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2009-08-21 14:42:51

The World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, has issued guidelines for the use of anti-virals to combat swine flu, officials said. An international panel of experts who reviewed studies on the safety and effectiveness of anti-virials said the pandemic virus is susceptible to both oseltamivir and zanamivi, known as neuraminidase inhibitors. However, the virus is resistant to a second class of antivirals -- the M2 inhibitors. Worldwide, most patients infected with the H1N1 virus...

2009-08-18 09:30:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held company, announced today that it has closed a $40 million Series D round of funding led by aeris CAPITAL AG and DAG Ventures. Earlier investors MDV-Mohr Davidow Ventures and Northgate Capital also participated in the round. In conjunction with the financing, the company announced the election of George M. Rehm, Managing Partner of aeris CAPITAL AG, and David L. Mahoney, a private equity investor,...

2009-08-18 09:30:00

Emeryville, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held company, announced today that it has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the United States Naval Health Research Center for preclinical studies evaluating Adamas' triple combination antiviral drug (TCAD) therapy for influenza A, including novel influenza A/H1N1. TCAD therapy includes Adamas' investigational proprietary fixed-dose oral combination drug, to be...

2009-08-10 12:47:10

A meta-analysis found anti-virals such as Tamiflu and Relenza may not help children with novel H1N1 flu, or swine flu, a researcher in Britain said. Matthew Shun-Shin of John Radcliffe Hospital and Oxford University in England and colleagues conducted systematic review of data from published and unpublished randomized controlled trials using anti-virals in children younger than age 12. Eligible studies included four randomized trials of treatment of influenza -- two with Tamiflu two with...

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2009-08-10 13:10:00

British researchers said on Monday that children should not be routinely treated with flu drugs like Tamiflu because there is no evidence they prevent complications and the medicines might do more harm than good. Researchers decided to rethink the current use of antivirals among children under 12 in light of an analysis of clinical data from past seasonal flu outbreaks, showing hardly any benefits and potentially harmful side effects. To fight the H1N1 swine flu pandemic, governments from...

2009-08-04 07:51:41

Countries around the world are stockpiling two common anti-influenza drugs -- Relenza and Tamiflu -- for possible use in the current H1N1 flu pandemic, as well as for future influenza pandemics. In response to this recent phenomenon, researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine pooled and analyzed data from seven previously published studies, which showed these two drugs appear equally effective at preventing flu symptoms when given before infection, although neither drug has...

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2009-07-31 14:38:44

The California isolate of the pandemic H1N1 virus is more virulent than the Mexico isolate and both are more virulent than seasonal flu, U.S. researchers say. Juergen Richt of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and colleagues say establishing animal models for pandemic H1N1 is important because physicians have two types of antiviral medications to treat influenza. One type, adamantine-like drugs, targets the M2 protein; the other type includes drugs like Tamiflu that...

2009-07-31 12:10:25

Slightly more than half of the children involved in a flu study suffered side effects from taking the drug Tamiflu, researchers in Britain said. Fifty-one percent of the 351 children given Tamiflu at three elementary schools in London and one in south west England experienced nausea, nightmares and insomnia, The Guardian reported Friday. The children were given Tamiflu, an antiviral nasal drug, in April and May after classmates became infected with the H1N1 swine flu virus, Britain's Health...

2009-07-30 06:00:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCRX) today announced financial results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2009 and provided a corporate update regarding clinical programs and potential emergency use of intravenous (i.v.) peramivir in the U.S. "Our efforts at BioCryst remain focused on moving our leading peramivir and forodesine clinical development programs forward," said Jon P. Stonehouse, President and Chief Executive...

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2009-07-28 12:40:00

Italian researchers said on Monday health officials need to do a better job of quickly tracking and treating new H1N1 flu cases in order to make the best use of antiviral drugs, Reuters reported.Stefano Merler of the Bruno Kessler Foundation in Trento, Italy and colleagues reported that having stockpiles of drugs does little good if people do not get them within the 24 to 48 hour window when they work best.The researchers reported in the BioMed Central journal BMC Infectious Diseases that...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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