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Health Tip: Help Prevent Underage Drinking

-- A young person's decision to drink alcohol may be related to the stress of trying to fit in with a particular crowd, the desire to get good grades or adjusting to a new school. Keeping open lines of communication with your child or teen may help prevent underage drinking. The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration suggests: Having...

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Antidepressants Do Work, Some Better Than Others: Study

Antidepressant drugs actually do help ease depression, countering debate over whether the medications do what they're supposed to, a large research review has found. Some antidepressants, though, are more effective and better tolerated than others, the findings showed. The researchers analyzed data from 522 trials -- published and unpublished -- that...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Osmolex ER (amantadine) for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and Drug-Induced Extrapyramidal Reactions

Osmotica Pharmaceutical US LLC (“Osmotica” or the “Company”), a privately-held specialty pharmaceutical company developing novel central nervous system (CNS) treatments utilizing its proprietary osmotic drug delivery platform, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Osmolex ER, an amantadine extended release...

Posted 2 days ago in Clinical Trials

Aimmune Therapeutics’ Pivotal Phase 3 PALISADE Trial of AR101 Meets Primary Endpoint in Patients With Peanut Allergy

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 20, 2018-- Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:AIMT), a biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for potentially life-threatening food allergies, today announced that its pivotal Phase 3 PALISADE efficacy trial of AR101 met the primary endpoint. In the United States, AR101 has U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Breakthrough...

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Health Tip: Getting Menstrual Migraines

-- Cramps are a better-known symptom of a woman's period, but about 20 percent of women are also prone to migraine headaches during menstruation. The Office on Women's Health suggests seeing a doctor if you have any of these symptoms during menstruation: Your headaches change. Treatments that once worked no longer help. You have side effects from your...

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Take Early Clinical Trials With a Grain of Salt

More than one-third of early clinical trials exaggerate positive findings and may give patients false hope, a new study suggests. Researchers reviewed data from 930 clinical trials published in 10 leading medical journals between early 2007 and mid-2015. The investigators found that a significant number of early trials reported effects that were 2.7...

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Putting the Brakes on 'Emotional Eating'

Many of us make choices about whether to eat healthy or not-so-healthy foods based on whether we're in a good or not-so-good mood. When a bad mood strikes, we often tend to reach for junk food. And that can be a recipe for disaster when you're trying to lose weight. Here's how to keep your emotions from ruining your diet resolve. First, it helps to...

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Heavy Drinkers Put Themselves at Risk for Dementia

The ills that are linked to heavy drinking now include dementia, a new study warns. Researchers analyzed data from more than a million adults in France who were diagnosed with dementia between 2008 and 2013. They found that chronic, heavy drinking was a major risk factor for all types of dementia, but specially early onset dementia. Overall, alcohol...

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More Americans Pushed Into High-Deductible Health Plans

The number of uninsured American adults held steady at about 13 percent in 2017, but many more insured Americans are being presented with high deductibles, new research shows. A high-deductible health plan was defined by the study as one in which a single person would have an annual deductible of $1,300 or more, and a family would be faced with a deductible...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

'Grey's Anatomy' Not Much Like a Real ER

As much as you might love watching the popular TV drama "Grey's Anatomy," don't mistake it for real medicine, researchers suggest. If you do, your expectations may exceed reality if you ever find yourself in an emergency room. The researchers, led by Dr. Jordan Weinberg, from the department of surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in...

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Another year Drugs.com is one of only five websites that have been nominated for the 2010 Webby Awards in the Best Health Website category. We are both honored and humbled to receive this nomination.

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Pill Identifier NDC search

The National Drug Code (NDC) is a unique 10-digit, 3-segment numeric identifier assigned to each medication listed under Section 510 of the US Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. These codes are often found on pill bottles or medication boxes and be displayed

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