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Prescription Drugs: Still Potent Years After Expiration Date
2012-10-09 08:29:52

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Every year millions of people are tossing out drugs that have reached or passed their expiration dates; many could be doing so because they believe such drugs are not as potent as they once were. However, a new analysis of eight prescription drugs that have well-surpassed their discard date, some by as much as 40 years, has found that these drugs are just as potent as the day they were manufactured. Just as most consumers are...

2012-10-04 10:43:41

Inflammation has a role in heart disease and may also be implicated in aging brain Daily low dose aspirin could slow the decline in brain power among elderly women at high risk of heart disease, indicates observational research published in the online journal BMJ Open. The researchers base their findings on 681 women between the ages of 70 and 92, 601 of whom were at high risk of heart disease and stroke, defined as a 10% or greater risk on a validated risk scale (Framingham). All...

Aspirin As Cancer Preventive
2012-10-01 21:35:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Growing evidence is suggesting that aspirin, the pain reliever drug used to fend off aches and heart disease, may also be able to prevent cancer. Studies are showing that taking aspirin may reduce an individual's chances of developing colorectal cancer and maybe some other types of malignancies. Although the evidence is growing, so far it still hasn't outweighed the risks of prescribing aspirin to millions of healthy people....

2012-10-01 02:30:32

DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: HZNP) announced today that it has completed the expansion of its sales force from 80 to 150 representatives. This expansion will allow increased reach and frequency of calls on physician targets for its lead product DUEXIS(®) (ibuprofen and famotidine), which is indicated for the relief of signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis and to decrease the risk of developing upper gastrointestinal...

2012-09-28 02:24:27

DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: HZNP), announced today that it has received Notices of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 13/403,930 and U.S. Application Serial No. 13/403,923 both entitled "Stable Compositions of Famotidine and Ibuprofen" with claims that cover DUEXIS(®) (ibuprofen and famotidine) tablets. DUEXIS is indicated for the relief of signs and symptoms of...

Painkillers May Lead To More Headaches, Trapping People In A “Vicious Cycle”
2012-09-19 09:56:52

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Painful headaches that affect nearly a million people in the UK, and many more millions worldwide, may be partly caused by overuse of common painkillers such as aspirin, paracetamol and triptans, according to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). The watchdog estimates that one in 50 people who experience headaches are suffering because they overuse their medications. The warning comes as the group,...

2012-09-19 02:29:54

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CPIX) today announced top-line results from a clinical pediatric pain study evaluating the safety and analgesic efficacy of Caldolor(TM) (ibuprofen) Injection in treating pain in tonsillectomy patients ranging from 6 to 16 years old. When administered prior to surgery, Caldolor use was associated with a statistically significant reduction in the number of post-operative narcotic doses required in...

Popping Pills For Pain May Harm Your Hearing
2012-09-13 14:00:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you are like most Americans, there is a bottle of pain relievers somewhere close by your desk as you read this. Whether to treat a headache, back ache, or sore muscles, at the first sign of pain most of us are popping some sort of analgesic in our mouth. They are the most frequently used medications in the U.S. The problem is, popping that pill might help your pain, but it might hurt your hearing. According to new research...

2012-09-07 06:24:36

CHICAGO, Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP and Douglas & London P.C. pursuant to an order of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York: If you purchased either of the following Bayer Aspirin products in the U.S., you may be entitled to compensation. Bayer® Aspirin With Heart Advantage1/1/08 - 7/23/12 Bayer® Women's Low-Dose Aspirin + Calcium1/1/00 - 7/23/12 WHAT IS...

2012-09-05 02:31:44

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Nuvo Research Inc. (TSX: NRI), a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to building a portfolio of products for the topical treatment of pain today announced that the United States Patent Office has issued United States Patent # 8,252,838 relating to compositions and methods of using PENNSAID(®) (diclofenac sodium topical solution) 2.0% w/w (PENNSAID 2% Patent).  The patent expires on April 21, 2028. Nuvo's U.S. licensing...