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2008-07-01 18:00:29

DURHAM, N.C., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Two years after Addrenex Pharmaceuticals set it sights on building a new class of drugs to regulate "adrenergic excess," the small Durham company has signed its second major deal with Sciele Pharma, this time to co-develop a new compound for hypertension and other potential indications. Adrenalin is well known as the hormone that triggers the "fight or flight" reaction in response stress or danger. But Addrenex scientists recognized this hormone, and...

2006-03-17 13:24:49

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who take decongestants during pregnancy don't appear to risk having poor outcomes or to be putting their baby at risk for birth defects, a Swedish team reports. A runny nose during pregnancy -- so-called pregnancy rhinitis -- "is a rather common complaint." Dr. Bengt A. J. Kallen, of the University of Lund, and colleagues write in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. There has been some concern that treating the problem with...

2006-03-01 13:25:25

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Contrary to what had been expected, new research shows that non-prescription pseudoephedrine controls nasal allergy symptoms just as well as the more expensive prescription drug Singulair, also known by its generic name, montelukast. In fact, for nasal congestion, pseudoephedrine may provide better relief. "We had expected the drugs to perform similarly in controlling nasal congestion, but we thought montelukast would provide...

2005-09-09 14:15:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate moved on Friday to stop the proliferation of illicit methamphetamine labs by limiting sales of common cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine, a primary ingredient in the illegal drug. The Senate approved the measure as an amendment to an appropriations bill funding law enforcement activities as well as a range of federal agencies. That bill is expected to be approved next week. The amendment, sponsored by Sen. Jim Talent, a Missouri Republican,...

2005-08-05 14:26:27

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walgreen Co., the nation's largest drugstore chain, on Friday said it will move all products containing pseudoephedrine -- used to make methamphetamine -- behind the pharmacy counter in all stores nationwide by the end of October. Pseudoephedrine is found in cold medicines such as Sudafed, NyQuil and Tylenol Cold, and can be used to make the highly addictive, illegal drug. A growing number of retailers, including Target Corp., CVS Corp., and Albertsons Inc., as well as...

2005-08-05 11:43:52

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walgreen Co., the nation's largest drugstore chain, on Friday said it will move all products containing pseudoephedrine -- used to make methamphetamine -- behind the pharmacy counter in all stores nationwide by the end of October. Pseudoephedrine is found in cold medicines such as Sudafed, NyQuil and Tylenol Cold, and can be used to make the highly addictive, illegal drug methamphetamine.

2005-07-28 14:44:32

By Alan Elsner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate judiciary committee on Thursday unanimously approved a bill that would limit access to common cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine, an ingredient that can be used to make the highly addictive drug methamphetamine. The committee sent the "Combat Meth Bill" to the full Senate. A similar bill in the House of Representatives has been referred to a subcommittee for consideration. In testimony to Congress earlier this week, Bush...