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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

Liver Fluke 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 the link between liver flukes ingested through raw or undercooked fish and a rare bile duct cancer called cholangiocarcinoma, the Associated Press reported. Symptoms...

Posted today in Medical

Easy Ways to Keep Holiday Eating in Check

For many Americans, Thanksgiving kicks off a season of high-calorie eating. The trick this time of year is to enjoy the goodies without packing on extra pounds. It's important to eat in moderation rather than denying yourself any goodies, said food expert Shreela Sharma. If you try to ignore a craving, it only gets worse, explained Sharma, a faculty...

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

Medicaid Tied to Better Addiction Treatment in Pregnancy

Pregnancy and opioid addiction are an all-too-common problem in the United States. And where you live may affect your treatment. Addicted moms-to-be are more likely to receive recommended therapy if they live in states where anti-addiction medications are covered by Medicaid, a new study says. Medication-assisted treatment -- usually with the drug...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Ease Your Child's Worry During Vaccinations

-- Lots of young children dread getting routine shots, triggering worry among their parents. So what can you do to ease your youngster's stress? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests: Pack a favorite toy, book or blanket to help calm your child. Distract and comfort your child by cuddling, singing or talking softly. Smile and...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Prevent Fire Deaths and Injuries

-- The American Red Cross says it responds to more than 64,000 disasters annually -- mostly home fires. Every day, about seven people are killed and 36 people hurt in home fires. The organization's goal is to cut these numbers by 25 percent by the year 2020. Here's what you can do to help, the Red Cross says: Install smoke alarms on every level of...

Posted today in Medical

How to Safely Navigate Diabetes and Thanksgiving

People with diabetes can have a healthy and safe Thanksgiving dinner if they follow certain guidelines, a diabetes expert says. The keys are pre-planning and moderation, according to Dr. Vanessa Arguello. She is a health sciences clinical instructor in the division of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at the UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles. People...

Posted today in Medical

Thanksgiving Overeating Could Spell Kidney Problems

Holiday overeating can harm your kidneys, a kidney expert warns. "The body absorbs nutrients from the gut and then the liver metabolizes them. Whatever is left that can't be used by the body is excreted by the kidneys," Dr. Sreedhar Mandayam, a specialist in nephrology at Baylor College of Medicine, said in a college news release. "The more you eat,...

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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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