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2011-08-16 23:21:17

Injections of pegloticase, a modified porcine enzyme, can produce significant and sustained clinical improvements in 2 out of 5 patients with chronic gout that is resistant to conventional therapies, researchers report in the August 17, 2011, issue of JAMA. In two controlled clinical trials, pegloticase rapidly lowered high levels of uric acid, the biochemical abnormality in gout, and kept it in the normal range for six months or more in 42 percent of patients receiving the drug every two...

2011-08-16 15:01:00

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVNT) today announced that results from two pivotal KRYSTEXXA® (pegloticase) Phase III clinical studies in patients with refractory chronic gout (RCG) have been published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The data demonstrated that treatment with KRYSTEXXA resulted in significant and sustained reductions in uric acid levels along with clinical...

2011-08-11 12:31:00

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Newly-published results from a series of colchicine safety studies provide physicians with the first evidence-based dosing guidance for colchicine when co-administered with certain commonly prescribed drugs, helping doctors and patients avoid serious and potentially life-threatening drug-drug interactions. The study results, published in a paper titled "Evidence Basis of a Novel Colchicine Dose Reduction Algorithm to Predict and Prevent...

2011-08-08 15:15:00

ISELIN, N.J., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmos Corporation (OTC-PINK: PARS) today reported financial results for the second quarter and six-month period ended June 30, 2011. These results are included in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q which has been filed with the SEC. Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2011 The Company recorded a net loss of $0.5 million, or $0.01 per share, for the second quarter 2011 compared to a net loss of $0.4 million, or $0.01 per share, in the second...

2011-08-05 07:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ardea Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: RDEA), a biotechnology company focused on the development of small-molecule therapeutics for the treatment of serious diseases, today reported recent accomplishments and financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2011. "Since our last quarterly update, we presented exciting initial results from the ongoing extension portion of our Phase 2b trial of lesinurad demonstrating high rates of...

2011-07-29 06:26:57

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- New research suggests the prevalence of gout has risen over the past 20 years in the United States. Gout is an inflammatory arthritis that is triggered by crystallization of uric acid within the joints. The condition causes severe pain and swelling. Gout is linked to metabolic syndrome -- a group of health conditions characterized by obesity, insulin resistance, high blood pressure and blood lipid problems. In this new study, researchers found gout now affects about 8.3...

2011-07-28 17:22:21

Increase in obesity and hypertension are likely contributors A new study shows the prevalence of gout in the U.S. has risen over the last twenty years and now affects 8.3 million (4%) Americans. Prevalence of increased uric acid levels (hyperuricemia) also rose, affecting 43.3 million (21%) adults in the U.S. Greater frequency of obesity and hypertension may be associated with the jump in prevalence rates according to the findings now available in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal...

2011-07-25 05:25:00

BRADLEY, Ill., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- During the summer, millions of Americans head to the golf courses. Unfortunately, many people miss out altogether due to painful inflammation caused by elevated uric acid levels from an unhealthy diet.(1) Defend against uric acid build-up with safe, all natural Goutch! (TM) by Redd Remedies®.(www.reddremedies.com) "During summer, golfers' minds turn to long drives down the fairway, but summer is also a season of indulgences,"...

2011-07-15 00:00:37

With CanadaDrugsUnited.com, patients need not fret over the price hike of their gout drug Colchicine as medication cost will be kept reasonable and affordable. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 14, 2011 Despite the dramatic price increase for the gout drug Colchicine in the recent year, online pharmacy CanadaDrugsUnited.com is keeping the price economical and affordable for patients around the world. According to a report in 2010 by online health magazine Arthritis Today, the price of Colchicine...

2011-06-28 05:30:00

WASHINGTON and DEERFIELD, Ill., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Men's Health Network (MHN) and Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., today announced a partnership to launch the "Gout Pit Stop," an educational campaign to raise awareness about gout, a type of arthritis that affects approximately 8.3 million people in the U.S. and is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis in men. Launched just before one of the biggest events of the year on the racing calendar and during Men's...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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