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2012-04-05 21:09:07

Despite the fact that nifedipine increases the risk of heart attacks and death, doctors still prescribe this immediate-release blood pressure drug to elderly patients. The Cologne-based research group led by Ingrid Schubert has now published the results of their investigation in the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2012; 109[12]: 215-9). Immediate-release nifedipine is classified as a potentially dangerous drug in the PRISCUS list...

2010-12-10 06:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Nifedipine Extended-release Tablets USP, 30 mg, 60 mg and 90 mg, the generic version of Bayer's Adalat® CC Tablets, a treatment for hypertension. Nifedipine Tablets had U.S. sales of approximately $82...

2010-06-24 10:53:00

PITTSBURGH, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Nifedipine Extended-release Tablets USP, 30 mg, 60 mg and 90 mg, the generic version of Pfizer's Procardia XL® Tablets, a treatment for angina and/or hypertension. Nifedipine Tablets had U.S. sales of...

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2008-11-27 09:56:27

When a pregnant woman goes into early labor, her obstetrician may give her drugs to quiet the woman's uterus and prevent premature birth. New research shows, however, that one popular drug works no better than a placebo at maintaining pregnancy after the initial bout of preterm labor is halted, say scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. The new trial is the first-ever placebo-controlled test of...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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