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Posted today in FDA Alerts

Limbrel Capsules by Primus Pharmaceuticals: FDA Advisory - Linked to Potentially Life-Threatening Health Problems

ISSUE: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating serious adverse events involving Limbrel, a product in capsule form currently being marketed as a medical food to manage the metabolic processes associated with osteoarthritis. While a range of adverse events have been reported, two serious and potentially life-threatening medical conditions...

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Health Tip: Diabetes Affects Women Differently

-- Diabetes affects about the same number of women and men, but it affects them differently. According to the Office on Women's Health, women with diabetes have: A higher risk of developing heart disease, the most common complication of diabetes. Lower survival rate and a poorer quality of life after heart attack. An increased risk of blindness. A...

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Everything You Need to Know About Exercise and Hydration

Working up a good sweat when you exercise lets you know you're working hard, but it's also a sign that you're losing water -- water that needs to be replaced. Water not only regulates your body temperature, it also helps lubricate joints and transport nutrients. If you're not properly hydrated, you won't be able to perform at your peak. You could even...

Posted today in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Juluca (dolutegravir and rilpivirine) for the Maintenance Treatment of Virologically Suppressed HIV-1 Infection

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Juluca, the first complete treatment regimen containing only two drugs to treat certain adults with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) instead of three or more drugs included in standard HIV treatment. Juluca is a fixed-dose tablet containing two previously approved drugs (dolutegravir and...

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Health Tip: Help Prevent Osteoporosis

-- More than 10 million Americans, mostly women, have osteoporosis, the U.S. National Institute on Aging says. The disease causes softening of the bones, making them more prone to fracture. The risk of osteoporosis rises as a person ages. The agency suggests how osteoporosis may be delayed or prevented: Eat foods rich in calcium and vitamin D. Performregular...

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Health Highlights: Nov. 21, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Conjoined Twins Go Home for Thanksgiving Just in time for Thanksgiving, conjoined twins Erin and Abby Delaney left the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on Monday, more than five months after surgery to separate them. When they were born on July...

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Male Triathletes May Be Harming Their Hearts

Men who compete in triathlons could be putting their hearts at risk, a new study contends. The finding results from an examination of 55 male triathletes who averaged 44 years old, and 30 female triathletes, with an average age of 43. All participated in triathlons, which involve sequential endurance competitions of swimming, cycling and running. The...

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Self-Harm Cases Surging Among U.S. Girls

There's a new sign of mental distress among American girls: Nearly 20 percent more young teen and preteen females have sought emergency room treatment for poisoning, cutting or harming themselves yearly since 2009, research shows. Girls ages 10 to 14 had an 18.8 percent increase per year in treatment for self-inflected injuries -- the sharpest rise...

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Getting Annual Flu Shot Won't Weaken Your Immune System

There's no evidence to support the notion that people who get the flu vaccine every year somehow "weaken" their immune system over time, researchers say. In fact, annual vaccination seemed tied to stronger immune cell activity, according to the Norwegian research team. That's even true for years where the flu shot is a poor match for flu viruses actually...

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Women Still Want Annual Mammograms

Most American women would prefer to get a mammogram to screen for breast cancer every year rather than every two years, a new study finds. Currently, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that women at average risk for breast cancer be screened every two years, beginning at age 50. The recommendation is based in part on potential harms...

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Drugs.com Receives eHealthcare Leadership Silver Award

We are proud to announce that Drugs.com has been awarded a Silver Award for “Best Consumer General Health Site” in the 2017 eHealthcare Leadership Awards. Jane Weber Brubaker, chair of the eHealthcare Leadership Awards, notes that “Winners range from small and large healthcare provider organizations, to business-to-business and medical device companies, but they share these […]

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Drugs.com Recognized as ‘Health Information Website Brand of the Year’ in 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study

The team at Drugs.com is humbled and heartened to have been recognized as the ‘Health Information Website Brand of the Year‘ in the 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study. The annual Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study measures and compares a brand’s health over time and against key competitors. Other categories measured include travel, financial, automotive and entertainment. […]

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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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