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Risk and a new language and plan for Extended release and long acting opioid medicines-What on earth does this mean? Language in medicines is always complicated. The FDA has approved a REMS for 12 important pain medicines and it’s important to understand what this means. The medicines that come under this FDA Risk Evaluation and Mediation Strategy include:
Knowledge is power and the FDA approved the first ever in-home, self administered HIV test today. The test is called OraQuick and it is made by OraSure Technologies.
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is on the agenda of the FDA expert committee for possible recommendation for approval for use in heart attack and unstable angina.
It’s National Women’s Health week—yet the networks barely covered this? The concept is simple. Bring together communities, businesses, government and other groups to promote women’s health.
As predicted in The Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs, 12 Top Meds for 2012, the FDA today approved the first generic form of Plavix (clopidogrel).
A new weapon against fat attacks should soon be available. Lorcaserin, the first new weight loss medicine in many many years got the FDA nod today. Visit www.fda.gov on Friday for more information.