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Tailgating Slows Everybody Down

Impatient drivers tend to creep up behind slowpokes, but tailgating isn't a timesaver. In fact, it's more likely to slow traffic down, researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) report. They blame tailgaters for those "phantom traffic jams" that develop without any obvious cause. If all drivers kept the same amount of space between...

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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 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Nucala (mepolizumab) for Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Churg-Strauss Syndrome)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Nucala (mepolizumab) to treat adult patients with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), a rare autoimmune disease that causes vasculitis, an inflammation in the wall of blood vessels of the body. This new indication provides the first FDA-approved therapy specifically...

Posted 2 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 2 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...

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Live Close to a Gym? You're Probably a Bit Trimmer

When it comes to staying fit, research suggests it really is about location, location, location. In a new British study, middle-aged adults and seniors who had homes close to gyms and other exercise facilities tended to be trimmer than those who didn't. By the same token, those who didn't live near fast-food restaurants also tended to keep the pounds...

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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 2 days ago in Medical

Gabapentin May Help Surgical Patients Stop Opioids Sooner

Opioid painkillers after surgery can be the first step toward addiction for some patients. But a common drug might cut the amount of narcotics that patients need, a new study finds. When patients received a non-opioid medication called gabapentin before and after surgery, the need for continued opioid painkillers was reduced by 24 percent, said researchers...

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Teens Acting Badly? Smog Could Be to Blame

Teens are more likely to behave badly -- lie, steal, vandalize, use drugs -- if they live in areas with heavy air pollution, a study of children living in greater Los Angeles suggests. Younger kids exposed to increased levels of air pollution tended to have delinquency scores similar to teens three or four years older, the study authors said, though...

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Nearby Fracking Linked to Low Birth Weights

Newborn babies face a greater risk of health problems if they live close to a "fracking" site, a new large-scale study contends. Women were 25 percent more likely to deliver low birth weight babies after hydraulic fracturing operations commenced within a half-mile of their homes, said the study's lead researcher, Janet Currie. She directs Princeton...

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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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