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Some Pain Patients Can Cut Opioid Dose and Still Get Relief

Some potentially good news for folks taking opioids for chronic pain: It's possible to slowly reduce the dosage without increasing discomfort, new research suggests.That's even true for people who've taken the drugs for a long time. One patient in the new study had used opioids for 38 years, the researchers said."For some people, long-term opioids...

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Blacks May Face Higher Stroke Risk From AFib

Race may play a role in just how dangerous atrial fibrillation -- the common irregular heartbeat -- might be.New research finds that the risk of stroke is much higher in black Americans with afib than in whites with the condition.It's known that atrial fibrillation, which is common with advancing age, raises the odds of blood clots, stroke and heart...

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FDA Approves Osmolex ER (amantadine) for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and Drug-Induced Extrapyramidal Reactions

Osmotica Pharmaceutical US LLC (“Osmotica” or the “Company”), a privately-held specialty pharmaceutical company developing novel central nervous system (CNS) treatments utilizing its proprietary osmotic drug delivery platform, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Osmolex ER, an amantadine extended release...

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Aimmune Therapeutics’ Pivotal Phase 3 PALISADE Trial of AR101 Meets Primary Endpoint in Patients With Peanut Allergy

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 20, 2018-- Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:AIMT), a biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for potentially life-threatening food allergies, today announced that its pivotal Phase 3 PALISADE efficacy trial of AR101 met the primary endpoint. In the United States, AR101 has U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Breakthrough...

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'Burnout' Threatens More Than a Third of Doctors

There's a good chance your doctor is in the middle of a quiet battle with professional burnout, a new study suggests.More than 1 out of 3 physicians assessed in the Cleveland Clinic Health System suffered from mental, emotional and physical exhaustion, said study author Amy Windover, a clinical psychologist with the Cleveland Clinic.As a result,...

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Skipping the Gym, Ladies? Try the Stairs

Older women don't have to hit the gym to stay healthy, because a stair-climbing workout appears to do the trick, researchers report.Finding the right type of exercise can be difficult for postmenopausal women, according to the North American Menopause Society. For example, high-intensity resistance training reduces age-related muscle loss, but can...

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FDA Cracks Down on Kratom Products

A number of kratom-containing dietary supplements are being recalled and destroyed by the manufacturer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday.Kratom -- a plant that grows in Asia -- poses serious health risks, according to the FDA. Earlier this month, the agency declared that kratom acts like an opioid in the human brain. And on...

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If the Eyes Don't Coordinate, Reading -- and Grades -- May Suffer

For students, an undetected vision problem could be contributing to low grades, a new study suggests.That could be the case even if standard eye tests reveal no problems, the researchers said."It's not just about visual acuity, but about how well the eyes work together when performing an activity such as reading," said lead researcher Lisa Christian....

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Even Hidden Flu May Trigger Trouble After Heart Surgery

The flu virus -- even if it doesn't cause symptoms -- can lead to serious complications after heart surgery, a new study by Dutch researchers suggests.Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a potentially deadly infection in which fluid fills the lungs and makes it difficult to breathe, appears more common among heart surgery patients during flu...

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Aspirin as Good a Clot Buster as Pricey Drugs After Joint Replacement

Good old aspirin is just as effective as newer, expensive drugs at preventing blood clots after hip or knee replacement, a new clinical trial suggests.Researchers said the findings could change some doctors' prescribing habits.After knee or hip replacement surgery, there's a risk of blood clots in the legs or lungs. So it's routine for patients...

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Pill Identifier NDC search

The National Drug Code (NDC) is a unique 10-digit, 3-segment numeric identifier assigned to each medication listed under Section 510 of the US Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. These codes are often found on pill bottles or medication boxes and be displayed

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