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U.S. FDA Approves Vermox Chewable (Mebendazole) for Treatment of Children and Adults with Roundworm and Whipworm Infections

Posted 30 Oct 2016 by Drugs.com

RARITAN, N.J., October 19, 2016 – Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Vermox Chewable (mebendazole chewable 500mg tablets) for the treatment of patients one year of age and older with gastrointestinal infections caused by Ascaris lumbricoides (roundworm) and Trichuris trichiura (whipworm). “Roundworm and whipworm are among the most prevalent forms of intestinal parasitic infections afflicting children in the world today, particularly in vulnerable and neglected communities,” said Paul Stoffels, M.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson. “The FDA approval of Vermox Chewable represents an important milestone in our efforts to develop a new therapy that safely cures patients with intestinal infections by roundworm and whipworm. We will ... Read more

Related support groups: Worms, Vermox, Mebendazole, Ascariasis, Whipworm Infection, Worms and Flukes

Impax Receives Approval of Emverm (mebendazole) Chewable Tablets

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, Emverm, Worms and Flukes

Smarten Up About Antibiotics, CDC Urges

Posted 18 Nov 2010 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 18 – Knowing when to take antibiotics – and when not to – can help fight the rise of deadly "superbugs," say experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About half of antibiotics prescribed are unnecessary or inappropriate, the agency says, and overuse has helped create bacteria that don't respond, or respond less effectively, to the drugs used to fight them. "Antibiotics are a shared resource that has become a scarce resource," said Dr. Lauri Hicks, a medical epidemiologist at the CDC. She's also medical director a of new program, Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work, that had its launch this week. "Everyone has a role to play in preventing the spread of antibiotic resistance," Hicks said. The stakes are high, said Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, CDC's associate director for health care-associated infection prevention programs. Almost every type of bacteria ... Read more

Related support groups: Infections, Amoxicillin, Metronidazole, Doxycycline, Cephalexin, Clindamycin, Penicillin, Azithromycin, Bactrim, Cipro, Ciprofloxacin, Fluconazole, Levaquin, Augmentin, Flagyl, Keflex, Zithromax, Trimethoprim, Sulfamethoxazole, Diflucan

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Pinworm Infection (Enterobius vermicularis), Ascariasis, Whipworm Infection, Hookworm Infection (Necator or Ancylostoma), Angiostrongylosis, Capillariasis, Trichinosis, Dracunculiasis, Filariasis - Elephantiasis, Echinococcus, Hydatid disease, Trichostrongylosis, Visceral Larva Migrans (Toxicariasis)

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