Medications

Anxiety meds like Valium, Xanax could raise miscarriage risk

(HealthDay)—Pregnancy is often a time of heightened worry. But researchers warn that taking anti-anxiety drugs like Valium and Xanax may increase the risk of miscarriage. Called benzodiazepines, these powerful drugs have long been prescribed to treat a variety of mood disorders. However, a new Canadian study finds that when taken in early pregnancy, they raise […]

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Antibiotic resistance across Wisconsin revealed by new maps

When a patient arrives at a hospital with an infection, her doctor must decide which antibiotic might have the best chance of curing her—no easy feat when disease-causing pathogens are increasingly resistant to multiple antibiotics. For that reason, hospitals often track the antibiotic resistance profiles of infectious microbes that they isolate from sick patients, which […]

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Imbrium Therapeutics Announces FDA Orphan Drug Designation for Tinostamustine for The Treatment of T-Cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 28, 2019 – Imbrium Therapeutics L.P., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company and operating subsidiary of Purdue Pharma L.P., in conjunction with Mundipharma EDO GmbH, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation (ODD) to its investigational drug tinostamustine, a potentially first-in-class alkylating deacetylase inhibiting molecule […]

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FDA Approves Jatenzo

March 27, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Jatenzo (testosterone undecanoate), an oral testosterone capsule to treat men with certain forms of hypogonadism. These men have low testosterone levels due to specific medical conditions, such as genetic disorders like Klinefelter syndrome or tumors that have damaged the pituitary gland. Jatenzo should […]

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Researchers find anesthetic can muddle specific memories

A team of researchers from Spain, the U.S. and the Netherlands has found that giving people propofol can lead to muddied memory recall of specific incidents. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes experiments they conducted with volunteers undergoing colonoscopy and what they found. Memories can be both a blessing […]