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Posted today in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Tanzeum (albiglutide) to Treat Type 2 Diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Tanzeum (albiglutide) subcutaneous injection to improve glycemic control, along with diet and exercise, in adults with type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes affects approximately 24 million people and accounts for more than 90 percent of diabetes cases diagnosed in the United States. Over time, high...

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Health Tip: Minimizing Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

-- Pollen and mold are common culprits of seasonal allergies, but there are things you can do to help minimize symptoms. The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology offers these suggestions: At home and in the car, close the windows and run the air conditioning if needed. When pollen and mold levels are high, stay indoors. Wear a pollen...

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Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return

A new blood test may one day help predict the recurrence of breast cancer and also a woman's response to breast cancer treatment, researchers report. "We are able to do this with literally a spoonful of serum [blood]," said study co-author Saraswati Sukumar, who is co-director of the breast cancer program at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center...

Posted yesterday in Clinical Trials

LX4211 Achieves Positive Results in Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trial

The Woodlands, Texas, April 14, 2014 – Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: LXRX) announced today positive, top-line results in a Phase 2 clinical trial of LX4211 in type 1 diabetes, which achieved the primary endpoint of reducing mealtime insulin use as well as several secondary endpoints, including improved glycemic control. LX4211 is an oral,...

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Health Highlights: April 15, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Patients Paying Much More for Specialty Drugs: Report Many Americans are paying less for prescription drugs, but some are having to deal with sharp rises in the cost of specialty medicines for rare or serious diseases such as cancer, a new report...

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Health Tip: Practice Biking Safety

-- If you're out biking, make sure you follow the rules of the road to stay safe. The Washington State Department of Transportation offers these recommendations: Follow all traffic signs and signals, pass only on the left, follow lane markings and ride in the same direction as traffic. Every so often, check behind you as you ride. Make sure you...

Posted today in Medical

Younger Adults Hit Hardest This Flu Season

The H1N1 flu was the predominant influenza strain in the United States this year, but it packed a lot less punch than in 2009 when it caused a worldwide pandemic, health officials report. This season's flu virus didn't reach those pandemic proportions because of prior widespread exposure and also because of its inclusion in the current flu vaccine,...

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Mother's Pregnancy Weight Gain May Influence Child's Obesity Risk

Children born to mothers who gain either too much or too little weight during their pregnancy are more likely to be overweight or obese, a new study has found. Putting on too few or too many pounds during a pregnancy "may permanently affect mechanisms that manage energy balance and metabolism in the offspring, such as appetite control and energy expenditure,"...

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FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug Tanzeum (albiglutide)

Millions of Americans with type 2 diabetes have a new treatment option with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval Tuesday of a once-weekly injectable drug, Tanzeum. The FDA described Tanzeum (albiglutide) as a "glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist -- a hormone that helps normalize patients' blood sugar levels. Tanzeum "can be...

Posted today in Medical

Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Poor Bone Health

People with sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder, may be at increased risk for the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, especially women and older people, a new study suggests. Sleep apnea causes repeated, brief interruptions in breathing during sleep. Untreated sleep apnea can increase a person's risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke. "Ongoing...

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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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Consumer Reports Gives the Thumbs Up to the Drugs.com Pill Identifier App

Consumer Reports just put out a review of seven pill identifier apps. Here’s a snippet… “We reviewed seven apps that can help identify the pills you take, and liked two of them a lot: Drugs.com Pill Identifier and Epocrates Pill ID. The others—CVS/Pharmacy Pill Identifier, iPharmacy Pill Identifier, Pill Finder, Prescription Pill Identifier, and ID […]

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Introducing the Drugs.com redesign

After a lot of effort from our NY brand agency and in-house designers, we have started to roll out a new look for Drugs.com. First step is a logo and menu change. At the same time we have a team working through updating all the mobile apps, Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Youtube channels. Wow, we’re […]

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