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2014-04-09 23:24:32

Calls for standardization of liquid dosing and labeling using mL and use of appropriate dosing devices to prevent harm from measurement errors and overdoses. Pediatric patients at particular risk as healthcare professionals often rely on liquid medications for treating young children. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 NCPDP, the not-for-profit pharmacy standards development organization, announced today the availability of a patient safety white paper that provides specific industry...

2014-04-09 23:23:34

The auto-injector is designed to allow quick administration when drug overdose first occurs. LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Family members and caregivers of individuals with opiate drug addiction problems heaved a sigh of relief earlier this month when the FDA announced it was issuing fast-track approval to Evzio (naloxone hydrochloride), an injectable medication that can be administered to someone who is known or suspected to have had an overdose of opioid drugs. The drug will be...

2014-04-09 23:02:52

Transparency Market Research Report Added "Biosimilars Market - Global And China Forecast, Share, Size, Growth And Industry Analysis 2010 - 2017" to its database. Browse Full Report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/biosimilars-market.html. Albany, New York USA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Biosimilars or follow-on biologics are copies of biological drugs (biopharmaceuticals). Biosimilars provide significant cost saving to both the users and the industry, hence the adoption of...

2014-04-08 23:02:54

New research report “Biosimilar Index: Tracking the Global Biosimilar Pipeline” worked out by FirstWord is now available at MarketPublishers.com London, UK (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 At present, biosimilars and non-comparable biologics (NCBs) are being developed across thirteen discreet therapy areas. There exist around 40 biosimilar and NCB programmes currently in Phase III trials. Moreover, it is known that there are fifteen biosimilar and NCB versions of bevacizumab (Avastin, Roche)...

2014-04-08 16:23:42

Legislation Would Target Meth Criminals WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today applauded Tennessee state Representative Tony Shipley (R-Kingsport) after his legislation--House Bill 1257--passed out of the Tennessee House of Representatives. The bill, which passed the Senate last week and the House just last night, would implement a real-time, drug offender block list in Tennessee. The measure now heads to Governor Haslam...

2014-04-08 12:31:43

Three-Arm Phase I Trials are Being Used to Streamline Biosimilar Development, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that partnership activity in the biosimilar space increased 34 percent in 2013 compared with 2012. This increase was driven by biosimilar developers recognizing the need to augment their internal capabilities with those of an increasing number of market players looking to enter the...

2014-04-08 08:33:01

The auto-injector is designed to allow quick administration when drug overdose first occurs LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Family members and caregivers of individuals with opiate drug addiction problems heaved a sigh of relief earlier this month when the FDA announced it was issuing fast-track approval to Evzio (naloxone hydrochloride), an injectable medication that can be administered to someone who is known or suspected to have had an overdose of opioid drugs. The drug...

2014-04-07 08:32:09

As prescription drugs remain widely available, Novus Medical Detox encourages stricter prescribing protocol and more cohesive drug monitoring programs in an effort to decrease America's reliance on prescription drugs. NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Studies show that 70% of Americans are on prescription drugs, a number that has risen by 20 percentage points in five years, according to statistics reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

2014-04-07 08:24:23

DUBLIN, Apr. 07, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/t7nq28/otc_distribution ) has announced the addition of the "OTC Distribution in Europe: Meeting the New Challenges - New Expanded 2014 Edition" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) OTC Distribution in Europe - the 2014 much expanded edition is an in-depth strategic analysis that defines and explores the main themes of change...

2014-04-03 12:56:51

Women who took clomiphene citrate (brand name Clomid) or gonadotropins as a part of fertility treatment did not experience an increased risk for breast cancer over 30 years of follow-up, compared with women who were not treated with these medications, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "We wanted to evaluate the long-term relationship of fertility medications and breast cancer risk...