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Posted today in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Aristada (aripiprazole lauroxil) for Schizophrenia

On October 5, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Aristada (aripiprazole lauroxil) extended release injection to treat adults with schizophrenia. Aristada is administered by a health care professional every four to six weeks using an injection in the arm or buttocks. Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe and disabling brain disorder affecting...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Talking to Your Doctor About Weight

-- If you're ready to lose weight, a conversation with your doctor is a great place to start. But before you meet, make sure you're fully prepared. The Weight-control Information Network recommends: Creating a list of questions in advance, and bringing pen and paper to your appointment. Bringing a loved one to help you through the appointment. Asking...

Posted today in Medical

Doctors Use 3D Printing to Safeguard Baby Before Birth

When Michigan doctors saw a large mass on the face of a fetus late in pregnancy, they feared it might block the baby's airway at birth. The doctors didn't know what the abnormality was, or if the infant would need lifesaving care in order to breathe. Use of 3D printing technology removed the guesswork, the team reported in the Oct. 5 online edition...

Posted yesterday in Clinical Trials

Otonomy Receives FDA Clearance of Investigational New Drug Application for Tinnitus Product Candidate, OTO-311

Otonomy, Inc. (Nasdaq:OTIC), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapeutics for diseases and disorders of the ear, today announced that the FDA has cleared the company's Investigational New Drug application (IND) for tinnitus product candidate OTO-311, a sustained-exposure formulation...

Posted today in Medical

Health Highlights: Oct. 5, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Almost 2 Million Boxes of Cheerios Recalled Almost 2 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios have been recalled by General Mills Inc. because of an incident where wheat might have been introduced into products that were labeled gluten-free. Cereals...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Boost Energy Without Caffeine

-- When run down, many people reach for an extra cup of coffee. But there are plenty of energy-boosting foods that don't contain caffeine. The National Sleep Foundation recommends eating: Magnesium-rich nuts, such as hazelnuts, cashews or almonds. Iron-rich spinach, which promotes oxygen in the cells and boosts energy. Eggs, including the yolk....

Posted today in Medical

Young Cancer Survivors Often Develop New Malignancies

Teen and young adult cancer survivors are at increased risk for other cancers later in life, a new study reveals. Researchers analyzed U.S. National Cancer Institute data on people who survived cancers before age 40. They had the most common types of cancers in that age group: leukemia, lymphoma, testicular, ovarian, thyroid, breast, soft tissue and...

Posted today in Medical

Rehab May Not Help After Broken Ankle: Study

After a broken ankle, many patients embark on an exercise-based rehabilitation program to help speed healing and regain mobility. But a new study out of Australia casts some doubt on whether these programs help. The findings suggest that routine care for patients should not include "a supervised exercise program," such as those typically provided in...

Posted today in Medical

Concussion Recovery May Be Delayed in Older Adults

Older adults recover more slowly from concussion than younger patients, a small new study finds. "Old age has been recognized as an independent predictor of worse outcome from concussion, but most previous studies were performed on younger adults," said lead author Dr. David Yen-Ting Chen, a radiologist at Shuang-Ho Hospital in New Taipei City, Taiwan. This...

Posted today in Medical

Grades May Sink for Girls Who Are Compulsive Texters

Compulsive texting can lead to poor school performance for teenage girls, a new study suggests. "It appears that it is the compulsive nature of texting, rather than sheer frequency, that is problematic," said lead researcher Kelly Lister-Landman, who was at Chestnut Hill College in Pennsylvania when the study was conducted. The study involved 211 girls...

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The Search for an Affordable Drug: 3 Practices To Outlaw

It may come as a surprise that as a pharmacist I am as mad as anyone about the ongoing trend of prescription drug price gouging. The real tragedy is that this gouging is often occurring with older prescription drugs for rare diseases that have limited manufacturer availability. It’s not that they can’t be made inexpensively; […]

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Have you had a medication that you could not afford lately?

If you answered yes, you probably are not alone. The cost of certain prescriptions, like those for hepatitis C, cancer and rheumatoid arthritis, have skyrocketed. Many of these special drugs cannot be accessed from a regular retail pharmacy. The patient must acquire the treatment from a “specialty pharmacy”, that may not even be in their […]

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