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Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT

Interoperability of health care information technology (IT) must be improved to facilitate creation of a fully integrated health care system that can improve health and health care at lower cost, according to a report published by the National Academy of Medicine. Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and colleagues...

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Health Tip: Be Aware of Autumn Driving Hazards

-- Autumn is a particularly dangerous time to be out driving. The days are getting shorter, the weather can be unpredictable and wet leaves frequently cover the roads. The American Association of Retired Persons suggests these Autumn driving tips: Watch for kids. They may line the streets waiting for buses, biking or walking. Drive earlier. The...

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Health Highlights: Oct. 18, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Sharp Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy Rankings by 2040: Study The United States will have the largest drop in life expectancy rankings of all high-income countries by 2040, a new study says. The U.S. will fall from 43rd in 2016 to 64th by 2040, with...

Posted 3 days ago 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 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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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Health Tip: Keep Ticks Away

-- If you want to lower your risk of getting Lyme disease, keeping ticks away is your best bet. Lymedisease.org offers these suggestions for reducing the tick population near your home: Prune trees. Clear brush. Remove litter. Mow grass short, and let it dry thoroughly between waterings. Get rid of birdfeeders and birdbaths. Clear away woodpiles...

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Ketoprofen Shows Promise Against Lymphedema

Lisa Hanson was first diagnosed with the leg swelling and fluid retention of lymphedema when she was just 17. Now in her 40s, she reconciled herself to a lifetime of long pants, compression hose and a nightly, hours-long bout with an electric pump to keep the swelling down. She said her lymphedema made her feel like "a freak." But now, millions of...

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Antiviral Med Fuels Rapid Decline in New HIV Infections in Gay Men: Study

Giving antiviral medications to gay men without HIV led to a 25 percent reduction in new infections of the AIDS-causing virus, a new study shows. Researchers followed 3,700 gay men who were given what's known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) under a program in New South Wales, Australia. The regimen generally involves taking a daily pill. Most followed...

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Experts Sound Warning About 'Baby Boxes'

Cardboard baby boxes are gaining fans, but are they as safe as cribs and bassinets? Experts say no. Without supporting evidence, "the cardboard baby box should not be promoted as a safe sleeping space, but as only a temporary substitute if nothing else is available," said Peter Blair, a professor at the University of Bristol in England, and colleagues. There's...

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Am I too old for the HPV vaccine?

Last week, the FDA announced it had approved expanded use of the HPV vaccine (Gardasil 9) to include those aged 27 through 45. Previously, approval only covered males and females aged nine through 26. But how effective is the vaccine when you are older and is it worthwhile? The HPV vaccine protects against nine different […]

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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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