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2010-06-17 06:46:00

NEW YORK, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced that new data, published today by The Lancet, show that arthritis patients at increased gastrointestinal (GI) risk taking CELEBREX demonstrated a significantly lower incidence of the novel composite endpoint of clinically significant upper and lower GI events compared with patients taking diclofenac plus omeprazole. This difference was driven by clinically significant decreases in hemoglobin and/or hematocrit...

2010-04-27 06:00:00

PENNSAID - a topical NSAID - is indicated for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee(s) MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Nuvo Research Inc. (TSX: NRI), a drug development company focused on the research and development of drug products that are delivered to and through the skin using its topical and transdermal drug delivery technologies, and on the development of its immune modulating drug candidate WF10, today announced that PENNSAID(R)...

2010-02-02 08:59:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Big Game approaching, many football fans across the country are preparing for viewing parties, and the non-stop eating that comes with them. But favorite football foods like pizza, wings and nachos can trigger heartburn, which can end the evening long before the last touchdown. Even those who take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), sometimes also called acid reducers, a class of drugs that treat frequent heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux...

2010-01-20 13:47:10

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen may be more effective for relieving period pain than paracetamol, according to the update of a Cochrane Review. However, it remains unclear whether any one NSAID is safer or more effective than others. Period pain affects a high proportion of women: up to 72% in a recent Australian survey of 16-49 year olds. It is thought to be caused by an excess or imbalance of certain hormones released by the body during menstrual periods,...

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2009-11-17 14:37:31

The popular heartburn drugs Prilosec and Nexium can reduce by nearly half the blood thinning effect of the drug Plavix, said officials with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday. Plavix, known generically as clopidogrel, is an anti-clotting drug taken by millions of Americans to reduce risks of heart attack and stroke. Nexium and Prilosec belong to a class of heartburn medications known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Regulators said the key ingredient PPIs blocks an...

2009-10-26 22:39:42

For military personnel and World Trade Center workers the battle continues well after the stress ends In two new studies, presented at the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 74th Annual Scientific meeting in San Diego, researchers explored the connection between high stress, high exposure occupations and long-term gastrointestinal disorders. The studies, performed by the United States Navy and the State University of New York (SUNY), Stonybrook, examine the long term effects of...

2009-10-19 08:01:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) and POZEN Inc. (Nasdaq: POZN) today announced pivotal data from two POZEN clinical trials that were presented at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. The data demonstrated that patients at risk for developing NSAID-associated gastric ulcers taking VIMOVO(TM) (naproxen/esomeprazole magnesium, formerly known as PN 400) experienced significantly fewer...

2009-10-01 12:01:54

When used "off-label," the antidepressant amitriptyline works just as well as placebo in treating pain-predominant gastrointestinal disorders in children, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. To view this article's video abstract, go to the AGA's YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/AmerGastroAssn. "Many pharmaceutical products are prescribed for off-label use in children due to the lack of clinical...

2009-09-09 09:33:05

Patients with upper gastrointestinal (GI) complaints visit their general practitioner (GP) more often than patients with other conditions. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Family Practice found that people with dyspepsia, heartburn, epigastric discomfort and other upper-abdominal complaints had almost twice as many GP contacts, which were ultimately associated with problems in all organ systems. These patients were twice as frequently referred to specialist care and received...

2009-07-16 10:49:12

FD, a common non-organic disease in the world, greatly affects the patient's quality of life. However, treatment of FD is still controversial and no single therapy is uniformly effective, due, in part, to absence of a reliable evaluation instrument. The Nepean Dyspepsia Index (NDI), measuring both symptom scores and impairment of the dyspepsia-specific health-related quality of life in FD patients, has been designed to diagnose FD and translated into several languages. Moreover, its utility...


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