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Posted today in New Drug Approvals

Tesaro Announces FDA Approval of Zejula (niraparib) for Women with Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

WALTHAM, MA, March 27, 2017 – Tesaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRO), an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Zejula (niraparib), an oral, once-daily poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, for the maintenance treatment of women with recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian...

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What You Need to Know About Cholesterol

Cholesterol plays a vital role in your health, so it's important to understand the different types of cholesterol and how to influence their levels, a heart specialist says. "Good cholesterol -- high-density lipoprotein [HDL] -- recycles cholesterol and fat in the body," said Dr. Alex Garton. He's a noninvasive cardiologist from PinnacleHealth CardioVascular...

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Smoking Slows Recovery From Drug Abuse

People recovering from illicit drug abuse are more likely to be successful if they don't smoke cigarettes, a new study finds. Most illicit drug users also smoke cigarettes, but many substance abuse programs do not include treatment for nicotine dependence, the study authors said. "The thinking in clinical settings has been that asking patients to...

Posted yesterday in Clinical Trials

Allergan and Paratek Announce Positive Results From Two Phase 3 Trials of Sarecycline for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Acne

Allergan plc, (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company and Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRTK), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies based upon tetracycline chemistry, announced that two (2) Phase 3 trials of sarecycline for the treatment of moderate to severe acne...

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Study: Plenty of IV Fluids May Make Childbirth Safer, Easier

Giving more intravenous (IV) fluids to women during childbirth seems to reduce the risk of cesarean section and shortens labor, researchers report. "The results are compelling and strongly argue for a change in practice," said study author Dr. Vincenzo Berghella, director of maternal fetal medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. "We...

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Health Tip: Talk to Your Doctor About Emotional Struggles

-- Your emotional health can impact your physical health, and your doctor can help you find healthier ways to deal with emotional challenges. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions: Make sure you share any issues involving stress or anxiety with your doctor. Once your doctor is informed, he or she can take steps to learn...

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Health Tip: Ease Varicose Veins

-- Varicose veins are swollen, bulging blood vessels that usually form in the legs. And while you may not be able to prevent them, you may be able to stop them from getting worse. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute suggests: If you must stand or sit for long periods, take frequent breaks. Don't cross your legs when you sit. And when possible,...

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Exercise: The Cellular 'Fountain of Youth'

High-intensity exercise may help older adults reverse certain aspects of the "cellular" aging process, a new study suggests. It's no secret that regular exercise is healthy for young and old alike. But researchers said the new findings point to particular benefits from "high-intensity interval training" for older adults. That's the type of workout that...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Less Salt, Fewer Nighttime Bathroom Trips?

Lowering your salt intake could mean fewer trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night, a new study suggests. Most people over age 60, and many even younger, wake up to pee one or more times a night. This is called nocturia. This interruption of sleep can lead to problems such as stress, irritability or tiredness, which can affect quality of life. There...

Posted yesterday in Clinical Trials

Matinas BioPharma Reports Positive Topline Data from Phase 1 Study of MAT2501

Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT:MTNB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative anti-infectives for orphan indications, today reported positive topline data from its Phase 1 single-ascending dose study of MAT2501 in healthy volunteers. MAT2501 is Matinas BioPharma’s orally-administered formulation of...

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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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