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2008-10-09 09:00:10

More Patients Switched to Mesalamine Granules Maintained Remission Versus Placebo (78 percent versus 59 percent) Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. Adam C. Derbyshire Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer or G. Michael Freeman Associate Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications or Bill Forbes Pharm D. and Chief Development Officer 919-862-1000 or Media Contact: Alyssa Bleiberg, 212-485-6806 Logo: http://www.salix.com Salix...

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2008-09-19 13:10:00

Researchers reported on Thursday that plants stressed by drought or unseasonable temperatures squirt out an aspirin-like chemical that may be a sort of immune response that helps protect the plants, the scientists speculated.The finding raises the possibility that farmers, forest managers and others may eventually be able to start monitoring plants for early signs of a disease, an insect infestation or other types of stress, they said.Currently they often do not know if an ecosystem is...

2008-08-01 09:01:04

Product: ALCiS pain relief cream, $20 for a two-ounce tube at drugstores. Key ingredients: Ten percent trolamine salicylate, a topical analgesic. The pitch: Soothes muscle and joint pain associated with overexertion, arthritis, backache, sprains, strains and bruises. How it works: Claims tiny bubbles called liposomes encapsulate the active ingredient and deliver it directly below the skin. Pros: Triathlete magazine reported testers experienced mild to moderate relief after using...

2008-07-25 18:00:47

Tokyo, July 25 (Jiji Press)--Japanese chemical maker are scaling down their production as their profitability has been falling rapidly due to faster-than-expected rises in the prices of naphtha, a basic material for petrochemical products. Industry leader Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. has decided to postpone the launch of the operation of its new polycarbonate resin plant in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, southwestern Japan. The plant, which has an annual output capacity of 60,000 tons, was...

2008-07-07 21:00:08

By Jeanine Kendle This is information parents and grandparents need to be aware of, or anyone who might provide child care. Reye's syndrome is a disease that swiftly attacks every organ in the body, but especially the liver and the brain. What you need to be aware of is even though the cause is unknown, there is an association between a previous viral infection (influenza, cold, or chicken pox) and salicylates (aspirin like products). Reye's syndrome is not contagious. Unfortunately, it...

2007-05-30 09:00:39

FAIRFIELD, N.J., May 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bradley Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that two brands marketed by the Company's Doak Dermatologics subsidiary were presented recently at the 16th European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology (EADV) Conference in Vienna, Austria. TX Systems(R) B-Lift(R), licensed from Drs. Albert and Douglas Kligman, is a cosmetic formulation of salicylic acid that is used for epidermal skin peeling to improve appearance. The product was...

2007-03-19 12:00:19

BASINGSTOKE, England and PHILADELPHIA, March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc today announced the availability of LIALDA(TM) (mesalamine) with MMX(TM) Technology, indicated for the induction of remission in patients with active, mild to moderate ulcerative colitis (UC), a type of inflammatory bowel disease. LIALDA is the first and only FDA-approved once daily oral formulation of mesalamine. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved LIALDA on January 16, 2007. LIALDA is...

2007-01-19 06:00:45

The FDA approval of ulcerative colitis drug Lialda is positive news for a trio of companies: Shire, Giuliani and Cosmo SpA. Lialda's minimum once daily dosage regime is a significant step forward for ulcerative colitis treatment which should lead to strong sales in the indication, with some additional revenue generated from off-label sales for the treatment of other lower GI tract conditions. Lialda (formerly Mesavance) is an oral sustained release multimatrix formulation of mesalazine,...

2006-07-07 22:00:45

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Regular colonoscopy with follow-up treatment if needed can help prevent colon cancer in patients with ulcerative colitis, new research suggests. Likewise, the use of anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, seems to reduce the risk as well. By contrast, the presence of "pseudopolyps" in the colon seems to raise the risk of cancer. Ulcerative colitis is one of two principal inflammatory bowel diseases, the other one being Crohn's disease....

2006-04-26 16:41:13

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - People treated with the antibiotic gentamicin can reduce the risk of permanent hearing loss, a possible side effect, by also taking aspirin, a study showed on Wednesday. The finding could be especially important in poorer countries where gentamicin and similar drugs, known as aminoglycosides, are used widely because they are inexpensive and often available over the counter, the researchers said. Millions of people take the drug worldwide each year...