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Posted today in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Ruxience (rituximab-pvvr), a Biosimilar to Rituxan

July 23, 2019 - Pfizer Inc. today announced the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Ruxience (rituximab-pvvr), a biosimilar to Rituxan (rituximab),1 for the treatment of adult patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and microscopic...

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Health Tip: Controlling Oily Skin

-- Skin that is too oily can clog pores and lead to acne breakouts, says the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). The academy says the key to healthy skin is maintaining its natural moisture without excess oil. To control oily skin, the AAD recommends: Wash your face every morning, evening and after exercise. Choose skin care products labeled...

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ADHD Meds Help Keep Kids Out of Trouble

Some parents may be reluctant to give their kids powerful stimulants to treat the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but a new review shows the medications bring significant benefits. In addition to helping kids calm down and concentrate in school, the review also found that the drugs help children avoid a lot of long-term...

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Baxter Announces U.S FDA Approval of Myxredlin, the First and Only Ready-To-Use Insulin for IV Infusion

DEERFIELD, Ill. - July 22, 2019 Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX), a global leader in sterile medication production and delivery, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Myxredlin (Insulin Human in 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection). Myxredlin (pronounced mix-RED-lin) is the first and only ready-to-use insulin for IV...

Posted yesterday in News for Health Professionals

FDA Approves First Generics of Lyrica

On July 19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved multiple applications for first generics of Lyrica (pregabalin) for the management of neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, for the management of postherpetic neuralgia, as an adjunctive therapy for the treatment of partial onset seizures in patients 17 years of age...

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Health Tip: Signs of Heat Stroke

-- Heat-related illness is preventable, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Whether you're just hanging out or working in the heat, it's important to know the signs of heat stroke: Body temperature of more than 103 degrees Fahrenheit. Hot, red, dry or damp skin. Headache, dizziness, nausea and confusion. Fast, strong pulse. Loss...

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Extreme Eating Habits Could Be an Early Clue to Autism

Lots of kids are picky eaters. But when eating habits in young children are extreme, it could be a sign of autism, researchers say. A new study finds atypical eating behaviors -- such as hypersensitivity to food textures or pocketing food without swallowing -- in 70% of kids with autism. That's 15 times the rate typically found in children. Unusual...

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Health Highlights: July 23, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Ragu Pasta Sauces Recalled Due to Plastic Bits Certain Ragu pasta sauces in the United States have been recalled because they may contain plastic fragments, Mizkan America, Inc. says. Consumers with the recalled jars of pasta sauce should throw...

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Pec Moves That Go Beyond Pushups

If you're looking for simple yet effective exercises to work chest muscles, put the pec press and pec fly on your list. Both also target the shoulder muscles, and the press works the triceps of the upper arm. For the pec press, lie on your back on a weight bench with a dumbbell in each hand. Knees are bent with feet flat on the floor. If you don't...

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Testosterone Therapy May Threaten the Heart

Taking testosterone might sound like a good idea for an older man, but a new study suggests the treatment might be bad news for his heart. Men who took it showed a slightly increased risk of heart attack and stroke in the first few years. "Our findings show that the use of [testosterone therapy] was associated with an increased risk of stroke, TIAs...

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Your Medicine Is Polluting Our Environment

Doctors prescribe medicines to treat a disease, correct a deficiency, or prevent a condition from happening. For example, beta blockers help lower blood pressure, iron tablets correct iron deficiency, and birth control pills prevent pregnancy. We take our prescribed medication as directed (or sometimes we don’t!) and expect it to do what it is meant […]

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Green Gold

The signing of the 2018 Farm Bill by Trump in December last year paved the way for a more widespread (yet still restricted) cultivation of hemp and a more regulated cannabidiol (CBD) market. And that market is currently booming, with a forecasted revenue of over 22 million by 2022. But there is still a lot […]

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Worshipping The Wine (or Beer) God or Godess

For many Americans, alcohol is a big part of their life. No matter the occasion, from weddings to birthday parties, family gatherings to date nights, most assume alcohol will be available. In fact, more than 50% of people say they would enjoy a major event less if alcohol was prohibited. But at what point does […]

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