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Posted today in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Rydapt (midostaurin) for FLT3-Mutated Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Systemic Mastocytosis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Rydapt (midostaurin) for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who have a specific genetic mutation called FLT3, in combination with chemotherapy. The drug is approved for use with a companion diagnostic, the LeukoStrat CDx FLT3 Mutation Assay, which is...

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Health Tip: Turn Off Those Screens

-- Kids who are perched in front of the TV or computer for long periods are spending considerably less time exercising and being active. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions to combat the problem: Don't allow kids under age 2 to use any screens. Limit older children to two hours per day. Don't allow screens in your child's...

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Health Tip: How to Get Enough Vitamin D

-- Sunlight provides much-needed vitamin D, but you have to protect yourself from sun damage and skin cancer. There are other ways to get vitamin D, the Skin Cancer Foundation says, suggesting: A diet rich in fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel and tuna. Other food sources of the vitamin include egg yolks, beef, liver and cheese. Some beverages...

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Inspirion Delivery Sciences Receives FDA Approval for RoxyBond (oxycodone hydrochloride) Immediate Release Tablets with Abuse-Deterrent Label Claims

Inspirion Delivery Sciences, LLC ("Inspirion") announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved RoxyBond™ (oxycodone hydrochloride) tablets, for oral use, CII, indicated for the management of pain severe enough to require an opioid analgesic and for which alternative treatments are inadequate. RoxyBond is an abuse-deterrent...

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FDA Approves Xatmep (methotrexate) Oral Solution

Denver, April 26, 2017 — Silvergate Pharmaceuticals, Inc. leaders in the development and commercialization of innovative and safe medicines for children, today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xatmep (methotrexate) Oral Solution, the first and only FDA-approved methotrexate oral solution. Xatmep is indicated...

Posted 2 days ago in Clinical Trials

The Medicines Company and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Announce Agreement with FDA on Phase III Clinical Program for Inclisiran

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 26, 2017-- The Medicines Company (NASDAQ:MDCO) and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) today announced that The Medicines Company has agreed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on plans for the Phase III clinical program for inclisiran, which is designed to support the submission of a New Drug Application (NDA)....

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Guys, Take the Health Check Up a Notch

Though preventive wellness visits are the cornerstone of good health, a third of American men don't even have a primary care doctor. You need checkups, even if you feel healthy, because conditions like high blood pressure and high cholesterol don't have symptoms but are serious risk factors for heart disease. For men, the key goals of wellness visits...

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Who You Are May Affect Your Diet More Than Where You Shop

A new study challenges the view that building supermarkets in so-called "food deserts" will help more Americans eat healthier. Food deserts are places -- often in poor, urban neighborhoods or rural areas -- without easy access to stores stocked with fresh fruit, vegetables and other healthy foods. Rand Corporation researchers surveyed nearly 1,400...

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Kids' Sun Safety Means 'Slip, Slap, Slop'

Children spend a lot of time outside in the summer, so parents need to stay on top of their sun protection, a skin cancer expert advises. Much of a person's risk for melanoma -- the deadliest form of skin cancer -- comes from their sun exposure as a child. "Healthy sun-protection habits come in three forms -- sometimes referred to as slip, slap, slop,"...

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Did Syphilis Cause Painter Goya's Hearing Loss?

Spanish artist Francisco Goya's hearing loss may have been caused by the sexually transmitted infection syphilis or a rare autoimmune disorder, a researcher suggests. "This required real detective work," hearing expert Ronna Hertzano, from the University of Maryland, said in a university news release. "The question of Goya's ailment was a fascinating...

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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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Off-Label or Off-Limits? Should You Use A Drug For An Unapproved Use?

Off-Label Drug Use: What Is It? You may be surprised to learn that you have probably been prescribed a medication “off-label” at one point or another by your doctor. Maybe you’ve heard of “off-label” drug use in the news, but what does this really mean? “Off-label” use of a drug refers to prescribing a medication […]

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