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Posted today in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Trulicity (dulaglutide) for Type 2 Diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Trulicity (dulaglutide), a once-weekly subcutaneous injection to improve glycemic control (blood sugar levels), along with diet and exercise, in adults with type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes affects about 26 million people and accounts for more than 90 percent of diabetes cases diagnosed in the...

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Health Tip: Losing Weight After Baby

-- When you're ready to get back in shape after baby is born, remember that slow and steady is the healthy way to go. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions: Give your body at least a month to recover from childbirth before you try to lose weight. Never skip meals. Focus on eating nutrient-rich, healthy foods -- rather...

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Health Tip: Why Proteins Are Essential

-- Proteins are an essential part of your diet, but it's important to choose healthy, lean proteins to keep your body going strong. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says benefits of healthy proteins include: They're rich in nutrients, including B vitamins, vitamin E, iron, zinc and magnesium. Proteins are the building blocks for blood, muscles,...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Movantik (naloxegol) for Opioid-Induced Constipation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Movantik (naloxegol), an oral treatment for opioid-induced constipation in adults with chronic non-cancer pain. Opioids are a class of drugs that are used to treat and manage pain. A common side effect associated with the use of these drugs are that they reduce the gastrointestinal tract’s motility,...

Posted 2 days ago in Clinical Trials

Merck Announces Data from Phase 3 Study for Odanacatib for Treatment of Osteoporosis

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Monday, September 15, 2014 -- Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced data from the pivotal Phase 3 fracture outcomes study for odanacatib in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Odanacatib is Merck’s investigational once-weekly cathepsin K inhibitor. In the Long-Term Odanacatib Fracture Trial...

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Research Shows Possible Neurological Patterns for PTSD Symptoms

Imaging technology has shed new light on how certain symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) manifest in the brain, according to a new study. PTSD is a mental health condition that can cause a wide range of debilitating symptoms, such as flashbacks to a traumatic event, being in a constant state of stress and avoiding certain situation and...

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FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use

There is little evidence that testosterone replacement therapy effectively treats normally sagging levels of the hormone in aging American males, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel said Wednesday. The panel, from two key FDA committees, overwhelmingly voted, 20-1, to tighten use of the popular drugs and require drug makers to conduct...

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One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections, Study Says

Just a single dose of a common antidepressant can quickly alter the way brain cells communicate with one another, early research suggests. The findings, reported online Sept. 18 in Current Biology, are a step toward better understanding the brain's response to widely prescribed antidepressants. Experts said the hope is to eventually be able to predict...

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ER Waiting Times Vary Significantly, Studies Find

When it comes to emergency room waiting times, patients seeking care at larger urban hospitals are likely to spend more time staring down the clock than those seen at smaller or more rural facilities, new research suggests. "The experience of crowding and our ability to provide timely emergency care varies dramatically across hospitals in the United...

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New Ebola Cases Top 700 in Just One Week, Officials Report

In a sign that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is starting to spread faster than ever, the World Health Organization said Thursday that more than 700 new cases of the deadly viral infection were reported in just one week. That brings the total number of cases to more than 5,300, with roughly half of those reported in the past three weeks, the Associated...

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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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