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Posted today in Clinical Trials

Pfizer and Merck to Collaborate on Study Evaluating Novel Anti-Cancer Combination Regimen

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, through a subsidiary, announced today that they have entered into an agreement to explore the therapeutic potential of the combination of Pfizer’s crizotinib (XALKORI®) with Merck’s investigational anti-PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab, in...

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Heart Studies Don't Reflect Real-World Patients, Study Finds

People who take part in clinical trials of new heart disease treatments are generally younger and healthier than the typical heart patient, a new study confirms. Experts said the findings, which appear in the Aug. 27 Journal of the American Medical Association, aren't surprising -- but they are troubling. "It's of major concern that clinical trials...

Posted yesterday in New Drug Approvals

Iroko Pharmaceuticals Gains FDA Approval of Zorvolex for Management of Osteoarthritis Pain

PHILADELPHIA, August 25, 2014 — Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a global specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to advancing the science of analgesia, announced today the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Zorvolex (diclofenac) capsules, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), for the management of osteoarthritis...

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FDA Approves New Indication for Promacta (eltrombopag) for Severe Aplastic Anemia

26 August 2014 -- GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for the once-daily use of Promacta (eltrombopag) in patients with severe aplastic anemia (SAA) who have had an insufficient response to immunosuppressive therapy (IST).1 SAA...

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Hormone Might Help Preemies' Brains

A hormone used to reduce the need for blood transfusions might also protect the brains of premature babies, a new study suggests. Synthetic erythropoietin (EPO), which stimulates red blood cell production, appears to prevent brain damage when used shortly after preterm birth, said lead researcher Dr. Petra Huppi, a professor of pediatrics and newborn...

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2 Cases Suggest Stem Cell Transplant Might Ease 'Stiff Person' Syndrome

Two women with a rare disorder called stiff person syndrome recovered after receiving transplants of their own stem cells, a study shows. Stiff person syndrome is rare neurological disease that causes stiffness of the skeletal muscles and painful muscle spasms. In severe cases, the disorder makes it difficult to move or walk. Both of the women were...

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Health Tip: Preparing for the First Day of School

-- Your child may be excited yet anxious about school, especially if he or she is going to a new school. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to help your child prepare: Remind your child about the positives of going to school, such as seeing old friends. Talk with your child about what he or she is feeling. Explain that most children are...

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Health Highlights: Aug. 26, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Blood Pressure Controlled Best by Patient: Study Patients with hypertension who monitored their own blood pressure at home, and adjusted their medications accordingly, had better blood pressure readings after a year than those who were under the care...

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Health Tip: Do You Talk in Your Sleep?

-- Talking during sleep can affect your ability to feel rested the next day, not to mention that it can keep your partner awake. The National Sleep Foundation suggests how to help prevent talking during sleep: Stick to a consistent sleep schedule. Make sure you get enough sleep each night. Avoid alcohol and eating before bed. Manage your stress. ...

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Everest Study Finds High Altitude Affects Blood Pressure

In a new study done from the heights of Mount Everest, Italian researchers found that your blood pressure steadily increases if you ascend to great heights. They also found that a drug widely used to treat high blood pressure was ineffective once climbers reached above a certain altitude. The findings, reported online Aug. 27 in the European Heart Journal,...

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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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