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2014-04-11 23:04:32

Houston Attorney Sean Tracey Delivers Opening Statement at Daubert Hearing Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 A Daubert hearing in the Zoloft MDL No. 2342 began on Monday, April 7, in the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The hearing relates to the relationship between the antidepressant Zoloft and birth defects. The first of its kind in history, this hearing will determine how future court cases attempting to link SSRI usage and congenital...

2014-04-10 12:27:13

Baclofen can be a miracle drug for some people who are addicted to alcohol. NEW YORK, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baclofen is a medication that can be used for the treatment of addiction to alcohol. It is a medication that has actually been around for a long time. It is a muscle relaxant that is used to treat severe muscle spasticity. Baclofen mainly works at the GABA-B receptor. This causes muscular relaxation. It also causes psychological relaxation, with relief of stress and...

2014-04-09 16:25:15

Part One: "Treating Pain in Today's World: Avoiding the New Pitfalls" LOS ANGELES, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP) and The Orange County Medical Association (OCMA) are joint sponsors of "Treating Pain in Today's World: Avoiding the New Pitfalls," the first topic in a three part continuing medical education (CME) series on opioid education. This topic will be presented on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 6 p.m. PT at the Orange County Medical Association...

2014-04-09 10:43:30

Among patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer without a mutation of a certain gene (EGFR), conventional chemotherapy, compared with treatment using epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors, was associated with improvement in survival without progression of the cancer, but not with overall survival, according to a study in the April 9 issue of JAMA. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are the preferred treatment option for...

2014-04-09 08:28:45

PORTLAND, Ore., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paragon BioTeck, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of ophthalmic pharmaceuticals and therapies, received FDA approval of Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, USP 2.5% and 10%, to dilate the pupil on March 21, 2013. There is no longer a need to continue using unapproved versions of Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, as Paragon BioTeck's FDA approved Phenylephrine...

2014-04-08 23:02:24

Mount Sinai Team Cautiously Optimistic That Door Could Swing Open to A New Antidepressant Drug Class New York, NY (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 A research team from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai published the first controlled evidence showing that an intranasal ketamine spray conferred an unusually rapid antidepressant effect –within 24 hours—and was well tolerated in patients with treatment-resistant major depressive disorder. This is the first study to show benefits with an...

2014-04-07 23:04:16

Some scientists believe that this case of finding high levels of glyphosate in breast milk could be a re-run of the polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) scandal of the 1970s (1), which ended in the toxic chemical compound's production being banned by the U.S. Congress in 1979. The initial testing results reveal the build-up of glyphosate herbicide in Mothers' bodies with levels of glyphosate in breast milk found to be much higher than levels in urine, leading to the potential for...

2014-04-07 12:33:13

BOSTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ketanetics, LLC, a Massachusetts-based company founded by physicians, is expanding the Ketamine infusion centers it operates beyond Massachusetts and New York. Ketamine is a synthetic molecule that has shown extraordinary antidepressant activity in research trials, sometimes within just hours, and has performed better than ECT in one limited study conducted at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. It is delivered by IV, during a simple,...

2014-04-04 08:24:45

-- Clinically meaningful improvement in quality of life with single injection of resiniferatoxin SAN DIEGO, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE; Sorrento) a late-stage clinical oncology company developing new treatments for cancer and its associated pain, today announced that investigators from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) presented data highlighting results from the first two dosing cohorts of the Phase I/II trial of...

Ketamine May Help Treat Severe Depression
2014-04-03 10:32:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Once considered an illicit street drug, marijuana is currently being seen in a new light – with many patients and doctors touting the benefits of regular cannabis treatments. Another current street drug, ketamine, is now being looked at for its therapeutic value as a new study from UK researchers at Oxford University has found that relatively small doses of the drug are effective in treating depression. According to the team’s...


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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