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Weekly Drug News Round-Up: October 16, 2019

Oral Reyvow is First 5-HT(1F) Agonist for Acute Migraine Treatment Reyvow is not indicated for prevention of migraine Read More... The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Eli Lilly’s Reyvow (lasmiditan) for the acute treatment of migraine, with or without aura, in adults. Reyvow is an oral serotonin 5-HT(1F) receptor agonist,...

Posted today in News for Health Professionals

Suicide, Homicide Rates Up Among Youth Aged 10 to 24

Suicide rates increased from 2007 to 2017 among youth aged 10 to 24 years, according to an October data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Using data from the National Vital Statistics System, Sally C. Curtin and Melonie Heron, Ph.D., from the National Center for Health Statistics...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Baby's First Tooth

-- For most babies, the two front teeth appear first, says the American Academy of Pediatrics. Though babies won't develop teeth for months, it's important for parents to know how to care for them. The academy mentions these additional facts: Most babies develop teeth between 6 and 12 months. Fluoride should be in your child's toothpaste at 6 months...

Posted today in Medical

A Workout to Shape Your Shoulders

Don't shrug off working your delts, the muscles of your shoulders. Besides assisting with good posture, strong shoulders help you lift and carry items with ease, and create excellent upper body definition for men and women alike. Deltoid rows work not only your shoulders, but also your biceps, lats and the muscles of your middle back. Begin in a standing...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Secuado (asenapine) Transdermal System for the Treatment of Adults with Schizophrenia

 Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc., today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Secuado (asenapine) transdermal system, the first-and-only transdermal patch formulation for the treatment of adults with schizophrenia.1 “As people living with schizophrenia...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Xarelto (rivaroxaban) to Help Prevent Blood Clots in Acutely Ill Medical Patients

RARITAN, N.J., October 14, 2019 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE), or blood clots, in hospitalized acutely ill medical patients at risk for thromboembolic complications...

Posted 2 days ago in FDA Alerts

FDA Updates on Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker (ARB) Recalls

Investigation ongoing – This page to be updated as more information is available IMPORTANT: Medications containing only amlodipine or hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) are not being recalled. Manufacturers are recalling medications containing amlodipine in combination with valsartan or losartan, and medications containing hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ...

Posted today in Medical

Health Highlights: Oct. 17, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Nearly 1 Million Kids Could Lose Automatic Free Lunch Under Trump Plan A Trump administration plan to reduce the number of people who get food stamps could result in nearly a million children losing their automatic access to free school lunches. Children...

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Is That Statin Doing You Any Good?

Many people who take cholesterol-lowering statins may not benefit from them, researchers say. Drugs like atorvastatin (Lipitor) and fluvastatin (Lescol) provide little value to people without heart disease, new research shows. Yet these heart-healthy folks represent a sizable number of statin users. While statins for people with heart disease isn't...

Posted today in Medical

How to Make Your Own Healthy Chicken Tenders

Are you a chicken finger fanatic, but worried about what might be lurking in the take-out versions? The solution is simple: Do it yourself. Making chicken fingers at home is a snap. Between oven baking and ingredient swaps to cut back on the fat and calories, this version is the perfect way to lighten up a fast-food favorite. If your budget allows,...

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EVALI Cases Rising among E-Cigarette Users. Are You At Risk?

EVALI is the new name for lung injury associated with e-cigarette, or vaping product, use according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A total of 1479 cases of EVALI had been reported to the CDC by October 15, 2019, which was up 180 cases from the previous week. The reported number […]

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Does Your Medicine’s Side Effects Outweigh Its Benefit?

Virtually every medicine in use today has side effects. Some of these will be minor, others can be life-threatening. But how much are you told about potential side effects when your doctor writes you a new prescription? Perhaps your doctor did a quick summary and told you some common side effects such as headache, nausea, […]

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Your Medicine Is Polluting Our Environment

Doctors prescribe medicines to treat a disease, correct a deficiency, or prevent a condition from happening. For example, beta blockers help lower blood pressure, iron tablets correct iron deficiency, and birth control pills prevent pregnancy. We take our prescribed medication as directed (or sometimes we don’t!) and expect it to do what it is meant […]

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