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2011-09-26 08:40:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. [http://www.upsher-smith.com] today announced the presentation of Phase I data showing that once daily administration of USL255, a proprietary extended-release (ER) formulation of the epilepsy medication topiramate, demonstrated equivalent topiramate exposure to immediate-release (IR) topiramate dosed twice daily. These findings were presented Monday, September 26, at the American Neurological...

2011-09-26 05:45:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS) today announced that a poster authored by Dr. Mark W. Green, Director of the Center for Headache and Pain Medicine and Professor of Neurology and Anesthesiology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, will be presented at the American Neurological Association (ANA) Meeting in San Diego, CA. In addition to the topiramate exposure data previously reported, the results will include the rate of major congenital...

2011-09-06 08:25:00

EXTON, Pa., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM) today announced that the European Commission has granted a Centralized Pediatric Use Marketing Authorization (PUMA) for Buccolam® (midazolam, oromucosal solution), for treatment of prolonged, acute, convulsive seizures in infants, toddlers, children and adolescents, from 3 months to less than 18 years of age. This action by the European Commission represents the first product approval...

2011-09-01 11:57:02

New research suggests brain tumor patients who take the seizure drug valproic acid on top of standard treatment may live longer than people who take other kinds of epilepsy medications to control seizures. The research is published in the August 31, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Despite some limitations, our results suggest that the choice of seizure medications in brain tumor patients should be carefully considered as it...

2011-09-01 04:20:02

Looks to Expand Global Epilepsy Product Portfolio Tokyo, Sept 1, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that 35 abstracts highlighting the latest results from studies with its pipeline and portfolio products (perampanel: 5 abstracts, Zonegran(R): 5 abstracts, Zebinix(R): 25 abstracts) were presented at the 29th International Epilepsy Congress which took place in Italy (Rome) between August 28 and September 1, 2011. This research demonstrates...

2011-07-25 08:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a comparative pharmacokinetic (PK) study, Upsher-Smith Laboratories' USL255, a new, once-daily extended-release formulation of topiramate in development for the management of epilepsy in adults, was shown to be bioequivalent to twice-daily immediate-release topiramate (Topamax®*) in its extent of absorption. Furthermore, USL255, administered with or without food, demonstrated a slower absorption profile compared with...

2011-07-20 05:45:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS) today announced that on August 31, 2011, during the late breaking poster session at the 29th International Epilepsy Congress (IEC) in Rome, Italy, Dr. Alison Pack, Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Department of Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center, will present the results of a retrospective study of medical claims data on oral clefts (OC) and major congenital malformations (MCMs) associated...

2011-07-18 08:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. announced today the initiation of a Phase III clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of USL261, an investigational intranasal midazolam, for the rescue treatment of seizures in patients on stable anti-epileptic drug (AED) regimens who require control of intermittent bouts of increased seizure activity, frequently referred to as seizure clusters. USL261 has been granted orphan drug designation for...

2011-07-07 05:30:00

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR) today announced that it will release second quarter 2011 financial results on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 after the close of the U.S. financial markets. The Company will host a conference call and webcast on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern / 1:30 p.m. Pacific to discuss results and highlights of the second quarter, as well as current corporate developments. Conference call details:...

2011-06-28 00:00:32

The Rottenstein Law Group, which is now evaluating potential claims of those who have suffered injury as a result of taking the anticonvulsant drug Topamax, is recommending that any patient prescribed Topamax to aid with weight loss discuss the severe side effects of the drug with one's doctor in light of the conclusion of a recent study that Topamax might be useful as a weight-loss drug. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 27, 2011 Topamax is the brand name for the drug topiramate, an anticonvulsant...