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2011-04-12 08:07:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The American Academy of Neurology has issued a new guideline on the most effective treatments for diabetic nerve pain -- the burning or tingling pain in the hands and feet that affects millions of people with diabetes. Diabetic nerve pain, or neuropathy, is caused by nerve damage. "When neuropathy strikes, it is painful and can disrupt sleep; because of this, it can also lead to mood changes and lower quality of life," lead guideline author Vera Bril, MD, FRCP, with the...

2011-04-07 07:02:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Horizant Extended Release Tablets (gabapentin enacarbil), a once-daily treatment for moderate-to-severe restless legs syndrome (RLS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) RLS is a disorder that causes a strong urge to move the legs. This urge often occurs with unpleasant feelings in the legs. People who have RLS describe feeling pulling, itching,...

2011-02-28 07:05:00

STAINES, England, February 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Decision to Reimburse Qutenza(TM) (capsaicin 8% w/w dermal patch) by Sweden's Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency (Tand-och Lakemedelsformansverket) Gives new Option to Patients Living With Difficult-to-Treat Condition Patients in Sweden living with peripheral neuropathic pain are set to gain access to a new treatment option which can provide pain relief for up to three months following a single 30- or...

2011-02-28 06:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that its subsidiary Matrix Laboratories Limited has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Gabapentin Capsules USP, 100 mg, 300 mg and 400 mg, the generic version of Pfizer's Neurontin(®) Capsules used to treat a painful complication of shingles. Gabapentin Capsules had U.S. sales of approximately $300...

2011-01-10 15:37:43

Most anti-epileptic drugs are associated with an increased risk of non-traumatic fracture in individuals 50 years of age and older, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Anti-epileptic drugs are considered a secondary risk factor for osteoporosis, according to background information in the article, because epilepsy is highly prevalent in older adults, a population already at risk for osteoporosis. Additionally, anti-epileptic...

2010-11-17 08:00:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Teva Neuroscience today announced the addition of an 11th member to Team COPAXONE® (glatiramer acetate injection); continuing a year-long celebration of the Team's 10 years of advocacy within the multiple sclerosis (MS) community. Jennifer Schuble, an elite track cyclist and member of the U.S. Paralympic Team, will join the Team's efforts in 2011 to promote a message of health and inspiration for those faced with an MS...

2010-10-06 07:00:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, although NeurogesX/Astellas's Qutenza is only approved for postherpetic neuralgia, surveyed U.S. physicians are likely to prescribe the drug for all neuropathic pain types. When asked to assume that patients suffering from other forms of neuropathic pain would be reimbursed for the cost of Qutenza treatment, 43 percent of...

2010-07-27 13:00:22

While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires a warning of an increased risk of suicide for all epilepsy drugs, a new study shows that only certain drugs may increase the risk. The study is published in the July 27, 2010, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Newer drugs with a higher risk of causing depression than other epilepsy drugs, such as levetiracetam, topiramate and vigabatrin, were found to increase the risk of...

2010-06-16 23:26:48

For patients with quadriplegia, mutism and lower cranial nerve paralysis (locked-in syndrome), their only means of interacting with others is through vertical gaze and upper eyelid movements, using eye-coded communication strategies. In the June issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers from Italy describe four patients with locked-in syndrome who also had dancing eye syndrome (opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome). Because these patients' eyes spontaneously and continuously oscillated in a...

2010-06-04 10:18:00

PITTSBURGH, June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that its subsidiary Matrix Laboratories Limited has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Gabapentin Tablets USP, 600 mg and 800 mg, the generic version of Pfizer's Neurontin® Tablets for the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia, a complication of shingles. The product will be distributed by Mylan...


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