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Corticosteroids are any steroid hormones made in the adrenal cortex (the outer part of the adrenal gland). They are also made in the laboratory. Corticosteroids have many different effects in the body, and are used to treat many different conditions. They may be used as hormone replacement, to suppress the immune system, and to treat some side effects of cancer and its treatment. Corticosteroids are also used to treat certain lymphomas and lymphoid leukemias.
Governments considering reclassifying some drugs from prescription to over-the-counter status

Governments considering reclassifying some drugs from prescription to over-the-counter status

Pharmacists can drastically reduce patients worries about using steroids

Pharmacists can drastically reduce patients worries about using steroids

Current state of knowledge and experience with vascular birthmarks

Current state of knowledge and experience with vascular birthmarks

Better management of asthma possible

Better management of asthma possible

New drug that selectively blocks immune responses protects kidneys after transplant

New drug that selectively blocks immune responses protects kidneys after transplant

Best treatment for the immobilizing trauma of spinal cord compression in metastatic cancer

Best treatment for the immobilizing trauma of spinal cord compression in metastatic cancer

Plasma exchange treatment shown most helpful for severe attacks in subtype of MS patients

Plasma exchange treatment shown most helpful for severe attacks in subtype of MS patients

Study warns against global use of old asthma medicines for kids' coughs

Study warns against global use of old asthma medicines for kids' coughs

Urine testing may predict birthmarks

Urine testing may predict birthmarks

Daclizumab effective at reducing organ rejection and risk of infection in heart transplant patients

Daclizumab effective at reducing organ rejection and risk of infection in heart transplant patients

Greater use of evidence-based medicine needed in US outpatient care

Greater use of evidence-based medicine needed in US outpatient care

La Jolla Pharmaceutical provides update on Riquent

La Jolla Pharmaceutical provides update on Riquent

Tragic death of 5 year old asthma patient was avoidable and due to complacency of health professionals

Tragic death of 5 year old asthma patient was avoidable and due to complacency of health professionals

Corticosteroids should not be used in the treatment of head injuries

Corticosteroids should not be used in the treatment of head injuries

New Symbicort single inhaler asthma treatment gives much better asthma control

New Symbicort single inhaler asthma treatment gives much better asthma control

New drug fluticasone was just as effective as beclomethasone and budesonide at opening up constricted breathing passages

New drug fluticasone was just as effective as beclomethasone and budesonide at opening up constricted breathing passages

Sales of asthma therapies will jump from $8.4 billion in 2003 to $13.1 billion in 2013

Sales of asthma therapies will jump from $8.4 billion in 2003 to $13.1 billion in 2013

Fish oil, soluble fiber and antioxidants reduces need for traditional ulcerative colitis treatment

Fish oil, soluble fiber and antioxidants reduces need for traditional ulcerative colitis treatment

New once a day asthma treatment approved by FDA

New once a day asthma treatment approved by FDA

Intervention with once-daily budesonide reduces long-term risk and frequency of severe asthma-related events

Intervention with once-daily budesonide reduces long-term risk and frequency of severe asthma-related events