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Henry Ford launches clinical trial for treatment of tinnitus caused by noise trauma

Henry Ford launches clinical trial for treatment of tinnitus caused by noise trauma

Henry Ford Health System has launched a clinical trial to investigate a new drug for the treatment of tinnitus, a chronic ringing of the head or ears that affects more than 600 million people worldwide. [More]
Swimmer’s ear costs millions in healthcare each year: CDC report

Swimmer’s ear costs millions in healthcare each year: CDC report

Swimmer’s ear (otitis externa) is a common infection that accounts for almost $500 million in U.S. health-care costs each year, according to a new government report. The report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the agency's May 20 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, says this condition results in 2.4 million doctor visits annually in the United States, each visit costing an average of $200. [More]
NQF implements quality measures pertaining to ambulatory emergency and urgent care

NQF implements quality measures pertaining to ambulatory emergency and urgent care

To improve healthcare quality and give patients and providers more information about the results of care, the National Quality Forum has endorsed 16 ambulatory care measures, with a particular focus on emergency and urgent care. [More]
Fera acquires investigational new drug for treatment of fungal otitis externa

Fera acquires investigational new drug for treatment of fungal otitis externa

Fera Pharmaceuticals announces the acquisition of an investigational new drug to treat fungal otitis externa (FOE). [More]
Investment group acquires Arbor Pharmaceuticals

Investment group acquires Arbor Pharmaceuticals

Arbor Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on pediatric medicine, announced today that an investment group led by Jason Wild of JW Asset Management, LLC and Edward Schutter has acquired the company. [More]
Antibiotic drops are safe and effective for treating swimmer's ear

Antibiotic drops are safe and effective for treating swimmer's ear

When treating the pain and inflammation of swimmer's ear, antibiotic drops are the most effective — and safest - therapy, finds a new review of studies. [More]
Pilot Diode Laser launched by The CAO Group

Pilot Diode Laser launched by The CAO Group

The CAO Group, Inc., the world’s top diode laser company, today unveiled the Pilot™ Diode Laser, an innovative surgical and therapeutic instrument that represents a breakthrough for veterinary surgical and therapeutic treatments. [More]
SALVAT submits complete response to FDA approvable letter for CETRAXAL

SALVAT submits complete response to FDA approvable letter for CETRAXAL

SALVAT announced today the submission of the response to the FDA Approvable Letter for CETRAXAL (Ciprofloxacin 0.2% Otic Solution in Single Dose Containers). [More]
GPs antibiotic prescribing practices are still contributing to resistance

GPs antibiotic prescribing practices are still contributing to resistance

GPs are still prescribing antibiotics for up to 80% of cases of sore throat, otitis media, upper respiratory tract infections, and sinusitis, despite the fact that official guidance warns against this practice, according to an analysis of the world's largest primary care database of consultations and prescriptions, published this week in a supplement to the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. [More]