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Posted today in FDA Alerts

25 Percent Dextrose Injection, USP (Infant) by Hospira: Recall - Particulate Matter

[Posted 04/24/2017] ISSUE: Hospira is voluntarily recalling one lot of 25% Dextrose Injection, USP, (Infant) pre-filled syringe to the hospital/user level due to the presence of particulate matter, identified as human hair, found within an internal sample syringe. The affected lot is NDC: 0409-1775-10, Lot 58382EV, Expiry Date 1OCT 2017 In the event...

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Health Tip: Caring for Pets

-- If there's an emergency and you need to evacuate your home, your pets must go too. So be prepared. The American Red Cross recommends: Find out which hotels would accept pets. Prepare an emergency contact list of friends, family members and veterinarians who can help care for your pets in an emergency. Practice evacuation drills with your pets,...

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Health Tip: Don't Let Boredom Thwart Your Workout

-- It's difficult to keep exercising day after day if you're bored with the same routine. But you can mix it up so you look forward to your workout each day. The American Council on Exercise recommends: Figure out what's boring you. Maybe switch up your cardio workout with something new, such as a kickboxing class. Or skip the treadmill and run...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Renflexis (infliximab-abda), a Biosimilar to Remicade

FDA today approved Renflexis (infliximab-abda) for multiple indications. Renflexis is administered by intravenous infusion. This is the second FDA-approved biosimilar to U.S.-licensed Remicade. A biosimilar product is a biological product that is approved based on a showing that it is highly similar to an already-approved biological product, known...

Posted 3 days ago in FDA Alerts

Phenobarbital 15 mg Tablets, USP by C.O. Truxton: Recall - Labeling Error on Declared Strength

ISSUE: C.O. Truxton, Inc. is voluntarily recalling lot 70952A of Phenobarbital Tablets, USP, 15 mg, to the consumer/user level. The manufacturer received a confirmed customer complaint that a bottle labeled as phenobarbital 15 mg was found to contain phenobarbital 30 mg tablets. This mislabeled product could expose the consumer or their pet(s) to potential...

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In America's Poorest Communities, a Greater Risk of Child Abuse Deaths

Growing up in a poor family is a well-known risk factor for child abuse, but a new analysis suggests it may also raise a young child's chances of dying from that abuse. More than 11,000 children, from newborn to age 4, died of physical abuse in the United States during the 15-year study period. In U.S. counties with the highest levels of poverty,...

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The Top 5 Conditions That Shorten Americans' Lives -- And Are Preventable

More bad news for plus-sized Americans: Obesity is the leading cause of preventable life-years lost in the nation, a new study finds. Obesity steals more years than diabetes, tobacco, high blood pressure and high cholesterol -- the other top preventable health problems that cut Americans' lives short, according to researchers who analyzed 2014 data. "Modifiable...

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Should Prostate Cancer Screening Start Earlier for Black Men?

With black men at higher risk of developing -- and dying from -- prostate cancer, some researchers believe these men merit their own race-based screening guidelines. It's known that incidence of prostate cancer is 60 percent higher among black men in the United States than among white men, said Ruth Etzioni, senior author of a new study. Moreover,...

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Travelers Bring Malaria Back to U.S., With High Costs

Malaria sickens thousands of Americans and leads to millions of dollars in health care costs each year, a new study finds. Transmission of the mosquito-borne disease in the United States was stamped out decades ago. But it still affects Americans who travel to regions where it remains common, such as Africa, Asia and Latin America, and then bring it...

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Counting Your Way to Weight Loss

The concept of counting calories to lose weight is based on a pound of fat being equal to 3,500 calories, so that cutting 500 calories a day means you should lose about one pound a week. That's not always true, however. Many diets limit daily calories to 1,200, but this may not be the magic number for everyone. It could be too low for a very active...

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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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