Winter Temps Raise Health Risks for Seniors

SUNDAY, Jan. 21, 2018 — Older adults are at increased risk for hypothermia, a dangerous drop in body temperature, the U.S. National Institute on Aging warns. This can be due to chronic health conditions or the use of certain medicines, including over-the-counter cold remedies. Hypothermia occurs when your core body temperature drops to 95 degrees …

Pharmacomechanical therapy does not lower long-term risks in DVT

Source: St Bartholomew’s Hospital / Science Photo Library Researchers carried out a randomised controlled trial to assess whether pharmacomechanical thrombolysis could help prevent post-thrombotic syndrome in patients with acute proximal deep-vein thrombosis Complications from deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), known as post-thrombotic syndrome, occur in around half of all patients, despite the use of anticoagulant therapy. Recent studies …

Teens Eating Detergent 'Pods': Latest Web Fad Brings Big Dangers

THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 — You’ve gotta be kidding me. That’s gotta be fake. That’s the understandable first reaction of many to the viral phenomenon dubbed the “Tide Pod Challenge.” Sad to say, it’s real. Prompted by internet dares, dozens of U.S. teenagers in recent weeks have popped liquid laundry detergent packets from a variety …

Holloway's Family Ointment

Source: Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Holloway’s Family Ointment was once touted as a cure for a variety of ailments Standing at just 4cm tall, this earthenware pot (1867–1880) once contained Holloway’s Family Ointment. The ointment was a quack remedy ‘for the cure of gout and rheumatism, inveterate ulcers, sore breasts, sore head, bad legs, etc.’ …

Greenstone launches authorized generic of Silvadene Cream

Greenstone launches authorized generic of Silvadene Cream – Drug Store News Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display Skip to Content PHARMACY Pfizer subsidiary Greenstone has introduced its authorized generic of Silvadene Cream (silver sulfadiazine cream, 1%). The drug is indicated as an adjunct to prevent and treat wound sepsis in patients with …

New rare disease medicines boost drug approvals

Source: Shutterstock.com More new drugs are being developed for smaller markets of patients with rare diseases and being approved by regulatory authorities Growth in the development of rare disease medicines has helped boost the number of new drugs approved in both the United States and the European Union, news agency Reuters has reported. The agency …

Running in the Cold: How to Survive and Thrive

SUNDAY, Jan. 14, 2018 — Whether you’re training for a marathon or just logging miles, cold-weather running requires some special health and safety precautions, according to a sports medicine expert. That said, it also gives you a chance to get ahead of the competition because people often don’t train once serious cold sets in, Dr. …

FDA expands age indications for GSK’s Fluarix Quadrivalent flu shot

HEALTH Coming toward the end of the calendar year, there will be many consumers perusing purchases of over-the-counter medicines and devices in an effort to deplete their flexible spending accounts, many of which still contain a “use-it-or-lose-it” provision. And those consumers aren’t just pantry loading, effectively shifting OTC purchases from the following year to this …