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Anvisa releases list of free prescription medicines

Anvisa releases list of free prescription medicines

The National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) updated list of medicines exempted from medical prescription.

The list has been updated from the rules set by the agency in the month of August. Seven factors were identified: marketing time, safety, identifiable symptoms, time of use, patient manageability, low risk potential and no dependence. Medications for which the route of administration is parenteral (intravenous) or which have an indication under prescription are excluded from the list.

The current list of free prescription medicines can be found here.


Researchers study the effects of cholesterol medications on oral health

Researchers study the effects of cholesterol medications on oral health

Two recent studies have analyzed how statins, class of prescription drugs taken by millions of patients around the world to decrease or control cholesterol levels may affect the patients' oral health. Researchers at the University of Dentistry of North Carolina have potentially linked statins to increased calcifications of the pulp chamber, a condition that makes root canal treatment more difficult.

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Swimming is effective for the treatment of fibromyalgia, study says </ p><p>A study by researchers at the Federal University of São Paulo State Paulo (UNIFESP) shows that swimming has as effective results as walking for fibromyalgia patients.

Swimming is effective for the treatment of fibromyalgia, study says

A study by researchers at the Federal University of São Paulo State Paulo (UNIFESP) shows that swimming has as effective results as walking for fibromyalgia patients.

The study included 75 sedentary women with fibromyalgia between the ages of 18 and 60. They were randomly divided into two groups, 39 of whom underwent swimming training and 36 undergoing a walking training, followed up for 12 weeks. The activities were performed three times a week, lasting 50 minutes with a physical educator.

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