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Vaccinating children against influenza 'could save lives'

Vaccinating children against the influenza virus could save their lives, according a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Figures from the current flu season show there have been 72 pediatric deaths related to the influenza virus. New influenza vaccines are brought out...

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Roche antibody test 'could improve prostate cancer diagnosis'

A new antibody test to improve diagnosis of prostate cancer has been launched by pharmaceutical firm Roche. Prostate cancer accounts for 15 percent of cancer cases diagnosed in men. It occurs in the prostate glands of males and symptoms include difficulty urinating and blood in the urine or semen....

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GSK recalls 593,000 Ventolin HFA 200D Inhalers

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has issued a voluntary Class II recall for three batches of its Ventolin HFA 200D inhalers, totaling over 593,000 units. The recall only affects hospitals, pharmacies, wholesalers and retailers and will not require patients to return their medication. Ventolin inhalers are...

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Two Hepatitis C Cures for Children Gain FDA Approval

Two medications for treating the hepatitis C virus (HCV) have been granted US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use on children. Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) and Harvoni (ledipasivir and sofosbuvir) are already prescribed to adults but are the first HCV medications given approval for...

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Price of life-saving EpiPens a "major concern"

EpiPen prices in the United States have more than doubled over the past 10 years, leaving many patients who need the life-saving devices struggling with the cost. These are the findings of a recent report published by the University of Chicago, following analysis of nationwide data on people with...

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Top 5 Generic Alternatives to Branded Drugs

Looking for ways to save money on your prescriptions? Opting for generic alternatives to branded drugs is a great way to significantly reduce your prescription bills. Nearly eight of ten prescriptions filled in the United States are for generics, according to figures from the FDA. These drugs are...

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PhRMA President Highlights Importance of Prescription Discounts

The president and chief executive of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) has highlighted the importance of discounts on prescriptions. His comments come following the launch of the organization's "Share the Savings" campaign. He suggested patients with access to discounts...

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FDA approves new multiple sclerosis medication Ocrevus

A new drug to treat adult patients suffering from primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) has been approved by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) was developed by Genentech - a member of the Roche Group - and will be available to patients across the United...

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Top 5 Winter Illnesses & Ailments

The cold wintery weather can be the cause or trigger for a variety of health issues and problems. Everyday complaints such as the common cold and flu are more frequent, as are hospital acquired infections and viral infections such as norovirus. The cold months of the year also bring a higher risk...

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ADHD ‘caused by differences in brain development’

People with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have different brain structures from those without the condition, a recent study suggests. Researchers found certain key areas of the brain were a smaller volume among patients with ADHD than those measured in people without the condition....

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