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Posted today in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Lynparza (olaparib) to Treat Advanced Ovarian Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Lynparza (olaparib), a new drug treatment for women with advanced ovarian cancer associated with defective BRCA genes, as detected by an FDA-approved test. Ovarian cancer forms in the ovary, one of a pair of female reproductive glands where ova, or eggs, are formed. The National...

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Health Tip: Bake a Healthier Holiday Treat

-- Baking holiday goodies doesn't have to include loads of butter and sugar. The American Heart Association mentions these potential substitutes: Swap no sugar-added cinnamon applesauce for butter. Use a sugar substitute. Instead of heavy cream or half and half, use skim milk. Use whole wheat flour in half the amount of flour called for in a...

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Health Tip: 12 Ways to a Healthier Holiday

-- No one wants to be sick over the holidays. So, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these 12 tips to help you stay healthier: Wash hands frequently. Bundle up in layers to stay warm. Keep stress in check and get plenty of sleep. Take it easy and slow on the road. Quit smoking. See your doctor for vaccinations and regular...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

Novartis Gains FDA Approval for Signifor LAR to Treat Patients with Acromegaly

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Dec. 16, 2014 Novartis announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Signifor long-acting release (LAR)* (pasireotide) for injectable suspension, for intramuscular use, for the treatment of patients with acromegaly who have had an inadequate response to surgery and/or for whom surgery is not an option....

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Somatuline Depot (lanreotide) for Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has approved lanreotide (Somatuline Depot Injection, Ipsen Pharma) for the treatment of patients with unresectable, well or moderately differentiated, locally advanced or metastatic gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs) to improve progression-free survival. Lanreotide was previously approved for...

Posted 2 days ago in Clinical Trials

Tetraphase Announces Positive Top-line Results from Phase 3 IGNITE 1 Clinical Trial of Eravacycline in Complicated Intra-abdominal Infections

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTPH), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel antibiotics to treat life-threatening multidrug-resistant (MDR) infections, today announced positive top-line results from IGNITE 1, the Company's Phase 3 clinical trial of eravacycline for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal...

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Health Highlights: Dec. 19, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Many Doctors Hit With Medicare Payment Cuts Hundreds of thousands of American doctors will have their Medicare payments cut next year because they haven't met specified goals, federal officials say. More than 257,000 doctors will have their payments...

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Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in Study

Older adults who have lost all their teeth have faster decreases in memory and walking ability than people who still have at least some of their teeth, a new study says. The findings suggest that total tooth loss could provide an early warning of increased risk of physical and mental decline in older people, the British researchers said. However,...

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Cancer Treatment Costs Weigh Heavily on Patients, Study Finds

The cost of cancer treatment can cause financial stress that threatens patients' well-being, a new study finds. Researchers examined data from 1,000 people in the United States who had been diagnosed with colorectal or lung cancer. Of those patients, almost 900 had finished their treatments and were cancer-free, and more than 100 had advanced cancer. Nearly...

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Older Cars a Bad Choice for Younger Drivers

New research warns parents that buying an older car for their teens may put their young lives at risk. Nearly half of teen drivers killed in the United States between 2008 and 2012 were driving cars that were at least 11 years old and often lacked important safety features that are available on newer cars, the study found. Eighty-two percent of teen...

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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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