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Posted today in New Drug Applications

Lipocine Receives Complete Response Letter for TLANDO™ from U.S. FDA

 Lipocine Inc. (NASDAQ: LPCN), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today that it has received a Complete Response Letter ("CRL") from the United States Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") regarding its New Drug Application ("NDA") for TLANDO™, the Company's oral testosterone product candidate for testosterone replacement...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Autumn Driving Safety

-- Wet leaves, fog, sun glare, frost and wildlife are some of the driving hazards that motorists encounter each Autumn, says the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. To stay safe while driving at this time of year, PennDot encourages you to: Slow down and use caution, especially where there are deer crossing signs. Be most careful during...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Caring For Cats and Dogs While You're Pregnant

-- Pets may feel like part of the family. But when you're pregnant, you need to be careful and care for your pets in a way that is safe, says the March of Dimes. For pregnant women who own pets, the March of Dimes suggests: Do not let your pet jump up on your belly. If your dog bites or jumps, train the dog to stop before you have your baby. Make...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Reblozyl (luspatercept-aamt) for the Treatment of Anemia in Adults With Beta Thalassemia Who Require Regular Red Blood Cell Transfusions

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) and Acceleron Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: XLRN) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Reblozyl (luspatercept-aamt) for the treatment of anemia in adult patients with beta thalassemia who require regular red blood cell (RBC) transfusions.1 Reblozyl is not indicated for use...

Posted 3 days ago in FDA Alerts

Med Man Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Up2 Due to Presence of Undeclared Sildenafil

Med Man Distribution is voluntarily recalling all lots of Up2 Dietary supplement There is no other all-natural libido for men and women to the consumer level. FDA laboratory analysis has found Up2 Dietary supplement There is no other all natural libido for men and women to be tainted with sildenafil. Sildenafil is an FDA-approved prescription drug...

Posted today in Medical

Exercise Tweaks to Revitalize Your Workout Regimen

Is your workout routine in a slump? To keep challenging your body, it's important to tweak your regimen every three months or each season. By aligning these changes to seasonal changes, you can also start the right prep for the next season's sports, such as training for skiing in the fall and hiking in the spring. To begin, grab a calendar and chart...

Posted today in Medical

The On-Again, Off-Again Weight-Loss Diet

Being on a weight-loss diet day in and day out for months on end can be challenging and even discouraging. What's more, following the same never-ending diet could be the reason you aren't getting the results you're looking for. A study in the International Journal of Obesity found an alternative that can provide better weight loss results and is easier...

Posted today in Medical

Health Highlights: Nov. 11, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: 'Wheel of Fortune' Host Pat Sajak Undergoes Emergency Surgery Long-time "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak is recovering after emergency surgery on Thursday to repair a blocked intestine, CBS News reported. A statement issued by the show said the...

Posted today in Medical

Think Vaping Is Heathier for Your Heart Than Smoking? Think Again

Vaping isn't necessarily better for your heart health than smoking tobacco, a pair of new studies argue. They report that use of e-cigarettes negatively affects risk factors for heart disease in ways similar to traditional tobacco cigarettes: Levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides are elevated in people who use e-cigarettes, according to results...

Posted today in Medical

Frequent Pot Smokers Face Twice the Odds for Stroke

Smoking pot doesn't do your heart or your brain any favors, a pair of new studies shows. Frequent pot smokers are more than twice as likely to suffer a stroke compared with those who don't partake, the first study found. They're also more likely to be hospitalized for a dangerously erratic heart rhythm, according to the second study. Both studies...

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We are what we eat (and also take)!

Chances are you already know we have a massive microbiome of trillions of bacteria, fungi, and viruses inside us. If this is news to you, then don’t be alarmed. Having a healthy microbiome is perfectly normal and, in fact, critical to our overall well-being. So much so that some even call it our second brain. […]

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EVALI Cases Rising among E-Cigarette Users. Are You At Risk?

EVALI is the new name for lung injury associated with e-cigarette, or vaping product, use according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A total of 1479 cases of EVALI had been reported to the CDC by October 15, 2019, which was up 180 cases from the previous week. The reported number […]

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Does Your Medicine’s Side Effects Outweigh Its Benefit?

Virtually every medicine in use today has side effects. Some of these will be minor, others can be life-threatening. But how much are you told about potential side effects when your doctor writes you a new prescription? Perhaps your doctor did a quick summary and told you some common side effects such as headache, nausea, […]

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