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FDA Approves Portrazza (necitumumab) for Advanced Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Portrazza (necitumumab) in combination with two forms of chemotherapy to treat patients with advanced (metastatic) squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have not previously received medication specifically for treating their advanced lung cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer...

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Health Tip: Stay Well Despite Diabetes

-- Managing diabetes is a long-term job that requires careful planning to stay on top of your health. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises: Take daily steps to eat well, get exercise, inspect feet for wounds and take your medication. At each quarterly doctor visit, have a foot check and blood pressure check. Twice yearly,...

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Health Tip: Promote Better Brain Health

-- For a healthier brain, be sure to feed it well. Your mind needs both mental exercise and a nutritious diet to help it stay sharp. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests: Follow a nutritious diet. Avoid fad diets that may only lead to short-term weight loss. Maintain a healthy weight, and keep a watchful eye on blood pressure, cholesterol...

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FDA Approves Opdivo to Treat Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Opdivo (nivolumab) to treat patients with advanced (metastatic) renal cell carcinoma, a form of kidney cancer, who have received a certain type of prior therapy. “Opdivo provides an important therapy option for patients with renal cell carcinoma,” said Richard Pazdur, M.D., director of the...

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FDA Approves Pradaxa for Prophylaxis of Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism after Hip Replacement Surgery

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., November 23, 2015 – Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) for the prophylaxis of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients who have undergone hip replacement surgery. There are an estimated...

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Health Highlights: Nov. 24, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Planned Parenthood Sues Texas Over Medicaid Funding A Planned Parenthood lawsuit filed Monday against Texas seeks to prevent the state from blocking Medicaid funding to the group, the largest abortion provider in the United States. If Texas has its...

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Pricey Hepatitis C Drugs Denied to Almost Half of Medicaid Patients: Study

Nearly half of Medicaid patients with chronic hepatitis C have been denied cutting-edge medications that would most likely cure their condition, due to tight controls that states have placed on coverage of the pricey drugs, a new study shows. About 46 percent of Medicaid patients in four northeastern states were denied treatment with new direct-acting...

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Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Also Slow Blood Flow

They've long been associated with Alzheimer's disease, and now new research in animals suggests that protein plaques might slow the brain's blood flow, as well. Buildup of the amyloid beta protein clumps could harm the brain in multiple ways, according to a team from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "We have increasingly become aware that...

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Opdivo Approved for Advanced Kidney Cancer

Opdivo (nivolumab) has been approved to treat advanced renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney cancer. The drug targets proteins that would otherwise hinder the body's immune system in fighting cancer cells, the agency said in a news release. Renal cell carcinoma is expected to be diagnosed in more than 61,000 Americans this year, and more...

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Could PMS Raise Women's Risk for High Blood Pressure?

Millions of women suffer through premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and now new research suggests that those with moderate-to-severe PMS may be at heightened risk for high blood pressure later in life. While the study couldn't prove cause-and-effect, the finding may mean that "women with PMS should be screened for adverse changes in blood pressure and future...

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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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