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By On June 24th, 2013

New Insomnia Drug Gets Closer To FDA Approval

An experimental insomnia drug has advanced closer to U.S. approval this week after facing scrutiny by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA convened a panel of medical experts to review the drug suvorexant, which could be the first of a new form of insomnia medication that blocks brain chemicals called orexins which keep…

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By On April 29th, 2013

FDA Warns About Seizure Medication

The FDA has issued a warning to consumers concerning the anti-seizure drug ezogabine (Potiga). As reported by MedPage Today, the drug can cause “blue skin discoloration” and “pigment changes in retinas”. A loss of vision and eye disease are possible if the drug is continued to be used after initial symptoms arise, but doctors urge patients…

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By On April 24th, 2013

Revolutionary ALS Treatment Passes Clinical Trial

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, destroys nerves that control muscles. It currently has only one FDA approved medication for treatment, which reportedly has only a marginal effect. Bioscience Technology reports, however, that an investigational new treatment for an inherited form of the disease has passed an early phase clinical trial. The…

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By On November 13th, 2012

Beware Bogus Meningitis Cure

An outbreak of fungal meningitis has infected more than 400 people, according to the CDC. Complicating the problem is a Tennessee company that made false claims about its products ability to cure the disease. The FDA reports that The Avalon Effect illegally marketed their “Quantum Series Personal Wellness Pack” by making claims that the “non-invasive…

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