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Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Hemlibra (emicizumab-kxwh) for Hemophilia A with Inhibitors

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Hemlibra (emicizumab-kxwh) to prevent or reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes in adult and pediatric patients with hemophilia A who have developed antibodies called Factor VIII (FVIII) inhibitors. “Reducing the frequency or preventing bleeding episodes is an important part of disease management...

Posted 3 days ago in FDA Alerts

Diphenoxylate Hydrochloride and Atropine Sulfate Tablets by Greenstone: Recall - Possible Sub Potent and Super Potent Tablets

ISSUE: Greenstone, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer Inc., is voluntarily recalling multiple lots of diphenoxylate hydrochloride and atropine sulfate tablets, USP to the consumer level. Greenstone initiated this recall because product from these lots has the potential to be super potent or sub potent. Products were distributed nationwide to wholesalers/retailers...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Flu Shot Could Help Your Kid Avoid Hospital

There's an easy way for parents to help cut their child's chances of ending up in the hospital with the flu -- get them vaccinated, researchers say. For the new study, the Canadian researchers analyzed the medical records of nearly 10,000 children, aged 6 months to under 5 years, over the four flu seasons between 2010 and 2014. All lived in the province...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Poor Prognosis for Diabetic Foot Sores

New research underscores the need for early treatment of diabetic foot ulcers to guard against infection. Foot ulcers are open wounds that develop because of diabetes-related damage to the nerves of blood vessels in the feet. They're prone to infection and heal slowly. Researchers at the University of Leeds in England evaluated nearly 300 patients...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

More Patients Are Having a Say in Their Medical Care

U.S. doctors and patients are making more decisions together, which looks like a win-win for both, researchers say. A new analysis of national survey data found that shared decision-making between doctors and patients rose 14 percent between 2002 and 2014. Patients said doctors have become more likely to: ask them to help make medical decisions; listen...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Could New 'Brain Training' Program Help Prevent Dementia?

In what is being billed as a first, researchers report that healthy seniors who tried a new brain-training program were less likely to develop dementia down the road. "Everyone with a brain is at risk of dementia," noted study author Jerri Edwards. But "this is the first treatment ever shown in a clinical trial to make a difference." Edwards is a...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Gulf War Illness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Are Distinct Disorders: Study

The diagnosis and treatment of two conditions -- chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War illness -- could improve thanks to the discovery of distinct brain chemistry signatures in people with these disorders, researchers say. The illnesses share symptoms such as pain, fatigue, thinking problems and exhaustion after exercise. They're often misdiagnosed...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

What It Takes to Get Teens Moving

Teens with friends are active teens, a new study suggests. "You can build beautiful parks and facilities; but if children don't have friends to play with, these facilities won't be enough to increase their physical activity," said study lead author Sarah-Jeanne Salvy. "Peers and friends are the catalyst of the physical environment," Salvy added. She...

Posted yesterday in Medical

How to Spot the Virus That Puts Some Babies in the Hospital

Is your baby's stuffy nose and cough just a cold or something more serious? It could be respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the leading cause of infant hospitalization in the United States, experts say. RSV causes symptoms similar to those of other viruses, including stuffy or runny nose, fever, coughing, sneezing, loss of appetite and irritability....

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Drugs.com Receives eHealthcare Leadership Silver Award

We are proud to announce that Drugs.com has been awarded a Silver Award for “Best Consumer General Health Site” in the 2017 eHealthcare Leadership Awards. Jane Weber Brubaker, chair of the eHealthcare Leadership Awards, notes that “Winners range from small and large healthcare provider organizations, to business-to-business and medical device companies, but they share these […]

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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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