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2011-04-12 00:00:30

As more victims of Depakote use during pregnancy speak out about the birth defects that have affected the lives of their families, Depakote attorneys working with the Consumer Justice Foundation website http://www.depakotebirthinjury.com are trying to recoup compensation for the life long medical care that will be required to treat children born with skeletal defects. The Consumer Justice Foundation is a resource for the American people who have been adversely affected by corporate entities...

2011-04-11 08:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories today announced the presentation of data indicating that once daily administration of USL255, a proprietary extended-release (ER) formulation of the epilepsy medication topiramate, was associated with less fluctuation in topiramate plasma levels compared to immediate-release (IR) topiramate administered twice daily in healthy volunteers. These data were presented Monday, April 11 at the American Academy of...

2011-04-07 07:02:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Horizant Extended Release Tablets (gabapentin enacarbil), a once-daily treatment for moderate-to-severe restless legs syndrome (RLS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) RLS is a disorder that causes a strong urge to move the legs. This urge often occurs with unpleasant feelings in the legs. People who have RLS describe feeling pulling, itching,...

2011-03-30 00:00:28

The Senators Firm announced today that it is offering free confidential case reviews to people who took Topamax during pregnancy and suffered Topamax induced cleft lip, cleft palate, and oral cleft birth defects. Victims of Topamax birth defects may be eligible to file a Topamax lawsuit. Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2011 The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP, announced today that it is continuing to investigate a number of reported cases of birth defects in children born to mothers who...

2011-03-29 11:15:00

LONDON and MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) (TSX: VRX) announced today that the European Commission has granted marketing authorisation for Trobalt(TM) (retigabine) as an adjunctive (add-on) treatment of partial onset seizures (a form of epilepsy where a seizure begins in a specific area in one side of the brain), with or without secondary generalisation in adults aged 18 years and above...

2011-03-28 17:26:56

Study in mice highlights alternative anti-inflammatory approach to epilepsy management If common anticonvulsant drugs fail to manage epileptic seizures, then perhaps the anti-inflammatory* route is the way to go. That's according to Mattia Maroso and colleagues from the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research in Milan, Italy, who found that giving mice repeated doses of a specific enzyme inhibitor significantly reduced both chronic epileptic activity and acute seizures. Their...

2011-03-28 00:00:27

As lawsuits against the makers of the epilepsy drug Depakote begin to surface in the United States, Depakote lawyers begin to consult with families of birth defect victims about possible Depakote lawsuits. Depakote is a prescription anticonvulsant used to treat epilepsy and the manic phase of bipolar disorder. Depakote Birth Injury Resources provides online information about possible Depakote birth defects and means to connect with Depakote lawyers. (PRWEB) March 26, 2011 As new studies...

2011-03-24 14:19:28

The drug, called carbamazepine, is commonly used to treat patients with epilepsy and other diseases such as depression and trigeminal neuralgia. Although successful in treating the majority of patients, carbamazepine can cause side-effects that range from a mild skin irritation to severe blistering of the whole body. The team, in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, screened more than a million variants in DNA across the human genome to understand why some patients are more...

2011-03-11 00:00:28

FDA strengthens Topamax warning as medication significantly increases oral birth defects, including cleft lip and/or cleft palate, in children whose mothers took Topamax during pregnancy. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) March 10, 2011 The Wall Street Journal reports on March 4, 2011 the FDA strengthens Topamax warning as medication significantly increases oral birth defects, including cleft lip and/or cleft palate, in children whose mothers took Topamax during pregnancy. In fact, this new data...

2011-03-08 07:42:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ If you usually have a hard time picking up the latest dance moves or learning to play a new piano piece, it could be due to a lack of GABA, a chemical messenger in the brain. People who are fast to learn a simple sequence of finger motions are also those whose brains show large changes in GABA following electrical stimulation. GABA is important for the plasticity of the morot cortex, a brain region involved in planning, control, and execution of voluntary...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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