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2011-05-18 00:17:45

In an evaluation of contemporary antireflux therapies for chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), most patients who received treatment with either the proton pump inhibitor esomeprazole or laparoscopic antireflux surgery achieved and remained in disease remission for 5 years, according to a study in the May 18 issue of JAMA. "GERD is a highly prevalent disorder caused by the reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus. It is a chronic, relapsing disease that negatively affects...

2011-04-27 07:00:00

Without GI protection, 87 per cent of NSAID users are at increased risk of developing GI complications To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/vimovo/health-canada-approves-vimovo MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 27 /PRNewswire/ - AstraZeneca Canada Inc. announced today that Health Canada has approved VIMOVO(®) modified-release tablets for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing...

2011-04-19 09:45:00

HOUSTON, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An Ohio woman suffered bone deterioration and broken bones because of hidden risks with pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca's acid reflux drug Nexium, The Gibson Law Firm alleges in a lawsuit filed today in Texas federal court. Filed in the U.S. District Court in Houston, the lawsuit alleges 58-year-old Ginny Begin, of Toledo, Ohio, suffered serious bone deterioration after taking Nexium on a daily basis between 2003 and early 2011. In March, the FDA...

2011-04-05 09:30:00

NEW ORLEANS, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. (Takeda) announced the presentation of new study results, which evaluated the potential inhibitory effects of certain proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) on Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate). The results showed that in healthy subjects, clopidogrel's active metabolite and inhibition of platelet function were reduced less by the co-administration of clopidogrel with dexlansoprazole or lansoprazole, rather than...

2010-10-18 16:00:33

Baclofen, esomeprazole investigated as treatments The impact of upper GI conditions, like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and functional dyspepsia, on sleep"”and treatments aimed at providing relief to heartburn/acid reflux patients who suffer from disordered sleep"”were explored in three new studies related to sleep dysfunction presented today at the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 75th Annual Scientific meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Functional dyspepsia is a...

2010-05-25 14:53:00

Labeling changes will include new safety information SILVER SPRING, Md., May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today warned consumers and health care professionals about a possible increased risk of fractures of the hip, wrist, and spine with high doses or long-term use of a class of medications called proton pump inhibitors. The product labeling will be changed to describe this possible increased risk. (Logo:...

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2010-05-11 06:45:00

The results of several studies released on Monday are suggesting that certain heartburn medicines may be doing more harm than good. Serious side effects could arise and it has been recommended that people use the drugs with caution. AstraZeneca's Nexium and Prilosec brands are among the drugs that could be harmful to health. While the drugs are helpful to the right patients, they can increase the risk of fractures in post-menopausal women and cause bacterial infections in many patients,...

2010-04-30 22:01:00

WILMINGTON, Del., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca and POZEN Inc. today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved VIMOVO(TM)( )(naproxen and esomeprazole magnesium) delayed-release tablets for the relief of signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis, and to decrease the risk of developing gastric ulcers in patients at risk of developing NSAID-associated gastric ulcers.(1) VIMOVO, co-developed by POZEN Inc....

2010-03-18 07:59:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heart patients who took a stomach acid-suppressing proton-pump inhibitor along with clopidogrel - a drug that prevents blood clots - were only half as likely to be hospitalized for upper digestive tract bleeding than those who used clopidogrel alone, according to a new study supported by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health. The study also...

2010-02-09 08:00:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Global Research & Development Center, Inc., U.S., (TGRD U.S.) announced today that it has initiated a trial to study how dexlansoprazole and several other proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) affect the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate) in healthy subjects. Takeda has been evaluating all published data and communications from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the potential risks associated...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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