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FDA Approves Bavencio (avelumab) for Metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Bavencio (avelumab) for the treatment of adults and pediatric patients 12 years and older with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), including those who have not received prior chemotherapy. This is the first FDA-approved treatment for metastatic MCC, a rare, aggressive form...

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Many Talks on End-of-Life Wishes End in Confusion, Study Shows

You've filled out a living will, and designated a surrogate to make medical decisions if you're incapacitated. But, your end-of-life planning may not be done yet. That's because, according to a new study, your surrogate may still not have a clear idea about what you really want done in a crisis situation -- even after you've discussed your wishes...

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Health Tip: Kick Your Sugary Drink Habit

-- Your mouth may be loaded with bacteria just waiting to feast on sugar. And many sodas and juices contain added sugar, which can lead to tooth decay. Here are suggestions to spare your smile, courtesy of the American Dental Association: If you do drink something sugary, drink it quickly, which gives bacteria less time to feed. Drink tap water,...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Juvéderm Vollure XC for Correction of Facial Wrinkles and Folds in Adults

Allergan plc, (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company, today announced that the company has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Juvéderm Vollure™ XC, for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, in adults over the age of 21.1 In the US pivotal clinical...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Xadago (safinamide) as an Add-On Treatment for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Xadago (safinamide) tablets as an add-on treatment for patients with Parkinson’s disease who are currently taking levodopa/carbidopa and experiencing “off” episodes. An “off” episode is a time when a patient’s medications are not working well, causing an increase in Parkinson’s symptoms,...

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Health Highlights: March 24, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: 'Sea of Despair' Engulfs White Working Class Americans: Study Low levels of education and employment are likely the root causes of rising rates of sickness and early death among white working class Americans, according to a new study. The researchers...

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Health Tip: Help Teens Say No to Drinking and Driving

-- Parents should set strict rules that prevent their kids from drinking and driving. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests: Monitor teen drivers closely. Sign an agreement with your teen that pledges no drinking and driving. Set and strictly enforce your rules and expectations. ...

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Many Dialysis Patients Get Unnecessary Colonoscopies

Older Americans on kidney dialysis have high rates of colonoscopy screening for colon cancer, but most get little benefit from the screening, a new study suggests. Dialysis patients have high rates of death, so routine colon cancer screening doesn't improve survival for most dialysis patients who don't qualify for a kidney transplant. Therefore, dialysis...

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Substance Abuse Taxes the American Workplace

Substance abuse exacts a heavy toll on the American workplace, a new analysis shows. Employees who struggle with drinking and drug addiction miss many more days of work, have higher health care costs and are less productive than those without these disorders, researchers report. An analysis revealed that employees with substance use disorders miss...

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Obesity May Not Compromise Knee Surgery Success

Weight doesn't seem to affect whether a common type of knee surgery will be successful, a new study shows. About 15 percent of meniscal repair surgeries fail, researchers said. It's been widely believed that patients with a higher body mass index (BMI) are at increased risk for failure because more weight puts more pressure on the knee. BMI is an estimate...

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REMS@FDA: An Upgraded Patient Safety Program

REMS Overview Fact: Prescription drugs are complicated, and they are getting more complicated every day. Issues with complex drugs and side effects is not just a concern for the healthcare provider, it directly impacts the patient and caregiver, too. We’ve all heard the long list of adverse effects and warnings that unfold during a primetime […]

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Drugs.com the First Major Consumer Health Publisher to Implement Full HTTPS Encryption

Drugs.com is pleased to announce the introduction of full HTTPS encryption for all web site visitors. With this significant and important change, nearly 70 million monthly visitors will have access to critical health and medicine information in a safe, secure and private environment. Why HTTPS Encryption? Almost everything you do on the Internet leaves a digital […]

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Off-Label or Off-Limits? Should You Use A Drug For An Unapproved Use?

Off-Label Drug Use: What Is It? You may be surprised to learn that you have probably been prescribed a medication “off-label” at one point or another by your doctor. Maybe you’ve heard of “off-label” drug use in the news, but what does this really mean? “Off-label” use of a drug refers to prescribing a medication […]

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