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Posted today in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Xtoro (finafloxacin) Otic Suspension to Treat Swimmer’s Ear

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Xtoro (finafloxacin otic suspension), a new drug used to treat acute otitis externa, commonly known as swimmer’s ear. Acute otitis externa is an infection in the outer ear and ear canal, usually caused by bacteria in the ear canal. Activities in which the ear is underwater can create a moist environment...

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Screening Test Finds Drugs That Show Promise Against Ebola

A screening test has identified more than 50 drugs that could be helpful in treating people with Ebola, researchers report. The drugs, which are already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, all showed promise in preventing the Ebola virus from entering human cells, where it can cause life-threatening infections. "These drugs are all...

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Health Tip: When Children Wake at Night

-- Night waking means loss of vital sleep for both children and their parents. The University of Michigan Health System mentions these common causes of night waking among children: Having separation anxiety, especially if one or both parents are frequently away. Having uncomfortable pajamas, a room that is too hot or cold, being hungry or thirsty,...

Posted yesterday in New Drug Approvals

Novartis Gains FDA Approval for Signifor LAR to Treat Patients with Acromegaly

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Dec. 16, 2014 Novartis announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Signifor long-acting release (LAR)* (pasireotide) for injectable suspension, for intramuscular use, for the treatment of patients with acromegaly who have had an inadequate response to surgery and/or for whom surgery is not an option....

Posted yesterday in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Somatuline Depot (lanreotide) for Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has approved lanreotide (Somatuline Depot Injection, Ipsen Pharma) for the treatment of patients with unresectable, well or moderately differentiated, locally advanced or metastatic gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs) to improve progression-free survival. Lanreotide was previously approved for...

Posted 2 days ago in Clinical Trials

Zafgen Announces Initiation of Phase 2b Trial of Beloranib in Severe Obesity

Zafgen, Inc. (Nasdaq:ZFGN), a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to significantly improving the health and well-being of patients affected by obesity and complex metabolic disorders, today announced that the Company has initiated a Phase 2b clinical trial with its lead product candidate, beloranib, in the treatment of patients with both severe obesity...

Posted today in Medical

Health Highlights: Dec. 17, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Alcoholic Drink Calorie Info to be on Menus The amount of calories in alcoholic drinks will have to be listed on the menus of chain restaurants with 20 or more locations, under new U.S. Food and Drug Administration rules. The calorie information...

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Few Parents Think 18-Year-Olds Can Handle Their Health Care

Many American parents don't think their teen and young adult children are able to manage their own health care, a new survey finds. The nationwide poll of parents of children ages 13 to 30 found that a large number believe children should stop seeing their pediatrician and begin going to an adult-focused primary care doctor at age 18 (42 percent)....

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Health Tip: Spot the Signs of a Fractured Thumb

-- A painful thumb may be more than an inconvenience -- it may signal a fracture that needs a doctor's care. The American Academy of Orthopaedic surgeons says symptoms of a fractured thumb may include: Significant pain or tenderness. Coldness or numbness. Swelling of the thumb. Difficulty or inability to move the thumb. A thumb that appears...

Posted today in Medical

College Students Say 'Curiosity' Leads Them to Fake Pot

Curiosity is the main reason why college students try synthetic marijuana, a new survey finds. Of more than 330 students in undergraduate and graduate health programs at a public university, 17 percent said they used fake pot at least once in their lifetime, and 3 percent reported recent use, University of Cincinnati researchers found. The leading...

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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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