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Posted today in New Drug Applications

FDA’s Arthritis Advisory Committee Recommends Approval of Celltrion’s CT-P13, a Proposed Biosimilar Infliximab

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Celltrion, a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Arthritis Advisory Committee recommended approval of all indications for CT-P13, a proposed biosimilar to Janssen Biotech Inc.'s Remicade (infliximab), by a vote of 21-3. CT-P13 is the first biosimilar monoclonal antibody...

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Smog's Health Effects Persist for Decades, Study Finds

Air pollution can increase the risk of premature death, even decades later, one of the longest running air pollution studies suggests. British scientists found the negative health effects of air pollution -- such as a higher risk of lung and heart disease -- can persist for more than 30 years. The study authors suggested that more research into the...

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Pregnant Women Benefit From Tamiflu at First Sign of Flu: Study

Early treatment with the antiviral drug Tamiflu (oseltamivir) may shorten hospital stays for pregnant women with the flu, especially those who are severely ill, new research suggests. Pregnant women are at increased risk for serious illness, complications and death from the flu, the study authors said. The new study looked at 865 pregnant women in...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

Promius Pharma Receives FDA Approval for Sernivo (betamethasone dipropionate) Spray

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dr. Reddy’s announced today that its US subsidiary, Promius Pharma, LLC, U.S. (BSE: 500124, NSE: DRREDDY, NYSE: RDY), has received approval for Sernivo (betamethasone dipropionate) Spray, 0.05% from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Sernivo Spray, a prescription topical steroid, is indicated for the treatment of mild to...

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Frequent Monitoring May Keep Alcohol Offenders Sober

A South Dakota program that requires people involved in alcohol-linked crimes to stay away from booze and be closely monitored for drinking appears to reduce deaths, a new study finds. Offenders in the program must undergo breathalyzer tests twice a day or wear bracelets that continuously check for alcohol. Those who skip or fail the tests are immediately...

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Eye Defects Seen in Some Babies Born With Zika-Linked Microcephaly

Eye defects may occur in babies born with microcephaly that seems to be linked to infection with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, researchers report. Since a Zika virus outbreak began in Brazil last April, there has been an unusual rise in the number of babies born with microcephaly (an abnormally small head). As of January, there were more than 3,000...

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VA Hospital Care Improving, Study Suggests

Veterans Affairs hospitals seem to do just as well as other U.S. hospitals when it comes to treating older men with heart disease or pneumonia, a new study suggests. The findings, published online Feb. 9 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, were called "reassuring" in light of recent negative news about the nation's VA health care system. Researchers...

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Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health Woes

The thousands of babies born in Brazil with abnormally small heads and brains -- believed to be caused by infection in the womb with the Zika virus -- typically face a lifetime of health challenges, doctors say. But not all are destined to a life of medical woes. The Brazilian babies -- who may number more than 4,000 -- have the condition known as...

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Homemade 'Dewshine' Can Be Deadly

Experts are warning about the dangers of a potentially deadly homemade concoction known as "dewshine," which is a mixture of racing fuel and Mountain Dew, a soft drink. In a recent case, two Tennessee teens died after drinking the toxic combination. It was the first known incident in the state. Two other teens were also treated, but survived, according...

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Health Tip: If You're Not Hungry

-- Watching your calories is important if you're trying to lose weight. That makes it important to avoid eating when you're not hungry. The U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases suggests these alternatives: Go for a quick walk. if you're at work, grab a friend. Distract yourself with some favorite music, a magazine or...

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Can the U.S. Win the War On Opioids?

Remember the “War on Drugs”? This may conjure images of Mexican drug lords, packages of smuggled cocaine, or clandestine DEA agents. But now we all know that the real bandit is found right in our own home — in our bathroom medicine cabinets. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 44 people in the […]

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FDA Flashback: The Top Five New Drug Approvals From 2015

This past year close to 100 new drugs were FDA-approved, so it’s encouraging to look back and see the progress that’s been made as 2015 ends. In fact, more than 40 novel drugs, including a new drug class for patients with high cholesterol, a first-time biosimilar, a life-saving heart failure drug, and a controversial agent to […]

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The Search for an Affordable Drug: 3 Practices To Outlaw

It may come as a surprise that as a pharmacist I am as mad as anyone about the ongoing trend of prescription drug price gouging. The real tragedy is that this gouging is often occurring with older prescription drugs for rare diseases that have limited manufacturer availability. It’s not that they can’t be made inexpensively; […]

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