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Posted today in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Viberzi (eluxadoline) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea (IBS-D) in Adults

Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT) announced today that Viberzi (eluxadoline) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a twice-daily, oral treatment for adults suffering from irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D). Viberzi (eluxadoline) has mixed opioid receptor activity, it is a mu receptor agonist, a delta receptor antagonist, and a...

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Health Highlights: May 27, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: White House Puts Hold on Type of Gene Engineering Genetic engineering that makes DNA changes that are passed along to future generations should be put on hold until more is known about possible consequences, the Obama administration says. Altering...

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Don't Give Heart-Healthy Patients Blood Pressure Drugs Before Surgery: Study

A new study questions the practice of giving heart-healthy patients blood pressure drugs before surgeries that do not involve the heart. While patients with three or four heart risk factors should still be given beta-blockers before an operation, people with no risk for heart disease shouldn't get the medications because it might lower the odds of...

Posted yesterday in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Stiolto Respimat (tiotropium bromide and olodaterol) Inhalation Spray for COPD

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., May 26, 2015 – Boehringer Ingelheim today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved once-daily Stiolto Respimat (tiotropium bromide and olodaterol) Inhalation Spray. It has been approved as a long-term, once-daily maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary...

Posted yesterday in Clinical Trials

Pivotal Study Results Showed Talimogene Laherparepvec Improved Durable Response Rates in Patients With Metastatic Melanoma

Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced the publication of primary results from the Phase 3 OPTiM study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO). The data published in JCO, which were previously presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in 2013 and 2014, demonstrated a significantly higher durable response rate...

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More Evidence That High-Fiber Diet May Curb Type 2 Diabetes Risk

People who get a lot of fiber in their diet may be lowering their odds for type 2 diabetes, new research shows. "We are not certain why this might be, but potential mechanisms could include feeling physically full for longer, prolonged release of hormonal signals, slowed down nutrient absorption, or altered fermentation in the large intestine," wrote...

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Health Tip: Avoiding Overuse Injury

-- Doing the same exercises day after day can lead to overuse injury. To avoid this, the Mayo Clinic suggests: Engage in a variety of exercises, rather than sticking to the same routine. Don't do too much in one day. It's better to get some light exercise daily, rather than cramming too much into a single session. Always warm up before and cool...

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Health Tip: How Loud is Too Loud?

-- While hearing loss can be part of the aging process, it can also be caused by exposure to loud noise. When is a noise too loud? The American Academy of Otolaryngology says hearing loss may occur if: You must shout so that others can hear you within an arm's distance. Noise is so loud that it hurts your ears. Your ears are ringing from the noise. You...

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Could a Noisy Neighborhood Make You Fat?

Exposure to noise from traffic, trains and planes may be linked to a burgeoning belly, Swedish researchers report. The increased risk of a larger waist rose with the number of sources of noise someone was exposed to at the same time -- from 25 percent for those exposed to only one source to nearly double for those exposed to all three sources, the...

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White Matter Damage in Brain May Help Spot Early Alzheimer's

Damage to the brain's white matter may be an early sign of certain types of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. Researchers used a specialized MRI technique called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to assess white matter in 53 people with three different types of Alzheimer's. Some patients had atypical forms of the disorder that affect localized...

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Harnessing the Power of the Poliovirus as a Cancer Cure

Polio, a highly infectious and crippling disease, was certainly one of the most feared viruses in the 20th century. Each year, thousands of children were left paralyzed. Polio has been successfully eliminated in the U.S. for decades due to a widespread vaccine program. So why would a group of researchers be interested in injecting the […]

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Biosimilars in 2015: What Can We Expect?

On Friday, March 6th, 2015 the FDA approved Sandoz’s Zarxio, the first official biosimilar that will be made available in the U.S. Zarxio, a recombinant granulocyte colony-stimulating factor used to boost white blood cells after cancer treatments, is the long-awaited biosimilar for filgrastim (Amgen’s Neupogen). The FDA noted in their briefs that Zarxio was “highly […]

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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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