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Posted today in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Spritam (levetiracetam) as the First 3D Printed Drug Product

Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Company today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Spritam (levetiracetam) for oral use as a prescription adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial onset seizures, myoclonic seizures and primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures in adults and children with epilepsy.1 Spritam utilizes Aprecia's...

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Health Tip: Plan to Eat Healthier

-- A healthier diet can help you look and feel better. And when armed with the right information and some healthy snacks, eating well isn't that difficult. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases suggests: Limit your intake of pizza, sodas and sweet treats. Drink plenty of water and low-fat or fat-free milk. Lean dairy...

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Health Tip: Avoid Canker Sore Pain

-- Canker sores are painful lesions that tend to develop inside the cheek or lips, on the gums or under the tongue. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this advice to help ease canker sore pain: Avoid chewing gum. Steer clear of foods that are particularly spicy, crunchy or hard. Use a soft toothbrush after every meal, and floss daily...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Finacea (azelaic acid) Foam for Rosacea

Bayer HealthCare today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Finacea (azelaic acid) Foam, 15% for the topical treatment of the inflammatory papules and pustules of mild to moderate rosacea. The approval is based on results from two pivotal clinical trials examining the efficacy and safety of Finacea Foam compared to...

Posted 3 days ago in Clinical Trials

Vaccine Candidate Potentially Effective Against Ebola in Large Trial in Guinea

NewLink Genetics Corporation (NASDAQ:NLNK) today announced that the international partnership studying the VSV-ZEBOV (Ebola) vaccine candidate in Guinea has released interim data suggesting that it is effective against Ebola in a large clinical trial. According to the announcement, the interim results suggest that the vaccine candidate demonstrates...

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Health Highlights: Aug 3, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: NYC Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Claims 4th Victim New numbers released Saturday by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene show that the continuing outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has now claimed a fourth life, with 65 people...

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Severe 'Picky Eating' May Point to Mental Health Issues in Kids

A kid who is a seriously "picky eater" is also likely to struggle with emotional problems like anxiety and depression, new research suggests. About 3 percent of kids suffer from severe selective eating, to the extent that they can't eat out at a restaurant, said lead researcher Nancy Zucker, an eating disorders specialist at Duke University Medical...

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Urine Test Might Find Pancreatic Cancer Early, Study Suggests

Scientists report that they have developed a urine test that may detect pancreatic cancer at an early stage. Usually, symptoms of this deadly disease do not appear until it is at an advanced stage and has spread, and little can be done to save the patient. Researchers have been looking for a way to screen people for pancreatic cancer in the hopes that...

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FDA Approves New Rosacea Treatment Finacea Foam

A new prescription treatment for the common skin condition rosacea was approved on Monday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Rosacea is a chronic disease that causes redness and pimples on the skin. In most cases, it affects only the face. Rosacea is most common in women and people with fair complexions, according to the U.S. National Library...

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Dementia Meds May Lead to Harmful Weight Loss: Study

A class of drugs widely used to treat dementia -- called cholinesterase inhibitors -- could cause harmful weight loss in some patients, a new study suggests. These medications include Aricept (donepezil), Razadyne (galantamine) and Exelon (rivastigmine). "Our study provides evidence in a large, real-world population that cholinesterase inhibitors...

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Drug Shortages: Has the FDA Response Made an Impact?

Rationing of much needed medications for patients is a scary thought for me as a healthcare professional. I can understand when an orphan drug may go in short supply for a rare disease, but when commonly used medications like antibiotics and intravenous fluids become scarce, I wonder what the forces are that cause this to […]

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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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