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FDA Approves for Triumeq (abacavir, dolutegravir and lamivudine) for the treatment of HIV-1 Infection

ViiV Healthcare announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Triumeq (abacavir 600mg, dolutegravir 50mg and lamivudine 300mg) tablets for the treatment of HIV-1 infection.1 Triumeq is ViiV Healthcare’s first dolutegravir-based fixed-dose combination, offering many people living with HIV the option of a single-pill regimen...

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Food Allergies More Common Among Inner City Kids, Study Finds

Inner city children have a higher-than-normal risk of developing food allergies, a new study finds. Researchers followed 516 inner city children in four U.S. cities -- Baltimore, Boston, New York and St. Louis -- from birth until age 5 and found that at least 10 percent of them developed an allergy to milk, eggs or peanuts. Because only the three...

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Simple Steps Make Shots Less Scary for Kids, Nurse Says

Many children get anxious or afraid when they have to get a vaccination, but there are a number of ways that parents can make these shots easier for their kids, an expert suggests. The first step is to explain to children in an age-appropriate way that the vaccinations help protect their health, said Rita John, director of the pediatric primary care...

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FDA Approves Cerdelga (eliglustat) for Type 1 Gaucher Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cerdelga (eliglustat) for the long-term treatment of adult patients with the Type 1 form of Gaucher disease, a rare genetic disorder. Gaucher disease occurs in people who do not produce enough of an enzyme called glucocerebrosidase. The enzyme deficiency causes fatty materials to collect in the...

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FDA Approves Eliquis (apixaban) for the Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Eliquis for the treatment of DVT and PE, and for the reduction in the risk of recurrent DVT and PE following initial therapy. Combined,...

Posted 2 days ago in Clinical Trials

Lilly's Ixekizumab Superior to Etanercept and Placebo in Phase 3 Psoriasis Studies

Eli Lilly and Company's (NYSE: LLY) investigational medicine ixekizumab was statistically superior to etanercept and placebo on all skin clearance measures in Phase 3 studies, the company said today in disclosing top-line results from its pivotal UNCOVER studies in moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. "These data are important for people suffering...

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College Prep 101

College can be a challenging time for young people, but there are a number of things they can do to make the most of their new life, an expert says. This is "a time to adjust, explore, meet new people and learn to manage the temptations of new freedom," Luis Manzo, executive director of student wellness and assessment at St. John's University in New...

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With Kids in School, Parents Can Work Out

Back-to-school time provides an opportunity for parents to develop an exercise plan that fits into the family schedules, an expert suggests. "Forget New Year's resolutions; the start of a child's school year can also be the start of a new fitness and exercise program for parents," Karin Richards, a professor of kinesiology at the University of the...

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Cosmetic Eye Procedure May Ease Migraines, Small Study Says

Cosmetic eyelid surgery involving specific nerves may do more than improve your looks -- the procedure may also provide migraine relief for some, according to new research. The technique involves making incisions in the upper eyelid to deactivate so-called "trigger" nerves. This process also lifts the lid, a technique known as blepharoplasty. The...

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One Part of the Brain Doesn't Age, Study Suggests

At least one part of an older person's brain can still process information as well as younger people, according to new research. Researchers compared the spatial attention skills of 60 older adults and younger people. Spatial attention is important for many areas of life, from walking and driving to picking up and using items. "Our studies have found...

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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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