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Posted today in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Dupixent (dupilumab) for Eczema

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Dupixent (dupilumab) injection to treat adults with moderate-to-severe eczema (atopic dermatitis). Dupixent is intended for patients whose eczema is not controlled adequately by topical therapies, or those for whom topical therapies are not advisable. Dupixent can be used with or without topical corticosteroids. “FDA’s...

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New Eczema Drug Dupixent Gets FDA Approval

Adults plagued by eczema may have a new treatment option, with a new drug approved Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dupixent (dupilumab) injections treat moderate-to-severe eczema in patients whose condition is not controlled by topical treatments or who should not use topical treatments. Eczema inflames the skin, making it red and...

Posted today in Medical

Dupixent Approved to Treat Eczema

Dupixent (dupilumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat moderate-to-severe eczema that isn't well controlled by topical medication. Eczema, medically called atopic dermatitis, is a chronic disease that causes inflammation of the skin, leading to red, scaly patches. The patches of itchy skin -- when scratched -- can...

Posted yesterday in New Drug Approvals

Tesaro Announces FDA Approval of Zejula (niraparib) for Women with Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

WALTHAM, MA, March 27, 2017 – Tesaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRO), an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Zejula (niraparib), an oral, once-daily poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, for the maintenance treatment of women with recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian...

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Allergan and Paratek Announce Positive Results From Two Phase 3 Trials of Sarecycline for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Acne

Allergan plc, (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company and Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRTK), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies based upon tetracycline chemistry, announced that two (2) Phase 3 trials of sarecycline for the treatment of moderate to severe acne...

Posted today in Medical

Brain-Computer Link Restores Some Movement to Quadraplegic Man

Grabbing a mug of coffee, having a sip. It's something most people would do without thinking, every day. But for Bill Kochevar, it's a life-changing move. That's because Kochevar, 56, lost all movement below his shoulders eight years ago in a bicycling accident. But now he's the first quadriplegic in the world to successfully use a dual-implant technology...

Posted today in Medical

More Older Women Hitting the Bottle Hard

More older American women than ever are drinking -- and drinking hard, a new study shows. Most troubling was the finding that the prevalence of binge drinking among older women is increasing dramatically, far faster than it is among older men, the researchers noted. The difference was striking: Among men, the average prevalence of binge drinking remained...

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Knee Replacement Doesn't Always Pay, Researchers Say

Knee replacement surgery isn't always a game changer, according to a new study that raises questions about the increasingly common procedure. The patients who benefit most have severe osteoarthritis. But for people with milder symptoms, the expense might not be justified, researchers determined. "This study suggests we should reconsider doing this...

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Kids Peppered With Pot Ads

There has been an alarming increase in young Americans' exposure to marijuana ads as more states legalize the drug, a new study contends. Recreational and/or medicinal use of marijuana is now legal in more than half of U.S. states, researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis said. "Advertising can be powerful," said study...

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Health Tip: Help Your Child with Body Image

-- What you say rubs off on your children, even if you don't think they're listening. So when you're talking about body image, remember that a positive attitude is good for both of you. The Womenshealth.gov website suggests: Don't speak negatively about food, weight, body shape and body size. Provide an array of healthy meals and snacks, and let your...

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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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Drugs.com the First Major Consumer Health Publisher to Implement Full HTTPS Encryption

Drugs.com is pleased to announce the introduction of full HTTPS encryption for all web site visitors. With this significant and important change, nearly 70 million monthly visitors will have access to critical health and medicine information in a safe, secure and private environment. Why HTTPS Encryption? Almost everything you do on the Internet leaves a digital […]

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Off-Label or Off-Limits? Should You Use A Drug For An Unapproved Use?

Off-Label Drug Use: What Is It? You may be surprised to learn that you have probably been prescribed a medication “off-label” at one point or another by your doctor. Maybe you’ve heard of “off-label” drug use in the news, but what does this really mean? “Off-label” use of a drug refers to prescribing a medication […]

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