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Posted 3 weeks ago in New Drug Applications

Otonomy Submits New Drug Application to the FDA for AuriPro

Otonomy, Inc. (Nasdaq:OTIC), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapeutics for diseases and disorders of the inner and middle ear, today announced it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the approval of AuriPro as a treatment...

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Ultrasound Treatment May Be Option for Plantar Fasciitis

An ultrasound technique is showing early promise as a quick and minimally invasive treatment for the common and painful foot condition known as plantar fasciitis. The finding is based on a short-term study involving just 65 patients, the researchers noted. "While the long-term outcome studies are in progress, the results we have seen to date are very...

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Nerve Treatment Via Nose Shows Promise Against Migraines

A procedure that delivers the anesthetic lidocaine (Xylocaine) directly to nerves in the back of the nasal cavity appears to offer significant relief to migraine sufferers, preliminary research indicates. Early findings suggest that a single outpatient treatment can reduce migraine pain levels by about 35 percent for up to a month after the procedure,...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Liletta (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) to Prevent Pregnancy for up to Three Years

Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, and Medicines360, a nonprofit women's health pharmaceutical company, today announced the approval of Liletta (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use by women to prevent pregnancy for up to three years. Liletta is...

Posted 2 days ago in Pharma Industry News

Monthly News Roundup - February 2015

Sanofi Receives FDA Approval for Basal Insulin Toujeo The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Sanofi’s Toujeo (insulin glargine [rDNA origin], a once-daily long-acting basal insulin for adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. In the clinical trials evaluating Toujeo, all of the primary study endpoints were met by demonstrating similar...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Health Tip: Offer Kids the 5 Food Groups

-- Making sure your kids eat a variety of healthy foods can be daunting, but it helps to have a list of healthy options in each of the five basic food groups. The American Academy of Healthy Children mentions these preferred choices: Healthy choices from the grains group include brown rice, unbuttered popcorn, oatmeal, buckwheat, whole wheat bread,...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Hospital Design May Not Boost Patient Satisfaction, Research Suggests

Hospital design has little effect on patient satisfaction, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed surveys of more than 5,600 hospital patients in both newly renovated facilities and older facilities. "Our team wanted to know how important aesthetics are to a patient's experience with care. So we looked at surveys from patients before and after...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Belief in Acupuncture Key to Effect on Back Pain, Study Suggests

Acupuncture for back pain is more likely to help people who believe the treatment will work, new research suggests. The study included 485 people who received acupuncture for back pain and completed questionnaires before they began treatment, at two and three months into treatment, and then again at six months after treatment. Patients who had low expectations...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Health Highlights: Feb. 27, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: U.S. Military Ends Ebola Mission in Liberia The United States' military officially ended its five-month Ebola aid mission in Liberia on Thursday. At one point, there were 2,800 U.S. military personnel in Liberia, but the number gradually fell as...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Health Tip: What's Triggering Your Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

-- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may be characterized by symptoms including abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, gas, constipation and bloating. The Mayo Clinic says these factors may trigger IBS symptoms: Certain foods, particularly dairy, chocolate, cabbage, cauliflower, beans, fruit, broccoli, high-fat foods, alcohol and carbonated beverages. Emotional...

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Biosimilars in 2015: What Can We Expect?

On Wednesday, January 7th, the FDA Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee unanimously recommended approval of Sandoz’s EP2006, a biosimilar for filgrastim (Neupogen). EP2006 is a recombinant granulocyte colony-stimulating factor used to boost white blood cells after cancer treatments that deplete these necessary infection-fighting cells. If FDA-approved, this would be the first true biosimilar in the U.S. […]

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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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