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2009-03-11 08:00:00

Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray (FLONASE(R)) will be the first product marketed under this arrangement MASON, Ohio, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Prasco Laboratories, announced today it has entered into a marketing and distribution agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK). FLONASE(R) (fluticasone propionate) Nasal Spray is the first product to be marketed under this agreement. Prasco, as GSK's agent and on GSK's behalf, will solicit orders for, and distribute Fluticasone Propionate Nasal...

2009-01-23 14:07:09

High doses of inhaled corticosteroids are effective in reducing the severity and duration of asthma attacks triggered by colds, Canadian researchers said. Study leader Dr. Francine Ducharme of Sainte-Justine Hospital Research Center and the University of Montreal found that high doses of corticosteroids -- fluticasone -- when inhaled at the onset of a cold and taken for up to 10 days, reduces the number of moderate or severe asthma attacks that require emergency oral steroids. The...

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2009-01-22 07:36:36

New research suggests that steroid drugs, a common treatment for young children prone to wheezing and colds, do not help and may even be harmful. Studies showed that preschoolers in Britain who were hospitalized with a wheezing attack and treated with the steroid prednisolone stayed just as long as other children who were given dummy pills. Researchers said a separate study involving Canadian children who had previous wheezing trouble and took the steroid fluticasone as a preventive measure...

2008-12-22 12:15:00

JEFFERSON, N.C., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Safety has developed a proprietary platform that delivers nicotine and a number of other drugs including albuterol and the components of Advair(TM), fluticasone propionate and salmeterol xinofoate, in air timed to the user's inhalation. Certain US patents for the chemical components of Advair(TM) expired September 2008. Next Safety's platform has numerous advantages over current methods used for delivering these significant asthma...

2008-12-12 11:12:32

After a tonsillectomy, it seems patients are caught in a Catch-22. New research shows a commonly used steroid to reduce nausea and vomiting is associated with an increased risk of postoperative bleeding. About 186,000 tonsillectomies are performed each year in the United States, making the outpatient procedure one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures in children. Dexamethasone injected after the start of anesthesia can reduce the nausea and vomiting often experienced after...

2008-11-18 23:06:38

The relationship between a young child and his or her teacher can affect the levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the child, U.S. researchers believe. Researchers at Washington State University, Auburn University and the Pennsylvania State University said cortisol, a stress hormone in humans, tends to be at its highest levels in the early morning and gradually declines over the course of the day. The researchers found that children in classrooms with about 10 children were more likely to...

2008-11-04 18:00:19

MANHATTAN, Kan., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new medication is available to treat dogs with Cushing's disease, but pet owners should be prepared for the cost of managing the disease, according to a veterinarian at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Kenneth Harkin, associate professor of clinical sciences, said a new drug called Trilostane is undergoing approval by the Food and Drug Administration, but veterinarians may obtain the medication if they decide...

2008-10-02 15:01:05

OPKO Health, Inc. (AMEX:OPK) today announced that it has acquired exclusive worldwide rights from Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. (TEVA) to Teva's proprietary formulation of budesonide for the treatment of various inflammatory and allergic conditions of the eye. Teva's proprietary budesonide product is currently marketed in Italy under the tradename XAVIN for the treatment of asthma. Budesonide is a corticosteroid which has been used for more than 20 years for the treatment of...

2008-10-01 15:00:50

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Pharmaceutical industry industry is available in its catalogue. World Intranasal Drug Delivery Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p092577/World-Intranasal-Drug-Delivery-Market.html This report analyzes the US market for Intranasal Drug Delivery in US$ Million. The product is analyzed by the following Therapeutic Areas: Allergic Infections, Analgesics, Osteoporosis, and Vaccinations. Annual forecasts are provided...

2008-09-29 21:00:31

Policing is a psychologically stressful work filled with danger, high demands, ambiguity, human misery and exposure to death, U.S. researchers said. John M. Violanti of the University of Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions said more more than 400 police officers have participated in the study to date, completing questionnaires on lifestyle and psychological factors such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, in addition to measures of bone density and body...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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