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Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Ixifi (infliximab-qbtx), a Biosimilar to Remicade

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today that the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Ixifi (PF-06438179, infliximab-qbtx), a chimeric human-murine monoclonal antibody (mAb) against tumor necrosis factor, as a biosimilar to Remicade® (infliximab)* for all eligible indications of the reference product.1 The FDA has...

Posted 3 days ago in Clinical Trials

Talazoparib Significantly Extends Progression-Free Survival in Phase 3 EMBRACA Trial of Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the Phase 3 EMBRACA trial in patients with germline (inherited) BRCA1/2-positive (gBRCA+) locally advanced and/or metastatic breast cancer (MBC) demonstrated superior progression-free survival (PFS) in patients treated with talazoparib, compared to patients who received physician’s choice standard of care...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads Can Backfire on Kids

Graphic anti-tobacco posters intended to deter young people from buying cigarettes might actually have the opposite effect. New research suggests that the strategy of hanging these posters in convenience stores could backfire, prompting some teens to light up. The tobacco industry focuses much of its advertising efforts on convenience stores, which...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Decline in Antibiotic Use in Livestock Isn't Enough, Critics Say

Sales of antibiotics for use in U.S. livestock fell in recent years but still remain too high, according to the National Resources Defense Council. In the livestock industry, the nonprofit council said, it's common to put antibiotics in livestock feed or water to promote growth and prevent illness. However, overuse of antibiotics in livestock contributes...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Could a Hot Cup of Tea Preserve Your Vision?

A spot of hot tea in the afternoon might help you save your sight, new research suggests. The study of U.S. adults found that people who drank hot tea on a daily basis were 74 percent less likely to have glaucoma, compared to those who were not tea fans. Experts were quick to stress that it may not be tea, itself, that wards off the eye disease. There...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Feeling Sexually Harassed? You're Not Alone

Before the #MeToo movement and the fall of numerous powerful men accused of sexual harassment, researchers surveyed thousands of women and found the problem to be widespread. The poll, conducted last winter by Harvard researchers, found those women most likely to report sexual harassment were young and college-educated. Among women 18 to 29 years...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Health Tip: Make Your Home Safer For People With Alzheimer's

-- It's important to keep your home as safe as possible, especially if a loved one has Alzheimer's disease. The U.S. National Institute on Aging offers these suggestions: Clearly post emergency numbers and your home address near any telephone. Install secure locks on all outside doors and windows. Install alarms that notify you when a door or...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Health Tip: Give Your Dog Safe Treats

-- Fido can become quite sick from unsafe treats, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. Your dog may have a bone to pick with you if a bad treat leads to stomach or bowel obstruction, choking, mouth wounds, vomiting, diarrhea or internal bleeding, the FDA says. In some cases, a bad treat can lead to death. The FDA suggests how to keep your...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Today Is the Deadline for Obamacare 2018

Today marks the end of the shortened sign-up period for most Americans to buy health insurance through the federal Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) marketplace. Dec. 15 is the last enrollment day for people living in 39 states served by the HealthCare.gov website. At the site, people can pick a health plan, choose a new plan, and also find out if they...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Health Highlights: Dec. 15, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Cancer Risk From Fibroid-Removal Tool Still Too High, FDA Says A new review of recent studies confirms its previous estimates of the risk of spreading uterine cancer after laparoscopic power morcellation to have uterine growths (fibroids) removed,...

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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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