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Pfizer’s Pristiq Demonstrates Low Potential For Sexual Dysfunction in Adults with Major Depressive Disorder

October 29, 2014 - Pfizer Inc. today announced the publication of a clinical study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry showing comparable sexual function in adult patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) treated daily with Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) Extended Release Tablets 50mg and 100mg doses versus placebo. Sexual dysfunction is often...

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Hormone Therapy May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Some Prostate Cancer Patients

Giving hormone therapy to men with prostate cancer who also have certain heart problems may increase their odds of dying from a heart-related cause, a new study suggests. The therapy in question is called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). It's used in prostate cancer to reduce levels of male hormones to prevent the growth of cancer cells, according...

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High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet May Help With Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy

Eating a low-carb, high-fat diet could help control epilepsy that is difficult to treat, according to new research. A review of five studies found that a ketogenic, or modified Atkins diet, that focuses on foods like bacon, eggs, heavy cream, butter, fish and green vegetables, could help reduce seizures in adults whose condition doesn't improve with...

Posted today in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Trumenba - First Vaccine to Prevent Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today the approval of Trumenba (meningococcal group B vaccine), the first vaccine licensed in the United States to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B in individuals 10 through 25 years of age. Meningococcal disease is a life-threatening illness caused by...

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Ultragenyx Granted Orphan Drug Designation for Triheptanoin for Glucose Transporter Type-1 Deficiency Syndrome

NOVATO, CA – October 27, 2014 – Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel products for rare and ultra-rare diseases, today announced that the FDA Office of Orphan Products Development has granted orphan drug designation for triheptanoin (UX007) for the treatment of glucose transporter...

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Many U.S. Colleges Have Indoor Tanning Salons On, Near Campus: Study

Many U.S. colleges have indoor tanning salons on or near campus, even though tanning increases the risk for skin cancer, researchers report. Tanning remains popular among young adults, particularly white women, so colleges should adopt tanning-free policies, to help protect students' health, the researchers said. "Public health efforts are needed...

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Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments

More than 100 genes have been identified that appear linked to autism spectrum disorders, two new studies report. And researchers say they are on their way to discovering up to 1,000 genes overall that may contribute to the disorder. Autism spectrum disorders include a range of developmental disabilities characterized by communication and social difficulties...

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FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis

A new vaccine that could help prevent some cases of life-threatening meningococcal disease was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday. Trumenba is approved to protect people between the ages of 10 and 25 from invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B bacteria. The bacteria can infect the bloodstream...

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Scientists Create Tiny Stomachs From Stem Cells

Scientists who used stem cells to create miniature human stomachs in the laboratory say their breakthrough could provide a new way to learn more about the development and treatment of stomach diseases. The team used human pluripotent stem cells -- which can become any type of cell in the body -- to grow the functional miniature stomachs, to study infection...

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Ebola Outbreak in Liberia May Be Slowing: WHO

The Ebola outbreak in Liberia -- one of three West African nations ravaged by the disease -- may be slowing, World Health Organization officials said Wednesday. Dr. Bruce Aylward, WHO's assistant director general, said there's been a decline in the number of burials in Liberia and no increase in laboratory-confirmed cases. He said he was cautiously...

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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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Heartbleed Update

Drugs.com utilizes the Akamai content delivery network to serve our website to end users. Akamai patched the announced Heartbleed vulnerability prior to its public announcement. Akamai, like all users of OpenSSL, could have exposed passwords or session cookies transiting our network from August 2012 through 4 April 2014. Their custom memory allocator protected against nearly […]

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