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Posted today in New Drug Applications

QRxPharma Issues Statement On Moxduo Advisory Committee Meeting

Sydney, Australia and Bedminster, New Jersey- April 23, 2014 -- QRxPharma (ASX: QRX and OTCQX: QRXPY) announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee has voted to recommend against approval of Moxduo, an immediate release Dual Opioid® for the treatment of moderate to...

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Fear Won't Boost Exam Scores: Study

Students can't be scared into doing well on final exams, a new study shows. In fact, reminding them of the consequences of doing poorly on an exam could result in lower scores, the British researchers added. The study included 347 students, average age 15, in the U.K. who were in an 18-month study program for an exam they had to take to achieve a...

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Health Highlights: April 22, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Paper Money Carries Thousands of Types of Bacteria: Study A study gives new meaning to the term "dirty money." Researchers found that dollar bills from a Manhattan bank carried 3,000 types of bacteria. Most were the kind found on people's skin,...

Posted yesterday in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Cyramza for Stomach Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cyramza (ramucirumab) to treat patients with advanced stomach cancer or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma, a form of cancer located in the region where the esophagus joins the stomach. Stomach cancer forms in the tissues lining the stomach and mostly affects older adults. According to the...

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Majority of Americans Support Obamacare Birth Control Provision: Survey

Nearly 70 percent of Americans support the new health care law's mandated coverage of birth control, a nationwide study finds. University of Michigan researchers surveyed adults in all 50 states and the District of Columbia about universal coverage for birth control, which is being challenged in the U.S. Supreme Court. "There is an ongoing national...

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Mental Illness Not a Driving Force Behind Crime: Study

Less than 10 percent of crimes committed by mentally ill people are directly linked to the symptoms of their disorders, a new study shows. "When we hear about crimes committed by people with mental illness, they tend to be big headline-making crimes, so they get stuck in people's heads," said study author Jillian Peterson, a psychology professor at...

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Two Drugs Work Equally Well for Epileptic Seizures in Kids: Study

Researchers comparing two drugs used to treat epileptic seizures in children -- lorazepam (Ativan) and diazepam (Valium) -- found no difference between them in safety or effectiveness. Although previous studies gave the edge to Ativan, Dr. James Chamberlain, lead researcher for the new study, gave several reasons why Valium might be as good or better. "Unexpectedly,...

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Eye 'Training' May Help Restore Some Vision Lost to Glaucoma

A new computerized eye-training program could upend the long-held belief that glaucoma-related vision loss is irreversible, a small study suggests. Daily "vision workouts" restored a significant degree of sight to a group of glaucoma patients by taking advantage of the brain's talent for learning new tricks, researchers said. "Glaucoma is a disease...

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Glaucoma Drug May Help Reverse Obesity-Related Vision Loss

A drug used to treat glaucoma eye disease can also help people with vision loss linked to obesity, a new study reveals. Researchers examined the effectiveness of the inexpensive drug, called acetazolamide (Diamox), in women and men with the condition known as "idiopathic intracranial hypertension." According to the researchers, the disorder primarily...

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New Drugs May Help Prevent Migraines

Two experimental drugs may help prevent migraines in people who suffer multiple attacks a month, according to preliminary findings from a pair of clinical trials. The drugs, one given by IV and one by injection, are part of a new approach to preventing migraine headaches. They are "monoclonal antibodies" that target a tiny protein called the calcitonin...

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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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