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Posted 12 Jan 2017 by Drugs.com
THURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2017 – In bad news for sushi lovers, scientists have confirmed that a tapeworm known to infect salmon from the Asian Pacific is also present in fish from U.S. waters. The parasite, known as the Japanese broad tapeworm, can grow up to 30 feet long in the human body, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most people who become infected have no symptoms, the CDC says. But some suffer abdominal pain, diarrhea and weight loss. Over time, the infection can also lead to deficiency in vitamin B12. On the brighter side, infection with the tapeworm appears to be uncommon: Only around 2,000 cases have been reported in humans – mostly in northeastern Asia, according to Roman Kuchta, the lead researcher on the new report. The first known human case in North America was recorded in 2008, said Kuchta. He's based at the Czech Academy of Sciences, in the ... Read more
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Posted 18 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com
HAYWARD, Calif., Jan. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Impax Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPXL) today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Company's supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for Emverm (mebendazole) 100 mg chewable tablets. Emverm is indicated for the treatment of Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm), Trichuris trichiura (whipworm), Ascaris lumbricoides (common roundworm), Ancylostoma duodenale (common hookworm), Necator americanus (American hookworm) in single or mixed infections. Pinworm is a highly contagious parasite that infects approximately 40 million people in the United States each year.1 Pinworm infection is three times more common than head lice.2 Emverm is not for persons who have shown hypersensitivity to the drug. "We are pleased to announce the approval of Emverm, a new prescription product for the treatment of pinworm ... Read more
Related support groups: Pinworm Infection (Enterobius vermicularis), Worms, Mebendazole, Hookworm Infection (Necator or Ancylostoma), Ascariasis, Whipworm Infection, Pinworm Medicine, Worms and Flukes, Emverm