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Posted today in New Drug Approvals

Seqirus Receives FDA Approval for Afluria Quadrivalent (Influenza Vaccine) for People 18 Years of Age and Older

Seqirus announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Afluria Quadrivalent (Influenza Vaccine) for use in persons 18 years of age and older. Afluria Quadrivalent is an inactivated influenza vaccine indicated for active immunization against influenza disease caused by influenza A subtype viruses and type B viruses contained...

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Health Tip: Reading the Label on OTC Medications

-- Knowing how to properly use over-the-counter medications can help prevent serious reactions and interactions. Here's how to read labels, courtesy of the American Academy of Family Physicians: The active ingredient, or ingredients, is the first thing on the label and it is the chemical that works to manage the symptoms. Uses, or indications,...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Don't Fret About a Fever

-- Parents can get pretty worried about fevers in children, but they're not usually something to worry about. The Cleveland Clinic explains these guidelines for when not to worry: A temperature is considered normal, even if it varies, up to 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature is considered a fever. A fever that lasts for less than five days...

Posted yesterday in Clinical Trials

Kadmon Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial Evaluating Tesevatinib in Glioblastoma

(BUSINESS WIRE)--August 29, 2016, Kadmon Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:KDMN) today announced that the first patient has been dosed in a Phase 2 clinical trial of tesevatinib, the Company’s oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor, for the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma. The open-label, multicenter study examines tesevatinib monotherapy administered at 300 mg once...

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Health Highlights: Aug. 30, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Playing With Concussion: Longer Recovery, Poorer Mental Function Teen athletes who remain in games or practices after they suffer a concussion take twice as long to recover and have worse short-mental function than those who are immediately benched,...

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Contacts May One Day Be Used to Deliver Glaucoma Medication

A special type of contact lens has been designed to gradually deliver medication to the eye, researchers report. This kind of contact lens could help people who have a hard time using eye drops to treat conditions such as glaucoma, the study authors explained. The new study showed that the drug-dispensing lenses were able to effectively lower the...

Posted today in Medical

Sleep Apnea Mask Treatment Fails to Curb Heart Risks

The nighttime breathing difficulties of obstructive sleep apnea have long been linked to an increase in cardiovascular risks. However, a new study throws confusion into that link. While treatment with CPAP did lower sleep apnea symptoms, it did nothing to lower users' long-term odds for heart attack, stroke or heart-related death. CPAP stands for...

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Study Bolsters Role of Angioplasty, Stents in Heart-Attack Survival

Patients who suffer a heart attack live longer now than they did before, and invasive procedures such as angioplasty, stents and bypass get a lot of the credit, a new study suggests. While medicines and healthy lifestyle remain important, "it was the increased and more widespread use of this invasive coronary strategy that explain the changes/improvements...

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Non-addictive Painkiller Shows Promise in Animal Trials

Preliminary research in monkeys suggests that a new medication might be able to provide pain relief similar to opioid drugs such as OxyContin, but without the same potential for addiction or serious side effects. The experimental medication "has the potential to replace morphine as the gold standard for treating severe pain," said Andrew Coop. He's...

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iPads Calm Surgery-Bound Kids as Well as Sedatives

Savvy parents probably already suspect it: iPads work as well as sedative drugs to calm anxious kids before surgery, a new study shows. Researchers assessed 112 children between 4 and 10 years old in France who had day surgery requiring general anesthesia. Twenty minutes before receiving the anesthesia, 54 kids were given the sedative midazolam and...

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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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