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Posted today in New Drug Approvals

Aqua Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of Acticlate (doxycycline hyclate USP) Tablets

West Chester, Pa. — July 28, 2014 West Chester-based Aqua Pharmaceuticals, an Almirall company, today announces the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the NDA for Acticlate (doxycycline hyclate USP) Tablets, 150 mg and 75 mg, thereby continuing Aqua’s leadership in medical dermatology and oral antibiotics for acne. Acticlate...

Posted today in Medical

Healthy School Lunches Get Thumbs Up From Students

Elementary school students seem to be satisfied with the healthier school lunches being offered to them, according to a new study of school officials. New meal standards -- issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture -- went into effect in the fall of 2012. At the time, there was concern that kids would stop buying lunch, or throw away most of their...

Posted today in Medical

Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan

Runners may live an average three years longer than people who don't run, according to new research. But, the best news from this study is that it appears that you can reap this benefit even if you run at slow speeds for mere minutes every day, the 15-year study suggests. "People may not need to run a lot to get health benefits," said lead author...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Flonase Allergy Relief for Sale Over-the-Counter in the United States

London UK and Parsippany, US - Thursday 24 July 2014, GlaxoSmithKline plc today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Flonase Allergy Relief (fluticasone propionate 50 mcg spray), containing the No. 1 prescribed allergy treatment ingredient1, as an over-the-counter (OTC) treatment for temporary relief of the symptoms...

Posted yesterday in Clinical Trials

Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals Successfully Completes First Clinical Trial for Heart Failure Drug CXL-1427

Chapel Hill, NC — July 28, 2014 — Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today the positive results of a clinical trial demonstrating that CXL-1427, a novel potential treatment for acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF), was well tolerated in healthy volunteers. The company has now initiated dosing of hospitalized patients with decompensated...

Posted today in Medical

CDC Downplays Ebola's Threat to the United States

The deadly Ebola virus that continues to rage throughout West Africa poses little risk to Americans, U.S. health officials stressed Monday. Ebola only spreads through physical touch, and it can't be spread by people who aren't showing symptoms of infection, Stephan Monroe, deputy director of the National Center for Emerging & Zoonotic Infectious...

Posted today in Medical

Heat Stroke a Greater Threat to Endurance Runners Than Heart Problems: Study

Endurance runners are far more likely to die of heat stroke than an undetected heart condition, according to a new study. The researchers pointed out that endurance athletes participating in events in warm climates are actually 10 times more likely to develop severe and life-threatening heat stroke. Yet, the less common sudden death of a young and...

Posted today in Medical

Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women's Hearts

Healthy women at low risk of cardiovascular disease may be able to take hormone replacement therapy soon after menopause for a short time without harming their hearts, according to a new study. Previous studies, including the large-scale Women's Health Initiative, found that hormone replacement therapy had harmful effects on the heart. But, many of...

Posted today in Medical

Facial Dimensions May Be Key to First Impressions

Scientists know it takes humans just milliseconds to look at someone's face and judge them good-looking or trustworthy. Now, a new study finds that certain facial features seem to trigger specific first impressions about a person's character, too. The shape and size of the mouth, for example, appear directly linked to whether someone seems approachable,...

Posted today in Medical

Pacemakers Common for Those With Dementia and Irregular Heartbeats

People who have dementia and heart rhythm irregularities are more likely to get a pacemaker than people without dementia, new research has found. In fact, the study of more than 16,000 people found that those with dementia were up to 80 percent more likely to get a pacemaker than those without the memory-robbing condition. What isn't clear from this...

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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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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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