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Posted today in New Drug Applications

Amgen Provides Update on Status of Parsabiv (Etelcalcetide) NDA Submitted to the U.S. FDA

Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Complete Response Letter for the New Drug Application (NDA) for Parsabiv (etelcalcetide) for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT) in adult patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on hemodialysis. Amgen is reviewing the Complete Response...

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Health Highlights: Aug. 25, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Historic Face Transplant Transforms Firefighter's Life A face transplant last year transformed the life of a firefighter who suffered extensive facial burns while responding to a house fire in 2001. Patrick Hardison, 42, lost his eyelids, ears, lips,...

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Health Tip: Work Through Chronic Pain

-- Chronic pain can significantly affect your quality of life, physical health and mental health. The Cleveland Clinic suggests these coping techniques: Practice deep breathing and other stress management methods to help you relax. Maintain a positive attitude. Create goals that are attainable. Remember to pace yourself and don't do too much at...

Posted 3 days ago in Clinical Trials

AstraZeneca and Lilly Receive FDA Fast Track Designation for AZD3293, an Investigational Treatment for Early Alzheimer’s Disease

AstraZeneca and Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) today announced they have received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Fast Track designation for the development programme in Alzheimer’s disease for AZD3293, an oral beta secretase cleaving enzyme (BACE) inhibitor currently in Phase III clinical trial. The FDA’s Fast Track programme is designed to...

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Mideast Violence Erasing Decades of Health Gains

The 2010 Arab uprising and more recent Mideast wars have harmed health and shortened life expectancy in many countries across the eastern Mediterranean, a new study shows. Researchers warn that strife in Syria, Yemen, Libya, Tunisia and Egypt, in particular, could reverse two decades of health gains and affect the region for years to come. They found...

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Music Therapy Helps Preemie Babies Thrive

The soothing sound of mom singing may help premature newborns breathe easier, a new review finds. The analysis, of over a dozen clinical trials, found that music therapy helped stabilize premature newborns' breathing rate during their time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). For the most part, music therapy involved mothers singing to their...

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Health Tip: Help Kids Get Enough Exercise

-- You know kids need to move and play, but are you sure yours are getting enough exercise? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends: At least 60 minutes every day of aerobic exercise, and very vigorous exercise at least three days per week. Push-ups, gymnastics or other strengthening exercises at least three times per week. Running,...

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New Case of Local Zika Infection Reported in Florida

Yet another case of local Zika infection has been reported in Florida, this time in Palm Beach County. This latest report brings the total number of local infections in the state to 43, state health officials said in a statement Wednesday. And that total will probably climb far higher by summer's end, scientists predicted Wednesday. Nearly 400 local...

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Coffee Cravings May Spring From Your DNA

Anybody up for a steaming cup of Joe? Turns out your DNA may hold the answer. New research suggests that your genes influence how much coffee you drink. Researchers analyzed genetic data from more than 1,200 people in Italy, who were asked how much coffee they drank each day. Those with a gene variant called PDSS2 drank one cup less a day on average...

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Serious Heart Problem a Family Matter

A potentially deadly heart problem can run in families and occur at similar ages, a new study suggests. An aortic dissection is a sudden tear in one of the body's main arteries. "Family history is very important and is one factor in our 'guilt by association paradigm' for identifying patients at risk," said study co-author Dr. John Elefteriades, 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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