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FDA Approves Triferic for Iron Replacement and Maintenance of Hemoglobin in Hemodialysis Patients

Rockwell Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq:RMTI), a fully-integrated biopharmaceutical company targeting end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) with innovative products and services for the treatment of iron replacement, secondary hyperparathyroidism and hemodialysis, announced today that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has...

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Health Highlights: Jan. 26, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: After Ebola Crisis, UN Pledges to Do Better The United Nations' World Health Organization plans to improve its ability to respond to disease outbreaks and other health crises. The agency was heavily criticized for its initially slow and ineffective...

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ER Patients With Chest Pain May Not Always Need Heart Tests: Study

For patients seen in emergency rooms solely for chest pain, noninvasive screening tests may not always predict future heart trouble, a new study suggests. Such tests include: electrocardiograms, which measure the heart's electrical activity, echocardiograms, which measure how well blood is flowing in the heart using ultrasound, and CT scans of...

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FDA Approves Natpara (parathyroid horomone) for Hypocalcemia in Patients with Hypoparathyroidism

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Natpara (parathyroid horomone) to control hypocalcemia (low blood calcium levels) in patients with hypoparathyroidism, a rare disease that affects approximately 60,000 people in the United States. Hypoparathyroidism occurs when the body secretes abnormally low levels of parathyroid hormone, which...

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FDA Approves Bexsero Vaccine to Prevent Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Bexsero, a vaccine to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B in individuals 10 through 25 years of age. Bexsero is the second vaccine approved by the FDA in the past three months to prevent this disease. The agency approved the first meningococcal serogroup...

Posted 3 days ago in Pharma Industry News

FDA Permits Marketing of First System of Mobile Medical Apps for Continuous Glucose Monitoring

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of the first set of mobile medical apps that allow people with diabetes to automatically and securely share data from a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) with other people in real-time using an Apple mobile device such as an iPhone. The Dexcom Share Direct Secondary Displays system’s...

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Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study

Using morphine at home to treat pain in children after tonsil and/or adenoid removal may cause life-threatening respiratory problems, according to a new study. "The evidence here clearly suggests children with obstructive sleep apnea should not be given morphine for postoperative pain. We already know that they should not get codeine either," Dr. Gideon...

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Troubled Boys, Girls Have Sex Earlier, Study Finds

Children with certain behavior problems are more likely to have sex at an early age, a new study reveals. Boys and girls who are unruly and aggressive from a young age were found to be more likely to start having sex before age 16, researchers reported in the February issue of the journal Pediatrics. The Australian study also found that boys -- but...

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Childhood Neglect May Affect Brain Development, Study Says

Childhood neglect is associated with changes in the brain's white matter, a small study shows. "Our findings have important implications for public health related to early prevention and intervention for children reared in conditions of severe neglect or adverse contexts more generally," the researchers wrote. The study looked at 26 abandoned children...

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Thyroid Trouble May Harm Women's Fertility, Study Finds

A new study supports the notion that thyroid disorders can cause significant reproductive problems for women. The report's authors believe that testing for thyroid disease should be considered for women who have fertility problems and repeated early pregnancy loss. The research, published Jan. 23 in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, found that...

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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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