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Posted 3 weeks ago in New Drug Applications

Otonomy Submits New Drug Application to the FDA for AuriPro

Otonomy, Inc. (Nasdaq:OTIC), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapeutics for diseases and disorders of the inner and middle ear, today announced it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the approval of AuriPro as a treatment...

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Health Highlights: March 2, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Antipsychotics Overprescribed to Seniors With Dementia: Report Antipsychotic drugs are being overused by seniors with dementia and Medicare needs to take immediate action to cut back on unnecessary prescriptions, U.S. government investigators say. Doctors...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Liletta (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) to Prevent Pregnancy for up to Three Years

Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, and Medicines360, a nonprofit women's health pharmaceutical company, today announced the approval of Liletta (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use by women to prevent pregnancy for up to three years. Liletta is...

Posted 3 days ago in Clinical Trials

ALLY Trial Demonstrates 97% Hepatitis C Cure Rates Among Patients Coinfected with HIV After Ribavirin-Free Investigational 12-Week Regimen of Daclatasvir and Sofosbuvir

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) today announced results from ALLY-2, a Phase III clinical trial evaluating the investigational once-daily combination of daclatasvir and sofosbuvir for the treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfected with HIV – a patient population that historically has been challenging...

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Health Tip: Recovering From a Run

-- To help your body recover after a tough run, it's important to refuel with the right nutrients and plenty of fluids. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests: Weigh yourself before and after a run to see how much fluid you've lost. Drink 1 1/2 times the amount of fluid lost on a run. Within 30 minutes of finishing your run, eat a high-carbohydrate,...

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Doctors Often Yield to Parents' Requests to Delay Kids' Vaccines

Doctors commonly get requests from parents to delay young children's vaccinations -- and despite their better judgment, they often give in, a new U.S. study finds. In a national survey of pediatricians and family doctors, researchers found that 93 percent said they handled such requests in a typical month. One-fifth said that at least 10 percent of...

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Heart Valve Repair Surgery May Ease Mental Health Symptoms, Too

People with a serious heart valve defect have less depression and anxiety after they undergo surgery to repair the problem, a new study finds. The research included people with severe mitral regurgitation, which occurs when the heart's mitral valve doesn't close tightly and blood flows backward into the heart. Past research has shown that one-quarter...

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Health Tip: Common Triggers for Dandruff

-- Dandruff is characterized by thin flakes on the scalp. While not a concerning health problem, it can be embarrassing. The Mayo Clinic says possible causes include: Dry skin. Oily, greasy skin (seborrheic dermatitis). Insufficient shampooing of the scalp. Eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions, which may resemble dandruff. A fungus called malassezia. Contact...

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Do Heart Surgery Patients Get Too Many Blood Tests?

The high number of blood tests done before and after heart surgery can sometimes lead to excessive blood loss, possibly causing anemia and the need for a blood transfusion, new research suggests. The study included almost 1,900 patients who had heart surgery at the Cleveland Clinic between January 2012 and June 2012. From the time they first met their...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Hospital Design May Not Boost Patient Satisfaction, Research Suggests

Hospital design has little effect on patient satisfaction, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed surveys of more than 5,600 hospital patients in both newly renovated facilities and older facilities. "Our team wanted to know how important aesthetics are to a patient's experience with care. So we looked at surveys from patients before and after...

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Biosimilars in 2015: What Can We Expect?

On Wednesday, January 7th, the FDA Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee unanimously recommended approval of Sandoz’s EP2006, a biosimilar for filgrastim (Neupogen). EP2006 is a recombinant granulocyte colony-stimulating factor used to boost white blood cells after cancer treatments that deplete these necessary infection-fighting cells. If FDA-approved, this would be the first true biosimilar in the U.S. […]

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Drugs.com Adds Mayo Clinic Disease Reference

Drugs.com is pleased to announce it has licensed select content from Mayo Clinic to provide more timely and trustworthy medical condition and disease information. The articles include detailed information about medical diseases such as allergies, back pain, depression, erectile dysfunction, and type 2 diabetes. Each article includes informative sections which may include an overview, symptoms, when […]

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Fox News Features Drugs.com Medication Guide app

Thanks to Fox News for showcasing the Drugs.com Medication Guide app today. Very much appreciated. Available in both the Apple App store and the Google Play store, this is a great app for ultra-quick research and/or keeping track of multiple meds. Check out the video at the link below… http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/07/13/drugscom-app-provides-medical-information-on-go/ And check out the apps here… http://www.drugs.com/apps/

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