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Rituxan vs. Tysabri

Aug 18, 2018 , RxList
Rituxan (rituximab) and Tysabri (natalizumab) are monoclonal antibodies used to treat multiple sclerosis...
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FDA Approves 1st Generic EpiPen

Aug 18, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: FDA Approves 1st Generic EpiPenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/17/2018 12:00:00...
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'Ambien tweeting' is becoming a popular excuse — because it actually can cause bizarre side effects

Aug 18, 2018 , CNBC Health
In an interview with The New York Times published Thursday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he sometimes takes Ambien because it's "often a choice of no sleep or...
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Trump Administration Value-Based Rule Expected To Force ACOs To Adapt Or Bolt

Aug 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The National Association of ACOs signals that the Health and Human Services plan will cause affordable care organizations to leave Medicare's Shared Savings Program. News outlets also report on industry news surrounding a heart valve procedure that is saving lives, a Q2 drop in bankruptcies and a “tidal wave of change” predicted from Colorado...
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Will Weight Loss Before Conception Make Mom And Baby Healthier?

Aug 18, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A woman’s overall health before conception can impact her pregnancy and the health of her fetus. “Half of all pregnant women in the United States are overweight or obese, increasing the mother’s risk of pregnancy complications, including gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, fetal anomalies, prematur......
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The 'Right' Amount of Carbs May Help You Live Longer

Aug 18, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: The 'Right' Amount of Carbs May Help You Live LongerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/17/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/17/2018 12:00:00...
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OptumRx unveils sustainable medication packaging

Aug 18, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
OptumRx is replacing polystyrene, or foam, packaging with 100% renewable cotton medication packaging that is recyclable for its home delivery patients. Read More...
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Healthy Interactions, Merck launch digital diabetes management, engagement platform

Aug 18, 2018 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Healthy Interactions, a population health company that offers both digital and in-person programs for chronic disease management and education, and Merck have launched a diabetes management and engagement platform designed to support in-person counseling...
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FaceTory unveils its Sun Bae sheet mask

Aug 18, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The Sun Bae sheet mask, which contains aloe, was inspired by the brand’s love for California. The product helps keep skin hydrated and nourished, the company said. Read More...
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Ben & Jerry’s names a new CEO

Aug 18, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Matthew McCarthy, a 21-year veteran of the brand's parent company Unilever, has taken over the role of chief executive officer. Read More...
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Autoinjector Shortage? Alternatives Are Available

Aug 18, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Autoinjectors are in especially high demand as the new school year begins. Reports of a shortage of EpiPens have been surfacing lately as parents attempt to stock up on the epinephrine autoinjectors for school, home, backpacks and grandma’s house. The manufacturer of EpiPen, Mylan, has been deali......
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Security researchers say they can hack Medtronic pacemakers

Aug 18, 2018 , CNBC Health
Security researchers say they've found flaws in the Medtronic pacemaker that leaves the life-saving device vulnerable to hackers and puts patients at...
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Hikma adds generics sales, marketing EVP

Aug 18, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Kristy Ronco will lead Hikma's generics’ retail sales, addiction therapy sales, and branded sales teams. Read More...
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Sleep in Your Contacts, Risk Serious Eye Damage: CDC

Aug 18, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Sleep in Your Contacts, Risk Serious Eye Damage: CDCCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/17/2018 12:00:00...
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L&R Distributors chooses ItemMaster for consumer-facing e-commerce content

Aug 18, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The partnership will see Chicago-based ItemMaster building and managing the consumer-facing content and attributes of L&R products, syndicating the content to L&R’s retail partners. Read More...
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Art tours tied to easing of chronic pain

Aug 18, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Art museums may have an analgesic effect on chronic pain, a small study suggests....
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Rituxan vs. Ocrevus

Aug 18, 2018 , RxList
Rituxan (rituximab) and Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) are monoclonal antibodies used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS). Rituxan is used off-label to treat...
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U.S. Overdose Deaths Reach Record High

Aug 18, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: U.S. Overdose Deaths Reach Record HighCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/17/2018 12:00:00...
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Alembic gains FDA tentative approval for generic Latisse

Aug 18, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Alembic gets tentative approval from the FDA for a generic version of Allergan's Latisse ophthalmic solution. The product has a market value of approximately $63 million. Read More...
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FDA approves Bristol-Myers' Opdivo for small cell lung cancer

Aug 18, 2018 , Reuters
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its treatment, Opdivo, for patients whose lung cancer had progressed even after undergoing chemotherapy and at least one other therapy....
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