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2010-11-03 04:22:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Lundbeck at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/CustomLink/CustomLinks.aspx?GUID=0c5e745c-050d-4fe3-8da5-8edbb8bc6db1&bhcp=1&alertid=d0b158ec-152f-49a0-a5a9-4a7a40807750# Danish-based H. Lundbeck A/S, a pharmaceutical company specialized in central nervous system (CNS) disorders, reports third quarter revenue of DKK 3,619 million, an increase of 7% compared to the third quarter results of 2009. Profit from operations (EBIT) was DKK...

2010-10-29 05:45:00

PHILADELPHIA, October 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced results from a Phase 2 signal finding study of Vyvanse(R) [lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (or SPD489)] in patients who have had residual symptoms of depression following treatment with LEXAPRO(R) (escitlopram) for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Based on these findings, Shire intends to advance discussions with regulators to explore...

2010-09-17 11:28:00

SHORT HILLS, N.J., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh off his victory for a whistle-blower in the Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. lawsuit, attorney David Stone is setting his sights on the billions of dollars of settlements he expects awarded in future legal actions involving off-labeling marketing practices. "The award of $313 million in the Forest Pharmaceuticals case is just the tip of the iceberg in comparison to the amount of off-label marketing kick-back settlements we'll see in the...

2010-08-11 07:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, owing to the generic erosion of key agents such as Pfizer's Effexor XR, Eli Lilly/Boehringer Ingelheim's Cymbalta/Xeristar and Forest Laboratories'/Lundbeck's Lexapro/Cipralex/Seroplex, the unipolar depression drug market will decrease in size by nearly 10 percent over the next decade in the United States, France, Germany,...

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2010-06-01 11:15:00

Consumer Reports said on Tuesday that Americans prefer drugs to talk therapy for depression, with about 80 percent taking a pill for the condition. The group found that the most popular class of drugs remains the so-called SSRIs like Prozac.  People found that newer and pricier antidepressants were less desirable because of the side effects. The consumer group found that patients benefited just as much from therapy. The surveyed said they improved just as much after seven or more...

2010-05-05 07:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Sermo (http://www.sermo.com/client), the world's largest online community for physicians, today announced a Sermo Category Report titled Antidepressant Treatment Behaviors. The report surveyed more than 200 primary care physicians and covers a variety of topics including product choice drivers, treatment paths, referring habits, and overall issues in depression management. According to physician respondents, about 30% of their patients suffer from...

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2010-04-02 11:15:00

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reversing its longstanding policy prohibiting antidepressant use among pilots, and will allow use of the medication in certain circumstances beginning Monday. According to an April 2 article by Mike Ahlers of CNN, the FAA believes that "pilots with mild to moderate depression will be allowed to fly while taking antidepressants if they can demonstrate they have been satisfactorily treated for at least 12 months." "The new policy will improve safety...

2010-02-01 18:22:22

Patients who received the antidepressant escitalopram following a stroke appeared to recover more of their thinking, learning and memory skills than those taking placebo or participating in problem-solving therapy, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Stroke remains a major health care problem and a significant cause of death and disability around the world, according to background information in the article....

2009-10-15 12:05:00

Nortriptyline has been found to cause a ten-fold increase in suicidal thoughts in men when compared to its competitor escitalopram. These findings are published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. The research was carried out by Dr. Nader Perroud from the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, who headed up GENDEP, an international team. Dr Perroud said "Suicidal thoughts and behaviors during antidepressant treatment have prompted warnings by regulatory bodies". He continued "the...

2009-10-02 08:05:00

DETROIT, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. (NYSE Amex: CPD) announced that, as part of the previously announced settlement of the legal proceedings related to Lexapro® (escitalopram oxalate) tablets, it closed an Asset Purchase Agreement ("APA") transaction with Forest Laboratories, Inc. ("Forest") to acquire several products from Forest's Inwood line of business. The ANDA patent litigation settlement resolves litigation involving...


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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.