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Posted today in FDA Alerts

Levofloxacin in 5 Percent Dextrose 250mg/50mL by AuroMedics: Recall - Presence of Visible Particulate Matter

[Posted 01/18/2018] ISSUE: AuroMedics Pharma LLC is voluntarily recalling one lot of Levofloxacin in 5% Dextrose Injection 250mg/50mL in a Single-Use flexible container NDC 55150-243-46, Lot CLF160003, Expiry date May 2018, to the hospital level. The product has been found to contain visible particulate matter tentatively identified as mold. This problem...

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Health Tip: Why Women Need Folic Acid

-- Folic acid is a form of vitamin B that's important for women, especially those who are pregnant or who could become pregnant. Folic acid can help prevent serious birth defects of the brain and spinal cord called neural tube defects. The vitamin is available in supplements, and is found naturally in leafy green vegetables, oranges and beans. It's...

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Be a Savvy Supermarket Shopper

Depending on how you navigate the aisles, your local supermarket can be an obstacle course of temptations or a direct route to eating healthy. Start by carefully writing a detailed shopping list before you go, the experts at Nutrition.gov suggest. Planning out meals in advance can keep you focused on essentials. That means less chance of browsing through...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves New Indication for Gilotrif (afatinib) in EGFR Mutation-Positive NSCLC

Ridgefield, Conn., January 16, 2018 – Boehringer Ingelheim today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Gilotrif (afatinib) for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have non-resistant epidermal growth factor...

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Health Highlights: Jan. 18, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Packets That Turn Opioid Painkillers Into Useless Gel Offered At Walmart Packets that turn unused opioid painkillers into useless gel are available for free at Walmart pharmacies. The move is meant to reduce the risk of opioid abuse. About four...

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Health Tip: If You Feel Fatigued

-- It's normal to feel tired every now and then. But when fatigue becomes chronic, it may be time to visit your doctor. Possible causes for fatigue include certain conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, some medications or recovery after major surgery. The U.S. National Institute on Aging says you can help beat fatigue by: Exercising regularly. Avoiding...

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Could a Blood Test Spot Early Stage Colon Cancer?

A simple, cheap blood test to detect colon cancer -- even in its early stages -- appears highly effective and accurate, new research indicates. The test detects so-called "circulating tumor cells" (CTCs). Researchers tested it on 620 people in Taiwan who were scheduled for a routine colonoscopy at a local hospital. By comparing the blood test results...

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White House to Shield Health Workers Who Refuse Services on Moral Grounds

Health workers who refuse to perform abortions or sex-change operations on religious or moral grounds will now get more protection from the Trump administration. Any medical professional who feels his or her rights have been violated can file a complaint with the new conscience and religious freedom division of the office for civil rights at the U.S....

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Obamacare Led to Rise in Breast Cancer Screening

More American women started getting recommended mammography screening after an "Obamacare" rule made the tests free, a new study finds. The rule meant that Medicare and most private insurers could no longer require women to foot part of the bill -- whether through copays or requiring them to pay a deductible first. After the rule went into effect,...

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Concussion May Not Be Needed to Bring on CTE Brain Disease

Head impacts, not just concussions, may lead to the degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), according to new research. The findings could lead to early detection and improved treatment and prevention of CTE, the researchers suggest. More than 100 National Football League players have been posthumously identified as...

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Drugs.com Receives eHealthcare Leadership Silver Award

We are proud to announce that Drugs.com has been awarded a Silver Award for “Best Consumer General Health Site” in the 2017 eHealthcare Leadership Awards. Jane Weber Brubaker, chair of the eHealthcare Leadership Awards, notes that “Winners range from small and large healthcare provider organizations, to business-to-business and medical device companies, but they share these […]

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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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