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Posted today in FDA Alerts

LaBri’s Body Health Atomic by Envy Me: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

[Posted 03/30/2017] ISSUE: Envy Me is recalling LaBri’s Body Health Atomic, dietary supplement marketed for weight loss, sold in 60 capsule, plastic bottles. The recall includes all lot codes, manufacturing codes and expiration dates.  The FDA analyzed samples of La Bri’s Body Health Atomic and found it to contain the undeclared...

Posted today in Medical

Could Electromagnetic Fields Raise a Worker's ALS Risk?

On-the-job exposure to electromagnetic fields may double the risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a degenerative disease of the nervous system, a new study suggests. Electric company linemen, welders, sewing machine operators and airplane pilots are all people in occupations that could boost the chances of getting the always-fatal...

Posted today in Medical

Parents' Pot Use a Tricky Topic When It Comes to Their Kids

It's a classic case of parents telling their kids: Don't do as I do, do as I say. The legalization of recreational and medical marijuana in many U.S. states puts parents who use pot in a challenging position, a pediatrician says. It's important to understand that if your children see you using marijuana, they'll want to do the same, according to Dr....

Posted 2 days ago 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...

Posted yesterday in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Dupixent (dupilumab) for Eczema

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Dupixent (dupilumab) injection to treat adults with moderate-to-severe eczema (atopic dermatitis). Dupixent is intended for patients whose eczema is not controlled adequately by topical therapies, or those for whom topical therapies are not advisable. Dupixent can be used with or without topical corticosteroids. “FDA’s...

Posted 3 days ago 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...

Posted today in Medical

Senator Probes Opioid Makers' Role in U.S. Drug Abuse Epidemic

A U.S. senator wants information from the five top makers of opioid painkiller drugs in order to assess their role in the nation's opioid epidemic. Sen. Claire McCaskill wants to determine whether the five companies -- Purdue Pharma, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Insys Therapeutics, Mylan, and Depomed -- have contributed to overuse and overprescribing of...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Store Cooking Oils Correctly

-- A heart-healthy cooking oil -- such as olive, walnut or avocado oil -- can help in preparing nutritious meals. But be careful how you store it. The Cleveland Clinic explains: Exposure to light or heat over time can affect an oil's taste. So store it in a cool, dark place. If your oil begins to taste a bit off, toss it and buy a fresh bottle. Grapeseed...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Care for Your Braces

-- Wearing braces means having to watch what you eat, particularly foods that can become trapped and trigger tooth decay. If you wear braces, the American Dental Association says you should avoid: Foods high in sugar. Popcorn. Corn-on-the-cob. Whole apples. Sticky foods, such as chewing gum. ...

Posted today in Medical

A Lonely Heart Could Worsen a Cold

A cold is never fun, but it's even more misery for folks who feel lonely, new research suggests. "We think this is important, particularly because of the economic burden associated with the common cold," said study co-author Angie LeRoy, a psychology graduate student at Rice University in Houston. "Millions of people miss work each year because 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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