The FDA today approved Intrarosa (prasterone) for the treatment of women experiencing moderate to severe pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia), a symptom of vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA), due to menopause. Intrarosa is the first FDA approved product containing the active ingredient prasterone, which is also known as dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). During menopause, levels of estrogen decline in vaginal tissues, which may cause a condi...

The FDA approved Amplatzer PFO Occluder device for the reduction of stroke in patients who previously experienced a stroke believed to be caused by a blood clot that passed through a small hole in the heart, called a patent foramen ovale (PFO), which then traveled to the brain. A PFO typically causes no health problems and does not require treatment. The cause of most strokes can be identified, such as poorly controlled high blood pressure, na...

Well over half a century after the first oral birth control pill was made available for women, scientists are finally making progress towards providing a similar option for men. Researchers in the UK have developed a compound that temporarily deactivates a protein that allows movement in the sperm’s tail, thus rendering the sperm incapable of swimming towards fertilizing a women’s egg, causing pregnancy. The compound is known as a cell penetra...

It’s time for the Seasonal Flu Vaccine again. Vaccines should be made available at a pharmacy near you, so those at risk are encouraged to get their shots as soon as possible. The “flu shot” is an activated vaccine (containing a killed virus) that is given intramuscularly, usually in the deltoid muscle of the arm. The flu shot is approved for use in adults and children over 6 months, including healthy people and those with chronic medical cond...

The FDA approved Exondys 51 (eteplirsen) injection, the first drug approved to treat patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Exondys 51 is specifically indicated for patients who have a confirmed mutation of the dystrophin gene amenable to exon 51 skipping, which affects about 13% of the population with DMD. DMD is a rare genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle deterioration and weakness. It is the most common type of mus...

Drugs, Vitamins and Minerals / November 22, 2016

Generic: Ascorbic Acid
Class: Vitamins and Minerals
Dosage Form: Tablets
Manufacturer: Memphis Co.
Stock: Available

Cardiovascular System, Drugs / November 22, 2016

Generic: Diosmin, Hesperidin
Class: Cardiovascular System
Dosage Form: Tablets
Manufacturer: Les Laboratoires Servier
Stock: Available

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