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Posted today in New Drug Applications

FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Savaysa (edoxaban) for Reduction of Embolic Events in Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation

Tokyo, Japan, October 31, 2014 – Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee voted 9 to 1 to recommend approval of once-daily Savaysa (edoxaban) 60 mg dosing regimen for the reduction in risk of stroke and systemic...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Keep Certain Foods Isolated

-- Foods such as meat, seafood, poultry and eggs must be separated from other edibles to prevent possible cross-contamination with germs. The Foodsafety.gov website offers these suggestions: Keep these foods separate from all other foods in your grocery shopping cart. When you check out at the grocery, make sure each of these foods is separately...

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Generic Drugs May Help Breast Cancer Patients Stick to Therapy

Access to generic hormone therapy medicines improves the chances that breast cancer patients will stick with their drug treatment, a new study found. "We know that hormone therapy for women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer can reduce recurrence by up to 50 percent," study leader Dr. Dawn Hershman, an associate professor of epidemiology...

Posted 2 days ago 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...

Posted yesterday in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Xigduo XR (dapagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride) for Type 2 Diabetes

AstraZeneca today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved once-daily Xigduo XR (dapagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride extended-release) for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes. Xigduo XR combines two anti-hyperglycemic agents with complementary mechanisms of action, dapagliflozin (trade name in the U.S. Farxiga™),...

Posted 2 days ago in Clinical Trials

GeoVax Presents HIV Vaccine Clinical Trial Data

GeoVax Labs, Inc., a biotechnology company developing innovative human vaccines using its novel DNA/MVA platform technology, today announced that its Chief Scientific Officer, Harriet L. Robinson, Ph.D., gave an oral presentation entitled Elicitation of Immune Responses by a DNA/MVA Vaccine in ART Treated Patients in a Treatment Interruption Trial....

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of a Car Injury

-- More than 2.5 million Americans visited emergency departments as a result of motor vehicle crashes in 2012, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency offers these tips to help reduce your risk of injury: The driver and all passengers always should wear safety belts, even for a very short trip. Make sure children...

Posted today in Medical

Study Confirms Obesity-Breast Cancer Link for Blacks, Hispanics

Obesity increases the risk of certain types of breast cancer in postmenopausal black and Hispanic women, two new U.S. studies show. One study of more than 3,200 Hispanic women found being overweight or obese increased the risk for estrogen receptor-negative and progesterone receptor-positive breast tumors among postmenopausal women. "We've known this...

Posted today in Medical

Health Highlights: Oct. 31, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Ebola Concerns Overshadow Medical Meeting in New Orleans Ebola fears have triggered a conflict between Louisiana officials and a medical group holding its annual meeting in the state. The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene is meeting...

Posted today in Medical

Study Shows How Toddlers Adjust to Adult Anger

Toddlers can both sense adult anger and alter their behavior in response to it, new research reveals. "Babies are like sponges," said study co-author Andrew Meltzoff, co-director of the University of Washington Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, in Seattle. "They learn not only from their own direct social experiences but from watching the...

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Recently added consumer and prescribing information: Ofev, Esbriet, Harvoni, Akynzeo, Tybost, Vitekta, Trulicity, Movantik, Contrave, Keytruda

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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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