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Posted today in Pharma Industry News

FDA announces voluntary nationwide recall of all non-expired sterile drugs from Unique Pharmaceuticals

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and consumers of a voluntary recall of all non-expired drug products produced for sterile use by Unique Pharmaceuticals Ltd., of Temple, Texas. The recalled products include lot 86513, N-Acetyl Cysteine 20%, and all other non-expired, purportedly sterile drug products. Health...

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Acetaminophen May Not Help Against Back Pain, Study Contends

Even though its use is often advised by doctors, the painkiller acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol -- does not help treat lower back pain, according to a new Australian study. The researchers found the drug was no more effective than a dummy pill for more than 1,600 people suffering from acute lower back pain. Besides showing no effect in easing...

Posted today in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Ryanodex for the Treatment of Malignant Hyperthermia

Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Eagle” or “the Company”) (Nasdaq:EGRX) today announced that the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Ryanodex (dantrolene sodium) for injectable suspension indicated for the treatment of malignant hyperthermia (MH), along with the appropriate supportive measures. MH is an inherited and potentially...

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FDA Approves Targiniq ER Extended-Release Oxycodone with Abuse-Deterrent Properties

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Targiniq ER (oxycodone hydrochloride and naloxone hydrochloride extended-release tablets), an extended-release/long-acting (ER/LA) 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....

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Titan Pharmaceuticals Announces First Patient Enrollment In Clinical Study Of Probuphine for Opioid Dependence

South San Francisco, CA - July 21, 2014 - Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (TTNP.OB) today announced enrollment of the first patients in the Phase 3 clinical study to support resubmission of the New Drug Application (NDA) for Probuphine, the company’s investigational subdermal implant for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence. The study, which...

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Health Tip: Recovering After Knee Replacement

-- Recovering from knee replacement surgery takes time, and it's important to prepare your home before the operation. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers this advice: Make sure furniture spacing allows for easy movement via crutches, a cane or walker. Remove rugs that you may trip on, and fasten any loose cords or wires. Make sure...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Keep Youngsters Outside the Pool

-- Toddlers are so curious that they're naturally drawn to an unattended pool. That's a recipe for tragedy. The Poolsafety.gov website says pool owners should take these precautions to keep curious youngsters safe: Install around any pool or spa a fence at least 4 feet high with self-latching gates. Install a lockable safety cover over the pool. Install...

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Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy

Parents of obese children often don't view their kids as unhealthy or recognize the health consequences of excess weight or inactivity, according to a new study. The children of the families surveyed for the new research were attending an obesity clinic at the Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, R.I. "A third categorized their child's health as...

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Many Kids With Medicaid Use ER as Doctor's Office: CDC

Children covered by Medicaid, the publicly funded insurance program for the poor, visit the emergency room for medical care far more often than uninsured or privately insured youngsters, a U.S. survey finds. And kids with Medicaid were more likely than those with private insurance to visit for a reason other than a serious medical problem, according...

Posted today in Pharma Industry News

Boehringer Ingelheim: Benefits and Safety of Pradaxa Repeatedly Confirmed

Ridgefield, CT, July 23, 2014 – Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) wants to set the record straight following misleading statements that the British Medical Journal (BMJ) published today regarding Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate). We are concerned that this publication may alarm patients and prompt them to stop taking Pradaxa, thereby increasing their...

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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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