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Lamotrigine Orally Disintegrating Tablet 200 mg by Impax: Recall - Incorrect Labeling of Blister Cards

ISSUE: Impax Laboratories, Inc. issued a voluntary nationwide retail level recall on August 19, 2016 for one lot of Lamotrigine Orally Disintegrating Tablet (ODT) 200 mg, NDC 0115-1529-08, Lot # 502240. The affected lot was distributed between June 13, 2016 and August 10, 2016 to wholesale distributors and retail pharmacies nationwide.  Unit-of-use...

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Health Tip: Choose Healthier Sides for Your Barbecue

-- Barbecue fare may typically include burgers and high-fat side items, but you can lighten up your favorite sides and enjoy a healthier meal. The American Heart Association suggests: Skipping mayonnaise-based salads in favor of brightly colored veggie and fruit salads. Try topping with toasted nuts and skip the croutons. Serve fresh cut crunchy,...

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3 Drugs Identified to Potentially Fight Zika Virus

Three already existing drugs may offer pregnant women and their developing fetuses protection against the damaging effects of Zika virus, a new multicenter study reports. Researchers identified these three potential Zika treatments in the laboratory by screening 6,000 different compounds that included already-approved drugs and clinical trial drug...

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Over 64? Want to Cut Your Heart Disease Risk? Try Exercise

Ride a bike, take a swim, walk your dog: New research shows even a "moderate" amount of exercise each week drastically reduces the odds a person aged 65 or older will die from heart disease. The benefits of exercise are "good prevention for many diseases, and the effect is dose-dependent -- the more you do, the better," said study lead author Riitta...

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Fewer Drugs in Pipeline to Treat World's No. 1 Killer

Heart disease remains the world's leading cause of death, but development of drugs to treat it has slowed, a new study reveals. The percentage of heart drugs in clinical trials declined from 1990 through 2012, an analysis of pharmaceutical research and development projects found. Over that time period, 347 heart drugs entered clinical trials, most...

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More Parents Believe Vaccines Are Unnecessary

Pediatricians are encountering more parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated, mainly because they don't see the point of vaccines, a U.S. survey found. In the survey, conducted in 2013, about 87 percent of pediatricians said they had encountered vaccine refusals, an increase from the 75 percent who reported refusals during the last survey...

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Health Tip: Why Warm-Up?

-- Even if you don't have much time to work out, you should never skip your warm-up. The American Council on Exercise explains that a good warm-up: Boosts your body temperature to help your body burn calories more efficiently. Helps your muscles contract more forcefully and quickly while improving elasticity, which reduces injuries. Helps deliver...

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Risks Spike If Young Athletes Specialize Too Soon

Young athletes who specialize in one sport are at added risk of stress, burnout and overuse injuries, says a leading group of U.S. pediatricians. In contrast, kids who play several sports are more likely to stay active for the rest of their lives and meet their athletic goals, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The...

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Experimental Test Detects Parkinson's Disease Earlier

Scientists appear to have moved a step closer to developing a test that can detect Parkinson's disease in the early stages. The researchers developed a technique to identify a Parkinson's-associated molecule in spinal fluid samples from patients. In experiments, the technique accurately identified 19 of 20 samples from Parkinson's patients, plus three...

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Health Highlights: Aug. 29, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Playing With Concussion: Longer Recovery, Poorer Mental Function Teen athletes who remain in games or practices after they suffer a concussion take twice as long to recover and have worse short-mental function than those who are immediately benched,...

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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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