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Antidepressant treatments increase risk of weight gain, study finds

Thu, 2018-05-24 04:51
Researchers in the School of Population Health & Environmental Sciences have found that patients prescribed any of the 12 most commonly used antidepressants were 21% more likely to experience an episode of gain weight than those not taking the drugs, after adjusting for other factors which might affect this result.
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Skin cream containing rapamycin reduces TSC-related facial tumors

Wed, 2018-05-23 18:19
Addressing a critical issue for people with a genetic disorder called tuberous sclerosis complex, doctors at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston reported that a skin cream containing rapamycin significantly reduced the disfiguring facial tumors affecting more than 90 percent of people with the condition.
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Drugmakers blamed for blocking generics have milked prices and cost U.S. billions

Wed, 2018-05-23 04:06
Makers of brand-name drugs called out by the Trump administration for potentially stalling generic competition have hiked their prices by double-digit percentages since 2012 and cost Medicare and Medicaid nearly $12 billion in 2016, a Kaiser Health News analysis has found.
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Medication-related harm found to be common among older adults, but preventable

Wed, 2018-05-23 01:04
New research indicates that harm from medicines is common in older adults following hospital discharge, and it results in substantial use of healthcare resources.
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Unnecessary antibiotic use for asthma exacerbations linked to increased hospital stays, costs

Wed, 2018-05-23 00:10
Administering antibiotics to adults hospitalized with an asthma exacerbation without any documented indication of lung infection appears to lengthen hospital stay, increase cost and result in increased risk for antibiotic-related diarrhea, according to new research presented at the ATS 2018 International Conference.
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Celgene to share new and updated data around novel hematological therapies

Tue, 2018-05-22 07:26
Celgene Corporation today announced that data from a broad range of early and late stage studies evaluating Celgene investigational agents and investigational uses of marketed products will be presented at the 23rd European Hematology Association annual meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, from June 14-17, 2018.
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Pfizer starts Phase 1/2 study of RSV vaccine candidate in healthy adult volunteers

Tue, 2018-05-22 06:28
Pfizer Inc. today announced that it has started a Phase 1/2 trial of its respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine candidate in healthy adult volunteers. RSV is a common respiratory virus that affects the lungs and airways, with significant impact on young children and older adults.
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