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HAYWARD, Calif., Jan. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRX), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for use in medically supervised settings, today announced the publication of an article reviewing the use of sufentanil sublingual tablet (SST; DSUVIA®) for pain medicine procedures by lead author Dr. Sarang Koushik in Current Pain and Headache Reports. Dr. Koushik is a board-certified anesthesiologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.

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ALAMEDA, Calif., Jan. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Fluxion Biosciences announced that its BioFlux system was used in research on COVID-19 and its ability to lead to high levels of platelet coagulation and an increased risk of thrombosis. The first study, published by a team at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, was released in May 2021 as a preprint in bioRxiv, and is titled "Signaling through FcgRIIA and the C5a-C5aR pathway mediates platelet hyperactivation in COVID-19". The second publication, published by a team at the University Hospital of Tuebingen in Blood Advances on January 10, 2022, is titled "Upregulation of cAMP prevents antibody-mediated thrombus formation in COVID-19."

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THURSDAY, Jan. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Finding the right medication for rheumatoid arthritis isn't easy, and a newer pill against the disease carries higher risks of heart attack, stroke and cancer than older RA drugs, a new clinical trial confirms.

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Studies ease concerns over COVID vaccine and menstrual cycles. They've gotten some media headlines recently, but potential menstrual changes associated with getting a COVID vaccine are typically minor and temporary, two new international studies confirm. Read more

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A suite of ready-to-eat bioactive snacks can meaningfully reduce cholesterol in patients unwilling or unable to take statin drugs, according to a study published Jan. 26 in the Journal of Nutrition.

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PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- One Health Company, a bio company bridging the gap between canine and human cancer precision medicine, today announced newly published research from the largest ever clinico-genomics study in dogs. The study examines canine cancer in over 700 dogs from 96 breeds in comparison to over 24,000 human cancer samples and was conducted in collaboration with Dr. Shaying Zhao of the University of Georgia. The findings have the potential to be used to accelerate precision oncology drug development for both dogs and humans.

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(The Center Square) – While U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents and Texas Department of Public Safety officers seized record amounts of narcotics at the southern border last year, it’s only the tip of the iceberg, a retired Border Patrol agent running for Congress says. Far more illicit drugs and illegal weapons are entering the U.S. than are being seized, he said.

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(The Center Square) – Doctors prescribed 2.4 billion prescriptions 10 years ago; last year, around 5 billion as the opioid epidemic and drug overdoses reached record highs, Dr. Marty Makary, a surgeon and professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said at a recent Texas Public Policy Foundation event.