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FDA Approves Rapivab (peramivir) to Treat Influenza Infection

On December 19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Rapivab (peramivir) to treat influenza infection in adults. Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. Flu infections can range from mild to severe and can sometimes lead to hospitalization and death. According to the Centers for...

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Health Tip: Finding Time for Fitness

-- Struggling to fit in 30 minutes of daily exercise? The American Heart Association recommends you: Go for a walk. Take the dog or child, or head to the mall and do laps while you window shop. Get together a group of friends for a team sport or exercise. Walk while you're talking on the phone. Park further from the door at work or while running...

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Mother's Depression Tied to Later Delinquency in Kids

Teens are more likely to smoke, drink and use marijuana -- and to do so at an earlier age -- if their mothers were depressed when the kids were in grade school, a new study says. These same teens are also more likely to engage in violence and other delinquent behaviors, according to the study, published online Dec. 22 in Pediatrics. The researchers...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Lynparza (olaparib) to Treat Advanced Ovarian Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Lynparza (olaparib), a new drug treatment for women with advanced ovarian cancer associated with defective BRCA genes, as detected by an FDA-approved test. Ovarian cancer forms in the ovary, one of a pair of female reproductive glands where ova, or eggs, are formed. The National...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Zerbaxa (ceftolozane/tazobactam) for Complicated Intra-Abdominal/Urinary Tract Infections

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Zerbaxa (ceftolozane/tazobactam), a new antibacterial drug product, to treat adults with complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAI) and complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI). Zerbaxa is a combination product containing ceftolozane, a cephalosporin antibacterial drug, and tazobactam, a beta-lactamase...

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Bone Drugs May Protect Against Endometrial Cancer

Bisphosphonates, which are drugs that treat bone loss, may lower the risk of endometrial cancer, new research suggests. The study found that women taking the drugs had about half the risk of endometrial cancer compared to women who don't take the drugs. Endometrial cancer -- one of the most common types of cancer in women -- affects the lining of the...

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Health Highlights: Dec. 22, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Approves Combo Hepatitis C Treatment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new combination treatment for people with chronic hepatitis C virus infection, which can lead to advanced liver disease without treatment. The drug,...

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Health Tip: Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea

-- Sleep apnea causes brief disruptions in breathing as you sleep. It can lead to any of the dangers of sleep deprivation, such as daytime fatigue. The U.S. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute says warning signs of sleep apnea include: Loud, persistent snoring, including gasping or choking sounds. Daytime sleepiness. Morning headaches. Difficulty...

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Certain Antibiotic/Statin Combos May Be Unsafe Mix: Study

Seniors who take the antibiotic Biaxin (clarithromycin) along with certain types of cholesterol-lowering statins are at risk for drug interaction side effects that can lead to hospitalization or even death, a new study suggests. "Physicians need to be made aware of this newly described dangerous interaction and consider alternative antibiotics to prevent...

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Immune System May Play Role in Obesity

Certain immune system cells may play an important role in weight control, an early study suggests. Scientists had known that the immune cells may help ward off obesity in mice. The new findings are the first to suggest the same is true in humans, researchers report in the Dec. 22 online edition of Nature. The investigators found that the cells, known...

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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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