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Mekinist (trametinib) is a kinase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma with BRAF ...
Tafinlar (dabrafenib) is a kinase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma with BRAF ...
Xofigo (radium 223 dichloride) is an alpha particle-emitting radioactive therapeutic agent indicated for the treatment of patients with ...
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Heplisav (hepatitis b adult vaccine) is an investigational vaccine in development for the immunization against infection caused by all ...
Tivozanib is an oral, once-daily, investigational tyrosine kinase inhibitor in development for the treatment of advanced renal cell ...
SGX942 is an innate defense regulator (IDR) in development for the treatment of oral mucositis as a result of radiation and/or chemotherapy ...
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IMS Health Study Identifies $200+ Billion Annual Opportunity from Using Medicines More Responsibly U.S. Report Finds Recent Improvements in Patient Adherence, Antibiotic Prescribing and Generics Use; Advances Observed in Stakeholder Collaboration and Incentive Alignment PARSIPPANY, NJ, June 19, 2013 – Avoidable costs of more than $200 billion are incurred each year in the U.S....
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Doctors' Group Supports Ban on Energy Drink Ads for Kids The marketing of energy drinks to young people should be banned, the American Medical Association said in a policy endorsed Tuesday at its annual policy meeting. The new policy calls for limiting how the caffeinated drinks are sold to consumers...
In the latest blow to drugmakers that market HPV vaccines, the Japanese health ministry has withdrawn its recommendation for vaccination after receiving hundreds of side effects reports of long-term pain and numbness, among other things, The Asahi Shimbun writes. Although vaccines will remain available, local health officials are being told not to promote vaccination while studies are conducted....
WEDNESDAY, June 19 -- In an effort to focus greater attention on the weight-gain epidemic plaguing the United States, the American Medical Association has now classified obesity as a disease. The decision will hopefully pave the way for more attention by doctors on obesity and its dangerous complications, and may even increase insurance coverage for treatments, experts said. "Recognizing obesity as...
WEDNESDAY, June 19 -- Could screening for colon cancer someday be as easy as having a blood test? Researchers say just such a test is showing early promise in trials. The screening checks for levels of miR-21 -- a piece of DNA known as microRNA. Researchers in the gastrointestinal cancer research lab at the Baylor Research Institute in Dallas studied several hundred patients with either colorectal...
WEDNESDAY, June 19 -- Vaccination against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) is proving highly effective in reducing the spread of the sexually transmitted virus among young women, new research shows. The rate of new infections with strains of HPV targeted by the vaccine have dropped by 56 percent among females aged 14 to 19 since the first vaccine was approved in 2006, report researchers...
WEDNESDAY, June 19 -- Whooping cough cases are escalating in the United States, and many American adults are unknowingly exposing vulnerable babies to the potentially deadly disease because their vaccinations are not up to date, a new survey finds. "[Whooping cough] is a very preventable disease, but many adults may think their childhood vaccinations still are protecting them against it," said Dr....
WEDNESDAY, June 19 -- There's more evidence that routine colonoscopy confers life-extending benefits. A new study that included almost 1,100 patients found that those whose cancer was spotted by colonoscopy tended to have an earlier stage of disease at the time of their diagnosis, as well as better survival. In contrast, patients whose colorectal cancer was not diagnosed through colonoscopy were at...
WEDNESDAY, June 19 -- Addie Parker was a happy 4-year-old who appeared to have the flu. But within hours she was in a coma. Tragically, her parents weren't familiar with the signs of type 1 diabetes -- extreme fatigue, thirst and sweet-smelling breath, among others -- in time to save their little girl. Soon after she was diagnosed, Addie's brain hemorrhaged. She died six days later, about a month shy...
WEDNESDAY, June 19 -- A higher dose of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs did not increase the risk of kidney injury in heart attack survivors, according to preliminary study findings. Statins have been shown to reduce the risk of a first heart attack or repeat ones, but some recent studies have suggested that higher doses of the drugs may be linked to a higher incidence of kidney injury. To investigate...
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The latest U.S. drug sales data has been released by Drugs.com. The top five drugs have minor shifts in rank but exhibit positive growth for Q1 2013. Abilify, Otsuka’s second generation antipsychotic, and Nexium, AstraZeneca’s leading acid blocker, rank as the top two drugs by sales for the fourth quarter in a row. Both agents ...
We are extremely proud to announce that Drugs.com has been nominated for the prestigious Webby Awards. Kudos to the hard working team! This is their fourth nomination in five years. To yet again be judged among the Internet’s top 5 health web sites is indeed an honor. But wait, there’s more… we need your vote! The ...
Today we are officially launching a new consumer tool to join other leading Drugs.com apps – the Drugs.com Medication Guide. Patients and caregivers will have instant access to their most recent personal medication records, the latest advice on drug therapy and medical conditions, and breaking health news tailored to their needs. In addition, consumers can ...