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2009-06-18 07:00:00

LAIYANG, China, June 18 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Enterprises, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: JGBO) (the "Company", "Jiangbo"), a U.S. pharmaceutical company with its principal operations in the People's Republic of China, today announced that it will attend the China New Drugs Trade Fair from June 26 to 28, 2009 at Tianjin Binhai International Convention & Exhibition Center, and also plans to launch a new promotional campaign for its recently acquired Laiyang...

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2009-01-30 15:45:00

On Friday, federal health officials got together for a public hearing on whether to ban Darvon, a painkiller first approved in 1957. The drug, now known as Darvocet, includes a dose of acetaminophen and remains one of the top 25 most commonly prescribed medications. Over 20 million prescriptions were written in 2007. Public Citizen, a consumer group, said the FDA should withdraw Darvon from the market because the drug offers relatively weak pain relief and poses an overdose risk, with...

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2009-01-03 07:40:00

People with prostate cancer could find relief from a natural substance found in cough medicine. Researchers found that noscapine, known as a non-addictive derivative of opium, actually decreased tumor growth in mice by 60 percent. The research was published in the journal Anticancer Research. The American Cancer Society reports that one man in six will get prostate cancer during his lifetime. Dr. Israel Barken, of The Prostate Cancer Research and Education Foundation, La Mesa, California,...

2008-12-19 15:54:20

A study published today in the December issue of the European medical journal Anticancer Research demonstrates that an ingredient used in a common cough suppressant may be useful in treating advanced prostate cancer. Researchers found that noscapine, which has been used in cough medication for nearly 50 years, reduced tumor growth in mice by 60% and limited the spread of tumors by 65% without causing harmful side effects. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United...

2008-12-11 12:40:00

Industry to continue its multi-pronged effort to raise awareness of dangers WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is a statement by Linda A. Suydam, D.P.A., president of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), regarding today's release of the National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA's) Monitoring the Future survey. For the third year in its 33-year history, the annual survey of the teen substance abuse landscape reported on the non-medical use of...

2008-10-13 21:00:28

Health Canada is advising nursing mothers about a very rare, but serious health risk to breastfed babies if nursing mothers use codeine. Health officials say codeine is converted by the body into morphine and some people convert codeine into morphine more rapidly and completely than others. The babies of nursing mothers who rapidly metabolize codeine may be at increased risk for morphine overdose due to higher-than-expected morphine levels in breast milk. Health Canada recommends nursing...

2008-08-28 03:00:19

By Anonymous Authorities in the United Kingdom have removed six cough medicines from their pharmacies and moved about 100 other products to "behind the counter" until their labeling is changed to state they are not for children under two years of age. The alert concerns 12 active ingrethents: brompheniramine, chlor phenamine, dextromethorphan, diphenhydramine, ephedrine, guaifenesin, ipecacuanha, phenylephrine, pholcodine, pseudoephedrine, oxymetazoline, and xylometazoline. There have...

2008-07-17 12:00:21

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Elizabeth Funderburk of Consumer Healthcare Products Association, +1-202-429-3520 (w), +1-202-256-5677 (m) Announce nationwide town hall meetings as part of educational effort WASHINGTON,July 17/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) and the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) are pleased to lend their support to S.Res. 614, a U.S. Senate resolution designating August as National Medicine Abuse Awareness...

2007-08-18 00:22:00

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that women who take codeine while nursing put their infants at risk of morphine overdose. The risk occurs when the mother is an ultra-rapid metabolizer of codeine, the FDA said Friday in a release. A review was triggered by the death of a 13-day-old breastfed infant from a morphine overdose. The morphine levels in the mother's milk were abnormally high after she took small doses of codeine to treat episiotomy pain. The FDA said physicians...

2006-05-12 10:45:00

By David Douglas NEW YORK -- Codeine is a standard ingredient in cough remedies, but it seems to be no more effective than an inactive "placebo" compound, at least in people with chronic lung disease, UK researchers report. Dr. Jacyln Smith of South Manchester University Hospital Trusts and colleagues note that codeine is the standard anti-cough agent to which others are compared. Laboratory studies suggest it is effective for cough due to different causes, but little is known about its...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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