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42 min ago | WGAL-TV Lancaster

Surgeon general issues skin cancer warning

Skin cancer is on the rise, according to the American Cancer Society, with more cases diagnosed annually than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer cases combined.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Skin Cancer, Charitable Organizations, American Cancer Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sundown, Bullfrog, Sunscreens (generic)

2 hrs ago | Express India

Ranbaxy Laboratories quarterly net loss narrows to Rs 186 cr

Drug firm Ranbaxy Laboratories today reported consolidated net loss of Rs 185.92 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Ranbaxy Laboratories, Healthcare Industry

3 hrs ago | Health.com

It's 'Buyer Beware' for Decorative Contact Lenses, FDA Says

Decorative contact lenses may seem like a fun accessory, but if you're not careful, they can cause serious eye damage.

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Related Topix: Optometry, Medicine, Ophthalmology

5 hrs ago | Drug Researcher

Ben Venue assets will bolster sterile injectables network, says Hikma

Hikma has bought defunct manufacturer Ben Venue and says it could reactivate the site in the long-term, despite the transfer of equipment across its sterile injectables network.

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Related Topix: Doxorubicin (generic), Adriamycin, Doxil, Medicine

7 hrs ago | Medical News

FDA approves use of Imbruvica to treat patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Imbruvica to treat patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who carry a deletion in chromosome 17 , which is associated with poor responses to standard treatment for CLL.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Leukemia, Health, Lymphoma, Oncology, Medicine, Hematology

8 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

Paprika powder sold in SC stores recalled over Salmonella risk

A spice sold in 17 states including South Carolina is being recalled because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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Related Topix: Carolina, RI

9 hrs ago | ECNmag

Booming mobile health app market needs more FDA oversight for consumer safety, confidence

Smart phones and mobile devices are on the cusp of revolutionizing health care, armed with mobile health apps capable of providing everything from cardiac measurements to sonograms.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

13 hrs ago | Medical News

Findings reveal new way to identify non-antibiotic drugs that could help curb bacterial infections

About 100 drugs already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for other purposes can also prevent the growth of certain bacterial pathogens inside human cells, including those that cause Legionnaires' disease, brucellosis, and Mediterranean spotted fever.

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Biology, Science, Medicine, Imodium, Imodium A-D, Loperamide (generic), Clemastine (generic), Tavist, Tavist-1, University of Chicago, Health

14 hrs ago | HON

FDA Expands Use of Imbruvica for Form of Leukemia

Approved use for Imbruvica has been expanded to include people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who have a deletion in chromosome 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday in a news release.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Leukemia, Health, Lymphoma

Mon Jul 28, 2014

News Times

Biodel, Lincoln Park enter into $15 million equity deal

A Danbury company researching better ways to treat diabetes has expanded its funding sources through a stock sale agreement with an investment firm.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Biodel, Medicine, Diabetes, Health

In-PharmaTechnologist.com

First come, first served? FDA may allow reservation of drug names

The US Food and Drug Administration is inviting public comment on plans to allow drug companies to reserve proprietary names for medicines as early as the end of Phase II trials.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Marketing

Business Journal

Chester County pharmaceutical firm gets FDA approval for new acne drug

The Food and Drug Administration granted marketing approval to Actilate, an antibacterial developed by Aqua Pharmaceuticals to treat severe acne and other skin infections.

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Related Topix: Acne Vulgaris, Health

Business Journal

AcelRx stock feels the pain after FDA rejects drug-device

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc., which late last week had to tamp down investor enthusiasm after a leak that its pain drug system was approved by regulators, lost more than 30 percent in pre-market trading Monday after the Food and Drug Administration rejected the drug-device.

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Business Journal

AcelRx stock feels the pain after FDA rejects drug-device

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc., which late last week had to tamp down investor enthusiasm after a leak that its pain drug system was approved by regulators, lost more than 30 percent in pre-market trading Monday after the Food and Drug Administration rejected the drug-device.

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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Doctors urge meningitis shots for vulnerable infants, children

Infants and children who are at risk of contracting meningitis because of specific health problems should be vaccinated against the infection, according to updated recommendations from the largest pediatrician group in the United States.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids

Business Journal

Peanut Corp. of America trial begins; 700 sick, 9 dead in salmonella outbreak

Jury selection starts Monday in federal court in Albany, Georgia., for the trial of three officials with the now-closed Peanut Corporation of America who authorities say shipped salmonella-tainted peanuts that sickened hundreds and killed nine people.

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Sun-Star

FDA: Illegal food supplement alive in Mindanao

MINDANAO continues to be a common destination for a food supplement product already found illegal by the Food and Drug Administration .

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Related Topix: Indonesia, World News

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Bangkok Post

Police take aim at dangerous products

The Consumer Protection Police Division is set to launch a crackdown on Friday targeting unlicensed diet supplements and sub-standard industrial products to protect consumers.

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Kevin, M.D.

Contrave: A promising new approach in the fight against obesity?

As a family physician whose practice deals exclusively in the treatment of obesity, it strikes me as remarkable how little we understand about the disease, which is Canada's second-leading cause of preventable death.

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Related Topix: Depression, Health

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

A New York City Smokers' Group Suing to End E-Cigarette Ban in Restaurants and Bars

For more on this topic watch the Reason TV short titled Thank You for Vaping: Libertarian vs. New York City's E-Cig Ban , originally relased on May 2, 2014.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Healthcare Law, Law

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