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Relistor Approved for Opioid-Induced Constipation in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Patients

Salix and Progenics announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Relistor (methylnaltrexone) subcutaneous injection for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in patients taking opioids for chronic non-cancer pain.

FDA Approves New Formulation for Abilify Maintena

Otsuka and Lundbeck announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Abilify Maintena (aripiprazole) for extended-release injectable suspension as a prefilled dual-chamber syringe.

Scalp Plaque Psoriasis Tx Approved for Pediatric Patients

LEO Pharma announced that Taclonex (calcipotriene and betamethasone dipropionate) Topical Suspension has been approved for the treatment of plaque psoriasis of the scalp in patients aged 12-17 years.

Turmeric May Help Regenerate Brain Cells

Aromatic-turmerone, a major bioactive compound of turmeric (Curcuma longa) and a common ingredient in curry, could help in treating neurodegenerative disease by regenerating endogenous neural stem cells (NSCs).

New E-Cigarette Label Warnings Voluntarily Included- But Why?

In a surprising move, major tobacco companies are including some of the strongest health warnings on their e-cigarette packaging that goes beyond the present warnings on cigarettes and other tobacco products.

B Vitamins: No Impact on Cardiovascular Outcomes Review Finds

A review published in PLOS One has found that B vitamin supplementation does not significantly reduce major cardiovascular outcomes despite prior observational studies suggesting supplementation may reduce cardiovascular risk.

Pricey Spice Promising for Depression Treatment

The world's most expensive spice may also be an alternative treatment for mild-to-moderate depression, according to a new study.

Paralysis Reported in Some Children Infected with Enterovirus-68

Colorado health officials are reporting that several children, including some that tested positive for the Enterovirus 68 (EV-68) have also reported neurological symptoms not commonly associated with the virus, including muscle weakness and paralysis.

HHS to Fund Novel Drug for Cytokine Storm Prevention

The United States Department of Health and Human Services announced the development of an investigational drug, AB103, to treat a condition called cytokine storm.

Amino Acids May Be Early Marker of Pancreatic Cancer

An increase in certain amino acids may be an early sign of pancreatic cancer, occurring before the disease is diagnosed and symptoms appear, reports a new study.