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Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Xatmep (methotrexate) Oral Solution

Denver, April 26, 2017 — Silvergate Pharmaceuticals, Inc. leaders in the development and commercialization of innovative and safe medicines for children, today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xatmep (methotrexate) Oral Solution, the first and only FDA-approved methotrexate oral solution. Xatmep is indicated...

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FDA Expands Approved Use of Stivarga (regorafenib) to Treat Hepatocellular Carcinoma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Stivarga (regorafinib) to include treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC or liver cancer) who have been previously treated with the drug sorafenib. This is the first FDA-approved treatment for a liver cancer in almost a decade. “Limited treatment options...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

'Brain Age' May Help Predict When You'll Die

When the brain ages faster than normal, people are at heightened risk for brain disease and impairment, as well as early death, a new British study suggests. The study authors said the finding may introduce a way to use imaging of the brain as a biomarker -- a way to measure a biological condition or process. "Such biomarkers could potentially identify...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Type 2 Diabetes May Be Bad for Brain Health

Previous research has linked type 2 diabetes and memory loss. Now, new research may be closing in on some of the reasons why. The study found that people with type 2 diabetes -- particularly those who are overweight or obese -- have thinner gray matter in several areas of the brain. These brain regions are related to memory, executive function, movement...

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Could Smoking in Pregnancy Affect a Grandkid's Autism Risk?

When a woman chooses to stop smoking during her pregnancy, the potential effects to her baby are probably on her mind. But a new British study hints that smoking in pregnancy could even affect the health of a woman's grandchildren -- specifically, their risk for autism. "We already know that protecting a baby from tobacco smoke is one of the best...

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Docs May Miss Major Cause of Vision Loss in Seniors

It's the leading cause of permanent vision loss for Americans, but a condition called age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may be going undiagnosed too often, new research suggests. The new study involved 644 people aged 60 and older who were found to have normal eye health in their most recent examination by either a primary eye care ophthalmologist...

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Money Pressures Mount When a Spouse Gets Cancer

Family income can take a big hit when a wife or husband cares for a spouse with cancer, researchers report. Based on data from working-age couples in Canada, average household income declined between 5 percent and 9 percent, the researchers found. "The average annual household income for the working-age couples we studied was about $100,000, so the...

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Drugs Now Involved in More Fatal U.S. Crashes Than Alcohol Alone

In vehicle crashes that claim American lives, illicit drugs are now more likely to have played a role than the use of alcohol on its own, a new report says. The trend comes as more states legalize marijuana and the nation faces a troubling rise in opioid abuse and drug overdose deaths, the researchers noted. In 2015, drugs were detected in 43 percent...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Stivarga Approved for Liver Cancer

U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the anti-cancer drug Stivarga (regorafenib) has been expanded to include liver cancer, the agency said Thursday in a news release. Stivarga, among a class of drugs called kinase inhibitors, is designed to block enzymes that foster cancer growth. It's the first drug approved to treat liver cancer in nearly...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

No Excuses: Exercise Can Overcome the 'Obesity Gene'

Even if obesity is "in your genes," regular exercise can help keep extra pounds at bay, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when people carried a particular gene variant that raises obesity risk, regular exercise seemed to reduce the effects of their DNA -- by about one-third. The gene in question is known as FTO. Studies show that people...

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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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