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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...

2010-03-17 07:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Niacin, or nicotinic acid, when used under the care and monitoring of a healthcare provider, is the most effective agent available for increasing high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or "good cholesterol (1)." HDL is known as "good cholesterol" because it has protective effects on the heart and blood vessels. It not only removes excess cholesterol in the blood and brings it to the liver for disposal, it may also have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory...

2010-03-02 06:30:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Slo-Niacin®, a nonprescription dietary niacin supplement, features nicotinic acid - the most effective substance available for increasing high-density lipoprotein (HDL), "good cholesterol."(1) First used in the 1950s, nicotinic acid is the oldest of today's most commonly used agents used for lowering cholesterol.(2) Slo-Niacin® has been on the market for more than 20 years, selling nearly 10 million bottles to...

2010-03-02 05:00:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to dietary nutrients, most consumers don't know the whole story. A recent study by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy revealed that the fact that milk delivers much more than calcium to the diet is new "news" to consumers. "Many consumers know about milk's calcium benefits, but most are unaware that dairy foods deliver eight other dietary nutrients considered 'essential' by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)," says...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.