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2008-08-02 13:46:21

Americans became fearful of anthrax in October of 2001, after the white powder killed five people and sickened 17 as it was sent in envelopes through the U.S. postal service. The deadly attacks created contamination scares throughout the country and forced the post office to alter its letter-handling procedures. The tragedy is now back in the news with the apparent suicide of biodefense researcher Bruce E. Ivins of the government labs at Fort Detrick, Maryland. At the time of his death,...

2008-08-02 12:00:11

By Randolphe Schmid Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Seven years ago, Americans learned to fear anthrax as a white powder in the mail that claimed lives, forced the post office to change the way it handles letters and sparked contamination scares across the country. The anthrax attacks have returned to the news after biodefense researcher Bruce E. Ivins of the government labs at Fort Detrick, Md., apparently committed suicide as prosecutors prepared to seek charges against him in the...

2008-07-23 06:00:57

Depomed, Inc. (NASDAQ:DEPO) and Rottapharm/Madaus announced today that the Marketing Authorization (MA) for ProQuin XR has been received from the Medical Products Agency in Sweden. Depomed's ProQuin XR is exclusively licensed to Rottapharm/Madaus for Europe and is a once-daily extended-release formulation of ciprofloxacin hydrochloride for the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infections. "We are glad to see ProQuin XR be approved in Sweden as reference member state which is a first...

2008-07-18 09:00:20

By Melissa McEver, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Jul. 18--Rio Grande Valley physicians say they still plan to prescribe the antibiotic Cipro and similar drugs despite a federal government's warning that the medicines could cause tendon infections and rupture. If used properly and sparingly, Cipro and other antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones are safe for most patients, doctors said. "I'm very comfortable prescribing it," said Dr. Bruce Leibert, Harlingen family practice physician. "I...

2008-07-17 06:00:44

Depomed, Inc. (NASDAQ:DEPO) today announced that it will release second quarter financial results for 2008 after the market closes on Thursday, July 31, 2008. The company will webcast a conference call beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET, 2:00 p.m. PT to discuss its results and to provide an update and future outlook on company events. Interested parties can access the live and archived broadcast of the call at www.depomedinc.com. About Depomed Depomed, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical...

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2008-07-16 15:44:34

Canadian researchers said on Tuesday that people in remote villages in South America who were treated with a common malaria drug, show high levels of resistance to a widely used class of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones, despite never having taken the drugs. The researchers said the finding suggest that treating malaria with the cheap, widely used drug chloroquine "” a close cousin of fluoroquinolones "” may boost the risk of resistance to these antibiotics. Dr. Michael...

2008-07-15 12:00:00

After concerns were raised over severe side effects of antibiotics known as flouroquinolones, last week the Food and Drug Administration ordered manufacturers to provide additional warnings and cautionary literature for their products. The Associated Press reported the two leading drugs covered by the warning are Cipro, made by Bayer, and Levaquin, which is made by Ortho-McNeil. For everyday purposes, Cipro is often used to treat urinary tract infections, while Levaquin is generally used to...

2008-07-10 03:00:05

WASHINGTON - Drug safety officials imposed Tuesday the government's most urgent safety warning on Cipro and similar antibiotics, citing evidence that they may lead to tendon ruptures, a serious injury that can leave patients incapacitated and needing extensive surgery. The Food and Drug Administration ordered makers of flouroquinolone drugs - a potent class of antibacterials - to add a prominent "black box" warning to their products and develop new literature for patients emphasizing...

2008-07-09 09:00:00

WASHINGTON -- Drug safety officials Tuesday imposed the government's most urgent safety warning on Cipro and similar antibiotics, citing evidence that they may lead to tendon ruptures, a serious injury that can leave patients incapacitated and needing extensive surgery. The Food and Drug Administration ordered makers of fluoroquinolone drugs -- a potent class of antibacterials -- to add a prominent "black box" warning to their products and develop new literature for patients emphasizing the...

2008-07-08 15:00:56

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it's notified makers of fluoroquinolone antimicrobial drugs that a boxed warning is necessary for those products. The FDA said it is also requiring those manufacturers to provide a medication guide to patients about the increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture. Fluoroquinolones are effective in treating certain bacterial infections but healthcare professionals and patients need to be aware of the increased risk associated with the use of...


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