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FDA Expands Uses of Vyvanse to Treat Binge-Eating Disorder

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved uses of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) to treat binge-eating disorder in adults. The drug is the first FDA-approved medication to treat this condition. In binge-eating disorder, patients have recurrent episodes of compulsive overeating during which they consume larger amounts...

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Health Tip: Prepare Your Child for College

-- Before sending your child to college, sure your teen is ready to take charge of his or her own health. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests: Visit the doctor to ensure your child is up to date on all vaccinations. Find out how to coordinate health care between the doctor at home and the health center at school. Make sure your child knows...

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Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among Americans Under 50

Although the overall rate of colon cancer has fallen in recent decades, new research suggests that over the last 20 years the disease has been increasing among young and early middle-aged American adults. At issue are colon cancer rates among men and women between the ages of 20 and 49, a group that generally isn't covered by public health guidelines. "This...

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FDA Approves Evotaz (atazanavir and cobicistat) for HIV-1 Infection in Adults

January 29, 2015 --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Evotaz (atazanavir 300 mg and cobicistat 150 mg) tablets in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults. Evotaz is coformulated to be one pill, once-daily,...

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FDA Expands Approved Use of Imbruvica for Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Imbruvica (ibrutinib) for patients with Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia (WM), a rare form of cancer that begins in the body’s immune system. The drug received a breakthrough therapy designation for this use. A type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, WM usually gets worse slowly over...

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Health Tip: Drink Responsibly

-- Responsible drinking is a surefire way to prevent alcohol abuse and alcohol poisoning, a dangerous complication of drinking too much. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests: Don't over-drink or binge drink. Don't mix alcohol with energy drinks. The caffeine in energy drinks may mask the effects of alcohol and lead to drinking...

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Obama to Announce Major Personalized Medicine Initiative

In what could be a significant advance for personalized medicine, President Barack Obama will ask Congress to fund a research program aimed at developing treatments that would be tailored to a patient's individual genes, the White House said Friday. The plan would give scientists access to genetic and medical information for about 1 million American...

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Girls Outperform Boys Academically Around the Globe, Study Says

Girls tend to get better grades in reading, math and science than boys, according to a new study that challenges the widely held belief that boys do better in these subjects than girls. "Even in countries where women's liberties are severely restricted, we found that girls are outperforming boys in reading, mathematics and science literacy by age 15,...

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Teens, Young Adults Most Likely to Go to ER After Car Accidents: Report

In a finding that won't surprise many parents, a new government analysis shows that teens and young adults are the most likely to show up in a hospital ER with injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident. Race was another factor that raised the chances of crash-related ER visits, with rates being higher for blacks than they were for whites or Hispanics,...

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Flame Retardants May Raise Risk of Preterm Births, Study Finds

Pregnant women exposed to high levels of flame-retardant chemicals may be at increased risk for having premature babies, a new study indicates. Researchers analyzed blood samples from pregnant women when they were admitted to hospital for delivery. Those with higher levels of flame-retardant chemicals in their bodies were more likely to have preterm...

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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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