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Posted yesterday in Pharmaceutical News

Weekly Drug News Round-Up: November 22, 2017

FDA Approves Juluca, a Novel 2-Drug Regimen for HIV-1 Infection Juluca is the first complete treatment regimen containing only two drugs, instead of three or more, for HIV maintenance Read More... The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ViiV Healthcare’s Juluca (dolutegravir and rilpivirine), a single-tablet, fixed-dose,...

Posted today in Medical

Health Highlights: Nov. 22, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Parasite May Threaten Lives of Hundreds of Vietnam War Veterans A tropical parasite may be slowly killing hundreds of U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War. Early this year, the Department of Veterans Affairs commissioned a small pilot study to investigate...

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Health Tip: Identify Risk Factors for Anorexia

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that's triggered by the misperception that a person is overweight. This causes the person to eat less, triggering dangerous weight loss. People tend to develop anorexia in their teens or young adulthood. It is more common among females. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services identifies warning signs...

Posted yesterday in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Juluca (dolutegravir and rilpivirine) for the Maintenance Treatment of Virologically Suppressed HIV-1 Infection

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Juluca, the first complete treatment regimen containing only two drugs to treat certain adults with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) instead of three or more drugs included in standard HIV treatment. Juluca is a fixed-dose tablet containing two previously approved drugs (dolutegravir and...

Posted 2 days ago in Clinical Trials

Acorda Discontinues Tozadenant Development Program

(BUSINESS WIRE)--November 20, 2017 -- Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:ACOR) today announced that it is discontinuing its clinical development program for tozadenant, an investigational treatment for Parkinson’s disease, including immediately discontinuing dosing of all participants currently enrolled in its tozadenant studies. The Company made this...

Posted today in Medical

An Exercise Game Plan for Boomers

If you're a member of the baby boom generation, don't think you're too old to exercise. On the contrary, it's especially important for you to stay active, and even more so if you have a condition that threatens mobility, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Exercise can give you more energy, help prevent chronic illnesses and keep you independent...

Posted today in Medical

It's the Latest Diet Craze, But Is It Safe?

What if you could have your cake, eat it, too, and lose weight? A nutritional fad called CICO -- short for "Calories In, Calories Out" -- promises just that for those looking to shed some pounds. The pitch is straightforward: Eat whatever you want, junk food included, and still shrink your waistline -- as long as every day you expend more calories...

Posted today in Medical

The Booze You Choose Can Sway Your Mood

The booze you choose can frequently steer your mood, according to a new global survey. About half of those who drink red wine and beer said it makes them feel relaxed and mellow, results from the Global Drug Survey show. Roughly two of five beer drinkers said the suds make them feel confident, while one-quarter of red wine drinkers said they feel sexier...

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Health Tip: Travel Safely With a Child

-- Long-distance travel is worrisome enough. But add a child to the mix, and stress levels can only rise. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to make traveling with a child easier: Adjust your child's sleep schedule a few days before departure to minimize jet lag. Once you arrive, encourage the child to play outside during daylight hours...

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Smoggy Air May Spawn Weaker Sperm

Men who have trouble conceiving may have the air they breathe to blame, a new study by Chinese researchers suggests. Microscopic particles in the air called particulate matter (PM2.5) may affect the quality of sperm, which in turn can make it difficult to fertilize a woman's egg, the researchers said. PM2.5 stands for particulate matter with a diameter...

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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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Drugs.com Recognized as ‘Health Information Website Brand of the Year’ in 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study

The team at Drugs.com is humbled and heartened to have been recognized as the ‘Health Information Website Brand of the Year‘ in the 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study. The annual Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study measures and compares a brand’s health over time and against key competitors. Other categories measured include travel, financial, automotive and entertainment. […]

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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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