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Posted today in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Movantik (naloxegol) for Opioid-Induced Constipation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Movantik (naloxegol), an oral treatment for opioid-induced constipation in adults with chronic non-cancer pain. Opioids are a class of drugs that are used to treat and manage pain. A common side effect associated with the use of these drugs are that they reduce the gastrointestinal tract’s motility,...

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Health Tip: Know Your Risk for Anemia

-- Anemia occurs when the blood lacks enough red blood cells, often due to poor diet or disease. The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute mentions these risk factors for anemia: Eating a poor diet that's deficient in minerals, vitamins or iron. Being pregnant, which increases blood volume and draws iron and folic acid from the blood. Having...

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Health Tip: Creating a Circuit Training Workout

-- Circuit training workouts involve moving between a number of cardio and strengthening exercise areas without resting. Proponents say these workouts burn calories quickly and help fight boredom. The American Council on Exercise offers these suggestions for creating a circuit training workout: Run up and down stairs or the driveway, jump rope,...

Posted yesterday in Clinical Trials

Merck Announces Data from Phase 3 Study for Odanacatib for Treatment of Osteoporosis

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Monday, September 15, 2014 -- Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced data from the pivotal Phase 3 fracture outcomes study for odanacatib in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Odanacatib is Merck’s investigational once-weekly cathepsin K inhibitor. In the Long-Term Odanacatib Fracture Trial...

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Health Highlights: Sept. 16, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: 1 in 3 Retired NFL Players Will Suffer Neurological Problems, Records Show One in three retired National Football League players will develop neurological problems, and those problems will develop at "notably younger ages" than is normal, numbers...

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Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women's Urinary Incontinence

Effective treatment options exist for women with urinary incontinence that don't involve medication or surgery, according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians. Exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, bladder training and weight loss could help, the group advised. Women with stress urinary incontinence have problems holding...

Posted today in Medical

FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is focusing on the "Low T" fad, questioning whether the boom in testosterone replacement therapy is helping or harming the health of aging American males. At a joint meeting scheduled for Sept. 17-18, two key FDA committees will discuss whether doctors are prescribing testosterone therapy for too many men, and...

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Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study

A new blood test is the first objective scientific way to diagnose major depression in adults, a new study claims. The test measures the levels of nine genetic indicators (known as "RNA markers") in the blood. The blood test could also determine who will respond to cognitive behavioral therapy, one of the most common and effective treatments for depression,...

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Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol, Report Finds

Illegal drug use among teens in the United States is on the decline, according to a new federal report. Encouragingly, the new study also found that alcohol use, binge drinking and the use of tobacco products among young people between the ages of 12 and 17 also dropped between 2002 and 2013. The annual survey of 70,000 people aged 12 and older across...

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Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe, Effective

Almost all the various treatment options for blood clots that form in veins are equally safe and effective, new research shows. In exploring the safety and effectiveness of treatments for such blood clots as deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism (blood clot in a lung), Canadian researchers analyzed outcomes associated with eight blood-thinning...

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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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