Medical News Today: Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a brand-name, over-the-counter product that's typically used to relieve symptoms of hay fever (seasonal allergies), other allergies, and the common cold. It's also used to relieve itchy skin due to insect bites, hives, and other causes. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

How to care for a wound in an emergency
  When accidents happen, first aid is a critical first step. But for open wounds and similar emergencies, it’s always a good idea to follow up with a health care professional. According to the World Health Organization, tens of millions of people suffer injuries that lead to hospitalization, emergency department visits, general practitioner treatment or treatment that does not involve formal medical care. As common as these injuries are, it’s important to deal with them immediately to prevent infection and minimize complications later, when you seek care from a medical professional. Here’s a helpful ...
Source: Advanced Tissue - May 17, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound care products Wound Infection Source Type: news

Large local reactions to Hymenoptera stings: outcome of re-stings in real-life - Bil ò MB, Martini M, Pravettoni V, Bignardi D, Bonadonna P, Cortellini G, Kosinska M, Macchia D, Mauro M, Meucci E, Nittner-Marszalska M, Patella V, Pio R, Quercia O, Reccardini F, Ridolo E, Rudenko M, Severino M.
BACKGROUND: Large local reaction to Hymenoptera stings is usually defined as a swelling>10 cm which lasts longer than 24h, sometimes associated with erythema, pruritus, and blisters. Currently, the risk of subsequent systemic reactions after re-stings is ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Nurse Practitioner Kim Gubbins discusses " bumps " on our kids that don't seem to go away.
         Mothers are the sunshine in our lives!            Happy Mother's Day!❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤What is Molluscum Contagiosum?Kimberly Gubbins, CPNPBy Kimberly Gubbins, CPNPWhat are those bumps?We see all types of bumps on the skin of our children. Goosebumps, insect bites, heat rash and eczema, to name a few. Another common bump is called molluscum contagiosum. Molluscum is the common cause of skin-colored, dome-shaped bumps on a child ’s body, excluding palms ...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - May 10, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Unintentional poisoning and bites during childhood in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh - Pathak A, Mathur A, Mehra L.
The prevalence of poisoning and bites was 0.76% (48/6308) and 1.24% (78/6308), respectively in a community-based survey in Ujjain district, Madhya Pradesh. Household cleansing agents and medicines, and-dog bite and bee-sting were the most common poisons an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

From easing aching legs to scalp protection: How to save your skin this summer
The warmer months in Britain are the prime time for a host of skin problems, from sunburn and insect bites to prickly heat. But a range of new products claim to help. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aquatic antagonists: stingray injury update - Rensch GP, Elston DM.
Stingrays cause more sting-related injuries than any other fish. Their venom and mechanism of injury lead to painful, poor-healing wounds that often become infected. Stingray injuries are further complicated by retained barbs and foreign bodies, which also... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Potential antidote discovered for world's most venomous sea creature
Researchers at the University of Sydney say they have discovered a potential antidote for the sting of the world's most venomous sea creature: the Australian box jellyfish. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Box jellyfish: Australian researchers find antidote for world's most venomous creature
Jellyfish ’s sting carries enough venom to kill more than 60 peopleAn antidote has been discovered for the world ’s most venomous creature, the Australian box jellyfish.Researchers at the University of Sydney have found an antidote for the sting of the jellyfish – which carries enough venom to kill more than 60 people.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 1, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Australian Associated Press Tags: Marine life Australia news Science Sydney Source Type: news

Essential wound care supplies for your home first aid kit
When the cut, scrape, blister or bleeding happens, you don't want to be stuck running in a panicked frenzy to the closest drug store. Instead, be prepared for common injuries, symptoms and ailments with a well-stocked medicine cabinet and home first aid kit. Here are the essential wound care supplies you should have on hand at home: Make sure your home first aid kit is well stocked. For cuts and scrapes: The basic must-haves for these minor wounds include: Adhesive bandages in various sizes. Sterile gauze pads. Medical tape. Antibiotic ointment. The size of the wound will help you determine whether a bandage will s...
Source: Advanced Tissue - April 29, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound care products Source Type: news

How to Avoid Skin Problems When You Garden
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- As you dig into gardening this spring, be sure you don't plant the seeds of skin problems, an expert advises. " Adverse skin reactions from gardening are very common and may include bug bites and stings, plant-induced... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A survey of jellyfish sting knowledge among Thai divers in Thailand - Suriyan S, Haruethaikan K, Piyachat RE.
This study therefore sought to determi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Toxic jellyfish in Thailand - Premmaneesakul H, Sithisarankul P.
Jellyfish stings are common in Thailand. Stings can range from mild skin irritation to severe systemic symptoms resulting in death. Jellyfish envenomation is becoming an important public health concern. The lethal box jellyfish and bluebottle jellyfish are... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Corneal wasp sting: a case report and review of literature - Nowroozzadeh MH, Hamid A, Bolkheir A, Shirvani M, Maalhagh M.
PURPOSE: To report severe immunologic and toxic reaction due to corneal wasp sting that may cause catastrophic sight-threatening outcomes. METHODS: A 45-year-old man referred to the emergency room with corneal wasp sting of Vespa Orientalis. The au... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Stingray (Potamotrygon rex) maturity is associated with inflammatory capacity of the venom - Monteiro Dos Santos J, Cardoso Dos Santos J, Marques EE, Carvalho de Ara újo G, Seibert CS, Lopes-Ferreira M, Lima C.
Several studies have been carried out with venom from sting and mucus of stingrays of marine or fluvial environments to compare the toxicity of their venom. However, studies demonstrating the existence of the influence of both sex and the maturation stage ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Because One Sting is Never Enough
(MedPage Today) -- A 34-year-old woman went to urgent care while on a camping trip. She was setting up a tent when she was stung by some type of insect on her finger. Before she could untangle herself from the cloth, she had been stung several more times on her hand and arm, still never seeing the culprit. A short time later she began vomiting and noticed her stings were erythematous. Can you diagnose the patient? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 20, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

cGAS in action: Expanding roles in immunity and inflammation
DNA is highly immunogenic. It represents a key pathogen-associated molecular pattern (PAMP) during infection. Host DNA can, however, also act as a danger-associated molecular pattern (DAMP) and elicit strong inflammatory responses. The cGAS-STING pathway has emerged as a major pathway that detects intracellular DNA. Here, we highlight recent advances on how cGAS and STING mediate inflammatory responses and how these are regulated, allowing cells to readily respond to infections and noxious agents while avoiding the inappropriate sensing of self-DNA. A particular focus is placed on the role of cGAS in the context of sterile...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ablasser, A., Chen, Z. J. Tags: Immunology, Online Only review Source Type: news

Could genetic breakthrough finally help take the sting out of mouth ulcers?
A large breakthrough has been made in the genetic understanding of mouth ulcers which could provide potential for a new drug to prevent or heal the painful lesions. Mouth ulcers affect up to 25 per cent of young adults and a higher proportion of children. Previous research has shown that mouth ulcers are partially heritable, but until now there has been little evidence linking specific genes or genomic regions to mouth ulcers. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 5, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Dental School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Could genetic breakthrough finally help take the sting out of mouth ulcers?
(University of Bristol) A large breakthrough has been made in the genetic understanding of mouth ulcers which could provide potential for a new drug to prevent or heal the painful lesions. Mouth ulcers affect up to 25 percent of young adults and a higher proportion of children. Previous research has shown that mouth ulcers are partially heritable, but until now there has been little evidence linking specific genes or genomic regions to mouth ulcers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ARS Pharmaceuticals wins fast track status for epinephrine nasal spray
ARS Pharmaceuticals said this week that it won fast track status from the FDA for its investigational intranasal epinephrine spray, ARS-1. The San Diego, Calif.-based company’s device is designed to be an easy-to-use treatment for people suffering from severe allergic reactions to food, drugs and insect bites. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post ARS Pharmaceuticals wins fast track status for epinephrine nasal spray appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory arspharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roma the Movie: The Hidden Drama of Domestic Workers
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 18 2019 (IPS)Roma, a 2018 Mexican film written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, is currently on a triumphal journey through the world. It won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, the best director and best foreign language film at the Golden Globe Awards, best director and best picture at the Critics´ Choice Awards, best film, best direction and best cinematography at the British Academy Film Awards. Furthermore, Roma has a record high ten nominations for the upcoming Academy Awards (The Oscars). Not at all bad for a black-and-white movie, which appears to have been d...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Arts Crime & Justice Education Featured Global Headlines Health Inequity Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Workshop: Getting women due credit -- on the paper
(Michigan State University) Publish or perish is an adage with particular sting for women and other underrepresented scholars prone to not getting deserved credit on scientific papers. F&W scientists will provide perspective and pointers at the upcoming AAAS Annual Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pineapple Cancer Tx;'Catch a Predator' Sting; Deadly Bilateral Nephrectomy?
(MedPage Today) -- Clinicians accused, convicted, or under investigation (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Venomous bites, stings, and poisoning: an update - Warrell DA.
This article discusses the epidemiology, prevention, clinical features, and treatment of venomous bites by snakes, lizards, and spiders; stings by fish, jellyfish, echinoderms, insects, and scorpions; and poisoning by ingestion of fish, turtles, and shellf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Insights in public health: trapped in a sea of uncertainty: limitations in unintentional injury research in the Philippines and interdisciplinary solutions to reduce fatal box jellyfish stings - Pirkle CM, Yanagihara AA.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Serum metabolomics analysis in wasp sting patients - Yang X, Chai L, Liu C, Liu M, Han L, Li C, Guo H, Sun Y, Rao X, Xiao M, Fang Z.
To analyze the dynamic changes of serum metabolomics in wasp sting victims, we collected serum from 10 healthy volunteers and 10 patients who had been stung 3 hours, 24 hours, and 72 hours before sample collection. We analyzed the metabolomics by high-perf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

British traveller's swollen forehead turns out to be MAGGOTS
Doctors at a hospital in York found the shooting pains and swelling near a female patient's hairline were caused not by an insect bite but by maggots living under her skin after a trip to Uganda. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Image of the Day: White Stripes
Black-and-white painted skin can help protect from insect bites. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 23, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

How Is the Government Shutdown Impacting Medtech?
If you think medical device companies are not impacted by the U.S. federal shutdown, think again. FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, took to Twitter this week to highlight agency employees who are working unpaid to perform mission-critical activities. FDA cannot legally accept any new medical device or drug submissions until the government shutdown ends because the user fees that are collected with these submissions cannot be processed during the lapse period. The agency is able to support activities funded by carryover user fee balances from FY 2018, but medical device user fee programs only have...
Source: MDDI - January 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Make like a zebra to avoid insect bites, scientists say
The zebra's stripes are known to protect it from blood-sucking insects, as well as acting as camouflage, and new research suggests that being stripy may also work for people in remote tribal communities who paint their bodies in monochrome shades. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Body-painting protects against bloodsucking insects
(Lund University) A study by researchers from Sweden and Hungary shows that white, painted stripes on the body protect skin from insect bites. It is the first time researchers have successfully shown that body-painting has this effect. Among indigenous peoples who wear body-paint, the markings thus provide a certain protection against insect-borne diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 17, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Risk assessment and recommendations for forester exposure to hymenoptera - Dillane D, Richards SL, Balanay JAG, Langley R.
This study assessed the impacts of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Government Shutdown Hits Funding, Resources, and Morale in Science
From missing paychecks to delayed grants to canceled travel, federal research is feeling the sting. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 11, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Wilderness: Scorpion Sting
Scorpion Sting (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does a wolf spider bite look like? Is it dangerous?
A wolf spider bite is rarely dangerous and does not usually require treatment. If a wolf spider bites a human, they can often treat it as they would any other insect bite. Learn more about wolf spiders, their bites, ways to treat them, and how to avoid them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bites and Stings Source Type: news

Africa: Why Uganda Burns Medicine When Hospitals Have No Drugs
[Monitor] A dry, frigid wind stings and numbs the body inside the vast National Medical Stores (NMS) facility in Entebbe, some 40 kilometres from Kampala. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Paper sensors remove the sting of diabetic testing
(King Abdullah University of Science& Technology (KAUST)) An inkjet-printed device helps monitor a patient's blood sugar levels without painful needles. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Radiologists least likely to violate drug prescribing laws
Radiologists were the least likely of the major medical specialties to be excluded...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Pittsburgh rad gets 2-year conviction in opioid case Administrator convicted in Calif. fraud scheme Beverly Hills radiologist gets 10 years in fraud case Beverly Hills radiologist convicted in kickback scheme Radiologist nabbed in Calif. workers' comp fraud sting (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cochrane Library Editorial: Treatment for Buruli ulcer
Buruli ulcer is a neglected tropical disease caused byMycobacterium ulcerans. It predominantly affects children below age 15 in sub ‐Saharan Africa and people of any age in Australia. The infection manifests as a skin nodule, oedematous lesion, plaque, or ulcer. Transmission of Buruli ulcer is not entirely understood, with aquatic insects and mosquitoes being linked to disease transmission in some settings. It is clear, howeve r, that disease is caused by the puncturing injury and introduction of the environmental pathogen into the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Whether the bacteria are thriving within a vector before th...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to identify and treat snake bites
Most snakes in the United States are nonvenomous, but pit vipers and coral snakes can inject venom. In this article, we look at the symptoms of snake bites, how to identify venomous snakes, and the best treatment and first aid for snake bites. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bites and Stings Source Type: news

Worth the sting: Cuba's scorpion pain remedy
Once a month for the last decade, Pepe Casanas, a 78-year-old Cuban farmer, has hunted down a scorpion to sting himself with, vowing that the venom wards off his rheumatism pains. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Apitherapy: Natural practitioner uses bee venom to heal patients without drugs or surgery
(Natural News) A doctor from Cairo, Egypt, has adopted a unique and unusual approach to healing that involves using bee stings rather than man-made chemicals and surgical equipment to help his patients overcome disease. While most people probably think of them as painful and something to avoid, bee stings are the primary weapon in Omar... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increased wind risk from sting-jet windstorms with climate change - Mart ínez-Alvarado O, Gray SL, Hart NCG, Clark PA, Hodges K, Roberts MJ.
Extra-tropical cyclones dominate autumn and winter weather over western Europe. The strongest cyclones, often termed windstorms, have a large socio-economic impact on landfall due to strong surface winds and coastal storm surges. Climate model integrations... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Animal, Bug Bites a Billion-Dollar Burden
Attacks by mountain lions, bears and alligators get the most press, but the tiniest critters create the most work for emergency room doctors. Bug bites and stings account for more than half of all animal-related trips to the ER, the authors of a new study discovered. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Generic Drugmaker to Sell Alternative to EpiPen Injectors
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Generic drugmaker Sandoz announced plans Thursday to start selling an alternative to the EpiPen in the U.S. early next year. The EpiPen injector is used to halt life-threatening allergic reactions to insect bites, nuts and other foods. Brand-name EpiPen, which dominates the market, has been in short supply since spring because of production problems. Sandoz will sell prefilled syringes with the same medicine, the hormone epinephrine, under the name Symjepi. The price will be $250 for two, without insurance. Two generic versions of EpiPen are sold in the U.S. for $300 a pair, including one from Ep...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, AP Medical Writer Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Generic Drugmaker to Sell Alternative to EpiPen Injectors
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Generic drugmaker Sandoz announced plans Thursday to start selling an alternative to the EpiPen in the U.S. early next year. The EpiPen injector is used to halt life-threatening allergic reactions to insect bites, nuts and other foods. Brand-name EpiPen, which dominates the market, has been in short supply since spring because of production problems. Sandoz will sell prefilled syringes with the same medicine, the hormone epinephrine, under the name Symjepi. The price will be $250 for two, without insurance. Two generic versions of EpiPen are sold in the U.S. for $300 a pair, including one from Ep...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, AP Medical Writer Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Generic Drugmaker To Sell Cheaper Alternative To EpiPen Injectors
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Generic drugmaker Sandoz announced plans Thursday to start selling an alternative to the EpiPen in the U.S. early next year. The EpiPen injector is used to halt life-threatening allergic reactions to insect bites, nuts and other foods. Brand-name EpiPen, which dominates the market, has been in short supply since spring because of production problems. Sandoz will sell prefilled syringes with the same medicine, the hormone epinephrine, under the name Symjepi. The price will be $250 for two, without insurance. Two generic versions of EpiPen are sold in the U.S. for $300 a pair, including one from Ep...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News EpiPen Local TV Source Type: news

Unique diversity of sting-related toxins based on transcriptomic and proteomic analysis of the jellyfish Cyanea capillata and Nemopilema nomurai (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa) - Wang C, Wang B, Wang B, Wang Q, Liu G, Wang T, He Q, Zhang L.
The scyphozoan jellyfish Cyanea capillata and Nemopilema nomurai are common blooming species in China. They possess heterogeneous nematocysts and produce various types of venom that can elicit diverse sting symptoms in humans. However, the differences in v... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Lizards adapt to invasive fire ants, reversing geographical patterns of lizard traits
(Penn State) Some lizards in the eastern U.S. have adapted to invasive fire ants--which can bite, sting, and kill lizards--reversing geographical trends in behavioral and physical traits used to avoid predators. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 29, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Teva ’s Generic EpiPen Will Cost Just As Much As Mylan’s Authorized Generic
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries announced Tuesday that its much-anticipated generic EpiPen is now available “in limited quantity” in the U.S. — at the same $300 list price as manufacturer Mylan’s authorized generic version. Teva was in August granted Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the first generic version of the EpiPen and lower-dose EpiPen Jr. The approval was heralded as a win for patient choice, as the generic would offer allergy sufferers an alternative to Mylan’s version of the anaphylaxis-reversing auto-injector, which had over time risen in price to cost $608 for a two-...
Source: TIME: Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime onetime Source Type: news