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Posted today in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Krintafel (tafenoquine) for the Radical Cure of Plasmodium vivax Malaria

London UK; Philadelphia US; Geneva, Switzerland - July 20, 2018 -- GSK and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved, under Priority Review, single-dose Krintafel (tafenoquine) for the radical cure (prevention of relapse) of Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) malaria in patients...

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For Breast-feeding Working Moms, Co-Workers' Support Is Key

The support of co-workers is crucial for new mothers who want to continue breast-feeding after returning to work, a new study finds. Study author Joanne Goldbort, an assistant professor at Michigan State University College of Nursing, said co-worker support is critical for several reasons. In the workplace, a breast-feeding woman "has to work collegially...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Symtuza (D/C/F/TAF), the First and Only Complete Darunavir-Based Single-Tablet Regimen for the Treatment of HIV-1 Infection

TITUSVILLE, N.J, JULY 17, 2018 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Symtuza (darunavir, cobicistat, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide - D/C/F/TAF), the first and only complete, darunavir-based single-tablet regimen (STR) for the treatment of human...

Posted yesterday in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Tibsovo (ivosidenib) for Relapsed or Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia with an IDH1 Mutation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Tibsovo (ivosidenib) tablets for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who have a specific genetic mutation. This is the first drug in its class (IDH1 inhibitors) and is approved for use with an FDA-approved companion diagnostic used to detect specific...

Posted 3 days ago in News for Health Professionals

Australian Researchers Develop First Blood Test for Melanoma

The first blood test to detect melanoma skin cancer in its early stages has been created, according to a study published in the July 17 issue of Oncotarget. Pauline Zaenke, of Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia, and colleagues assessed the blood test in a trial with 245 people, half of whom had melanoma. The researchers identified a combination...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Selecting a Personal Trainer

A personal trainer can design an exercise program to meet your fitness goals, keep you motivated and adapt your training as you progress. But your first step is finding a qualified professional. While there aren't any national standards or minimum requirements for someone to call themselves a personal trainer, asking the right questions will help...

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Air Pollution at National Parks Keeps Visitors Away

Fresh air is in short supply at U.S. national parks, a new study shows. Researchers found that from 1990 to 2014, average concentrations of ozone air pollution in 33 of the nation's largest national parks were the same as in the 20 largest cities in the country. Despite improvements over the last two decades, the air quality in many national parks...

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Adrenaline Shot Can Save Lives After Heart Stops, But at a Heavy Price

An adrenaline shot can restart your heart if it suddenly stops beating, but a new trial shows that chances are you might not return to much of a life if you survive. People who suffered cardiac arrest and were resuscitated with adrenaline had an almost doubled risk of severe brain damage, researchers found. "We found adrenaline does not increase your...

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Health Tip: Treating Heat-Related Illness

-- High summer temperatures pose a particular risk for the elderly, the National Institute on Aging says. Because of poor circulation and other factors, older people typically are at greater risk of heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke, heat cramps and heat exhaustion. The agency offers this "to-do" list if you think someone might have a heat-related...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Health Tip: Prevent Bed Bugs at Home

-- Bed bugs are excellent at hiding in the seams of chairs, in and around the bed and in the folds of cushions, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says. The agency suggests how to prevent bed bug infestation at home: Check secondhand furniture for any signs of bed bugs before purchasing. Use protective covers to encase mattresses and box springs....

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Medication Safety: Advice for New Parents

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are special for parents. But they can also be stressful times for new moms and dads caring for a newborn or infant. Your health care provider can be a great resource. A good time to check in is during preventive “well-child” health visits with your child’s pediatrician, says Donna L. […]

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Saturday, April 28, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

When was the last time you cleaned out unused and expired drugs from your medicine cabinet? It’s time to dispose of these unneeded — and possibly dangerous — medications that lurk around your house. On Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10AM to 2PM local time, communities will join law enforcement for the 15th National Prescription […]

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New Drugs.com Compare Tool

We are proud to announce the first release of the Drugs.com Medication Compare Tool (beta). Our team of developers have been very busy working on this tool and there are plenty of upgrades planned in the near future. See how your medications stack up against each other. View side-by-side comparisons of medication uses, ratings, reviews, […]

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