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2010-12-21 11:22:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has offered input to help smooth implementation of proposed new federal guidelines on a useful and effective induction agent, propofol. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has proposed making propofol a Schedule IV drug. In a letter to the DEA today, the AVMA has offered input to help the DEA keep this effective drug, which typically causes few side effects when used appropriately...

2010-12-20 11:16:00

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PharMEDium Services LLC, announced the addition of Propofol to its custom operating room anesthesia syringe preparation services. PharMEDium is the first compounder to offer Propofol in a pre-labeled, single patient, ready-to-use, tamper evident syringe admixture system. Healthcare organizations recognize benefits of PharMEDium's prefilled operating room syringes including compliance with regulatory requirements for proper labeling of all...

2010-12-07 06:30:00

MIAMI and EVANSTON, Ill., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Naurex Inc., a clinical-stage company developing innovative treatments to address unmet needs in psychiatry and neurology, reported that data being presented today at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) further confirm that its lead antidepressant candidate GLYX-13 appears free of the behavioral impairment and abuse potential that have limited the clinical utility of other NMDA receptor...

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2010-12-03 09:45:51

By Jes Andersen, University of Copenhagen When doctors want their patients asleep during surgery they gently turn the gas tap. But anesthetic gasses have a global warming potential as high as a refrigerant that is on its way to be banned in the EU. Yet there is no obligation to report anesthetic gasses along with other greenhouse gasses such as CO2, refrigerants and laughing gas. Significantly worse than CO2 One kilo of anesthetic gas affects the climate as much as 1620 kilos of CO2. That has...

2010-11-22 07:30:00

CUPERTINO, Calif., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- DURECT Corporation (Nasdaq: DRRX) announced today that Matt Hogan (Chief Financial Officer) and Joe Stauffer (Chief Medical Officer) will be presenting at the 22nd Annual Piper Jaffray Health Care Conference on Wednesday, December 1 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The conference is being held at the New York Palace Hotel in New York City. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020717/DRRXLOGO) A live audio webcast of the presentation...

2010-11-12 13:12:33

First inclusive report published in Journal of Alzheimer's Disease There is growing global concern regarding the potential neurotoxicity of anesthetics. Biophysical and animal model studies have identified molecular changes simulating Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology after exposure to inhaled anesthetics. This research has alerted anesthesiologists, neuropsychologists, surgeons and other clinicians to initiate in-depth clinical research on the role of anesthetics in post operative cognitive...

2010-11-08 07:00:00

CUPERTINO, Calif., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- DURECT Corporation (Nasdaq: DRRX) announced today that James E. Brown, President and CEO, will be presenting at the Credit Suisse 2010 Healthcare Conference on Friday, November 12 at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time. The conference is being held at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020717/DRRXLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020717/DRRXLOGO) A live audio webcast of the presentation will be...

2010-11-03 18:30:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Further to its previously announced voluntary recall of 18 lots of Fentanyl Transdermal System 25 mcg/hour C-II patches, Actavis is encouraging consumers to return any product in their possession from the October 21, 2010 recall. Consumers with Actavis 25 mcg/h Fentanyl patches may call 1-877-422-7452 (24 hours/day, 7 days/week) for return instructions and information. Actavis identified one lot of 25 mcg/hour Fentanyl patches (Control/Lot #...

2010-10-27 07:30:00

CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In conjunction with DURECT Corporation's (Nasdaq: DRRX) third quarter 2010 financial results press release, you are invited to listen to the conference call that will be broadcast live over the internet on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 4:30 pm Eastern Time (1:30 pm Pacific Time). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020717/DRRXLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020717/DRRXLOGO) A live audio webcast of the...

2010-10-19 17:19:59

Procedural sedation and analgesia is an essential element of care for children requiring painful procedures in the emergency department. The practice of combining ketamine and propofol, two common medications used in emergency departments, has become more popular. However, until recently, it was unclear whether this practice was superior to the use of either agent alone, especially in children. Research led by Drs. Amit Shah, Gregory Mosdossy and Michael Rieder of the Schulich School of...