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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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Health Tip: Handling Your Child's Fears About Weight

-- What does a parent do if you hear your child lament, "I'm fat?" The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests: Discussing with your child where the negative sentiments came from. Asking if your child has been teased about weight. Asking if something seen on television or on the Internet inspired negative thoughts. Addressing promptly any...

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Health Highlights: Jan. 29, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Ebola Cases Lowest Since June: WHO The three countries hardest hit by Ebola -- Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia have reported fewer than 100 cases in the past week, for the first time since June, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The...

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FDA Approves Triferic for Iron Replacement and Maintenance of Hemoglobin in Hemodialysis Patients

Rockwell Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq:RMTI), a fully-integrated biopharmaceutical company targeting end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) with innovative products and services for the treatment of iron replacement, secondary hyperparathyroidism and hemodialysis, announced today that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has...

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Health Tip: Using Sunscreen

-- While anyone who applies sunscreen will benefit from its protection, some people should never venture outside without it, experts say. The Cleveland Clinic suggests wearing sunscreen if you: Spend a great deal of time outdoors. Have fair skin that burns easily. Ski often. Frequently work in your garden. Sunbathe. ...

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Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer, Study Finds

People with diabetes are less likely to take their diabetes medications if they've been diagnosed with cancer, researchers report. The new study included more than 16,000 diabetes patients, average age 68, taking drugs to lower their blood sugar. Of those patients, more than 3,200 were diagnosed with cancer. "This study revealed that the medication...

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Nearly 1 in 10 Adults Skips Meds Due to Cost, CDC Says

Nearly one in 10 American adults don't take their medications as prescribed because they can't afford to, health officials reported Thursday. High drug costs in the United States may be hurting the very people the medications are meant to help, the new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests. About 15 percent of U.S....

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Binge-Watching TV May Be Sign of Depression, Loneliness

Binge-watching television is linked with feeling lonely and depressed, a new study suggests. "Even though some people argue that binge-watching is a harmless addiction, findings from our study suggest that binge-watching should no longer be viewed this way," study author Yoon Hi Sung said in a news release from the International Communication Association. The...

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Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds

A cluster of 12 Colorado children are suffering muscle weakness and paralysis similar to that caused by polio, and doctors are concerned these cases could be linked to a nationwide outbreak of what's usually a rare respiratory virus. Despite treatment, 10 of the children first diagnosed late last summer still have ongoing problems, the authors noted,...

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Acne Gel Linked to Rare Side Effect, Doctors Warn

For certain people, the acne treatment Aczone may be linked to a rare blood disorder, a new case study contends. A 19-year-old woman who had used Aczone -- the skin gel version of the drug dapsone -- for a week developed a serious condition called methemoglobinemia. The patient showed up at a Pittsburgh emergency room with a headache, shortness of...

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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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