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Posted today in FDA Alerts

Potassium Phosphate and Succinylcholine by Advanced Pharma: Recall - Potential Lack of Sterility Assurance

[Posted 06/22/2017] ISSUE: Advanced Pharma, Inc. d/b/a Avella of Houston is conducting a limited, voluntary recall due to Hospira Inc.’s June 15, 2017 recall announcement that microbial growth was detected during a routine simulation of the manufacturing process and therefore there was a lack of sterility assurance. The products being recalled...

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Heart Disease: A Price Humans Pay for Fertility?

Certain genes linked to heart disease may also improve your chances of having children, a new study suggests. Australian researchers said the findings seem to offer a potential explanation for why evolution has allowed these genes to persist for centuries. While lifestyle is clearly important in heart disease risk, scientists have found many genes...

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When is Tourette Syndrome Actually Autism?

More than one in five children with Tourette syndrome also tests positive for autism, a new study shows. But it's unlikely that so many children actually have both disorders. What's more probable is that Tourette's symptoms often mimic or seem quite similar to those of autism, the researchers noted. "Our results suggest that although autism diagnoses...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

Melinta Therapeutics Announces FDA Approval of Baxdela (delafloxacin) for Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections (ABSSSI)

NEW HAVEN, Conn, June 19, 2017 – Melinta Therapeutics, a privately held company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing novel antibiotics to treat serious bacterial infections, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Baxdela (delafloxacin), indicated in adults for the treatment of acute bacterial...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

Neos Therapeutics Announces FDA Approval of Cotempla XR-ODT (methylphenidate) Extended-Release Orally Disintegrating Tablets for the Treatment of ADHD in Patients 6 to 17 Years Old

DALLAS and FORT WORTH, Texas, June 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Neos Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:NEOS), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing innovative extended-release (XR) products using its proprietary modified-release drug delivery and orally disintegrating tablet (ODT) technologies, today announced that...

Posted today in Medical

Too Few Women, Docs Understand Dangers of Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading killer of U.S. women, but many women and their doctors don't recognize the danger. A survey of more than 1,000 women between 25 and 60 years of age found 45 percent were unaware that heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for women in America. Most respondents said they had had a checkup in the past year, but only 40...

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Tissue Testing Can Spot Zika at Birth: CDC

Exposure to the Zika virus in pregnancy can wreak havoc on babies, but diagnosing the infection before birth remains a challenge. Now, there's some good news: U.S. health officials say testing placental and fetal tissue after a child is born can confirm or rule out infection. Such testing found that only 1 in 10 who were in danger of being infected...

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Lifestyle Changes Might Prevent or Slow Dementia

Simple changes to your lifestyle might delay the start of dementia or slow its progression, a new report suggests. Some scientific evidence indicates that keeping your mind active through "cognitive training," controlling your blood pressure and exercising more may pay dividends in terms of brain health, researchers determined. Although not yet proven...

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Senate Republicans Reveal Their Replacement for Obamacare

Attempting to thread a very tight needle, Senate Republicans on Thursday released a health-care reform bill intended to undo major parts of the Affordable Care Act while still supporting the public's access to health insurance. The 142-page bill, crafted behind closed doors, would result in more gradual but deeper cuts to Medicaid funding than cuts...

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Legalized Pot May Lead to More Traffic Crashes

Although states where recreational marijuana is legal may have experienced a slight bump in traffic collisions, the good news is that there wasn't an increase in crash-related fatalities compared to other states, two new studies show. Insurance claims data show that Colorado, Washington and Oregon all experienced an increase in auto accident claims...

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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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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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