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Posted today in Pharma Industry News

CDC and Texas Health Department Confirm First Ebola Case Diagnosed in the U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed today, through laboratory tests, the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States in a person who had traveled to Dallas, Texas from Liberia. The patient did not have symptoms when leaving West Africa, but developed symptoms approximately four days after arriving in the U.S....

Posted today in Medical

CDC Confirms First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola in United States

The first confirmed case of Ebola has surfaced in the United States, involving a man who recently flew here from Liberia, federal health officials announced late Tuesday. The critically ill patient, being cared for at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, has been diagnosed with the deadly virus, officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease...

Posted yesterday in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Revised Indication for Ozurdex for the Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema

IRVINE, Calif.-September 29, 2014 - Allergan, Inc., announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Ozurdex (dexamethasone intravitreal implant) 0.7 mg, a sustained-release biodegradable steroid implant, for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME). Ozurdex was originally approved in June as a treatment for DME in...

Posted yesterday in Clinical Trials

FDA Approves NeuroGenetic Pharmaceuticals Application To Begin Clinical Trials for NGP 555

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 29, 2014 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Investigational New Drug (IND) application from NeuroGenetic Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NGP) to begin clinical trials on its NGP 555 compound to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The approval follows successful completion of all preclinical phases under...

Posted today in Medical

Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study

Children conceived either less than one year or more than five years after the birth of a sibling could be at increased risk for autism, a new study suggests. However, both the study's lead author and an outside expert agree that the research can't prove that birth spacing has any causative role in autism. "Most importantly, it is important that parents...

Posted today in Medical

Gene Study Finds No Proof Vitamin D Guards Against Type 2 Diabetes

There's no genetic evidence that high levels of vitamin D can prevent type 2 diabetes, a new study says. Some previous research had suggested that elevated levels of vitamin D might protect people against type 2 diabetes, raising the possibility of a link between vitamin D deficiency and the blood sugar disease. In this study, British researchers investigated...

Posted today in Medical

Head Injuries May Raise Chances of Risky Behavior by Teens

Teenagers who have experienced a traumatic brain injury are much more likely to engage in a wide range of risky behaviors, Canadian researchers report. Both boys and girls were more likely to smoke, use drugs, drink alcohol and get poor grades after they endured a blow to the head that knocked them out for longer than five minutes or landed them in...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Plan Ahead for Healthy Dinners

-- It can be difficult to find the time, energy and motivation to put together a healthy family dinner every night of the week. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions: Create a menu of five-to-seven family-approved meals. Strive for easy, crowd-pleasing dishes, and be sure to include fruit, vegetables and a grain. Pack your...

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Health Tip: Help Prevent Acne Scars

-- Proper skin care can minimize acne and help prevent scarring. The Womenshealth.gov website offers these suggestions: Wash skin carefully twice per day, and after heavy sweating. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser, from the hairline to below the jawline. Rinse thoroughly and avoid harsh scrubbing. Wash your hair daily, and more frequently if your...

Posted today in Medical

Health Highlights: Oct. 1, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Doctors, Hospitals Received Billions From Drug and Medical Device Companies About 546,000 doctors and 1,360 teaching hospitals in the United States received billions of dollars from drug and medical device makers in the second half of 2013, according...

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Recently added consumer and prescribing information: Trulicity, Movantik, Contrave, Keytruda, Kabiven, Triumeq, Arnuity Ellipta, Cerdelga, Jardiance, Plegridy

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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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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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