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2014-06-19 08:30:20

TEL-AVIV, Israel, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurim Pharmaceuticals announced today publication of the results from an exploratory Phase 2 randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of add-on Circadin(R) (Prolonged Release melatonin 2mg) to standard therapy in Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients. The study, published in the Clinical Interventions in Aging Journal, demonstrates positive effects of the drug on cognitive performance and...

2014-06-02 20:22:55

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) (NASDAQ: VNDA) will present additional data from its HETLIOZ(TM) (tasimelteon) clinical development program at SLEEP 2014, the 28th Annual Meeting of Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Minneapolis, Minnesota. HETLIOZ(TM) data at SLEEP 2014 will be presented in one oral and six poster sessions. The data presentation schedule is as follows: Oral Presentation -- June 4(th) at 2:15 - 2:30pm, Assessment of...

2014-05-30 16:25:02

DUBLIN, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Cephalon, Inc. to settle all outstanding patent litigation related to Actavis' generic version of Nuvigil(® )(armodafinil tablets, 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg and 250 mg). Nuvigil(®) is a prescription medicine indicated to improve wakefulness in adult patients with excessive sleepiness associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), shift work disorder (SWD) or...

2014-05-27 16:08:08

McGill University Research on elderly rats suggests possible avenue for prevention of osteoporosis Faleh Tamimi, a professor in McGill's School of Dentistry, is the leader of a research team that has just discovered that melatonin supplements make bones stronger in elderly rats and therefore, potentially, in elderly humans too. "Old rats are tedious to work with because they get sick a lot and that means they also cost a lot more. But if you're interested in diseases like osteoporosis,...

2014-05-20 08:23:54

DUBLIN, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/t4pr3j/melatonin_market) has announced the addition of the "Melatonin Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone that is found in all living organisms in the animal and plant kingdom. In human beings, it is produced in the...

2014-05-14 08:24:42

ALBANY, New York, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new report published by Transparency Market Research "Melatonin Market for Food & Beverages, Dietary Supplements, Medicine and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019", the global demand for the phenolic resins was valued at USD 504 million in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 1,300.0 million in 2019, growing at a CAGR of 14.7% between 2013 and 2019....

2014-04-29 16:32:16

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CPIX) announced today that it will release first quarter 2014 financial results after the market closes on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. A conference call and live Internet webcast will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the results. To participate in the call, please dial 877-303-1298 (for U.S. callers) or 253-237-1032 (for international callers). A rebroadcast of...

2014-04-25 09:58:21

In 2009 the influenza pH1N1 virus caused the first flu pandemic in the 21st century. The virus reached Finland in May 2009 and killed more than 50 people in the country. Since 2011 the pH1N1 virus infects Finns mainly during flu epidemics (winter/spring seasons). Infections with influenza pH1N1 virus vary from asymptomatic to serious complicated illnesses. World Health Organization has recommended Tamiflu for treatment of patients with severe or progressive illness. The disadvantage of...

No Evidence That Tamiflu Reduces Flu Complications, ER Admissions
2014-04-10 09:38:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tamiflu is widely used to help patients relieve symptoms of influenza. While the drug – generically known as oseltamivir – can shorten symptoms by about half a day, there is no good evidence to support claims that it reduces admissions to the ER or complications of influenza. The new findings come from the Cochrane Collaboration, an independent, global healthcare research network, and the British Medical Journal. There had...

2014-03-24 08:29:56

Pivotal pharmacokinetic bridging clinical study anticipated to begin in May MALVERN, Pa., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scilex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a company engaged in the development and commercialization of products for the treatment of pain, today announced that it has filed an Investigational New Drug Application (IND) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its first product Ztilido(TM) (lidocaine patch 1.8%). The FDA Division of Anesthesia and Analgesia Products...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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