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Azedra: First treatment for rare adrenal tumors approved by FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Azedra (iobenguane I 131), the first drug approved for treatment of rare unresectable adrenal gland tumors that spread beyond the original tumor site and need treating with a systemic anti-cancer therapy.  Adrenal glands, situated above...

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Biosimilar for cancer drug Neupogen approved by FDA

Patients with neutropenia may have improved access to treatment following the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) approval of Nivestym (filgrastim-aafi), a biosimilar for Amgen biologic Neupogen (filgrastim).  The FDA’s approval of the biosimilar was based on a review...

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CDC: One-third of Americans in rural counties are obese

Over one-third (34.2 percent) of adults living in America’s rural counties are obese, according to the latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Obesity prevalence was significantly higher among adults in the nation’s...

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Fluoroquinolone antibiotics to carry stronger side effect warnings

New safety labeling changes for fluoroquinolone antibiotics, require these medications to carry stronger warnings about potential mental health side effects and the risk of serious blood sugar disturbances. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced measures to improve labeling consistency...

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FDA approves first plant-derived cannabinoid (CBD) drug

Epidiolex (cannabidiol) is the first medication based on a purified drug substance, cannabidiol (CBD), derived from marijuana to gain approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The drug is indicated for patients aged two years and older with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome or Dravet...

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Pfizer raises price of Lipitor, Viagra and around 40 other drugs

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has raised the price of more than 40 of its medications, including cholesterol-lowering medicine Lipitor (atorvastatin) and erectile dysfunction drug Viagra (sildenafil). It is the second time the company has announced price increases this year, having raised the price...

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NIA urges seniors to stay safe during summer heat

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has issued guidelines to help older adults reduce the risk of hyperthermia, or heat-related health conditions, during the hot summer months.  Seniors are particularly vulnerable to heat-related ailments, such as heat stroke, heat edema, heat cramps, heat...

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CDC: Less than one-quarter of American adults get enough exercise

Less than one-quarter of Americans get the government-recommended amount of exercise, according to an annual health survey published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The National Health Statistics Report examined responses to an annual survey and found only 23 percent...

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