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Impavido Approved to Treat Tropical Parasitic Disease

Posted 28 Apr 2014 by

THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 – Impavido (miltefosine) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with leishmaniasis, a tropical disease caused by a parasite that's transmitted by the bites of sand flies. Most Americans who contract the disease do so traveling overseas, the agency said in a news release. The drug's safety and effectiveness were evaluated in clinical ...

FDA Approves Impavido to Treat Tropical Disease Leishmaniasis

Posted 20 Mar 2014 by

March 19, 2014 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Impavido (miltefosine) to treat a tropical disease called leishmaniasis. Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by Leishmania, a parasite which is transmitted to humans through sand fly bites. The disease occurs primarily in people who live in the tropics and subtropics. Most U.S. patients acquire leishmaniasis overseas. Impavido ...

Heat Therapy Helps Treat U.S. Soldiers' Infections

Posted 11 Mar 2010 by

THURSDAY, March 11 – Heat therapy is effective for treating lesions caused by a parasitic skin infection that afflicts U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, a new study shows. Since U.S. operations began in those countries, more than 1,300 American military and civilian personnel have developed Leishmania major skin lesions, according to information in a news release about the study. Naomi ...

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