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Posted today in Pharma Industry News

Monthly News Roundup - July 2014

GSK’s Flonase Allergy Relief Approved for OTC Use Roughly 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from nasal allergies. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Flonase Allergy Relief (fluticasone propionate 50 mcg spray) as an over-the-counter (OTC) nasal spray for the symptoms of hay fever or upper respiratory allergies. Flonase...

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Health Tip: Monitor a Blister

-- A blister usually can be managed at home with careful cleaning. But it's important to watch for signs of infection. The University of Wisconsin Health system suggests watching for these signs of infection: Pain, swelling or warmth around the blister. Red streaks moving out from the blister. Pus. Fever. ...

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Health Tip: Choosing Sunglasses

-- Sunglasses are more than just fashionable, they also reduce the risk of sun damage to your eyes. The Texas Department of Insurance suggests these features for your next pair of sunglasses: Make sure the sunglasses cover both eyes entirely. Look for sunglasses that block at least 99 percent of both UV-A and UV-B rays. If you need safety glasses...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

Aqua Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of Acticlate (doxycycline hyclate USP) Tablets

West Chester, Pa. — July 28, 2014 West Chester-based Aqua Pharmaceuticals, an Almirall company, today announces the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the NDA for Acticlate (doxycycline hyclate USP) Tablets, 150 mg and 75 mg, thereby continuing Aqua’s leadership in medical dermatology and oral antibiotics for acne. Acticlate...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Expands Approved Use of Imbruvica for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Imbruvica (ibrutinib) to treat patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who carry a deletion in chromosome 17 (17p deletion), which is associated with poor responses to standard treatment for CLL. Imbruvica received a breakthrough therapy designation for this use. The...

Posted 3 days ago in Clinical Trials

Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals Successfully Completes First Clinical Trial for Heart Failure Drug CXL-1427

Chapel Hill, NC — July 28, 2014 — Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today the positive results of a clinical trial demonstrating that CXL-1427, a novel potential treatment for acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF), was well tolerated in healthy volunteers. The company has now initiated dosing of hospitalized patients with decompensated...

Posted today in Medical

Could a Blood Test Predict Suicide Risk?

Clues to whether a person is at risk for suicide could lie in a simple blood test, a new study suggests. Chemical changes to a gene involved in the brain's response to stress hormones may help spur suicidal thoughts and behaviors, the study's authors explained. Spotting those changes in a blood sample might help alert doctors to a patient's risk for...

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Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC

Medical costs for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the United States are more than $32 billion each year, according to new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The yearly financial toll of COPD (which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis) is expected to reach an estimated $49 billion by 2020. "For...

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Health Highlights: July 30, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Leading Doctor in Ebola Outbreak Dies From the Disease One of the leading physicians in the fight against an outbreak of deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has himself died after battling the illness. According to the Associated Press, physician...

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Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia

Spending time in a garden might help soothe the agitation that commonly strikes people with dementia, a new review suggests. Looking at 17 past studies, British researchers found evidence that watering plants, or sitting or strolling in a garden can help soothe some dementia patients' anxiety. The study authors cautioned that the effects of gardens...

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Recently added consumer and prescribing information: Zydelig, Targiniq ER, Kerydin, Beleodaq, Afrezza, Sivextro, Bunavail, Jublia, Omidria, Dalvance

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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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