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Posted today in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Repatha (evolocumab) to Treat Certain Patients with High Cholesterol

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Repatha (evolocumab) injection for some patients who are unable to get their low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol under control with current treatment options. Repatha, the second drug approved in a new class of drugs known as PCSK9 inhibitors, is approved for use in addition to diet and maximally-tolerated...

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How Reliable Are Medical Studies? Half of Findings Couldn't Be Replicated

Independent researchers couldn't reproduce the findings of more than half of 100 experiments previously published in three prominent psychology journals, a new review reports. This review should fuel skepticism over scientific claims, particularly if those claims are based on shaky statistics, said one of the new study's authors, Brian Nosek, a professor...

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Even Short Bouts of Activity May Help Kids' Health

Even brief spurts of exercise may benefit children, researchers report. Their study of 28 healthy, normal-weight children found that doing three minutes of moderate-intensity walking every half hour over three hours of sitting led to lower levels of blood sugar and insulin, compared to another day when the children sat for three hours straight. On...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Extends Use of Promacta (eltrombopag) in Pediatric Patients with Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Promacta (eltrombopag) to treat low blood platelet count in pediatric patients – ages one year and older – with a rare blood disorder called chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Promacta can be used in these children when they have not achieved an appropriate response using other ITP...

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Corium Initiates Phase 1 Clinical Trial of Corplex Donepezil Transdermal System for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

Corium International, Inc. (Nasdaq:CORI), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of specialty transdermal products, today announced the commencement of dosing in a Phase 1 clinical trial to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of Corplex™ Donepezil Transdermal...

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Healthier School Meals Offered Across U.S., Feds Finds

Most U.S. schools are offering healthier meals that feature more fruits and vegetables, more whole grains and less salt, a new government study reports. "School meals are healthier now than ever before. We've made real progress, but there is much more to do to help American children make food choices that will keep them healthy throughout their lives,"...

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Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated

More than nine out of 10 U.S. children entered kindergarten last school year protected with the proper immunizations, federal health officials reported Thursday. But, vaccination rates continue to lag in a number of states -- a worrisome finding, especially in light of the recent measles outbreak, officials said. Average vaccination coverage for new...

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FDA Approves Second Drug in New Class of Cholesterol-Lowering Medications

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a second drug that's part of a potent new class of medications that sharply cut levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol. Repatha (evolocumab), an injectable drug, works by blocking a protein that interferes with the liver's ability to remove LDL cholesterol from the blood. In July, the FDA approved...

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High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life: Study

Women with high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to face the same health problem later in life, a new study suggests. The researchers also said they found that the brothers and sisters of these women have a higher risk of high blood pressure later in life, and the brothers also may have a higher chance of heart disease. "The increased...

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Antibiotics Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Taking antibiotics might increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. Danish researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes tended to take more antibiotics in the years leading up to their diagnosis than Danes without the condition. "Patients with type 2 diabetes are overexposed to antibiotics compared with matched control...

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Have you had a medication that you could not afford lately?

If you answered yes, you probably are not alone. The cost of certain prescriptions, like those for hepatitis C, cancer and rheumatoid arthritis, have skyrocketed. Many of these special drugs cannot be accessed from a regular retail pharmacy. The patient must acquire the treatment from a “specialty pharmacy”, that may not even be in their […]

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Drugs.com Reaches 500,000 Facebook Likes

Drugs.com has topped the 500,000 likes mark on our Facebook page. A huge thank you to the half million dedicated fans who follow our page, like our articles and share our links. We appreciate every single one of you. It is our aim to keep you up-to-date on all things drug related through our daily […]

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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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