Story highlights The FDA has approved a preventive treatment option for migraine patients It should be available within a week and is expected to cost $575 monthly or $6,900 annually (CNN)Migraine sufferers across the United States have their eyes on a newly approved drug that's offering hope for reducing the frequency of monthly migraine attacks. On Thursday, the US Food and Drug Administration approved Aimovig for the preventive treatment of migraines in adults with episodic or chronic migraines. Episodic migraine is when symptoms occur zero to 14 days each month; symptoms of chronic migraine occur 15 days or more a month. Aimovig is administered through monthly self-injections. Aimovig is the first FDA-approved preventive migraine treatment in a new class of drugs that work by blocking the activity of calcitonin gene-related peptide, or CGRP, a molecule that is involved in migraine attacks. Aimovig targets that molecule's receptor in your body. The treatment, … [Read more...] about FDA approves preventive migraine treatment
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(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc’s Retacrit was approved by U.S. health regulators as a biosimilar to current anemia treatments from Amgen Inc and Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday, setting it up to compete against more established brands. A company logo is seen at a Pfizer office in Dublin, Ireland November 24, 2015. Pfizer Inc said on November 23 it would buy Botox maker Allergan Plc in a deal worth $160 billion to slash its U.S. tax bill, rekindling a fierce political debate over the financial maneuver. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton A year ago the U.S. Food and Drug Administration rejected Retacrit as a copy of Amgen's Epogen and Johnson & Johnson's Procrit, citing here issues with a potential manufacturing facility in Kansas. Shares of the rival companies dipped in afternoon trade. “People were surprised last time when Pfizer didn’t get a first round approval for a biosimilar, so I think people certainly expected it this time. Its not a surprise,” Baird … [Read more...] about Pfizer’s biosimilar of Amgen, J&J’s anemia treatments gets FDA nod
I am naked as a skinless breast of chicken, breaded head-to-toe in golden cornstarch, and about to be slipped inside an oven the size of a small shed. Robert D. Fealey, M.D., the Mayo Clinic neurologist and engineer who designed the oven, has just informed me that the cornstarch is cut with a chemical called alizarin red. "Approved by the USDA for stamping meat," he says, tickled by the joke. As he swivels back to his computer monitors, Dr. Fealey addresses the nurse standing beside my gurney: "Okay, you can roll him in." One out of six Americans think they sweat too much. I'm not sure if I do or not. Dr. Fealey is going to help me decide.________________________________________ RELATED CONTENTWatch a slideshow of the sweat testing Michael Perry endured.________________________________________ First, he will bake me like a biscuit. You are the proud operator of up to 5 million sweat glands. Except for the odor-causing kind found in your pits, most of these exist … [Read more...] about Sweat, the Details
Expanded use of Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) for the treatment of leaky bladder (overactive bladder) in adults who did not respond well to anticholinergics has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Anticholinergics are a class of medications that oppose the actions of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter. These medications inhibit the transmission of parasympathetic nerve impulses; they reduce spasms of smooth muscles, such as the muscles in the bladder. Patients with an overactive bladder experience leaking urine (bladder incontinence) because the bladder squeezes either without warning or too often. Patients commonly have a sudden and urgent need to urinate, and urinate frequently. In the USA, about 14.7 million adults are thought to experience symptoms of overactive bladder with urinary incontinence. Anticholinergics are commonly prescribed as pills and are used by about 3.3 million patients in the United States with overactive bladder to manage their condition. … [Read more...] about Botox For Leaky Bladder Approved By FDA
Botox® treatments can help to reduce wrinkles of the forehead, frown lines and crows feet by immobilizing the muscles that cause them. Botox®has been in use for over twenty years now and was approved for cosmetic use in the United States in 2002. Botox Cosmetic® has been the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment for the last several years running. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons there were 5.7 million treatments of Botox Cosmetic® performed in 2011 alone. Don’t be afraid to call and find out more about getting your first treatment. What is Botox? Botox® is a trade name for botulinum toxin A. In this way, Botox® is related to botulism. Botulism is a form of food poisoning that occurs when someone eats something containing a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botulinum toxin A is one of the neurotoxins produced by Clostridium botulinum. … [Read more...] about Botox or Not to Botox?