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2014-04-30 23:07:02

Pollen counts are climbing higher as spring arrives. Ace Innovation Group's OTCplus app finds over-the-counter medicines for running nose and sniffles. Rock Hill, South Carolina (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Spring is here and so is the pollen. “Pollen is one of the most common cause of allergies in the spring season," says Dr. Sandeep Grewal, a Rock Hill Primary Care Physician and creator of the popular Over-the counter medicine app OTCplus. Many of the irritating symptoms of...

2012-08-23 23:08:22

Approximately one in five prescriptions to elderly people is inappropriate, according to a study published Aug. 22 in the open access journal PLOS ONE. The authors of the study, led by Dedan Opondo of the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, conducted a systematic review of English-language studies of medication use in the elderly and found that the median rate of inappropriate prescriptions was 20.5%. Some of the medications with the highest rates of inappropriate use were the...

2010-05-12 11:00:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about potentially serious side effects from mistakenly swallowing Benadryl Extra Strength Itch Stopping Gel, an over-the-counter (OTC) product that should only be used on the skin. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) The FDA has received reports of serious side effects in people who have mistakenly swallowed the product. Some OTC Benadryl products are...

2010-05-05 13:42:15

Health regulators recently reported that Tylenol PM, and other acetaminophen pain drugs that include a sleep-aid, failed to show any significant benefit. The FDA reports that patients taking the drugs did not fall asleep significantly faster than those who took only acetaminophen or the sedative, known as diphenhydramine citrate. Dr. Charles Ganley, head of the FDA's Office of Nonprescription Products, wrote in a February 16 letter to the Consumer Health Products Association (CHPA), which...

2009-06-01 10:41:40

Many drugs commonly prescribed to older adults for a variety of common medical conditions including allergies, hypertension, asthma, and cardiovascular disease appear to negatively affect the aging brain causing immediate but possibly reversible cognitive impairment, including delirium, in older adults according to a clinical review now available online in the Journal of Clinical Interventions in Aging, a peer reviewed, open access publication. Drugs, such as diphenhydramine, which have an...

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