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Posted today in FDA Alerts

Opioid Addiction Medications in Patients Taking Benzodiazepines or CNS Depressants: Drug Safety Communication - Careful Medication Management Can Reduce Risks

ISSUE: Based on additional review, FDA is advising that the opioid addiction medications buprenorphine and methadone should not be withheld from patients taking benzodiazepines or other drugs that depress the central nervous system (CNS). The combined use of these drugs increases the risk of serious side effects; however, the harm caused by untreated...

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Health Tip: Four Common Types Of Acne

-- Acne is typically caused by the clogging of hair follicles by debris from skin cells, skin inflammation, oily secretions and certain bacteria. The American Skin Association identifies these common types of acne and their causes: Comedones- These are non-inflammatory acne lesions and may be open or closed. Closed comedones are commonly called...

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'Green Schoolyards' May Bring Better Health to Kids

A "green schoolyard" might boost the health of children in your community, researchers report. "Green schoolyards can include outdoor classrooms, native gardens, storm water capture, traditional play equipment, vegetable gardens, trails, trees and more," Dr. Stephen Pont said in an American Academy of Pediatrics news release. He and his colleagues...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Symbiomix Therapeutics’ Solosec (secnidazole) Oral Granules for the Treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis in Adult Women

(BUSINESS WIRE) September 18, 2017 --Symbiomix Therapeutics today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Solosec (secnidazole) 2g oral granules for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis (BV) in adult women. Solosec is a potent, next-generation, 5-nitroimidazole antibiotic with enhanced pharmacokinetic properties that enable...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Trelegy Ellipta (fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol) for the Treatment of COPD

GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) and Innoviva, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVA) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved once-daily, single inhaler triple therapy fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol (FF/UMEC/VI), under the brand name Trelegy Ellipta, for the long-term, once-daily, maintenance treatment of patients with...

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Fracture Risk Higher for Seniors With Diabetes

Seniors with type 2 diabetes may be at increased risk for fractures. And researchers think they know why. "Fracture in older adults with type 2 diabetes is a highly important public health problem and will only increase with the aging of the population and growing epidemic of diabetes," said study author Dr. Elizabeth Samelson. Samelson and her colleagues...

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Health Highlights: Sept. 20, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: San Francisco's Health Warnings on Sodas Blocked by Appeals Court A San Francisco law mandating a health warning on ads for sodas and other sugary drinks has been blocked by a federal appeals court. The ruling Tuesday overturns a lower court ruling...

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Health Tip: Is Your Baby Teething?

-- Most babies are born with 20 teeth below the gum line, but the process of teething typically doesn't start until about 6 months of age. Most teeth will come in before the child turns one, with the molars coming in by age three. The American Academy of Dentistry identifies these typical signs of teething: Fussiness Trouble sleeping Irritability Loss...

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Gun Surrender Laws Help Women Threatened by Domestic Violence

Obtaining a restraining order may not be enough to prevent domestic violence, but when state laws require the removal of firearms, risk of those violent crimes goes down, a new study says. In states that require people with restraining orders against them to surrender their firearms, the intimate partner murder rate dropped by 10 percent. In states...

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As Men's Weight Rises, Sperm Health May Fall

A widening waistline may make for shrinking numbers of sperm, new research suggests. Indian scientists studied more than 1,200 men and found that too much extra weight was linked to a lower volume of semen, a lower sperm count and lower sperm concentration. In addition, sperm motility (the ability to move quickly through the female reproductive tract)...

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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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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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