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Study Finds Orlistat Related To Toxicity And Organ Failure
2012-12-11 12:23:11

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study from the University of Rhode Island (URI) revealed that weight-loss drug orlistat prevents an important enzyme that could change other drug therapies and the inhibition is irreversible. The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), also discovered that the orlistat changes the effectiveness of medicines and can prevent some anti-cancer drugs from working correctly. The authors of the paper wrote...

2012-12-06 11:36:09

Benzodiazepines affect immune system; Further scrutiny of safety warranted Commonly prescribed sleeping pills/sedatives may increase the risk of contracting pneumonia by as much as 50% and increase the risk of dying from it, suggests research published online in the journal Thorax. Benzodiazepines have a wide range of uses and are commonly prescribed for anxiety, epilepsy, muscle spasm, and insomnia. They are also frequently used in palliative care, as a sedative, and to help those with...

Antidote For Hypersomnia May Be On The Horizon
2012-11-22 05:49:40

[ Watch the Video: Waking Sleeping Beauty ] Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study by scientists at Emory University found that some patients who suffer from hypersomnia also have an antidote in their cerebrospinal fluid that works similarly to a sleeping pill. In particular, hypersomnia occurs when individuals have a higher need for sleep. This sleep disorder will make it difficult for people to wake up, with some sleeping over 70 hours. The effects...

2012-10-09 04:04:00

According to court documents, on June 1st, 2012, the lawsuit of Andrew Boatright v Hoffman-La Roche was removed by the defendants to federal court (case no. 2:2012cv03115, Pennsylvania Eastern District Court). Plaintiff claims he was diagnosed with Crohn´s disease after taking Accutane. Accutane (isotretinoin), a popular acne medication, was introduced in 1982 and in 2009 as the number of lawsuits against Hoffman-LaRoche kept increasing the drug was pulled from the US market. Now,...

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