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FDA Approves Sylvant for Multicentric Castleman’s Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Sylvant (siltuximab) to treat patients with multicentric Castleman’s disease (MCD), a rare disorder similar to lymphoma (cancer of the lymph nodes). MCD causes an abnormal overgrowth of immune cells in lymph nodes and related tissues in the body. The disease usually affects adults who often suffer...

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Research Shows Ways to Speed Stroke Care

Every minute counts for stroke victims who need clot-busting medications quickly to restore blood flow to their brain and prevent further damage. Now, new efforts to hasten treatment in both ambulances and emergency rooms appear to have significantly improved patients' chances of survival and limited their long-term disability, according to a pair...

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Scientists Study Gene Clues From 115-Year-Old Woman

More than 400 mutations were found in the healthy white blood cells of a 115-year-old woman, according to a new study that may advance what is known about limits of the human life span. Genetic mutations have been linked to diseases such as cancer, but these findings suggest that mutations in white blood cells are largely harmless over a lifetime,...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Cyramza for Stomach Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cyramza (ramucirumab) to treat patients with advanced stomach cancer or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma, a form of cancer located in the region where the esophagus joins the stomach. Stomach cancer forms in the tissues lining the stomach and mostly affects older adults. According to the...

Posted 2 days ago in Clinical Trials

Pfizer Announces Positive Top-Line Results From Two Phase 3 Trials Of Tofacitinib In Plaque Psoriasis

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today top-line results from two pivotal Phase 3 trials from the Oral treatment Psoriasis Trials (OPT) Program, OPT Pivotal #1 (A3921078) and OPT Pivotal #2 (A3921079), evaluating the efficacy and safety of tofacitinib, an oral Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor, the first in a new class of medicines being investigated for...

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Pot Smoking May Pose Heart Dangers, Study Suggests

Marijuana use might contribute to heart and artery disease among young and middle-aged adults, particularly those already at risk for cardiovascular problems, a small French study reports. By reviewing reported cases of marijuana abuse in France between 2006 and 2010, researchers identified 35 users who suffered heart disease -- including 20 heart...

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People With More Education May Recover Better From Brain Injury

New research suggests that people with more education recover significantly better from serious head injuries. Scientists from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore found that adults with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries who had earned at least an undergraduate degree were more than seven times as likely to completely recover from their...

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Gene Therapy May Enhance Cochlear Implants, Animal Study Finds

Australian researchers say that gene therapy may one day improve the hearing of people with cochlear implants, allowing them to appreciate music and hear in noisy environments. In experiments with deaf guinea pigs, senior study author Gary Housley and colleagues found that inserting genes in the area of the cochlear implant and passing an electric...

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Religious Music a High Note for Older Christians

Religious music may improve the mental health of older Christians, a new study finds. Researchers examined survey data gathered from more than 1,000 English-speaking black and white adults across the United States who were at least 65 years old. They were either currently practicing Christians, had been Christians but no longer followed any religion,...

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Guys: Don't Take Your Y Chromosome for Granted

Certain genes on the Y chromosome may have ensured the survival of males, a new study indicates. These genes have little if anything to do with sperm production or determining gender. Rather, they appear to be active throughout the body and may contribute to male-female differences in disease susceptibility and severity, the researchers said. Women...

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Heartbleed Update

Drugs.com utilizes the Akamai content delivery network to serve our website to end users. Akamai patched the announced Heartbleed vulnerability prior to its public announcement. Akamai, like all users of OpenSSL, could have exposed passwords or session cookies transiting our network from August 2012 through 4 April 2014. Their custom memory allocator protected against nearly […]

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Consumer Reports Gives the Thumbs Up to the Drugs.com Pill Identifier App

Consumer Reports just put out a review of seven pill identifier apps. Here’s a snippet… “We reviewed seven apps that can help identify the pills you take, and liked two of them a lot: Drugs.com Pill Identifier and Epocrates Pill ID. The others—CVS/Pharmacy Pill Identifier, iPharmacy Pill Identifier, Pill Finder, Prescription Pill Identifier, and ID […]

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Introducing the Drugs.com redesign

After a lot of effort from our NY brand agency and in-house designers, we have started to roll out a new look for Drugs.com. First step is a logo and menu change. At the same time we have a team working through updating all the mobile apps, Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Youtube channels. Wow, we’re […]

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