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Posted today in New Drug Applications

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Provides Zalviso Regulatory Update

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACRX), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of acute and breakthrough pain, today provided a regulatory update on Zalviso and reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2015. Zalviso Regulatory Update On...

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Too Many Americans Neglect Backs in Skin Cancer Prevention

A new survey finds that many people in the United States are forgetting their backs when they try to be forward-thinking about skin cancer prevention. Experts at the American Academy of Dermatology, which sponsored the survey, note that the back is a common site for melanoma, a potentially deadly skin cancer. However, of the more than 1,000 Americans...

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Health Tip: Understanding Eye Injuries in Kids

-- Parents should know what to do if something gets in their child's eyes or if the child suffers an eye injury. The American Academy of Ophthalmology offers these suggestions: Never put pressure on, rub or touch an injured eye. If there is debris in a child's eye, raise the eyelid and have the child blink quickly. If that doesn't remove the object,...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

Vernalis and Tris Pharma Receive FDA Approval for Tuzistra XR (codeine polistirex and chlorpheniramine polistirex)

Vernalis plc and Tris Pharma Inc. today announce that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New Drug Application (NDA) for Tuzistra XR (codeine polistirex and chlorpheniramine polistirex) extended-release oral suspension, CIII (DEA Schedule III). Tuzistra XR is an extended-release oral suspension combination of codeine, an...

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Health Tip: Build a Healthy Self-Image

-- It may be difficult to be happy with what you see in the mirror, but a healthy self-image will help you care for yourself. The Cleveland Clinic recommends: Jot down a list of positive qualities you see in yourself. Ask loved ones to share what they think are your positive qualities. Create goals that are attainable and that you can easily measure....

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ER Doctors Cautious When Prescribing Narcotic Painkillers: Study

U.S. emergency room doctors are cautious when prescribing narcotic painkillers that carry a high risk of abuse, a new study shows. Researchers analyzed data collected from more than 27,000 patients seen at 19 emergency departments (EDs) across the United States during a single week in October 2012. Nearly 12 percent of the patients were prescribed...

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Many Young Football Players Get Concussions at Practice, Study Says

Most concussions among high school and college football players occur during practice, a new study finds. Data on more than 20,000 young football players across the United States revealed that more than 57 percent of concussed high school and college players were injured at practice, not games. Among youth football players, almost half of concussions...

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Health Highlights: May 4, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Should Stop Sales of Essure Contraceptive Implant: Petition Bayer's contraceptive implant Essure can cause serious complications and should be taken off the market, says a citizen's petition filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The...

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E-Health Records May Not Boost Stroke Care

While electronic health records are touted as the holy grail of a transparent health care system, a new study finds they don't improve treatment results for some stroke patients in the United States. Patients fared about the same in terms of quality of care and illness progression whether their hospitals had embraced electronic health records or not,...

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Device May Pose Dangers for Patients With Irregular Heartbeat: Study

Heart surgeons are making regular and potentially dangerous "off-label" use of a suturing device in patients with abnormal heart rhythms, researchers report. Though the Lariat device can be used to tie off a part of the heart that raises stroke risk, it has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for this specific purpose. And a...

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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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