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Weekly Drug News Round-Up: June 28, 2017

Bevyxxa Approved for Longer-Term Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism Portola expects to launch Bevyxxa between August and November 2017 Read More... This past week the FDA approved Portola’s Bevyxxa (betrixaban), an oral, once-daily Factor Xa inhibitor anticoagulant for the extended-duration prophylaxis (35 to 42 days) of venous thromboembolism...

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Can You Recognize the Signs of Skin Cancer?

With skin cancer the most common type of cancer in the United States, you should learn to spot its early signs, a cancer doctor says. "Early detection is key. When detected early, most skin cancers may be effectively treated and are often curable," said Dr. Jeffrey Farma, a surgical oncologist at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. "Individuals...

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Even at Low Levels, Dirty Air Raises Death Risk for U.S. Seniors

Air pollution may shorten the lives of American seniors, even in areas where levels fall below national safety standards, new research indicates. Although it's possible that factors other than air pollution are responsible for the increase in premature deaths among older adults, study co-author Francesca Dominici said the findings are "bulletproof...

Posted 3 days ago in Clinical Trials

TG Therapeutics Recaps Preliminary Results from Ongoing Phase 2 Study of TG-1101 (ublituximab) in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis at the 3rd Congress of the European Academy of Neurology

TG Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:TGTX) recapped preliminary results from its ongoing Phase 2 study of TG-1101 (ublituximab), the Company's novel glycoengineered anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, in patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (RMS). The data was presented this past weekend at the 3rd Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN),...

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Obamacare May Have Slashed Cardiac Arrest Rate in Oregon

A dramatic decrease in often-fatal cardiac arrest has occurred among Oregon residents who gained access to health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, a new study reports. Cardiac arrest cases declined by 17 percent among 45- to 64-year-olds soon after full implementation of the health care legislation in 2014, the researchers reported. This...

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Heavy Teens May Be Setting Themselves Up for a Stroke

As more young adults are hospitalized for stroke each year in the United States, new research from Sweden hints at a reason why: Teens who become overweight during adolescence appear to face a higher stroke risk later. "According to our results, avoiding excessive BMI increase between 8 and 20 years of age would lower the risk of stroke and cardiovascular...

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New Microscope Scans Breast Tumors During Surgery

A new microscope could help surgeons remove breast tumors completely, reducing the number of women who must undergo repeat surgeries to remove cancer cells that were missed the first time. The microscope, developed by scientists and engineers at the University of Washington, effectively scans tumors and examines cells in three dimensions in under 30...

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Antibiotics Improve Treatment of Skin Abscesses

New research might change the way doctors treat skin abscesses in children and adults, medical experts say. Giving an antibiotic when draining the infection significantly improves recovery, a new report suggests. "The conventional wisdom has been that you don't really need antibiotics," said Dr. Marc Siegel, a clinical professor of medicine with NYU...

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Electric Brain Stimulation No Better Than Meds For Depression: Study

For people who battle depression and can't find relief, stimulating the brain with electric impulses may help. But a new study by Brazilian researchers says it's still no better than antidepressant medication. In a trial that pitted transcranial, direct-current stimulation (tDCS) against the antidepressant escitalopram (Lexapro), researchers found...

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Health Tip: Practice Drowning Prevention at Home

-- Drowning can happen most anywhere, even in a small amount of water. The National Safety Council advises parents to: Supervise children when they are near water, including the bath. Empty sources of water -- such as a tub or inflatable pool -- immediately after use. Before your child gets into water, have all related supplies -- such as towels or...

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The team at 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 […]

Posted in Blog the First Major Consumer Health Publisher to Implement Full HTTPS Encryption 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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