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Posted today in Medical

Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating

Arriving home safe and sound is one of the best Halloween treats of all. To that end, be sure that costumes and goody bags have reflective strips that improve visibility to drivers, said Dr. Sampson Davis, an emergency medicine doctor at Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center in Secaucus, N.J. Trick-or-treaters should also carry a flashlight, and costumes...

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New York, New Jersey to Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contacts

On Friday, the governors of New York and New Jersey announced strict new quarantine measures for anyone returning via Kennedy and Newark Liberty airports who may have had contacts with Ebola patients in Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leona. The measures, which exceed current federal guidelines, mean that people who had such contacts would be tested and kept...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

Arbor Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of Sotylize

Arbor Pharmaceuticals announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its New Drug Application (NDA) for Sotylize (sotalol hydrochloride) oral solution. Sotylize is the first and only sotalol oral solution indicated for the treatment of documented life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias and the maintenance of normal sinus...

Posted yesterday in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Obizur [Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant)] for Acquired Hemophilia A

DEERFIELD, Ill., October 24, 2014 - Baxter International Inc. today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Obizur [Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), Porcine Sequence] for the treatment of bleeding episodes in adults with acquired hemophilia A (AHA), a very rare and potentially life-threatening acute bleeding...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Applications

Relypsa Submits NDA for Patiromer for Oral Suspension to Treat Hyperkalemia

Relypsa, Inc. (Nasdaq:RLYP), today announced that the company has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval to market Patiromer for Oral Suspension (Patiromer FOS) for the treatment of hyperkalemia, a serious condition defined as abnormally elevated levels of potassium in the blood. The...

Posted yesterday in Medical

Cadavers Beat Computers as Med School Teaching Tool, Study Finds

Cadavers are better than a computer simulation of the human body for teaching anatomy to college students, a new study says. The findings suggest that cadavers should continue to be used in undergraduate human anatomy courses for future doctors, nurses and other health and medical professionals, according to the researchers. Their study included almost...

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Health Highlights: Oct. 24, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Surgeons Transplant First Non-Beating Heart Surgeons in Australia say they successfully transplanted a heart that had stopped beating for up to 20 minutes. Until now, heart transplants have only been able to use still-beating hearts from brain-dead...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Doctors Often Unaware Their Patients Have Catheters

Hospital patients often have tubes placed in their veins to deliver medication or take blood samples. But a new study suggests their doctors don't always know about it. The study, of doctors at three large U.S. hospitals, found that 21 percent were unaware that a patient under their care had a central venous catheter -- a tube placed in a large vein...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Health Tip: Coping With Chronic Pain

-- Chronic pain can interfere with daily life, making it difficult to assume daily responsibilities. The Cleveland Clinic offers these suggestions to help manage chronic pain: Be an educated patient. Learn about your condition and speak with your doctor about your concerns. Each day, schedule time for exercise, rest and relaxation. When you're...

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Health Tip: Watch the Road on Halloween

-- On Halloween, excited trick-or-treaters can pose significant hazards for drivers, especially in residential areas. The U.S. National Safety Council offers these safety tips: Be extra alert and cautious on Halloween, remembering to watch for children near the roads. Look out for children darting between parked cars. Use caution when entering...

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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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