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2012-03-22 21:19:19

Drug manufacturer deviates from appropriate comparator therapy specified by the G-BA The drug retigabine (trade name: Trobalt®) was approved in March 2011 as add-on therapy for adults with epileptic seizures. In an early benefit assessment pursuant to the "Act on the Reform of the Market for Medicinal Products” (AMNOG), the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) examined whether retigabine offers an added benefit compared with the present standard...

Trio Of Anti-Obesity Drugs Pursuing Second Attempt At FDA Approval
2012-02-25 06:30:59

The makers of three previously rejected weight loss drugs have resubmitted their products to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval, with each hoping to become the first new prescription anti-obesity drug to be approved in the U.S. in 13 years. As previously reported here on RedOrbit.com, one of those three drugs, Qnexa, received approval from a panel of FDA advisors on Thursday by a 20-2 margin. That verdict placed Qnexa, a combination of the appetite suppressant...

2012-02-18 01:45:08

The substitution of brand-name antiepileptic drugs with cheaper generic equivalents has been an ongoing point of contention among doctors, federal officials and people with epilepsy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration claims generic antiepileptic drugs have the same dosage, purity and strength as their brand-name counterparts and the two are interchangeable. But doctors and people with epilepsy remain concerned, citing widespread reports of individuals suffering seizures after switching...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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