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Here Are The Hopes For The Alarming Rise In Antibiotic Resistance

Ants source of antibiotic Resistant bacteria treatment

Social insects like bees and ants can help us develop new drugs against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This is due to the fact that they have developed alternative strategies to defend themselves against the higher exposure to pathogens associated with social life.

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New eczema treatment offers hope for devastating skin disease

New drug approved by FDA for eczema treatment.

The FDA has approved a new drug designed to treat moderate to severe cases of eczema that fail to respond to other options, such as topical applications. The price of the medication high, but help is available, offering hope for patients with moderate to severe eczema.

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Pharmaceutical industry fights back against Trump: This is their new look

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President Trump, has launched harsh words at the pharmaceutical industry over the high cost of prescription drugs and now they are fighting back with a new look. Trump has also successfully caused stock market prices in drug industry to drop.

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NSAIDS Number 5 on the List of Top 10 Most Dangerous Drugs

NSAIDS drug risks and side effects

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) - Motrin, Bextra, Naproxen, Celebrex aspirin, Voltaren, Lodine, Indocin, Orudis, Toradol, Relafen, Daypro, Clinoril, Aleve or Naprosyn and others, are the most widely used drugs in the world. Most people experiencing mild to moderate pain, inflammation, cold and flu symptoms, menstrual pain or fever take NSAIDS and do so without really thinking of any dangers since most are available over the counter (OTC). The perception [4] is that they are innocuous, but that would be very far from the truth.

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Doctors warn about clear dangers of Xanax, Valium and related drugs

Doctors group issues warning about benzodiazepine prescriptions

A new report highlights the dangers of nerve pills known as benzodiazepines that are commonly prescribed for sleep, anxiety and sometimes depression. Researchers are warning you may want to find other ways to reduce stress and anxiety because of a clear risk of dementia and death associated with anti-anxiety medications.

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First drug approved by FDA to treat radiation sickness

FDA approves first ever drug for radiation sickness

The FDA has approved the first drug to treat radiation exposure in the event of a nuclear disaster. Approval of Neupogen®, is the result of research performed by scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) that showed the drug counteracts the effects of radiation to protect blood cells from destruction brought about by radiation that attacks bone marrow.

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Maple syrup and antibiotics could make a good team

Mixing maple syrup with antibiotics could help fight superbugs.

It seems possible that maple syrup could help humans fight infection. Researchers recently discovered maple syrup has properties that make antibiotics more effective and could help protect us from the threat of superbugs that have become resistant to antibiotics.

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Finding solutions to drug shortages

Shortages of FDA-approved pharmaceuticals are increasing and creating more problems for patients and medical professionals. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that critical shortages are affecting a wide range of medications and products. Items ranging from intravenous (IV) saline bags to oncology drugs have been in short supply recently, but companies are trying to provide solutions to these issues.

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Could Texting Improve Prescription Compliance and Save Money?

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Texting is such a popular activity, why not capitalize on it as a way to help improve healthcare and save money. That is exactly what seems to be the conclusion of a recent study from Queen Mary University of London, in which the authors found that texting reminders to patients about taking their medications improved prescription compliance, which could lead to cost savings as well as save lives.

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