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Treatment Developments Could Reduce Severity of Reactions for Peanut Allergy Sufferers.

Jul 16, 2019

In the United States, approximately 32 million people have food allergies, defined as an adverse health effect resulting from a specific immune response that occurs on exposure to a given food. The allergic reaction occurs because the immune system attacks the food proteins that are normally harmless. Reactions can vary from mild, such as rash

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When Hives Don’t Go Away

Jul 02, 2019

For many, allergic reactions cause symptoms like a runny nose or watery eyes. Others experience hives, a common skin reaction involving red, itchy, rash-like marks. Hives usually go away on their own within a few days to a week. But for some, hives become a chronic, or long-term, issue. If you develop hives and they

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Finding a Link Between Antihypertensive Drug Use and Dementia

Jun 17, 2019

Various clinical trials indicate what effects can be expected from standardized intervention programs on the basis of existing evidence. Little is known about the way in which such programs can be implemented in actual care practice. However, it may be possible to use data from clinical practice to estimate the potential of drug prescriptions to

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Treatment for Rare Autoimmune Disorder Receives FDA Approval

Dec 04, 2018

“This FDA approval marks the arrival of a first-in-class therapy for a rare and devastating condition with limited treatment options,” Gary Ingenito, MD, PhD, chief medical officer and head of regulatory affairs at Catalyst, said in a statement.2 “We extend our deepest gratitude to the patients who participated in the Firdapse clinical trials and their families

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FDA Gives OK to First New Flu Drug in 20 Years

Dec 04, 2018

For the first time in two decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new type of antiviral flu drug. The single oral dose of Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) is for the treatment of uncomplicated flu in patients aged 12 and older who have had symptoms for no more than 48 hours. Read More

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Can EpiPens Still Work After Freezing?

Dec 04, 2018

The epinephrine auto-injector can be lifesaving in cases of severe allergic reaction, and millions of Americans carry the devices. But what happens if your auto-injector freezes, will it still work? Is the medication still the same? Read More

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FDA Approves First Generic Version of EpiPen

Mar 31, 2018

THE FOOD AND DRUG Administration has approved the first generic version of the EpiPen to treat emergent and potentially life-threatening allergic reactions. The generic version of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr., manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals, received the FDA’s stamp of approval this week to market its generic epinephrine auto-injector in two different strengths, according to a

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FDA Warns Sixth Valsartan Blood Pressure Drug Recalled

Mar 31, 2018

All of these drugs are being recalled due to the possibility that they are contaminated with organic chemical N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), which is used to make liquid rocket fuel and is classified as a probable human carcinogen. Read More  

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Pharmaceutical industry’s promises to cut drug prices have been heard before

Mar 31, 2018

Prescription drug prices were soaring. Angry policymakers swore they’d take action. Pharma giant Merck responded by promising to address the problem voluntarily, vowing to keep price increases under the overall rate of inflation. ”We believe these moderate increases are a responsible approach, which will help to contain costs,” the CEO said at the annual shareholders

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