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Posted today in FDA Alerts

FDA Updates on Valsartan Recalls

Investigation ongoing – This page to be updated as more information is available FDA releases additional NDMA/NDEA detection methodUpdate [10/16/2018] FDA is posting a gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS) method utilizing liquid injection for detecting the presence of impurities N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and N-Nitrosodiethylamine...

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ER Nurses Might Do Better 'Eyeballing' Patients

"Eyeballing" emergency room patients may be better than a formal medical assessment in identifying those most in need of urgent care, a new study suggests. Nearly 6,400 patients seeking ER care were assessed over three months. Nurses used an established triage protocol to determine which patients were the sickest, while medical students and phlebotomists...

Posted yesterday in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Yutiq (fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant) for Chronic Non-Infectious Posterior Segment Uveitis

EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:EYPT), a specialty biopharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing innovative ophthalmic products, announced today that the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Yutiq™ (fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant) for the treatment of chronic non-infectious uveitis affecting...

Posted today in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Talzenna (talazoparib) for gBRCAm HER2-Negative Locally Advanced or Metastatic Breast Cancer

On October 16, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved talazoparib (Talzenna, Pfizer Inc.), a poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, for patients with deleterious or suspected deleterious germline BRCA-mutated (gBRCAm), HER2‑negative locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer. Patients must be selected for therapy based on an FDA-approved...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Considering Genetic Testing For Cancer?

-- Of all cases of cancer, only 5 to 10 percent are thought to be strongly related to an inherited gene mutation, the American Cancer Society says. While most people do not need to have predictive genetic testing, the society says testing is worth considering if you have: A number of close relatives -- such as parents or siblings -- with cancer,...

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New Nerve Stimulation Technique Might Relieve Back Pain

Stimulating a specific set of nerves that are nestled along the spine may deliver relief to those who suffer from chronic back pain and cut the need for opioid painkillers, new research suggests. The therapy, which targets the root ganglion nerves, is more effective than other spine stimulation procedures because it places tiny leads precisely at the...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Why You May Have Adult Acne

-- Acne is often thought of as a younger person's condition -- a symptom of the transition from childhood to young adulthood. But some people in their 30s, 40s and 50s still have acne, the American Academy of Dermatology says. Here's the group's list of common triggers of adult acne: Fluctuating hormone levels during the menstrual period, during...

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Health Highlights: Oct. 16, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Heart Researcher's Papers Contain Fraudulent Data: Harvard Dozens of scientific papers from the laboratory of well-known heart researcher Piero Anversa contain fraudulent data, according to a Harvard Medical School internal investigation. Anversa...

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5 Strength-Training Mistakes to Avoid

Developing lean muscle mass is important for everyone -- it can keep you active and independent throughout your life. But to maximize the benefits of strength training, make sure you're not making these common mistakes. Mistake number 1: Letting momentum drive your workout. If you power through repetitions at a rapid clip, chances are that you're...

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Obesity Surgery May Cut Heart Attack Risk in Diabetics

Obesity surgery may help prevent heart attacks and strokes in people who are severely overweight and have diabetes, a new large study suggests. It's already known that obesity surgery can help people shed pounds and better control health conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. But it has not been clear whether that translates into fewer...

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Is that generic really the same as your branded drug?

You’re at the pharmacy with a script from your doctor and you’ve been told you can choose between the brand-name drug and its generic equivalent. The difference in cost is significant. But does that equate to a difference in effectiveness or side effects? Bringing a new drug to market costs over 2.6 billion dollars and […]

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Nobel Prize for Medicine to Researchers Who Discovered New Way To Treat Cancer

We have entered a new era of Cancer chemotherapy, thanks largely in part to the work of two passionate researchers in the field, James Allison of the University of Texas and Dr. Tasuku Honjo from Kyoto University in Japan. This week, both men were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for their discovery of two […]

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Are You Prone To Side Effects?

Most medicines have side effects. But whether or not you will experience them and how long they last for depends on one thing….you! Even though we all are human and look similar, there is a multitude of differences between us, many of which impact on the medicines we take. Some of us are old and […]

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