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Posted today in FDA Alerts Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC is voluntarily recalling a total of 13

Posted today in FDA Alerts

Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC is voluntarily recalling a total of 13 lots of 30-mg, 60-mg and 90-mg NP Thyroid® (thyroid tablets, USP) to the consumer level. The products are being recalled because our testing has found these lots to be superpotent. The product may have up to 115.0% of the labeled amount of Liothyronine (T3).
Risk Statement: Patients…

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Face coverings may reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19, a new study suggests.
Researchers assessed the effectiveness of seven types of face coverings — including medical-grade and homemade masks — when people breathed or coughed while standing or lying down. They were also tested using a dummy attached to a cough-simulating machine.
All face…

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A drug supported and even taken by President Donald Trump as a potential weapon against the new coronavirus simply doesn’t seem to work, another major study finds.
In fact, hydroxychloroquine, as well as a related medicine, chloroquine, may even raise the risk for death and serious heart rhythm disorders in people who use it, an international team…

Posted yesterday in New Drug Approvals

(BUSINESS WIRE) May 21, 2020 –Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Sunovion) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Kynmobi (apomorphine HCI) sublingual film (APL-130277) for the acute, intermittent treatment of OFF episodes in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). OFF episodes are the re-emergence or worsening…

Posted today in New Drug Approvals

 Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Phexxi™ (lactic acid, citric acid and potassium bitartrate) vaginal gel for the prevention of pregnancy in females of reproductive potential for use as an on-demand method of contraception.
Phexxi is the first non-hormonal,…

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Memorial Day is fast approaching, summer travel plans have mostly been wrecked by the COVID-19 pandemic, and people are climbing the walls.
Is there any way you can get out of your house and have a little bit of fun, without running a huge risk of contracting the COVID-19 coronavirus?
Experts say yes — if you maintain the social distancing rules…

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Mental health problems and substance abuse are common among cops, and more needs to be done to address those issues, researchers say.
Previous studies have suggested that first responders have a higher risk of mental health issues than the general public, but it wasn’t clear how police officers were affected.
To learn more, researchers reviewed 67…

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New research reveals that COVID-19 attacks the lungs in a far different manner from the flu.
Unlike most respiratory diseases, significant impacts on blood vessels were seen in the lungs of seven COVID-19 patients. The lung tissue of those patients was compared to lung tissue from seven people who died of pneumonia caused by the flu.
There was evidence…

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The coronavirus has put a damper on Memorial Day outings, but you can still kick off barbecue season with healthy grilled fruit kebabs.
Skewers filled with pineapple, strawberry, banana and watermelon offer a smart alternative to typical holiday desserts like ice cream and cake.
“All fruits are nutritious because they’re a source of micronutrients,…

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Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
New Coronavirus Not Spread Easily From Contaminated Surfaces: CDC
The new coronavirus spreads swiftly between people but is not easily caught from contaminated surfaces, according to updated information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control…

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Vitamin C has always been a controversial supplement. To some, it belongs firmly in the alternative medicine basket, with apparently no substantial evidence to support its use. To others, it holds promise, particularly if you are talking about certain groups of people who are likely to be low in vitamin C. Because we NEED vitamin […]

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Undeniably, we are in unprecedented times. COVID-19 is a serious and fatal disease for some and globally it has, and will continue to have, wide-reaching implications, medically, socially, and financially for some time. But medical advances will be significant. Although we have learned a lot about the new coronavirus already, there is still a lot […]

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On December the 31st, 2019, China alerted the World Health Organization (WHO) to a cluster of cases of unusual pneumonia. Several of those infected had worked at the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan and early reports suggested 40 people had the new illness. By the 7th of January, the virus had been identified as […]

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