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FDA Expands Approved use of Opdivo (nivolumab) to Treat Lung Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Opdivo (nivolumab) to treat patients with advanced (metastatic) squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with progression on or after platinum-based chemotherapy. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, with an estimated 224,210 new diagnoses...

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Health Tip: Conquering Exercise Saboteurs

-- You may have many excuses not to exercise, but medical science seems to have just as many reasons for staying fit. The American Council on Exercise mentions these common excuses to avoid working out: Being stressed about something at home or work can make exercise feel like too much to handle, but exercise is actually a great way to manage stress. Don't...

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Medical Bills Another Burden for Eczema Patients: Study

Eczema isn't just a painful, chronic problem for many -- it's a big drain on the pocketbook, too, a new study finds. Researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago report that adults with eczema have higher health costs and more health care-related problems than those without the skin condition. That finding didn't surprise...

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SPARC Announces FDA Approval of Elepsia XR (levetiracetam) Extended-Release Tablets

March 04, 2015, Mumbai: Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company Ltd. (SPARC) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its New Drug Application (NDA) for Elepsia XR (Levetiracetam extended-release tablets 1000 mg and 1500 mg). Elepsia XR is indicated for adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial onset seizures in...

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Shire Submits NDA to the FDA for Approval of Lifitegrast For Treatment of Dry Eye Disease in Adults

Lexington, Mass. – March 2, 2015 – Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) announced today that the company has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) with the U. S. Food and Drug Administration for its investigational compound lifitegrast for the treatment of signs and symptoms of dry eye disease in adults. “Lifitegrast has potential to be the...

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Health Highlights: March 4, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Orders Heart Risk Warning Labels on Testosterone Drugs Testosterone-boosting drugs taken by millions of American men have never been proven to be safe or effective for treating aging-related problems such as low sex drive and fatigue, the U.S....

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Health Tip: Getting Rid of Head Lice

-- Head lice are tiny insects that infest the scalp and can spread quickly between family members and housemates. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how to get rid of head lice: Treat lice with an over-the-counter pyrethrin- or permethrin-based shampoo, or consult your doctor about a prescription brand. Pick nits out of the scalp...

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14 Percent of Toddlers May Be Drinking Coffee

Although they may just be learning how to say the word coffee, about one in seven 2-year-olds in Boston drinks the caffeinated beverage, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed information from 315 mothers and their babies. They discovered that 14 percent of 2-year-olds were given coffee by their parents -- on average, slightly more than one ounce...

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Heroin Overdose Deaths Quadrupled Since 2000

Heroin overdose deaths have skyrocketed in recent years, quadrupling since 2000, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday. At the same time, poisoning deaths related to painkiller abuse have leveled off, even dropping slightly in recent years, according to the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prescription drug addicts...

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Fit Body at 40 May Keep Brain Bright at 60

People who are fit in their 40s seem to retain more brain volume two decades later and also perform better on decision-making tests, new research suggests. The analysis of more than 1,200 participants who were tracked for more than 20 years showed that those with lower fitness levels at midlife had smaller brain volumes in their 60s -- a sign of accelerated...

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Biosimilars in 2015: What Can We Expect?

On Wednesday, January 7th, the FDA Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee unanimously recommended approval of Sandoz’s EP2006, a biosimilar for filgrastim (Neupogen). EP2006 is a recombinant granulocyte colony-stimulating factor used to boost white blood cells after cancer treatments that deplete these necessary infection-fighting cells. If FDA-approved, this would be the first true biosimilar in the U.S. […]

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Drugs.com Adds Mayo Clinic Disease Reference

Drugs.com is pleased to announce it has licensed select content from Mayo Clinic to provide more timely and trustworthy medical condition and disease information. The articles include detailed information about medical diseases such as allergies, back pain, depression, erectile dysfunction, and type 2 diabetes. Each article includes informative sections which may include an overview, symptoms, when […]

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Fox News Features Drugs.com Medication Guide app

Thanks to Fox News for showcasing the Drugs.com Medication Guide app today. Very much appreciated. Available in both the Apple App store and the Google Play store, this is a great app for ultra-quick research and/or keeping track of multiple meds. Check out the video at the link below… http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/07/13/drugscom-app-provides-medical-information-on-go/ And check out the apps here… http://www.drugs.com/apps/

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