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Posted yesterday in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Rybelsus (semaglutide), the First Oral GLP-1 Analog Treatment for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

Novo Nordisk today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Rybelsus (semaglutide) tablets 7 mg or 14 mg for adults with type 2 diabetes that along with diet and exercise may improve blood sugar (glucose).1 Rybelsus is the first and only glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analog in a pill and a new option for adults with...

Posted 3 days ago in FDA Alerts

FDA Updates on Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker (ARB) Recalls

Investigation ongoing – This page to be updated as more information is available IMPORTANT: Medications containing only amlodipine or hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) are not being recalled. Manufacturers are recalling medications containing amlodipine in combination with valsartan or losartan, and medications containing hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Just 2 Weeks on the Couch Starts to Damage Your Body

A new study proves that the old adage "use it or lose it" is definitely true when it comes to fitness. After just two weeks of sedentary behavior, formerly fit people had: A decline in heart and lung health Increased waist circumference Greater body fat and liver fat Higher levels of insulin resistance "The study showed that two weeks of reduced...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Hysterectomy Procedure Tied to Worse Cancer Outcomes

Women who must have their uterus removed should be wary of a procedure called uncontained uterine power morcellation, Yale University researchers warn. This once common surgical option for hysterectomy or myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids) has been linked to worse outcomes for patients with undiagnosed uterine cancer at the time of surgery. In...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Cases of Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Rise to 530 Across 38 States: CDC

The number of confirmed or suspected severe lung illnesses linked to vaping has leapt to 530 cases across 38 states and the Virgin Islands, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. There have also been seven confirmed deaths in six states -- California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota and Oregon, officials added. Unfortunately, officials still...

Posted yesterday in FDA Alerts

Drug Safety Communication: Imodium (loperamide) for Over-the-Counter Use - FDA Limits Packaging To Encourage Safe Use

[9-20-2019] UPDATETo help address loperamide abuse and misuse, FDA approved changes to the packaging for tablet and capsule forms of the brand-name over-the-counter (OTC) anti-diarrheal medicines Imodium A-D, Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief, and Be Health Loperamide HCl Capsules. These changes limit each carton to no more than 48 mg of loperamide and require...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Scientists Discover New Way Fat Harms Your Arteries

Scientists may have found a way that obesity directly damages the arteries and contributes to heart disease -- a discovery that they say could eventually lead to new treatments. The British researchers found that in heart disease patients who are obese, body fat surrounding the arteries tends to secrete high amounts of a protein called WNT5A. The protein,...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Flavored E-Cigarette Use Soars Among Young Adults

New research suggests that the e-cigarette industry's marketing efforts have latched onto a new age group. Flavored e-cigarettes have now grown wildly popular among young adults aged 18 to 24 who don't smoke tobacco, the study found. Vaping rates in this age group jumped 46% among young adults from 2017 to 2018, researchers said. They claim that...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

AHA News: These Diets Helped Women With Diabetes Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Eating patterns similar to the Mediterranean diet and the blood pressure-lowering DASH may help older women with Type 2 diabetes ward off heart attacks, strokes and related problems, new research suggests. Diabetes afflicts one-quarter of Americans 65 and older. An estimated 68% of these patients will die of heart disease, and 16% will die of stroke. The...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Don't Let Fear of Cancer Keep You From Doctor Visits

As terrified as you might be of a possible cancer diagnosis from your doctor, a new study warns that you still need to keep your appointment. Why? Patients who blow off appointments for cancer symptoms are 12% more likely to die within a year of diagnosis, British researchers report. Those most likely to skip appointments are men under 30 or over...

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Posted in Blog

Your Medicine Is Polluting Our Environment

Doctors prescribe medicines to treat a disease, correct a deficiency, or prevent a condition from happening. For example, beta blockers help lower blood pressure, iron tablets correct iron deficiency, and birth control pills prevent pregnancy. We take our prescribed medication as directed (or sometimes we don’t!) and expect it to do what it is meant […]

Posted in Blog

Green Gold

The signing of the 2018 Farm Bill by Trump in December last year paved the way for a more widespread (yet still restricted) cultivation of hemp and a more regulated cannabidiol (CBD) market. And that market is currently booming, with a forecasted revenue of over 22 million by 2022. But there is still a lot […]

Posted in Blog

Worshipping The Wine (or Beer) God or Godess

For many Americans, alcohol is a big part of their life. No matter the occasion, from weddings to birthday parties, family gatherings to date nights, most assume alcohol will be available. In fact, more than 50% of people say they would enjoy a major event less if alcohol was prohibited. But at what point does […]

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