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Amgen And AstraZeneca Announce Positive Results From Third And Final Pivotal Phase 3 Study Of Brodalumab

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and LONDON, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) and AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) today announced that AMAGINE-2TM, a pivotal, multi-arm Phase 3 trial evaluating two doses of brodalumab in more than 1,800 patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, met its primary endpoints when compared with both Stelara® (ustekinumab)...

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Health Highlights: Nov. 25, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Phoenix VA Medical Center Director Fired The director of the Phoenix VA Medical Center was fired Monday due to long patient wait times and attempts to cover up the problem. Sharon Helman was placed on administrative leave six months ago after it...

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Health Tip: What's Behind Allergic Pinkeye?

-- Allergic conjunctivitis, sometimes called allergic pinkeye, is characterized by red, crusty, itchy and watery eyes. The American Academy of Family Physicians mentions these common triggers: Ragweed, grass, tree and other pollens. Animal dander or secretions, such as saliva. Irritating cosmetics, perfumes or medications. Smoke and air pollution. ...

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of Onexton Gel for Acne Vulgaris

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. announced today that it has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Onexton Gel (clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide), 1.2%/3.75%, for the once-daily treatment of comedonal (non-inflammatory) and inflammatory acne in patients 12 and older. Acne vulgaris is a common skin disorder...

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Avaxia Biologics Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for AVX-470 for Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis

LEXINGTON, Mass. – November 21, 2014 – Avaxia Biologics, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing gut-targeted antibody therapeutics for gastrointestinal diseases, announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Orphan Drug Designation to AVX-470 for the treatment of pediatric ulcerative colitis. AVX-470...

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Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse

Teens prescribed anti-anxiety or sleep medications are much more likely to abuse those drugs than other teens, a new study warns. The findings show the need to conduct substance abuse assessments on teenagers before prescribing these drugs to them, the researchers said. "Prescribers and parents don't realize the abuse potential," said lead researcher...

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Could Popular Heartburn Drugs Upset Your 'Good' Gut Bugs?

Heartburn drugs such as Prilosec and Nexium may disrupt the makeup of bacteria in the digestive system, potentially boosting the risk of infections and other problems, a small new study suggests. The research doesn't confirm that these changes make it more likely users will become ill, and study authors aren't recommending that anyone stop taking the...

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ER Visits on the Rise, Study Reports

The number of emergency department visits in the United States rose from about 130 million in 2010 to a record 136 million in 2011, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings also showed that fewer people were going to ERs with non-urgent medical needs: 96 percent of patients were identified as needing medical care...

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Calorie Counts Mandated at Chain Restaurants, FDA Says

New rules announced Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will have many restaurant chains posting calorie counts on their menus, and the rules even apply to movie theater popcorn and ice cream parlor fare. "Americans get about a third of their calories away from home, often consuming less nutritious food and underestimating the calories...

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Study Uncovers Vultures' Gastronomical Secrets

Vultures have developed highly specialized ways of dealing with the toxic bacteria they ingest when eating dead animals, researchers report. The new research investigated the different types of bacteria found on the faces and in the guts of 50 turkey vultures and black vultures in the United States. On average, the faces of the vultures had more than...

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Drugs.com Adds Mayo Clinic Disease Reference

Drugs.com is pleased to announce it has licensed select content from Mayo Clinic to provide more timely and trustworthy medical condition and disease information. The articles include detailed information about medical diseases such as allergies, back pain, depression, erectile dysfunction, and type 2 diabetes. Each article includes informative sections which may include an overview, symptoms, when […]

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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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