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Posted today in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Besponsa (inotuzumab ozogamicin) for Relapsed or Refractory Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Besponsa (inotuzumab ozogamicin) for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). “For adult patients with B-cell ALL whose cancer has not responded to initial treatment or has returned after treatment, life expectancy is typically low,”...

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Health Tip: Recognize Youth Violence

-- The upcoming school year casts a spotlight over the longstanding problem of youth violence, most commonly bullying. Its effects can last well into adulthood. Parents should keep a watchful eye out for the potential symptoms of youth violence, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The agency offers this list of possible warning...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Throwing Out Leftover Medicine

--If your medicine cabinet is chock-full of expired or unneeded medications, you can throw them out properly without endangering your family or harming the environment. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration describes how: Follow any disposal instructions that came with your meds. If there are no disposal instructions, remove the drugs from their...

Posted 3 days ago in Clinical Trials

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation of the Registrational Phase 3 Trial of Qapzola (apaziquone) in Patients with Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer (NMIBC)

(BUSINESS WIRE) August 14, 2017 -- Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NasdaqGS:SPPI), a biotechnology company with fully integrated commercial and drug development operations with a primary focus in Hematology and Oncology, announced today the Company has enrolled the first patient in a Phase 3 trial of Qapzola, a potent tumor-activated drug being investigated...

Posted today in Medical

4 Ways to Jazz Up Your Salad

Salads are a diet staple for good reason -- they're low calorie and filling. But they can also become boring, and if you need high-fat dressings to jazz them up, you defeat their purpose. Here are four ways to rethink your salad. Start by experimenting with new leafy green varieties like spicy watercress and arugula or nutrient-rich kale and collard...

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Which Heart Bypass Surgery Works Best?

Five years after heart bypass surgery, patients whose operation was done using a heart-lung pump lived longer than those whose surgeons didn't use the device, a new study finds. Since the 1990s, two different approaches have been commonly used by heart surgeons to perform coronary artery bypass graft operations. Coronary artery bypass creates new routes...

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Nurses Learn How to Get Patients to Say 'Yes' to Blood Thinners

Online training for nurses increased hospital patients' use of medication that can prevent potentially deadly blood clots, a new study reveals. Nurses sometimes won't give the blood thinning drugs if patients don't want them. So researchers developed the training to teach nurses how to respond when patients say they don't want to take blood thinners. The...

Posted today in Medical

Young Breakfast Skippers Lack Vital Nutrients

Mom was right -- eating breakfast really is important. Without it, kids may not get recommended amounts of nutrients, British researchers suggest. "This study provides evidence that breakfast is key for parents to ensure that their children are getting the nutrition they need," said senior study author Gerda Pot, a lecturer in nutritional sciences...

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Virtual House Calls for Speedy, Effective Parkinson's Care

Parkinson's disease patients get as much benefit from seeing a neurologist via home video conference as from seeing a local doctor in person, a new study reports. The research included nearly 200 patients who received either care from their usual doctor or their usual care plus up to four video (virtual) visits with a neurologist they had not seen...

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TV Binge-Watching May Leave You Like 'The Walking Dead'

Binge-watch a full season of your favorite television series and a night of bad sleep is bound to follow, new research suggests. The finding stems from a new survey that looked at TV viewing habits and sleep histories among more than 420 people between the ages of 18 and 25. "Our research indicates that regular TV viewing -- switching from one show...

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Drugs.com Recognized as ‘Health Information Website Brand of the Year’ in 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study

The team at Drugs.com is humbled and heartened to have been recognized as the ‘Health Information Website Brand of the Year‘ in the 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study. The annual Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study measures and compares a brand’s health over time and against key competitors. Other categories measured include travel, financial, automotive and entertainment. […]

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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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