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2010-03-25 17:50:00

NEW YORK, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a month-long trial in United States District Court in Boston, a federal jury awarded Plaintiffs Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals over $47 million in damages, before mandatory trebling and interest. The jury found that Pfizer fraudulently marketed Neurontin for unapproved uses -- including bipolar disorder, neuropathic pain, and migraine -- for which Pfizer misrepresented the drug's efficacy. Kaiser's lead...

2010-03-22 07:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that a novel formulation of Pfizer's Neurontin that is dosed once a day would earn a 50 percent patient share in the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia, according to surveyed U.S. neurologists. In Europe, such an agent would earn a patient share of 40 percent, according to surveyed European neurologists. Such a drug would...

2010-02-02 09:18:00

JERUSALEM, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Nasdaq: TEVA) announced today the availability of new resources to support the recently introduced Tjet® injector system, a needle-free device designed to deliver Teva's TEV-TROPIN® [somatropin (rDNA origin) for injection] brand human growth hormone (hGH) to children who have growth failure due to inadequate secretion of normal endogenous growth hormone. The...

2009-12-07 20:42:01

Despite government warnings about an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and actions while taking antiepileptic drugs, these medications do not appear to be associated with increased risk of suicide attempts in individuals with bipolar disorder, and may have a possible protective effect, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Antiepileptic drugs are life-saving for those with seizure disorders and are also used to...

2009-10-13 15:17:12

A Duke University Medical Center researcher who spent years looking for the signals that prompt the brain to form new connections between neurons has found one that may explain precisely how a well-known drug for epilepsy and pain actually works. The finding may also point to new therapies for brain injury and neuropathic pain. The role of neurons in the brain and nervous system is well known, but astrocytes, a different type of brain cell, still are largely a mystery. Duke scientist Cagla...

2009-10-09 09:15:33

Questions raised about use of antiseizure drug Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a key molecular player in guiding the formation of synapses "” the all-important connections between nerve cells "” in the brain. This discovery, based on experiments in cell culture and in mice, could advance scientists' understanding of how young children's brains develop as well as point to new approaches toward countering brain disorders in adults. The new...

2009-10-01 10:12:00

People who suffer from debilitating neuropathic pain may get more relief and sleep better by combining two commonly-prescribed drugs. A new, federally-funded study by Queen's University researchers has found that taking the drugs together is a more effective treatment than taking either of them individually. When given both an anti-seizure drug (gabapentin) and an antidepressant (nortriptyline), patients suffering from neuropathic pain caused by nerve damage or disease experienced less pain...

2009-09-08 08:54:41

Gabapentin, a drug initially used to treat seizures, improves sleep quality in menopausal women with hot flashes, University of Rochester Medical Center researchers report online and in the September issue of the Journal of Women's Health. Approximately 40 percent of menopausal women experience sleep disruption, often in the form of difficulty with sleep initiation and frequent nighttime awakenings. The study is the first to show sustained benefits in sleep quality from gabapentin, which...

2009-08-27 07:35:50

A number of physicians erroneously believed that certain off-label uses of prescription drugs were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to a recent national survey. "Off-label use" refers to prescribing a drug for a purpose outside the scope of a drug's approved label. The FDA makes it clear that they regulate the marketing of prescription drugs, not prescribing. The agency approves drugs for marketing with an official "label" that stipulates an indication, dose,...

2009-08-05 09:05:07

A compound initially isolated from a soft coral (Capnella imbricata) collected at Green Island off Taiwan, could lead scientists to develop a new set of treatments for neuropathic pain "“ chronic pain that sometimes follows damage to the nervous system. Currently this form of pain is very poorly controlled by the usual analgesics (aspirin like drugs (NSAIDS) or even opioids like morphine) and novel treatments are urgently required. The conclusion of a paper published today in the...