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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...

2008-09-24 06:00:00

Nasacort, a nasal steroid used in allergic rhinitis, has been approved for the treatment of children aged two to five years old. Although the breadth of its label is now similar to that of some of its competitors, Datamonitor does not expect that the expanded approval will have a significant impact on sales. Sanofi-Aventis has announced that the FDA has approved the use of Nasacort nasal spray (triamcinolone), the company's treatment of nasal symptoms associated with seasonal and perennial...

2008-09-03 09:00:46

Akorn-Strides has announced the approval of two abbreviated new drug applications for dexamethasone sodium phosphate injection USP, 4mg (base)/mL in 1mL, 5mL, and 30mL vials, and dexamethasone sodium phosphate injection USP, 10mg (base)/mL in 10mL vials. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate injection is indicated to treat various conditions such as endocrine disorders, arthritis, blood disorders, dermatologic diseases, severe allergic reactions, eye diseases, certain cancers, gastrointestinal...

2008-08-28 15:01:07

Something goes awry in the white blood cells of caregivers of the elderly or chronically ill to increase their disease risk, U.S. and Canadian researchers say. The researchers found that among the caregivers, even though they had normal cortisol levels in their blood, the pattern of gene expression in a type of white blood cell involved in the body's immune response, was altered so that they were relatively less responsive to the anti-inflammatory actions of cortisol. Corresponding...


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