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Posted today in FDA Alerts

Codeine Cough-and-Cold Medicines in Children: Drug Safety Communication - FDA Evaluating Potential Risk of Serious Side Effects

[Posted 07/01/2015] Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178 [07/01/2015 - Drug Safety Communication - FDA] [07/01/2015 - Codeine Information - FDA] ...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Log Symptoms in a Headache Diary

-- A headache journal can help you track symptoms and determine possible triggers for your chronic pain. The University of California San Francisco Medical Center says the journal should include: Date and time of each headache. Duration of each headache. Activities that preceded each headache. Food and drink consumed before the onset of each...

Posted today in Medical

Health Highlights: July 1, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: California Governor Signs Tough Vaccination Bill Into Law California Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a highly controversial bill into law that mandates vaccinations for nearly all children in the state's public school system. "The science is...

Posted 2 days ago in Clinical Trials

Juno Announces FDA Acceptance of Investigational NDA for JCAR017 in Relapsed/Refractory B Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Juno Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:JUNO), a biopharmaceutical company focused on re-engaging the body's immune system to revolutionize the treatment of cancer, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted the Company's investigational new drug (IND) application for JCAR017 for patients with relapsed/refractory (r/r) B cell non-Hodgkin...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Massage Therapy Has Its Limits

-- Many people say there's nothing quite as soothing as a deep, penetrating massage. But massage isn't a cure-all, and you should take precautions. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health advises: Massage therapy should not be used in place of a doctor's care. Tell your doctor about your plans for massage therapy, and ask the...

Posted today in Medical

Many U.S. AIDS Patients Still Die When 'Opportunistic' Infections Strike

Even after the advent of powerful medications for suppressing HIV, a new study finds that more than one-third of people in San Francisco who were diagnosed with an AIDS-related infection died within five years. "The main cause of mortality arises from people stopping treatment entirely," said Dr. Robert Grant, a professor at the University of California,...

Posted today in Medical

Weight-Loss Surgery May Beat Diet, Exercise as Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

In a small study of obese patients, weight-loss surgery was better at keeping type 2 diabetes at bay than diet and exercise alone, researchers report. In fact, three years after weight-loss surgery, more than two-thirds of those who had a procedure called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass to shrink their stomach didn't need any diabetes medications. And one-third...

Posted today in Medical

Surging Food Supply Linked to Global Obesity Epidemic

The global obesity epidemic is linked to an oversupply of food available for human consumption, a new study suggests. There are enough extra calories available to explain the weight gain reported in many countries around the world, the researchers found. "Much of the increase in available calories over the decades has come from ultra-processed food...

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Red Cross Urges Americans to Give Blood During Fourth of July

Many Americans make plans for the Fourth of July holiday, and the American Red Cross is hoping many of them will also consider donating blood or platelets. The organization estimated that more than 40 percent of its donors are traveling either before or after Independence Day, which could result in a summer shortage of blood and blood products. Making...

Posted today in FDA Alerts

Unapproved Prescription Ear Drop (Otic) Products: Not FDA Evaluated for Safety, Effectiveness and Quality

ISSUE: FDA announced its intention to take enforcement action against companies that manufacture and/or distribute certain unapproved prescription ear drop products (known as otic products) labeled to relieve ear pain, infection, and inflammation. The unapproved prescription ear drops contain active ingredients such as benzocaine and hydrocortisone,...

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Drug Shortages: Has the FDA Response Made an Impact?

Rationing of much needed medications for patients is a scary thought for me as a healthcare professional. I can understand when an orphan drug may go in short supply for a rare disease, but when commonly used medications like antibiotics and intravenous fluids become scarce, I wonder what the forces are that cause this to […]

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Harnessing the Power of the Poliovirus as a Cancer Cure

Polio, a highly infectious and crippling disease, was certainly one of the most feared viruses in the 20th century. Each year, thousands of children were left paralyzed. Polio has been successfully eliminated in the U.S. for decades due to a widespread vaccine program. So why would a group of researchers be interested in injecting the […]

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Biosimilars in 2015: What Can We Expect?

On Friday, March 6th, 2015 the FDA approved Sandoz’s Zarxio, the first official biosimilar that will be made available in the U.S. Zarxio, a recombinant granulocyte colony-stimulating factor used to boost white blood cells after cancer treatments, is the long-awaited biosimilar for filgrastim (Amgen’s Neupogen). The FDA noted in their briefs that Zarxio was “highly […]

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