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Auto-injectors Could Help Treat Prolonged Seizures
2012-02-16 11:41:02

New research, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, finds that when a person is experiencing a prolonged seizure, quick medical intervention is critical, becoming harder to stop the seizure with each passing minute, placing the patient at risk of severe brain damage and death. It is for this reason that paramedics are trained to administer anticonvulsive medications as soon as possible -- typically giving them intravenously before arriving at the hospital. But according to...

2012-02-10 00:50:00

In Jan 25th 2012, Abbott Laboratories (the company manufacturing Depakote) reported that 2011 selling, general and administrative expense report includes $1.5 billion of litigation reserves related to ongoing settlement discussions in the investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, through the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, related to Depakote. Depakote is a drug most commonly prescribed for psychiatric conditions like manic depressive disorder (bipolar disorder) and...

2012-01-16 04:20:01

Tokyo, Jan 16, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Nobelpharma Co. Ltd and Eisai Co. Ltd announced today that they will launch the anticonvulsant agent Fostoin 750 mg for Injection (fosphenytoin sodium hydrate, "fostoin") on January 17. Developed in Japan by Nobelpharma, Fostoin will be marketed by Eisai and co-promoted by both companies under a previously concluded marketing agreement.Fostoin is a water-soluble prodrug of phenytoin injection, a drug that has long been used both in Japan and overseas as...

2012-01-11 22:00:00

The Consumer Justice Foundation, whose Web site URL can be found at http://www.depakotebirthinjury.com, is a for-profit corporation staffed by a team of professional consumer advocates whose mission is to provide information for consumers concerning the potential dangers of certain prescription medications by way of free online educational resources. The CJF hereby alerts the public of the results of a survey concerning women who used hormonal birth control methods in conjunction with...

2012-01-05 11:37:32

A new guideline issued by the American Academy of Neurology recommends doctors use caution when choosing seizure drugs for people with HIV/AIDS to avoid potential drug interactions. The guideline, which was co-developed with the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), is published in the January 4, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology and in Epilepsia, the journal of the ILAE. Seizures and seizure disorders are common in...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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