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Posted today in New Drug Applications

QRxPharma Issues Statement On Moxduo Advisory Committee Meeting

Sydney, Australia and Bedminster, New Jersey- April 23, 2014 -- QRxPharma (ASX: QRX and OTCQX: QRXPY) announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee has voted to recommend against approval of Moxduo, an immediate release Dual Opioid® for the treatment of moderate to...

Posted today in Medical

Two Drugs Work Equally Well for Epileptic Seizures in Kids: Study

Researchers comparing two drugs used to treat epileptic seizures in children -- lorazepam (Ativan) and diazepam (Valium) -- found no difference between them in safety or effectiveness. Although previous studies gave the edge to Ativan, Dr. James Chamberlain, lead researcher for the new study, gave several reasons why Valium might be as good or better. "Unexpectedly,...

Posted today in Medical

Glaucoma Drug May Help Reverse Obesity-Related Vision Loss

A drug used to treat glaucoma eye disease can also help people with vision loss linked to obesity, a new study reveals. Researchers examined the effectiveness of the inexpensive drug, called acetazolamide (Diamox), in women and men with the condition known as "idiopathic intracranial hypertension." According to the researchers, the disorder primarily...

Posted yesterday in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Cyramza for Stomach Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cyramza (ramucirumab) to treat patients with advanced stomach cancer or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma, a form of cancer located in the region where the esophagus joins the stomach. Stomach cancer forms in the tissues lining the stomach and mostly affects older adults. According to the...

Posted yesterday in Clinical Trials

Pfizer Announces Positive Top-Line Results From Two Phase 3 Trials Of Tofacitinib In Plaque Psoriasis

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today top-line results from two pivotal Phase 3 trials from the Oral treatment Psoriasis Trials (OPT) Program, OPT Pivotal #1 (A3921078) and OPT Pivotal #2 (A3921079), evaluating the efficacy and safety of tofacitinib, an oral Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor, the first in a new class of medicines being investigated for...

Posted today in Medical

New Drugs May Help Prevent Migraines

Two experimental drugs may help prevent migraines in people who suffer multiple attacks a month, according to preliminary findings from a pair of clinical trials. The drugs, one given by IV and one by injection, are part of a new approach to preventing migraine headaches. They are "monoclonal antibodies" that target a tiny protein called the calcitonin...

Posted today in Medical

Spouse's Sunny Outlook May Be Good for Your Health

Marriage vows often include the promise to stick together for better or for worse, and research now suggests that when it comes to your health, having an optimistic spouse is better. Researchers analyzed data gathered from 1,970 heterosexual American couples over the age of 50 who were followed for four years and provided details about their health. The...

Posted today in Medical

For Many Older Men, Impotence Is Treatable Without Drugs

A new study reminds men with erectile dysfunction that there's help out there that doesn't require a prescription: diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes. Losing weight, eating better, getting more active, drinking less alcohol and getting better sleep can all help reverse problems that contribute to impotence, according to a new study published...

Posted today in Medical

Low Blood Sugar May Affect Heartbeat in People With Diabetes

Low blood sugar levels -- known as hypoglycemia -- in people with diabetes may cause potentially dangerous changes in heart rate, according to a small new study. This study's findings may help explain why a large-scale study found that very tight control of blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes led to higher-than-expected death rates. It...

Posted today in Medical

For Teen Drivers, Unruly Passengers May Be Greater Threat Than Phones

Teen drivers distracted by passengers' loud talking and fooling around are more likely to be involved in serious incidents than those distracted by technology such as cell phones, according to a new study. "Forty-three states currently restrict newly licensed drivers from having more than one young passenger in their vehicle," Robert Foss, senior research...

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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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Introducing the Drugs.com redesign

After a lot of effort from our NY brand agency and in-house designers, we have started to roll out a new look for Drugs.com. First step is a logo and menu change. At the same time we have a team working through updating all the mobile apps, Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Youtube channels. Wow, we’re […]

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