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2011-08-16 14:19:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two new strengths for three-month administration of Lupron Depot-PED ® (leuprolide acetate for depot suspension) for the treatment of children with central precocious puberty (CPP). CPP is a condition that causes children to enter puberty too soon, resulting in the development and progression of secondary sex characteristics...

2011-06-20 08:00:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new 45 mg for six-month administration formulation of Lupron Depot® (leuprolide acetate for depot suspension), a medication used for the palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer. "Lupron Depot is an important treatment option for many patients with advanced prostate cancer," said Eugene Sun, M.D., vice president, Global...

2011-05-16 10:02:00

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A poster entitled, "Time to Progression in Patients with Prostate Cancer: A Comparison of Continuous Degarelix versus Degarelix Following Leuprolide Treatment," is being presented at the American Urological Association 2011 meeting by E. David Crawford, MD, head of the Section of Urologic Oncology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, and lead study investigator. The full manuscript has just been accepted and will be...

2011-02-14 08:57:00

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology Catalysts International (TCI), leading global consultants to the pharmaceutical industry, announced that research on trends and development in drug delivery have identified parenteral depots as key to reformulation of existing drugs with limited patent life, a different pathway for new drug development, and potential to offer a biosimilar product a competitive edge in a crowded pharmaceutical field. In general, biopharmaceuticals...

2010-10-27 17:27:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Drugs, known as gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists, may raise diabetes and heart risk and, as a result, now need new warnings. U.S. health officials said the drug used to stem the production of testosterone, the hormone that contributes to prostate cancer growth, could also lead to sudden death. "The risk of diabetes, heart disease and sudden death in men undergoing prostate cancer treatment with these drugs does not appear to be elevated,...

2010-06-01 15:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- FIRMAGON® (degarelix for injection) resulted in fast, long-term suppression of testosterone in prostate cancer patients, without an initial testosterone surge or microsurge, and rapidly reduced prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, according to a review of data presented here today at the AUA 2010 annual meeting by Dr. Judd Moul, Chief of the Division of Urology at Duke University Health Science Center. Dr. Moul was joined at the...

2010-06-01 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Prostate cancer patients on leuprolide who were offered to continue on FIRMAGON® (degarelix for injection) after one year of treatment reduced prostate specific antigen (PSA) recurrence, according to results of a Phase III extension study(1) presented here at the American Urological Association 2010 meeting. PSA is commonly used in monitoring prostate cancer patients' treatment response, and a high PSA number may indicate prostate...

2010-05-03 10:37:00

Preliminary review suggests an increase in the risk of diabetes and certain cardiovascular diseases in men treated with GnRH agonists SILVER SPRING, Md., May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) agonists, a class of medications primarily used to treat men with prostate cancer, have been associated with a small increased risk for diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and sudden death in men treated with one of the medications, according to a preliminary and ongoing...

2010-03-11 15:15:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI), today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of TRELSTAR® 22.5 mg (triptorelin pamoate for injectable suspension), a new twice-yearly formulation of TRELSTAR®, a proven, simple and effective palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer. With an anticipated May launch, TRELSTAR® 22.5 mg is the first and only...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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