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2011-03-21 20:00:00

BOSTON, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arisaph Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held drug discovery biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the Company's recently submitted Investigational New Drug (IND) application to evaluate ARI-3037MO in a phase I human clinical trial in healthy volunteers. ARI-3037MO, a proprietary new chemical entity, is a once-daily, niacin analog being developed for the treatment of...

2010-12-03 19:43:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently released new dietary recommendations for calcium and vitamin D intakes, known as Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs), used broadly by health professionals and policy makers to guide consumers' dietary patterns. Citing a strong body of new scientific evidence, the IOM based their recommendations on bone health outcomes, confirming the importance of vitamin D and calcium in promoting bone growth and maintenance...

2010-12-01 08:05:00

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Vitamin D Council: After 13 years of silence, the quasi governmental agency, the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Food and Nutrition Board (FNB), yesterday recommended that a three - pound premature infant can take virtually the same amount of vitamin D as a 300 pound pregnant woman. While that 400 IU/day dose is close to adequate for infants, 600 IU/day in pregnant women will do nothing...

2010-11-17 07:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- People who are searching for a niacin dietary supplement to support heart health with less potential for flushing 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...

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...


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  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin