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Saturday Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and local agencies are holding the 15th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across the country this Saturday, April 28. Pills or patches can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at local collection sites. Needles, sharps, and liquids will not be accepted by the DEA. The service is free and anonymous. Last...

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The Paleo Diet: Fad or Not So Fad?

The so-called "Paleo" diet, which cuts out a number of food groups to bring about weight loss, has been around for several years now and at first blush may sound like just another fad. But some recent scientific studies since the diet became popular have found that the regimen that makes up the diet's requirements could have merit. A Paleo diet requires...

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Health Tip: Factors That Raise Risk of Blood Clot

-- Blood clots can dissolve on their own, but don't always. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)is a type of clot that tends to form in a major vein of the leg, although it can form in other parts of the body, too. The clot ultimately can travel through the heart to the lungs, where it can cause a life-threatening condition called a pulmonary embolism. The...

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FDA Approves Jynarque (tolvaptan) to Slow Kidney Function Decline in Rapidly Progressing Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Otsuka) announces that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Jynarque (tolvaptan) as the first drug treatment to slow kidney function decline in adults at risk of rapidly progressing autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). ADPKD is a genetic disease with consequences...

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Serlopitant Found to Be Safe, Effective for Chronic Pruritus

Serlopitant has potential as a therapy for the treatment of chronic pruritus, according to a study published in the May issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Gil Yosipovitch, M.D., from the University of Miami, and colleagues assessed the safety and efficacy of the P/neurokinin 1 receptor antagonist serlopitant in treating chronic...

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Unused Meds? Saturday Is National Drug Take Back Day

Want to keep your unused medicines out of the hands of others? You can safely dispose of dangerous expired and unwanted prescription drugs on Take Back Day, this Saturday, April 28. Americans are in the midst of an epidemic of opioid drug abuse, and "medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse," the...

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Health Tip: Milestones to Look for by Age 5

-- How do you know if your child is maturing properly? It helps to know the developmental milestones and about when they typically occur. The American Academy of Pediatrics says: By 2 months:Tries to look at a parent and pays attention to faces. By 4 months:Mimics facial movements such as smiling or frowning, and responds to affection. By 6 months:Likes...

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Health Highlights: April 26, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Safety of Parkinson's Drug Nuplazid Being Reviewed by FDA The safety of the Parkinson's disease drug Nuplazid is being reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The drug has been cited as a "suspect" medication in hundreds of deaths reported...

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U.S. Women Loosening Up Sexually, Study Shows

American women are becoming more frisky in the bedroom, new research reveals. In a study of sexual trends in the United States, researchers at the University of Utah found that promiscuity is rising for women and declining for men. The number of women who've had sex with more than 15 partners has increased over the past few decades, from 3 percent...

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Hit-and-Run Deaths on the Rise

Hit-and-run deaths in the United States reached a record high in 2016, a new report shows. "Hit-and-run crashes in the United States are trending in the wrong direction," said David Yang, executive director of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. "Our analysis shows that hit-and-run crashes are a growing traffic safety challenge and the AAA Foundation...

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Saturday, April 28, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

When was the last time you cleaned out unused and expired drugs from your medicine cabinet? It’s time to dispose of these unneeded — and possibly dangerous — medications that lurk around your house. On Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10AM to 2PM local time, communities will join law enforcement for the 15th National Prescription […]

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New Drugs.com Compare Tool

We are proud to announce the first release of the Drugs.com Medication Compare Tool (beta). Our team of developers have been very busy working on this tool and there are plenty of upgrades planned in the near future. See how your medications stack up against each other. View side-by-side comparisons of medication uses, ratings, reviews, […]

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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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