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2012-05-25 23:00:52

According to court documents, on January 18th 2012, an Illinois woman, Rhealyn Alexander, filed a lawsuit in the Illinois Southern District Court (case no. 3:2012cv00052) alleging that her daughter was born with severe birth defects caused by her use of Depakote. Depakote, manufactured by Abbott Laboratories, is a drug most commonly prescribed for psychiatric conditions like manic depressive disorder (bipolar disorder) and to prevent migraine headaches. In December 2010 and January 2011 more...

2012-05-17 23:04:25

The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation whose Web site URL can be found at http://www.depakotebirthinjury.com, is a team of professional consumer advocates who are driven to educate the public with regard to the potential dangers of using certain prescription medications. The CJF pursues this ideal by providing free online educational resources that detail these risks. The CJF further reports that Business Week has published an article stating that Abbott Laboratories, the...

2012-05-15 22:28:31

A novel mechanism for anxiety behaviors, including a previously unrecognized inhibitory brain signal, may inspire new strategies for treating psychiatric disorders, University of Chicago researchers report. By testing the controversial role of a gene called Glo1 in anxiety, scientists uncovered a new inhibitory factor in the brain: the metabolic by-product methylglyoxal. The system offers a tantalizing new target for drugs designed to treat conditions such as anxiety disorder, epilepsy,...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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