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2009-08-19 07:00:00

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Strativa Pharmaceuticals, the proprietary products division of a wholly owned subsidiary of Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. (NYSE: PRX), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the new drug application (NDA) for miconazole Lauriad((R)) mucoadhesive buccal tablets (MBT) to treat oropharyngeal candidiasis (OPC). Miconazole MBT delivers the antifungal miconazole via a mucoadhesive buccal tablet...

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2009-08-18 06:20:00

An environmentally friendly alternative to pesticides can be found as close as your herb garden, according to scientists who have spent a decade researching the matter. Researchers decoded the insecticidal properties of rosemary, thyme, clove and mint. The herbs could become a key weapon against insect pests in organic agriculture as the industry tries to satisfy demand. The "plant essential oils" have a broad range of action against bugs: some kill them right away and others repel them....

2009-07-07 11:25:00

CLEVELAND, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- TREK Diagnostic Systems, a Magellan Biosciences business and premier provider of diagnostic systems and susceptibility products for microbiology labs, has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to include caspofungin in its line of YeastOne susceptibility products. TREK will make the drug available on custom YeastOne formats, allowing clinicians to create the plate that best meets their requirements. The custom format complements...

2009-06-02 07:00:00

CORAL GABLES, Fla., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Stiefel Laboratories, Inc. announced the completion and analysis of a pivotal phase III clinical trial for Hyphanox(TM) (itraconazole) tablet. The 200 mg itraconazole tablet formulation was developed using the proprietary Meltrex(R) technology. This trial is the largest randomized controlled clinical study in onychomycosis ever undertaken. The study compared once-daily oral dosing of one 200 mg Hyphanox(TM) tablet to two 100 mg capsules of...

2009-05-19 06:37:00

Specially designed microsite (www.meettheburns.com) targets first time athlete's foot sufferers and parents. KENILWORTH, N.J., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP) today announced the arrival of TINACTIN(R) CHILL, an antifungal spray for the treatment of athlete's foot. TINACTIN CHILL is available in two formulations, liquid spray and deodorant powder spray. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090519/NY19030 ) To view the Multimedia News...

2009-04-22 07:30:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- TOPICA Pharmaceuticals today announced the enrollment of patients in a Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating luliconazole for the treatment of tinea pedis (athlete's foot). Luliconazole, the company's lead product candidate, is the one of the most potent and broad spectrum molecules in the imidiazole class of antifungal agents, giving it the potential to provide physicians and patients with a needed topical solution to a variety of skin and nail fungal...

2009-03-31 14:38:40

British researchers say tea tree oil is an effective antiseptic, but is even better when mixed with silver. Both the tea tree oils and the silver -- in the form of silver nitrate -- each effectively fight pathogens involved in skin infections in laboratory tests. However, both became even more effective in lower concentrations -- when combined. Bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, a common cause of skin infections and abscesses and the yeast Candida albicans -- which causes thrush --...

2009-03-24 13:12:20

Defended thesis at University of Gothenburg March 20, 2009 Clotrimazole is a common ingredient in over-the-counter skin creams. Recent results from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, now show that it is associated with major environmental risks. "The pharmaceuticals and chemicals in everyday use form a mixture in the ocean that has a direct impact on the growth and reproduction of organisms", says scientist Tobias Porsbring. When European authorities assess environmental risks, they often...

2009-01-08 17:43:06

Animal studies show a once popular gastrointestinal drug may slow aging, Canadian researchers say. The study, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, suggests the drug clioquinol reverses the progression of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases in animals -- perhaps because clioquinol acts directly on a protein called CLK-1, informally called clock-1. Clioquinol is a very powerful inhibitor of clock-1, study leader Sigfried Hekimi of McGill University in Montreal said...

2009-01-07 09:55:32

Clioquinol inhibits action of the CLK1 aging gene, may alleviate Alzheimer'sRecent animal studies have shown that clioquinol "“ an 80-year old drug once used to treat diarrhea and other gastrointestinal disorders "“ can reverse the progression of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases. Scientists, however, had a variety of theories to attempt to explain how a single compound could have such similar effects on three unrelated neurodegenerative disorders.Researchers at...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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