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2014-08-14 03:30:14

The Cochrane Library Shift workers are taking drugs to help them stay awake or get to sleep despite weak evidence for their benefit, according to a new Cochrane review. The authors of the review found only small numbers of trials testing over-the-counter and prescription drugs used by shift workers, and the results suggest that for some people they might do more harm than good. In most developed countries, at least 10% of the workforce is involved in some form of shift work. European...

2014-05-30 16:25:02

DUBLIN, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Cephalon, Inc. to settle all outstanding patent litigation related to Actavis' generic version of Nuvigil(® )(armodafinil tablets, 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg and 250 mg). Nuvigil(®) is a prescription medicine indicated to improve wakefulness in adult patients with excessive sleepiness associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), shift work disorder (SWD) or...

2011-08-02 15:10:00

FRAZER, Pa., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH) today reported second quarter 2011 net sales of $730.1 million, a 2 percent increase compared to net sales of $712.4 million for the second quarter of 2010. Basic income per common share for the period was $1.54 compared to $1.18 for the second quarter of 2010. Excluding amortization expense and certain other items, adjusted net income for the second quarter of 2011 was $142.6 million, a 14 percent decrease versus...

2011-05-06 07:30:00

FRAZER, Pa., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Society of General Internal Medicine's 34th Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz. today, Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH) presented positive results from a phase IV trial of nearly 400 people with excessive sleepiness associated with shift work disorder. In the trial, NUVIGIL® (armodafinil) Tablets [C-IV] improved shift-workers' overall clinical condition late in their shifts (i.e., 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.), including the commute...

2011-04-21 08:50:00

FRAZER, Pa., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cephalon, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEPH) today announced that it has filed a definitive Consent Revocation Statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) urging shareholders to reject Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.'s proposals to remove Cephalon's entire Board of Directors and replace them with nominees hand-picked by Valeant. Cephalon also mailed copies of the Statement to shareholders of record together with a WHITE consent...

2011-04-11 07:15:00

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) (TSX: VRX) today filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a presentation in connection with its written consent solicitation to stockholders of Cephalon, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEPH) for removal of Cephalon's current Board of Directors and election of its seven nominees in their place. Valeant compares its $73.00 per share all-cash offer, which would deliver immediate and certain...

2011-01-25 12:45:00

FRAZER, Pa., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH) today announced positive results from a phase IV clinical trial of NUVIGIL® (armodafinil) Tablets [C-IV] in patients experiencing excessive sleepiness associated with shift work disorder, specifically during the end of their night shifts (i.e., 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.), including the commute home. The study data showed statistically significant difference in improvement in overall clinical condition...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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