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Xtoro Suspension Approved for Swimmer's Ear

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Xtoro (finafloxacin otic suspension; Alcon) for the treatment of acute otitis externa (also known as swimmer's ear) caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus.

The Effects of Risperidone on Prolactin Levels in Children

According to a new study, an increase in serum PRL levels with risperidone therapy could be related not just to the drug and its dosage, but also to sex, pubertal stage, psychiatric disease, and associated autoimmune disorders.

Pharmacy Employees Arrested, Charged in Meningitis Outbreak

Fourteen individuals from the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, MA have been arrested in connection to a meningitis outbreak in 2012 due to contaminated injections of preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate (MPA).

"Superbug" Discovered at Olympic Site in Brazil

A strain of drug-resistant bacteria normally found in hospitals has recently been discovered in the waters where the 2016 Olympic sailing and wind surfing events will be held in Rio de Janeiro.

High Blood Sugar in Children May Slow Brain Growth

Chronic high blood sugar in young children may lead to slower brain development, new research by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has shown.

Fatal Case of Legionnaires' in Infant After Water Birth

A Texas infant has died from Legionnaires' disease after being born in a whirlpool tub.

Over 50 FDA-Approved Meds Could Treat Ebola Infection

A screening test has identified more than 50 U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved medications that could be helpful in treating people with Ebola, researchers report.

Low Risk of Malignancy for Small Complex Adnexal Masses

A new study reports that for older women with small complex adnexal masses, the overall risk of malignancy is low.

More Patients to Book Appointments Online in Coming Years

Digital self-scheduling is set to increase considerably in the next five years, according to a report published by Accenture.

Review: Peri-Op Surgical Home Care Model Beneficial

Rigorously coordinated and integrated perioperative management, known as the perioperative surgical home (PSH) model of care, seems to have a consistent and positive effect.