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A Wilderness Expert's Keys to Safety in the Great Outdoors

Some simple steps can reduce danger when you venture into the great outdoors, an expert says. "Knowing your limits, not trying to do too much, knowing where you're going and what you might encounter there and being aware of the environment you're in are the best ways to avoid problems outdoors," said Dr. Henderson McGinnis, an expert in wilderness medicine...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Lenvima (lenvatinib) for First-line Treatment of Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)

Woodcliff Lake, NJ and Kenilworth, NJ, Aug. 16, 2018 – Eisai Inc. and Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the kinase inhibitor Lenvima (lenvatinib) for the first-line treatment of patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)....

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Sun Pharma Announces FDA Approval of Cequa (cyclosporine) Ophthalmic Solution to Treat Dry Eye Disease

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- August 16, 2018 -- Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Reuters:SUN.BO, Bloomberg:SUNP IN, NSE:SUNPHARMA, BSE:524715, “Sun Pharma” and includes its subsidiaries and/or associate companies) today announced that Sun Pharma has received approval for Cequa (cyclosporine ophthalmic solution) 0.09%, from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

Posted 2 days ago in News for Health Professionals

FDA Approves First Generic Version of EpiPen

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic version of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine) auto-injector for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions, including those that are life-threatening (anaphylaxis), in adults and pediatric patients who weigh more than 33 pounds. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA gained approval to market...

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Here's a Part of Aging That Really Stinks

Unpleasant phantom odors haunt many older Americans, a new study finds. Of more than 7,400 people over age 40 who took part in a federal health survey, 6.5 percent said they experience nasty odors -- such as burning hair or the reek of an ashtray -- from nowhere. That's 1 in 15 people. As folks age, their ability to identify odors tends to decrease,...

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Health Tip: Recognize Symptoms of Gallstones

-- Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that form in the gallbladder. The gallbladder contains a fluid called bile that is released in the small intestine to aid digestion. Gallstones can vary from the size of a grain of sand to that of a golf ball, the Mayo Clinic says. Some gallstones are small enough to be passed without symptoms....

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Sleep in Your Contacts, Risk Serious Eye Damage: CDC

A 59-year-old man was in the shower, wiping his eyes with a towel, when he heard a popping sound and felt pain shoot through his left eye. His cornea had developed a severe ulcer and ruptured, tearing a hole in his eye. The ulcer grew from a bacterial infection the man developed after leaving his soft contact lenses in overnight during a two-day hunting...

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New Drug of Last Resort, Ibalizumab, Tackles Resistant HIV

HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is typically a manageable infection, but medications that keep the virus at bay don't work for everyone. Now, researchers have developed a new medication to help them. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug -- ibalizumab (Trogarzo) -- in March. Phase 3 trial results were published in the Aug. 16 issue...

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FDA Approves 1st Generic EpiPen

The first generic version of the EpiPen was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, paving the way for more affordable versions of the lifesaving allergy emergency medication. Though other injectors are available, this drug, made by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, is the first the FDA has said is the equivalent of the EpiPen. It can...

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1 in 4 in U.S. Has a Disability, CDC Reports

One in four American adults (61 million people) has a significant physical or mental disability, the federal government reported Thursday. And these disabilities are more prevalent among women, people in the South, and those living in poverty. Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed 2016 data on six types of disability: Mobility...

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Medication Safety: Advice for New Parents

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are special for parents. But they can also be stressful times for new moms and dads caring for a newborn or infant. Your health care provider can be a great resource. A good time to check in is during preventive “well-child” health visits with your child’s pediatrician, says Donna L. […]

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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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