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Health Highlights: June 15, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

First Generic Under-the-Tongue Opioid Addiction Treatment Approved by FDA

The first generic version of an under-the-tongue film to treat opioid addiction has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The generic version of Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) film from Mylan Technologies Inc. and Dr. Reddy's Laboratories SA will be available in different strengths.

The brand name and generic films should be used as part of an overall treatment plan that includes counseling and psychosocial support, and may only be prescribed by Drug Addiction Treatment Act (DATA)-certified prescribers, the FDA said.

Common side effects of these films include numbness, burning and inflammation in the mouth, headache, nausea, vomiting, excessive sweating, constipation, signs and symptoms of withdrawal, insomnia, pain and swelling in lower limbs caused by fluid buildup.


Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Eggs is Over: CDC

A multistate salmonella outbreak linked with Rose Acre Farms eggs appears to over, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Illnesses started between Nov. 16, 2017 and May 13, 2018. As of June 14, 45 people in 10 states had been reported ill. Eleven patients were hospitalized. No deaths were reported.

People with recalled Rose Acre Farms eggs should throw them out or return them to the store for a refund. Wash and sanitize refrigerator drawers or shelves where the recalled eggs were stored, the CDC advised.

In order to prevent illness from raw eggs, always handle and cook them safely. Cook eggs until both the yolk and white are firm.

Symptoms of salmonella illness such as diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps appear 12 to 72 hours after swallowing the germ. Most people recover within a week, but some cases last longer and are more severe, the CDC said.

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Posted: June 2018

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