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US FDA Accepts for Review a BLA for Merck and Sanofi Pasteur’s Investigational Pediatric Hexavalent Vaccine

(BUSINESS WIRE) October 20, 2014 --Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT:SAN and NYSE:SNY), announced today that the Biologics License Application (BLA) filed for the companies’ investigational pediatric hexavalent vaccine, DTaP5-IPV-Hib-HepB1, has been accepted...

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Health Tip: Listen to Your Child About Food Allergies

-- If a young child has an allergic reaction to food, the child may not know how to clearly communicate what's happening. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says children may complain of: Something poking the tongue, or feeling like there is hair on the tongue. The tongue or mouth is itching, burning or tingling. A feeling that...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Labeling with Abuse-Deterrent Features for Embeda (morphine/naltrexone)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved new labeling for Embeda (morphine sulfate and naltrexone hydrochloride) extended-release (ER) capsules, an opioid analgesic to treat pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. Embeda is the third ER...

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'Desensitized' Parents Let Kids Watch More Movie Violence, Sex

When parents become desensitized to violence and sex in movies, they may also become more lax about their children's exposure to both onscreen, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when they had 1,000 parents watch a series of movie clips, the group seemed to be less bothered by violent or sexual content with each successive clip. And as that...

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Dozens in Dallas Said to Be Free of Ebola Risk

Some good news arrived Monday on the Ebola front in the United States: Dozens of people who had contact with the Dallas patient who died earlier this month are no longer in danger of catching the disease, health officials said. Those people include the fiancee and other family members of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian native who contracted the disease...

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Health Tip: Trouble Sleeping During Pregnancy

-- While you may sleep soundly during the first trimester of pregnancy, sleep may be more challenging during the later months. The American Academy of Family Physicians mentions these reasons why: Needing to urinate more frequently because of increased blood volume and harder-working kidneys. Having an increased heart rate because it is working...

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Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children

A child receives the wrong medication or the wrong dosage every eight minutes in the United States, according to a recent study. Nearly 700,000 children under 6 years old experienced an out-of-hospital medication error between 2002 and 2012. Out of those episodes, one out of four children was under a year old. As the age of children decreased, the...

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Ebola or Not? Rapid Test for the Virus Not Here Yet

"Diagnosing Ebola is very different from treating Ebola." That assessment, by Dr. Daniel Varga, chief clinical officer at Texas Health Resources, during testimony before a Congressional panel on Thursday, sums up the critical concern at the heart of the current Ebola scare. It was the challenge faced by staff at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital...

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As U.S. Economy Worsened, Vasectomy Rates Rose, Study Finds

During the recent "Great Recession," worries about the cost of raising children in an uncertain job market may have spurred an uptick in vasectomies, a new study suggests. "Despite an unchanged desire for more children, men in relationships reported planning for smaller families," said a team led by Dr. Bobby Najari, a urologist at Weill Cornell Medical...

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Health Highlights: Oct. 20, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: New Fitbit Flex Debuts After Consumer Complaints About Skin Problems A new version of the Fitbit Flex activity-tracking wristband is being introduced after consumer complaints that the previous version caused skin problems. The devices will now...

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Recently added consumer and prescribing information: Vitekta, Harvoni, Trulicity, Movantik, Contrave, Keytruda, Kabiven, Triumeq, Arnuity Ellipta, Cerdelga

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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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