New Drug Application for Amitiza Approved
Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. announced today that the FDA has approved Sucampo’s supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for AMITIZA ® (lubiprostone) (24 mcg twice daily) as the first and only oral medication for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in adult patients with chronic, non-cancer pain.
Using the Mind to Reduce Inflammation
If you're in pain, you probably don't feel great. If you're emotionally frustrated or upset, it can make your pain worse. So then how do you break the cycle?
Don't Focus on the Pain, Kids
When tummies hurt, it can be the biggest deal for children. But kiddos can take control and put the power of the mind to work, especially over a long period of time.
From Stomach Aches to Headaches
When the stomach's yearning for food, heads can start aching as well. And it can happen more often among people with stomach problems.
Dentist Visit OK For Joint Implant Patients
There is a history of prescribing antibiotics to patients with hip and knee implants before they have any dental work done. There are concerns that this could help reduce the risk of bacteria entering the blood stream and affecting the implants.
An Apple a Day to Keep Dementia Away?
Tooth loss can get in the way of the ability to eat some foods, especially hard foods. The ability to chew hard foods may be related to cognitive ability in the elderly.
When Sticks And Stones Can Break Your Bones
Loss of bone mass with age is normal but can be dangerous if it occurs too quickly or prematurely. Low bone mass results in weak bones that have a higher chance of fracture.
Protective Partners for Arthritis Drugs
Some drugs used to relieve the pain of arthritis can do damage to your digestive tract. This is why many arthritis patients take other medications to protect their digestive system.
Subtle Long-Term Impacts of Child Abuse
Experiencing abuse as a child means more than a higher risk of mental illness. Researchers are learning that abused children are at risk for various long-term physical issues as well.
Medical Food Hurts Livers
If you own a TV, you know what prescription drug commercials sound like: a persuasive description of the benefits of the drug followed by a lengthy list of side effects.