Pays For A Kidney Transplant, But Not The Drugs To Keep It Viable

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Public health officials want doctors to consider treating alcohol abuse with medications that have a track record of success. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Diazepam, also known as Valium, is used to treat anxiety and insomnia. But when combined with opioids, it can suppress breathing and cause death. Universal Images Group/Getty Images hide caption

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Putting experimental drugs to the test can be a way of life. Glow Wellness/Glow RM/Getty Images hide caption

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Professional 'Guinea Pigs' Can Make A Living Testing Drugs

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A Fix For Gender-Bias In Animal Research Could Help Humans

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Trouble Swallowing Pills?

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When people see charts like this, they think the drug is more effective than if they just read about the data, a study finds. Source: Cornell University hide caption

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Ordinary spoons vary widely in size and shape. Confusing regular spoons for accurate measurements of teaspoons and tablespoons can lead to accidental overdoses. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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