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Posted today in New Drug Applications

Relypsa Submits NDA for Patiromer for Oral Suspension to Treat Hyperkalemia

Relypsa, Inc. (Nasdaq:RLYP), today announced that the company has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval to market Patiromer for Oral Suspension (Patiromer FOS) for the treatment of hyperkalemia, a serious condition defined as abnormally elevated levels of potassium in the blood. The...

Posted today in Medical

U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Access to Health Care

The U.S. health care system ranks dead last compared to other industrialized nations when it comes to affordability and patient access, according to a new survey. The 2013 survey of the American health care landscape was conducted by the Commonwealth Fund just prior to the full implementation of the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act (ACA). "I...

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Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats

Over the last three decades, Americans have cut their intake of artery-clogging saturated and trans fats -- but not enough, new research shows. Meanwhile, consumption of healthy omega-3 fatty acids known as DHA and EPA -- plentiful in fatty fish like salmon -- has remained steady, though very low, the experts found. "These trends are encouraging,...

Posted 2 days ago in Clinical Trials

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...

Posted today in Medical

Many Americans in Debt, Bankruptcy Paying for Cancer Care

Besides the danger and worry from the disease itself, many Americans battling cancer are faced with high bills for medical care, two new reports show. One-third of cancer survivors in the United States say they have experienced money or work problems due to cancer care, while even many cancer patients who have insurance say they have had to change...

Posted today in Medical

Taking a 'Selfie' May Help With Dermatology Care, Study Shows

While in-office visits may still be best, taking a photo of a skin lesion and sending it to your dermatologist for analysis may be a valuable piece of eczema care, a new study finds. "This study shows something interesting -- patients' eczema improved regardless whether they saw the doctor for follow-up in the office or communicated online," said one...

Posted today in Medical

Hospital Study Offers Solutions to 'Alarm Fatigue'

Monitoring devices among intensive care patients set off 2.5 million alarms in one month at a U.S. hospital, a new study of "alarm fatigue" shows. Alarm fatigue occurs when hospital staff become desensitized to the constant beeps and bleeps of alarms, and either ignore them or turn them off. The problem has been identified as a major issue by The Joint...

Posted today in Medical

Sleep Apnea Gear Doesn't Squelch Sex Life, Study Says

Your sex life is unlikely to suffer because of sleep apnea treatment, according to a new study. People with sleep apnea experience periods of disrupted breathing throughout sleep. This can lead to daytime fatigue, high blood pressure and other health conditions. The gold standard of sleep apnea treatment involves going to bed wearing a mask or nosepiece...

Posted today in Medical

All U.S. Residents Returning From Ebola-Stricken Countries to Be Tracked, CDC Says

Public health officials plan to actively monitor all U.S. residents returning home from one of the three Ebola-affected nations in West Africa, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday. The new monitoring program, which starts Monday, will require anyone back from Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone to check their temperature...

Posted today in Medical

Fertility Treatments Aren't Significantly Linked to Birth Defects

The risk of birth defects is low among children conceived using assisted reproductive technologies (ART), according to a new study. Researchers examined more than 300,000 births in Massachusetts between 2004 and 2008. Of those babies, 11,000 were conceived using ART. Assisted reproductive technologies include fertility treatments where both eggs and...

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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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