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2009-09-14 13:15:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR) today announced the presentation of results from its second prulifloxacin Phase 3 clinical study for the treatment of infectious diarrhea in travelers, by clinical investigator Robert Steffen, M.D., at the annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in San Francisco. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090413/LA97352LOGO) Dr. Steffen presented the...

2009-09-14 10:00:00

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel drugs for the treatment of multi-antibiotic resistant infections, today announced that it intends to enter into a Clinical Trials Agreement with the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The...

2009-09-03 12:03:00

CLEVELAND, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when many families affected by a difficult economy are struggling with the costs of prescription medications, supermarket retailer Giant Eagle, Inc. is making ten broadly used generic prescription antibiotics in 46 common dosages available for free every day at all of its 210 in-store pharmacies. The major consumer wellness initiative begins today, Thursday, September 3, with a 10:15 AM kickoff press event at Giant Eagle's Legacy Village...

2009-09-03 11:42:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when many families affected by a difficult economy are struggling with the costs of prescription medications, supermarket retailer Giant Eagle, Inc. is making ten broadly used generic prescription antibiotics in 46 common dosages available for free every day at all of its 210 in-store pharmacies. The major consumer wellness initiative begins today, Thursday. September 3, with a 2:15 PM kickoff press event at Giant Eagle's Pine Township...

2009-08-27 00:34:12

Researchers say most U.S. cases of typhoid fever are related to travel -- especially the Indian subcontinent. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, finds more and more typhoid cases are being identified as drug-resistant strains, including nalidixic acid-resistant S Typhi as well as ciprofloxacin-resistant. The researchers raise concerns that strains resistant to fluroquinolones may become more prevalent. Over the last 20 years, emergence of S Typhi strains...

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2009-08-05 06:45:00

According to new research, a contact lens that gradually dispenses medication to the eye might ease treatment for glaucoma and other eye ailments, assuming it advances past animal testing to human testing. People that use eye drops for conditions like glaucoma medicate their eyes several times a day, which is burdensome and inefficient.  Because of the natural blinking of the eye and tear production, only a little bit of medication is absorbed by the eye.  The authors of the study...

2009-06-23 08:00:00

CHICAGO, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ADLS), today announced that a second non-human primate study involving its novel, once-a-day, oral antibiotic Restanza(TM) (cethromycin), showed that a 14-day course of Restanza achieved a 100% survival rate against an inhaled lethal dose of anthrax. All of the animals in the study that received 16 mg/kg once-a-day (the human equivalent dose of 300 mg) of Restanza within 24 hours after...

2009-02-02 05:00:00

- Delivery of 20,000 doses of ABthrax will bring at least $150 million in revenue to HGS - ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI) today announced that it has begun delivery of 20,000 doses of its human monoclonal antibody drug ABthrax(TM) (raxibacumab) to the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile for use in the treatment of inhalation anthrax. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090202/PH65324 ) (Logo:...

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2008-12-24 07:15:00

U.S. researchers said on Tuesday that older adults in the United States are taking prescription pills, over-the-counter drugs and dietary supplements in record numbers, and in combinations that could pose serious health risks.Over half of U.S. adults aged 57 to 85 are using five or more prescription or non-prescription drugs, and one in 25 are taking them in combinations that could cause dangerous drug interactions, researchers said.Dr. Stacy Tessler Lindau of the University of Chicago...

2008-12-02 07:00:00

MALVERN, Pa., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Arlington Medical Resources (AMR), a provider of premier market intelligence for the pharmaceutical and diagnostic imaging industries, finds that Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals' Levaquin is the preferred quinolone antibiotic among more than half of all general medical-surgical hospitals in the United States. Quinolone antibiotics are used to treat lung, sinus, skin and urinary tract infections caused by numerous bacterial pathogens. "Based...


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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