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2014-04-29 16:31:05

USL261 Demonstrates Promising PK, PD and Safety Profiles in Patients with Epilepsy PHILADELPHIA, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., (Upsher-Smith) today announced that Phase I data for USL261 (investigational intranasal midazolam) in patients with epilepsy were presented at the 66(th)( )Annual American Academy of Neurology (AAN) meeting in Philadelphia. The results demonstrated that USL261 at a single dose of up to 7.5 mg was rapidly absorbed and exhibited a...

2014-04-23 09:42:49

Although some studies have suggested that the drug lorazepam may be more effective or safer than the drug diazepam in treating a type of epileptic seizures among children, a randomized trial finds that lorazepam is not better at stopping seizures compared to diazepam, according to a study in the April 23/30 issue of JAMA, a neurology theme issue. Status epilepticus is a prolonged epileptic seizure or seizures that occurs approximately 10,000 times in children annually in the United States....

2014-04-17 15:25:19

Findings were consistent even after taking into account the severity of the person's illness A group of drugs commonly prescribed for insomnia, anxiety and breathing issues "significantly increase the risk" that older people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, need to visit a doctor or Emergency Department for respiratory reasons, new research has found. Benzodiazepines, such as Ativan or Xanax, may actually contribute to respiratory problems, such as depressing...

2014-03-06 20:21:58

PHOENIX, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prescriptions for benzodiazepines are rising in primary care, and their frequent combined use with opioid analgesics may be contributing to medication-related deaths, a finding that goes largely unreported, according to Stanford researchers. Results presented today in a scientific poster at the American Academy of Pain Medicine's 30(th) Annual Meeting highlighted the trend in benzodiazepine prescriptions between 2002 and 2009....

2014-01-17 12:24:52

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are no significant differences in the number of psychotropic medications that adults with intellectual disabilities are prescribed and the number that all other adults with mental health conditions are prescribed, according to a five-year study conducted by Community Care Behavioral Health Organization (Community Care). The study, which was initiated by concerns about the widespread use of psychotropic medication among individuals with...

2013-12-21 23:02:45

A Fremont treatment center's new program helps people stop their drug, alcohol abuse in its tracks. Call (855) 912-7867 for an appointment at Drug Addiction Treatment Centers. Fremont, CA (PRWEB) December 21, 2013 A Fremont treatment center is announcing that new adult and adolescent programs aimed at tackling substance abuse issues, mainly drugs and alcohol, are now available for people through Drug Addiction Treatment Centers. A report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human...


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Generalized Anxiety Disorder
2013-07-25 15:07:54

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is an anxiety disorder with worry about normal, everyday situations such as finance, health and wellbeing in relationships (personal and work related) all lasting longer than six months. Symptoms The symptoms of GAD can include but are not limited to difficulty swallowing, rashes, shortness of breath, fidgeting, headaches, tension, nausea, etc. In order for GAD to be ruled as present, the symptoms and feelings must be experiences for at least six...

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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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