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US FDA Accepts for Review a BLA for Merck and Sanofi Pasteur’s Investigational Pediatric Hexavalent Vaccine

(BUSINESS WIRE) October 20, 2014 --Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT:SAN and NYSE:SNY), announced today that the Biologics License Application (BLA) filed for the companies’ investigational pediatric hexavalent vaccine, DTaP5-IPV-Hib-HepB1, has been accepted...

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CytRx Announces Publication of Phase 1b/2 Aldoxorubicin Clinical Data

CytRx Corporation (CYTR), a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in oncology, today announced that a paper, titled "A Phase 1b/2 Study of Aldoxorubicin in Patients With Soft Tissue Sarcoma," has been published online in Cancer, the prestigious, peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The paper discusses results...

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FDA Approves Labeling with Abuse-Deterrent Features for Embeda (morphine/naltrexone)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved new labeling for Embeda (morphine sulfate and naltrexone hydrochloride) extended-release (ER) capsules, an opioid analgesic to treat pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. Embeda is the third ER...

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Pricey Hepatitis Drug a Good Bet in U.S. Prisons, Study Says

Using an expensive drug to treat prison inmates with hepatitis C is more cost-effective than another treatment option, according to a new study. More than 500,000 prison inmates in the United States have hepatitis C, which causes liver damage. It's spread by contact with infected blood. The drug Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) costs more than $7,000 a week for...

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CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients

U.S. health officials on Monday officially tightened guidelines for health workers treating Ebola patients, now requiring full body suits with no skin exposure and use of a respirator at all times. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decided to issue the tougher rules after two Dallas nurses contracted Ebola while caring for the first...

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Airport Screening in West Africa Will Curb Ebola's Spread: Study

If passengers weren't screened before they boarded airplanes in the Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, three people infected with Ebola would leave on international flights from any of those West African nations every month, a new analysis predicts. The three countries are those hit hardest by the current Ebola outbreak....

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Health Tip: Snacking After School

-- Snacking may be the first thing on a child's mind after school. But young ones should also take steps to prevent getting sick. The Foodsafety.gov website offers these tips: Make sure children immediately refrigerate all lunch bags and leftovers. Teach children to wash hands before preparing or eating a snack. Make sure they use clean utensils. Have...

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Health Tip: Dish Up Healthier Halloween Goodies

-- Young trick-or-treaters typically are overloaded with candy, but you don't have to jump on the candy bandwagon. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests these healthier Halloween options: Vitamin C-packed, 100 percent-fruit fruit chews. Trans fat-free animal crackers or some sugar-free gum. Small juice boxes with 100 percent fruit juice. Small...

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Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant

Children of mothers exposed to high levels of traffic air pollution during pregnancy may be at increased risk for lung damage, according to a new study. Researchers tested the lung function of 620 children in Spain when they were 4 years old. Their mothers' exposure to the traffic air pollutants nitrogen dioxide and benzene during the second trimester...

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Living With a Smoker Like Living in a Polluted City: Study

Nonsmokers who live with smokers are exposed to triple the World Health Organization's recommended safe levels of harmful air particles, a new study warns. That means that air-particle levels in a home with a smoker are similar to that of the air in large, polluted cities, the study found. Living in smoke-free homes could offer major health benefits...

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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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