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FDA launches public education campaign to prevent and reduce tobacco use among LGBT young adults

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the launch of a historic public education campaign aimed at preventing and reducing tobacco use among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young adults ages 18-24. Of the more than 2 million LGBT young adults in the U.S., more than 800,000 smoke occasionally. The “This Free Life” campaign...

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Health Tip: Selecting a Sleep Mask

-- Bright light can interrupt sleep quickly, so many people use a sleep mask. The National Sleep Foundation suggests how to choose the right one: Consider whether you need a sleep mask that provides total blackout, or one that provides darker conditions in a room that's already fairly dark. Look for a mask that fits across the bridge of the nose....

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Flamel Technologies Receives FDA Approval of Akovaz (ephedrine sulfate) for Surgical Hypotension

(Marketwired - May 2, 2016) - Flamel Technologies (NASDAQ: FLML) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Company's New Drug Application (NDA) for Akovaz™ (ephedrine sulfate), a drug administered parenterally as a pressor agent to address clinically important hypotension in surgical settings. Flamel obtained...

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Eisai Announces FDA Approval of Fycompa (perampanel) Oral Suspension

Eisai Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Fycompa (perampanel) CIII Oral Suspension as adjunctive therapy for the treatment of partial-onset seizures (POS) with or without secondarily generalized seizures, and primary generalized tonic-clonic (PGTC) seizures in patients with epilepsy 12 years of age and...

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FDA Approves First Generic Crestor

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic version of Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium) tablets for the following uses: in combination with diet for the treatment of high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia) in adults; in combination with diet for treatment of patients with primary dysbetalipoproteinemia (Type III Hyperlipoproteinemia),...

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Expectant Mom's Flu Shot Protects 2

When a pregnant woman gets vaccinated for the flu, the protection extends to her baby too, new research confirms. Babies 6 months and younger whose mothers had a flu vaccine during pregnancy were 70 percent less likely to have lab-confirmed flu than babies born to mothers who didn't have the immunization while pregnant. In addition, the babies born...

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Training Program for Those With Autism Often Results in Low-Paying Jobs: Study

While a U.S. government-funded job training program for people with autism has a high success rate, many who get jobs earn well below the federal poverty line, a new study finds. "We found that over half of the people with autism who used Vocational Rehabilitation services got jobs," said study author Anne Roux, a researcher at the A.J. Drexel Autism...

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Health Tip: Focus on the Positive

-- Dwelling on your problems and getting stuck on negative emotions can worsen depression and anxiety. The American Psychological Association offers these suggestions: Pray or meditate to block out negative thoughts. When negative emotions arise, think about eliminating their causes in a more positive way. If your goals aren't realistic, set more...

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Managing Allergies, Asthma 101

Teens with allergies or asthma who are heading for college later this year should begin preparing for the transition now, an expert says. "For most teens, going away to college marks their first time living independently," said Dr. David Stukus, a member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Public Relations Committee. "In addition...

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Health Highlights: May 3, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Jury Awards $55 Million to Woman in J&J Talcum Powder Lawsuit Jurors decided Monday that Johnson & Johnson must pay $55 million to a South Dakota woman who said the company's talcum powder caused her ovarian cancer. Gloria Ristesund used J&J's...

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set For April 30th

On Saturday, April 30th, 2016 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm local time, communities will team up with law enforcement to host the 11th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The DEA’s “Take-Back” initiative is one of four strategies under the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010 to reduce prescription drug abuse and diversion […]

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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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