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2011-06-24 05:10:00

EXTON, Pa., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM) today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion recommending approval of a 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...

2011-06-14 12:37:00

SAN DIEGO, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurelis, Inc. today announced the results of a randomized crossover study in healthy volunteers assessing diazepam pharmacokinetics and bioavailability after administration of their proprietary intranasal diazepam formulations and intravenous injection. The study was designed and conducted in collaboration with investigators at the University of Minnesota. Comparative analysis of the lead intranasal formulation, NRL-1, revealed promising...

2011-06-11 00:00:30

A new study published by has indicated that infants exposed to antiepileptic drugs, such as Depakote, during pregnancy may have an even higher risk of developing serious birth defects. However, taking lower doses of Depakote may carry similar risks as higher doses of "safer" antiepileptics. Antiepileptic drugs are commonly prescribed to women suffering from epilepsy and seizure-related disorders, as well as bipolar disorder. The Consumer Justice Foundation has provided more information...

2011-06-10 00:00:31

Topiramate is a medication that's been used for the treatment of the seizures associated with epilepsy, and in recent years it has also been used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches. The Consumer Justice Foundation hereby announces that it has provided new information regarding the potential effects of Topiramate on unborn children of mothers who have used Topiramate for migraine headaches and who were unaware of the potential Topiramate side effects. This information can be found...

2011-06-09 11:16:00

ATLANTA, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB, Inc. today announced an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve a previously disclosed government investigation into the marketing and promotion of Keppra®, an anti-epileptic prescription medicine. As previously reported, the issues that were the subject of this investigation occurred more than six years ago, and as recognized by the DOJ, UCB has cooperated fully with the United States since learning of the...

2011-06-06 15:18:43

The drug topiramate can help people lose weight as long as they can tolerate the side effects, according to authors of a new study that reviewed the medical literature. Brazilian researchers will present the results Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston. Among more than 3,300 overweight or obese patients, those who took topiramate for at least four months lost 11.8 pounds more on average than individuals who took "dummy" pills, or placebo, found the meta-analysis,...

2011-05-31 08:45:00

BALTIMORE, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB announced findings of the first cost-effectiveness analysis of Vimpat® (lacosamide) as add-on therapy for adults with uncontrolled partial-onset seizures. The findings were presented at the 16th International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) annual meeting in Baltimore, MD, USA. Researchers used a simulated pharmaco-economic model to analyze standard anti-epileptic drug therapy with and without...

2011-05-31 07:00:00

REHOVOT, Israel, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- D-Pharm Ltd. (TASE: DPRM) announced today that it has entered into a licensing and co-development agreement with Jiangsu NHWA Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.(NHWA) to commercialize DP-VPA for epilepsy in the People's Republic of China. DP-VPA is a novel drug discovered and developed by D-Pharm for treatment of patients with epilepsy, migraine and bipolar disorder. DP-VPA has completed a first Phase II study in epilepsy patients. (Logo:...

2011-05-27 00:00:29

Topamax, an antiepileptic and migraine medication, was analyzed in a recent European study that was designed to provide information regarding potential Topamax side effects and the potential harm that other medications could inflict on expecting mothers. The Consumer Justice Foundation provides information and statistical analysis so that knowledge regarding the potential effects of Topamax in women can be brought to public attention through resources such as...

2011-05-23 06:00:00

PITTSBURGH, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. has launched Divalproex Sodium Capsules USP, 125 mg, the generic version of Abbott's Depakote® Sprinkle Capsules, a treatment for certain types of seizures. Divalproex Sodium Capsules had U.S. sales of approximately $89 million for the 12 months ending March 31, 2011, according to IMS Health. Currently, Mylan has 167 ANDAs pending FDA...