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Aclaris Therapeutics Receives FDA Approval for Eskata (hydrogen peroxide) Topical Solution, 40% (w/w) for the Treatment of Raised Seborrheic Keratoses

Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACRS), a dermatologist-led biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Eskata (hydrogen peroxide) topical solution, 40% (w/w) for the treatment of raised seborrheic keratoses, or SKs. SKs are non-cancerous skin growths that affect more than 83 million American...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Applying Makeup Safely

-- Most eye makeup is safe, assuming it's used properly. But there's always a risk of spreading infection, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The agency says you can stay safer by: Stopping makeup use if it causes any type of irritation, inflammation or signs of infection. If symptoms persist, see a doctor. And throw out any makeup used while...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Receives FDA Approval for Xepi (ozenoxacin) Cream, 1%, a Novel Topical Antibiotic for Impetigo

Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xepi (ozenoxacin) Cream, 1%, a new chemical entity for the treatment of impetigo in patients two months of age and older when applied topically twice daily for 5 days. In the U.S., impetigo is estimated to account for approximately 10% of skin...

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Health Tip: Avoid Eating Raw Dough

-- No matter how tempting it is to sneak a taste of raw cookie dough, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says you shouldn't. Raw dough can harbor dangerous bacteria. The CDC suggests: Never eat raw dough or batter. Don't let children play with or eat raw dough, including dough for crafts. Make sure raw dough is cooked to the proper...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Think Little Kids Are Safe From Food Ads? Think Again

Young children in the United States are still seeing TV ads for foods and beverages even though major food companies had promised not to target preschoolers, a new study finds. Experts say children younger than 6 can't distinguish between advertising and other types of information and therefore should not be exposed to any advertising. In 2006, a...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Keep Kids Safe During Holiday Travels

When families travel during the holidays, they must contend with crowds, traffic and unfamiliar surroundings. But children's safety should always come first, a leading pediatricians' group says. When taking a train or airplane, it may seem inconvenient to have to worry about car safety seats. But the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Spoon-Feeding Not Necessarily Safer for Infants

When babies are ready to eat solid foods, those who feed themselves some finger foods are no more likely to choke than babies who are spoon-fed, new research found. The British study involved more than 1,100 mothers with babies 4 to 12 months old. The women reported how they introduced solid foods to their child, what foods they gave their baby and...

Posted yesterday in Medical

The Holidays Can Pose Hazards to Your Pet's Health

While you revel in the decorations and good food of the holiday season, there are dangers lurking in the tinsel and treats that can pose threats to your beloved pet. One veterinarian offers suggestions to maintain your pet safety. "Keep your pet from chewing or ingesting ornaments, holiday lights, electric wire and ribbons, to prevent gastrointestinal...

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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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