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Amneal cuts forecast as epinephrine shot supply issues linger, shares slump 36%

Jul 10 2019

Shares of Amneal Pharmaceuticals Inc plunged 36% to an all-time low on Wednesday after the generic drugmaker cut its 2019 core earnings forecast due to supply uncertainties related to its epinephrine auto-injectors.

Over-the-counter painkillers often suffice after minor surgery

Jun 27 2019

Surgery patients who were taught to manage their pain with acetaminophen and ibuprofen ended up using few or no opioid pills, a recent study found.

FDA approves drug for loss of sexual desire in women

Jun 21 2019

The U.S. drug regulator on Friday approved Palatin Technologies and Amag Pharmaceuticals' drug to restore sexual desire in premenopausal women, the latest attempt to come up with a therapy that some have dubbed as "female Viagra".

Strobing stage lights could up risk of epileptic seizures

Jun 19 2019

(Reuters Health) - Flashing light effects that have become the norm for electronic dance music concerts could bring on epileptic seizures in young people who may not know they have a vulnerability, Dutch researchers say.

When elders leave hospital, falls are big reason they return

Jun 17 2019

(Reuters Health) - Preventing falls among elderly patients who've just left the hospital is an important part of keeping them safe, a large U.S. study shows.

Pharmacies may not stock naloxone, despite statewide orders

Jun 14 2019

(Reuters Health) - More than three years after Pennsylvania issued a statewide order expanding access to the life-saving opioid antidote naloxone, the product was still hard to purchase in Philadelphia pharmacies, researchers found.

Enanta's lung infection therapy succeeds in mid-stage trial

Jun 14 2019

Enanta Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Friday its treatment for a highly contagious respiratory infection met the main goal of reducing virus levels in the body in a mid-stage study.

Got an antibiotic prescription from your dentist? Chances are, it might be unnecessary

Jun 14 2019

(Reuters Health) - More than three-quarters of antibiotic prescriptions written by dentists before dental procedures are unnecessary and might do more harm than good, a new U.S. study found.

Catalyst Pharma sues FDA over approval of cheaper rival drug

Jun 12 2019

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc, which has come under fire for the high price tag on its rare disease drug, on Wednesday sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to challenge the recent approval of a lower-cost rival drug.

Sleep habits linked with blood sugar control in diabetes and prediabetes

Jun 11 2019

(Reuters Health) - Too little sleep - or too much - can be tied to problems with blood sugar levels, not just in people with diabetes but also in people at high risk for developing the disease, a new study finds.

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