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2010-11-15 00:00:39

ConsumerLab.com awards Swanson Health Products' Swanson Super Stress B-Complex with Vitamin C an "Approved" status in B vitamin supplement review. Fargo, ND (Vocus) November 14, 2010 In on-going quality assurance efforts, Swanson Health Products voluntarily submits their products to the third-party testing provider ConsumerLab.com. Recently, ConsumerLab.com conducted a test on B vitamin supplements (B complexes, energy shots, thiamin, niacin, B-6, biotin, folic acid and B-12) focused on the...

2010-07-28 15:10:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for two new dosage strengths of SIMCOR®, a cholesterol medication. The new SIMCOR dosage strengths combine 40 mg of simvastatin - the most commonly prescribed dose of simvastatin - with either 500 mg or 1,000 mg of niacin extended-release. SIMCOR is the first treatment to combine Abbott's proprietary niacin extended-release and...

2010-07-26 13:57:53

Cholesterol influences the health of our hearts and blood vessels. Conventional treatment attempts to reduce the level of "bad" cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, in the blood plasma. The opposite approach, which involves increasing the concentration of "good" HDL cholesterol using nicotinic acid, has proven unpopular among patients up to now. The reason for this is that treatment with nicotinic acid has an unpleasant but harmless side-effect: the drug makes patients turn quite red in the face....

2010-07-14 09:33:00

We are advised by a representative for Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. that journalists and other readers should disregard the news release, Shown to Support 'Good' Cholesterol (HDL), Slo-Niacin® Dietary Supplement Features a Unique, Patented Polygel® System to Deliver Controlled-Release Niacin, issued 14-Jul-2010 over PR Newswire. SOURCE Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.

2010-07-14 08:52:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- People who are whole-heartedly searching for a dietary supplement to support heart health can turn to Slo-Niacin®. Trusted by healthcare professionals for more than 20 years, Slo-Niacin® is a niacin supplement that has been shown in clinical studies to boost "good" cholesterol (HDL). "Slo-Niacin® features a unique patented polygel® system that gradually delivers niacin to...

2010-07-12 07:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., the maker of Slo-Niacin®, announced today the launch of a new website as part of an ongoing dedication to providing the latest in heart health at the click of a mouse. Slo-Niacin.com provides a wealth of credible information about cholesterol management. The site educates visitors about heart disease and includes "Cholesterol Basics," a guide to interpreting cholesterol levels and facts about...

2010-06-07 08:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Vertellus Specialties Inc. ("Vertellus" or the "Company") announced today that it will break ground on a new 3-cyanopyridine production unit at Vertellus' production facility in Nantong, Jiangsu, China. This unit is a continuation of a larger effort to expand production capacity in Nantong. It will increase Vertellus' Vitamin B3 manufacturing capacity in the region by 10,000 metric tons. The capacity increase will enable Vertellus to maintain its...

2010-05-13 07:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicotinic acid (niacin) is the most effective agent available for increasing HDL ("good cholesterol"). Niacin is a type of naturally occurring B vitamin that aids in the function of skin, nerves and digestion. The adult body needs at least 14-16 mg of niacin daily to function properly. The term niacin is sometimes used to refer to both nicotinic acid and the closely related molecule, nicotinamide, but only nicotinic acid has been shown to have...

2010-04-22 15:24:00

PALATINE, Ill. and BRISTOL, Tenn., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACUR) and King Pharmaceuticals®, Inc. (NYSE: KG) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Anesthetic and Life Support Drugs and Drug Safety and Risk Management Committees voted that they do not have enough evidence to support the approval of the New Drug Application (NDA) for Acurox® (oxycodone HCl and niacin) Tablets for...

2010-04-12 09:55:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While everyone knows that getting an adequate daily dose of vitamins and minerals is important in maintaining one's overall health, many question whether or not the vitamins touted in skin care products work in reducing the signs of sun-damaged skin. Now, a new study reviews the currently published scientific literature to determine what evidence exists to support the use of vitamins in skin care products to slow or reverse the effects...