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2014-05-29 08:29:06

PITTSBURGH, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that it has launched Atovaquone and Proguanil Hydrochloride Tablets, 62.5 mg/25 mg and 250 mg/100 mg, the generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's Malarone(®) Tablets. Mylan received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for this product, which is indicated for the prophylaxis of Plasmodium falciparum malaria and the treatment of...

2014-03-25 16:26:26

DUBLIN and LAVAL, Quebec, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT) and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) (TSX: VRX) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New Drug Application (NDA) for Metronidazole 1.3% Vaginal Gel, an antibiotic for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis (BV). Actavis acquired the rights to Metronidazole 1.3% from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International in April 2013. Bacterial vaginosis...

2012-02-03 12:24:36

Researchers at the University of Dundee have identified fexinidazole as a possible, much-needed, new treatment for the parasitic disease visceral leishmaniasis. Leishmaniasis is named after William Leishman, a Glasgwegian doctor serving with the British Army in India, who first identified the parasite in the early 1900s. The disease is the second biggest killer in Africa, Asia and Latin America after malaria, and affects 500,000 people, killing about 50-60,000 patients per year. Current...

2011-09-07 11:12:51

A new study published in the open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases on September 6th presents a key advance in developing a safer cure for sleeping sickness. Led by Professor Peter Kennedy, researchers at the University of Glasgow's Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation have created a version of the drug most commonly used to treat sleeping sickness which can be administered orally in pill form. Sleeping sickness — or human African trypanosomiasis (HAT)...

2011-02-11 13:28:26

Scientists are hoping that heat therapy could eventually replace a complex drug regimen as the first-line treatment of a parasitic skin infection common in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The researchers successfully treated the skin infection with heat therapy in two patients whose immune systems were deficient, which lowered their bodies' ability to respond to medication. Both patients have remained free of the parasitic disease, called cutaneous leishmaniasis, for more than...

2010-11-26 00:01:47

Visceral Leishmaniasis program expands to support South Asian regional elimination efforts. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 24, 2010 The Institute for OneWorld Health (iOWH), the US based non-profit pharmaceutical company with offices in San Francisco, USA and India that develops drugs for people with neglected infectious diseases in the developing world, today announced a new program in Nepal and Bangladesh to develop a therapy for Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) available through a grant...

2010-05-17 15:52:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the voluntary nationwide recall of all lots of metronidazole injection, USP 500mg / 100mL (NDC number 25021-131-82) manufactured by Claris Lifesciences and distributed by Sagent. The lot numbers being recalled are: A090742, A090743, A090744, A090745, A090746, A090769, A090770, A090771, A090772, A090773, A090774, A090775, A090776, A090968, A091014, A000013, A000016 and A000019, which were distributed to...

2010-03-09 06:40:50

A single session of heat therapy using the ThermoMedâ“ž¢ device appears to be as effective as a 10-day intravenous course of sodium stibogluconate (Pentostam) for the treatment of Leishmania major skin lesions, according to a new study by Naomi Aronson and her colleagues at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC). Results from the randomized treatment trial, which involved 56 military personnel who...

2009-07-08 11:17:55

Antimicrobial treatments for bacterial vaginosis (BV) are effective, but taking lactobacillus tablets alongside metronidazole antibiotic therapy increases effectiveness over taking this antibiotic alone, according to a Cochrane Systematic Review. The researchers also concluded that intravaginal lactobacillus was as effective as oral metronidazole, although they did note unexplained drop-outs from the trials.BV is a very common vaginal infection. Traditionally, antibiotics in tablet or gel...

2009-03-05 07:00:00

SAN ANTONIO, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A plentiful, inexpensive, topical compound is as effective at treating the skin lesions of Middle Eastern and African leishmaniasis as is the standard therapy, a less-available, costlier compound injected into lesions. That's one of the findings of a research team from Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, Thomas Jefferson University and led by Reza F. Ghohestani, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Texas Institute of Dermatology and an associate...


Word of the Day
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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