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Posted today in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Admelog (insulin lispro) Short-Acting "Follow-On" Insulin Product to Treat Diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Admelog (insulin lispro injection), a short-acting insulin indicated to improve control in blood sugar levels in adults and pediatric patients aged 3 years and older with type 1 diabetes mellitus and adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Admelog is the first short-acting insulin approved as a “follow-on”...

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Loxo Oncology Announces Updated Larotrectinib Pediatric Clinical Trial Data Demonstrating Continued Durability of Response in TRK Fusion Cancers

Loxo Oncology, Inc. (Nasdaq:LOXO), a biopharmaceutical company innovating the development of highly selective medicines for patients with genetically defined cancers, today announced updated clinical data from the larotrectinib pediatric Phase 1 SCOUT clinical trial. These data are being presented today at the American Association for Cancer Research...

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How to Perk Up the Holidays for Hospital Patients

Stuck in the hospital while family and friends are enjoying holiday festivities? "It's not uncommon for people to have the blues around the holiday season, and being in the hospital can really intensify those feelings," the Rev. Karen Schnell said in a news release from the University of California, Los Angeles. She's director of spiritual care at...

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Intersect ENT Announces FDA Approval of Sinuva (mometasone furoate) Sinus Implant, a New In-Office Treatment Option for Recurrent Nasal Polyps

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 11, 2017-- Intersect ENT, Inc. (NASDAQ: XENT), a company dedicated to transforming care for patients with ear, nose and throat conditions, today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Sinuva (mometasone furoate) Sinus Implant, a new targeted approach to treating recurrent...

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New Diabetes Drug, Admelog (Insulin Lispro), Gets FDA OK Under 'Abbreviated' Pathway

Admelog (insulin lispro), a short-acting form of insulin, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat people with either type of diabetes, for patients aged three years and older. It's the first drug approved as a "follow-up" product based on an abbreviated new process dubbed 505(b)(2), the agency said Monday in a news release. A...

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Often, Opioid Abuse Becomes a Family Affair

Opioid addiction often starts in the family medicine cabinet, a new study warns. If someone is taking prescription opioids for pain, such as OxyContin, it's more likely that others living in the home will also get an opioid prescription, the researchers found. "Prescription opioid use may spread within households, and patients may need to consider...

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Has Your Doc Been Touched by Breast Cancer? It Could Influence Care

Having a personal connection to breast cancer seems to make doctors more likely to recommend routine breast cancer screenings, a new study finds. A survey of 848 doctors across the United States found they were more likely to recommend routine mammograms for younger and older women if the doctor knew someone who'd had advanced breast cancer and had...

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Are Men Just 'Babies' When They Get the Flu? Maybe Not

As winter rolls into town, so does the flu and all its miserable symptoms. Yet, doctors and women alike have long noticed that men tend to bemoan those symptoms more than women. The phenomenon even has a name: the "man flu." So, are men just whiny wimps? No, a new analysis out of Canada suggests, because respiratory illnesses may indeed hit men harder...

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Tried to Quit But Still Smoking? Help's On the Way

When it comes to kicking the smoking habit, if at first you don't succeed, try, try again, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. To help encourage adult smokers to quit, the FDA is launching a new public education campaign called "Every Try Counts." It will target smokers aged 25 to 54 who've tried to quit smoking in the past year but haven't...

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Health Tip: If You Get the Flu While Pregnant

-- The flu may be dangerous enough, but it's even more of a threat for women who are pregnant. All women should get the annual flu vaccine, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises. If you do develop the flu while pregnant, the CDC suggests: Begin treatment as soon as possible. Antiviral drugs work best when started within 48 hours...

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Drugs.com Receives eHealthcare Leadership Silver Award

We are proud to announce that Drugs.com has been awarded a Silver Award for “Best Consumer General Health Site” in the 2017 eHealthcare Leadership Awards. Jane Weber Brubaker, chair of the eHealthcare Leadership Awards, notes that “Winners range from small and large healthcare provider organizations, to business-to-business and medical device companies, but they share these […]

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Drugs.com Recognized as ‘Health Information Website Brand of the Year’ in 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study

The team at Drugs.com is humbled and heartened to have been recognized as the ‘Health Information Website Brand of the Year‘ in the 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study. The annual Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study measures and compares a brand’s health over time and against key competitors. Other categories measured include travel, financial, automotive and entertainment. […]

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REMS@FDA: An Upgraded Patient Safety Program

REMS Overview Fact: Prescription drugs are complicated, and they are getting more complicated every day. Issues with complex drugs and side effects is not just a concern for the healthcare provider, it directly impacts the patient and caregiver, too. We’ve all heard the long list of adverse effects and warnings that unfold during a primetime […]

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