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Many Heroin Users Unprepared for Fentanyl OD

Many Heroin Users Unprepared for Fentanyl OD

Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Though they know that nearly all heroin is laced with the dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl, many Baltimore users aren’t prepared to prevent or treat fentanyl-related overdoses, a new study finds. Baltimore has a thriving heroin trade and 1,000 opioid overdose deaths a year. The […]

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oxazepam (Serax, Zaxopam)

oxazepam (Serax, Zaxopam)

What is oxazepam, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Oxazepam (Serax, Zaxopam) is a member of a class of anti-anxiety medications called benzodiazepines. Other members of the benzodiazepine class include alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clobazam (Onfi), diazepam (Valium), estazolam (Prosom), flurazepam (Dalmane), midazolam (Versed), lorazepam (Ativan), temazepam (Restoril), and triazolam (Halcion). It helps […]

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Need to Be Vaccinated? Try Your Local Pharmacy

Need to Be Vaccinated? Try Your Local Pharmacy

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Vaccines are big news in the United States these days. Measles outbreaks in unvaccinated clusters around the country have highlighted the importance of immunization, reviving debate over whether vaccines should be required for all children. Meanwhile, the flu continues to […]

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Mumps Causes Quarantine of More Than 2,200 Immigrant Detainees

Mumps Causes Quarantine of More Than 2,200 Immigrant Detainees

More than 2,200 people exposed to a mumps outbreak in two U.S. immigrant detention facilities have been quarantined, federal officials say. Latest Infectious Disease News The 25-day quarantine began March 7 at facilities in Pine Prairie, La., and Aurora, Col., Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said Tuesday, the Associated Press reported. In the past year, […]

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228 Measles Cases Already in 2019: CDC

228 Measles Cases Already in 2019: CDC

The number of measles cases in the United States increased by 22 since last week and now stands at 228, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in an update. Latest Infectious Disease News Measles was once nearly eradicated in the United States, but the emergence of the “anti-vaxxer” movement may be allowing the […]

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Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril)

Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril)

What are the uses for amlodipine and benazepril? Lotrel is used for treating high blood pressure (hypertension) when blood pressure is not adequately controlled with either of its constituent drugs alone. What brand names are available for amlodipine and benazepril? Lotrel Is amlodipine and benazepril available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need a […]

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dalteparin injection (Fragmin)

dalteparin injection (Fragmin)

What is dalteparin injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Dalteparin is a low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) similar to enoxaparin (Lovenox) and tinzaparin. Dalteparin is used to treat or prevent blood clots and their complications (deep vein thrombosis or DVT and pulmonary embolism or PE). Deep vein thrombosis is the formation of […]

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The Saturated Fat Debate Rages On

The Saturated Fat Debate Rages On

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s hard to keep up with the findings from studies on the health effects of saturated fat — you know, the fat typically found in animal foods, from red meat to whole milk. But one thing’s certain. For every study that […]

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exenatide (Byetta)

exenatide (Byetta)

What is exenatide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Exenatide is an injectable drug that reduces the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood. It is used for treating type 2 diabetes. Exenatide belongs in a class of drugs called incretin mimetics because these drugs mimic the effects of incretins. Incretins, such as […]