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Lorazepam Oral Concentrate, USP 2mg/mL by Amneal Pharmaceuticals: Recall - Misprinted Dosing Droppers

ISSUE: Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC is voluntarily recalling 13 lots of Lorazepam Oral Concentrate, USP 2mg/mL, to the Consumer level due to a defect in the dropper markings. The Lorazepam Oral Concentrate, USP 2mg/mL, product is packaged with a dosing dropper, supplied to Amneal by a third party. In a few instances, the dropper is printed with the dose...

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Health Tip: Food for Fido

-- It may be difficult to resist those sad doggy eyes when they beg for a scrap from the family dinner table. But animal experts at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration say foods you eat aren't necessarily good for Fido. The agency warns against giving dogs: Grapes or raisins. Chives, onions or garlic. Chocolate. Salty or fatty foods. Moldy...

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Health Highlights: Aug. 16, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Fleas Test Positive for Plague in Arizona Health officials from two counties in northern Arizona are warning the public that fleas are testing positive for the Yersinia pestis bacterium that causes plague. Following a similar announcement from...

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Health Tip: Sleepiness on the Job

-- About 13 percent of all accidents that happen at the workplace are related to being sleepy on the job, the National Safety Council says. Some 97 percent of workers have at least one risk factor for workplace fatigue and four of 10 workers simply don't get enough sleep, according to the council. The council says here's what you can do to avoid becoming...

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Choosing a Gym: Exercise Your Options

There's more to choosing a gym than just a low membership cost or lots of fancy equipment. Get the answers to the following questions to find the right one for you. First, see if there are enough cardio and strength-training options to meet both of these key health goals, suggest the experts at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Ask if...

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Fatal Opioid ODs on the Rise Among U.S. Teens

The rate of opioid drug overdose deaths among older teenagers in the United States has taken a turn for the worse, a new federal report finds. The number of drug overdose deaths among 15- to 19-year-olds rose 15 percent for males from 2014 to 2015 and 35 percent for females from 2013 to 2015, according to the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease...

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Pricey Wines Can Trick Your Brain

If you enjoy expensive wines, keep the findings of new brain research in mind: Your pleasure may have more to do with the price of the vino than its quality. "The reward and motivation system is activated more significantly with higher prices, and apparently increases the taste experience in this way," said researcher Bernd Weber. Weber is acting...

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Can a Blood Test Detect a Range of Cancers Earlier?

A new genetic blood test might pave the way for detecting early stage cancers that often prove fatal when caught too late, a new study suggests. The test scans blood for DNA fragments released by cancerous tumors, explained lead researcher Dr. Victor Velculescu. By reviewing these DNA fragments for mutations found in 58 "cancer-driver" genes, the...

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Americans Injuring Themselves Grooming Pubic Hair

Should you consider trimming or shaving "down there," proceed with care -- a new study finds injuries tied to pubic hair grooming are more common than you might think. Cuts, burns and infections are reported more than a quarter of the time, according to the online survey of more than 7,500 U.S. adults. "In another study, we found that 3 percent of...

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Study Finds Options to Opioid Use After Knee Surgery

Alternative drug-free interventions to manage pain, including acupuncture and electrotherapy, may help reduce the need for prescription painkillers after knee replacement surgery, a new review suggests. "As prescription opioid use is under national scrutiny and because surgery has been identified as an avenue for addiction, it is important to recognize...

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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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