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Posted today in FDA Alerts

Syrspend SF and Syrspend SF Grape Suspending Agents by Fagron: FDA Alert - Microbial Contamination with Yeast

[Posted 02/10/2016] ISSUE:  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting compounding pharmacies of the voluntary recall of certain lots of SyrSpend SF and SyrSpend SF Grape suspending agents used in compounding of various oral liquid drug products, due to the presence of yeast (Candida galli). The SyrSpend SF lots are: 15I21-U01-026920 15J26-U05-027457 15J26-U05-027473 15I21-U01-027370 15J19-U05-027406 The...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: If You're Not Hungry

-- Watching your calories is important if you're trying to lose weight. That makes it important to avoid eating when you're not hungry. The U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases suggests these alternatives: Go for a quick walk. if you're at work, grab a friend. Distract yourself with some favorite music, a magazine...

Posted today in Medical

Health Highlights: Feb. 10, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Supreme Court Blocks Coal-Fired Power Plant Emissions Rules President Barack Obama's efforts to fight climate change were dealt a blow Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked regulations to limit emissions from coal-fired power plants. The...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

Promius Pharma Receives FDA Approval for Sernivo (betamethasone dipropionate) Spray

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dr. Reddy’s announced today that its US subsidiary, Promius Pharma, LLC, U.S. (BSE: 500124, NSE: DRREDDY, NYSE: RDY), has received approval for Sernivo (betamethasone dipropionate) Spray, 0.05% from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Sernivo Spray, a prescription topical steroid, is indicated for the treatment of mild to...

Posted yesterday in New Drug Applications

FDA’s Arthritis Advisory Committee Recommends Approval of Celltrion’s CT-P13, a Proposed Biosimilar Infliximab

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Celltrion, a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Arthritis Advisory Committee recommended approval of all indications for CT-P13, a proposed biosimilar to Janssen Biotech Inc.'s Remicade (infliximab), by a vote of 21-3. CT-P13 is the first biosimilar monoclonal antibody...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: When Is the Right Time for a Nap?

-- Naps are essential for a growing baby, and they offer a needed break for busy parents. But when is the right time to let baby nap, so it doesn't interfere with bedtime? The National Sleep Foundation suggests: Put your baby down when sleepy, but not so exhausted that it's difficult to fall asleep. Look for signs of sleepiness, such as rubbing...

Posted today in Medical

Many U.S. Women Still Smoke Before, During Pregnancy: Report

Despite the potential risks to their baby's health, roughly one in 10 women smoke in the three months before getting pregnant, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday. And only one-quarter of those women quit before they become pregnant, the researchers said. "Smoking during pregnancy is double trouble," said lead researcher Sally Curtin, a statistician...

Posted today in Medical

Horses May Know What You're Feeling, Study Suggests

It may come as little surprise to people who know and love horses, but the animals appear to be adept at identifying emotions on human faces. New research suggests horses can distinguish between positive and negative human facial expressions, a team from the University of Sussex in England reports. "What's really interesting about this research is...

Posted today in Medical

National Smoking Bans Help Everyone, Especially Nonsmokers: Study

National smoking bans appear to be reducing the health harms caused by secondhand smoke, especially heart disease. That's the finding of researchers who reviewed 77 studies in 21 countries, including the United States and Canada. In countries with smoking bans, nonsmokers showed health benefits from reduced exposure to secondhand smoke. Of the 44...

Posted today in Medical

Dogs' IQs Can Vary, Study Shows

Dogs have different levels of intelligence that can be measured, and researchers say this new finding might one day help improve understanding of the link between health and intelligence in people. British researchers created a dog IQ test to assess the intelligence of 68 working border collies. The dogs' navigation skills were checked by timing how...

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Can the U.S. Win the War On Opioids?

Remember the “War on Drugs”? This may conjure images of Mexican drug lords, packages of smuggled cocaine, or clandestine DEA agents. But now we all know that the real bandit is found right in our own home — in our bathroom medicine cabinets. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 44 people in the […]

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FDA Flashback: The Top Five New Drug Approvals From 2015

This past year close to 100 new drugs were FDA-approved, so it’s encouraging to look back and see the progress that’s been made as 2015 ends. In fact, more than 40 novel drugs, including a new drug class for patients with high cholesterol, a first-time biosimilar, a life-saving heart failure drug, and a controversial agent to […]

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The Search for an Affordable Drug: 3 Practices To Outlaw

It may come as a surprise that as a pharmacist I am as mad as anyone about the ongoing trend of prescription drug price gouging. The real tragedy is that this gouging is often occurring with older prescription drugs for rare diseases that have limited manufacturer availability. It’s not that they can’t be made inexpensively; […]

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