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2011-02-09 06:30:00

PARIS, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Change on Q4 2010 a Change at ------- reported constant exchange basis rates ----- --------- Net sales EUR7,395m +0.5% -5.9% Business net income(1) EUR1,838m -0.3% -9.7%...

2010-10-28 07:00:00

PARIS, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Change on Q3 2010 a Change at ------- reported constant exchange basis rates ----- --------- Net sales EUR7,821m +5.7% -1.7% Business net income(1)...

2009-12-08 07:04:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Waismann Method, a pioneering medical opiate detoxification procedure, offers one of the most advanced medical procedures worldwide with the medical expertise and advanced technology to treat dependencies to Zolpidem, a prescription medication widely used for the short-term treatment of insomnia and prescribed under trade names including Ambien and Edluar. The Waismann Method of Rapid Ambien Detox involves a safe, medically-assisted...

2009-09-08 09:30:00

SOMERSET, N.J., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Meda) today announced the commercial availability of EDLUAR(TM) (zolpidem tartrate sublingual tablets) in the United States. EDLUAR is indicated for the short-term treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulties with falling asleep. EDLUAR is the first available under-the-tongue formulation of zolpidem tartrate, which is the most prescribed treatment for insomnia. Zolpidem tartrate is also the active ingredient in...

2009-07-03 08:53:03

Why do some people who take the sleep aid Ambien sleepwalk and engage in other activities they don't recall in the morning?Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center are helping explain the phenomenon. In an animal study, they found inhibitory neurons responsible for stopping neural activity are shut down by the drug. But excitatory neurons, which transmit activity, are free to wake up, and because the inhibitory neurons responsible for keeping them in check are effectively asleep...

2008-09-18 18:00:19

NovaDel Pharma Inc. (AMEX: NVD) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has requested an extension of up to 3 months on the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) deadline in order to complete the review of the Company's Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate) Oral Spray for the short-term treatment of insomnia. Based on the original PDUFA date for Zolpimist, the FDA will reply on or before December 19, 2008. "We believe we have submitted a high quality 505(b)(2) application...

2007-10-30 21:00:26

A British woman who slipped into a coma six years ago after taking heroin is reportedly regaining consciousness after being given an Ambien-type drug. Amy Pickard of Hastings was given zolpidem, the drug marketed in the United States under the name Ambien, The Daily Mail reported. When she takes the pill, I see her face relax and the old sparkle return to her eyes, her mother, Thelma Pickard said. It's incredible. The young woman's case is described on The Waking Pill, a BBC documentary...

2006-05-05 12:55:00

By Kim Dixon CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy's statement that he used Sanofi-Aventis's sleep drug Ambien, to explain how he might have been involved in a late-night car crash, has led to renewed attention on the drug's possible side-effects. The Rhode Island Democrat had also taken the prescription nausea drug phenergan before crashing his car into a security barrier in Washington D.C. early Thursday morning. Nobody was hurt but the incident has intensified questioning about...

2006-03-15 00:55:00

By Kim Dixon CHICAGO -- Strange behavior by insomniacs taking prescription drugs, ranging from binge eating to having sex while asleep, have raised safety questions about anti-insomnia medications like Sanofi-Aventis' Ambien. Researchers in Minnesota are studying cases where insomniacs taking Ambien got up in the middle of the night, binged uncontrollably, then remembered nothing of their actions. The researchers expect to publish data shortly. Such sleep-induced side effects while on the...

2005-12-11 09:26:18

Ambien, Lunesta and Sonata all have their pluses and minuses, study found HealthDay News -- No single sleeping pill stands out as the best, according to a U.S. review of the newer sleep aids on the market. The researchers reviewed 141 studies of the sleeping pills Sonata, Ambien, Lunesta and a Canadian brand called Imovane. These are all considered newer sleeping aids and are commonly prescribed for insomnia in place of older benzodiazepine sleeping aids such as Halcion, ProSom and Restoril....