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2011-09-07 12:10:40

Many cases of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) seen in hospital and emergency care could be prevented, says a new study to be presented to the annual conference of the International Pharmaceutical federation (FIP) tomorrow (Thursday) . The researchers who carried out the study say that the finding that preventable ADRs are so widespread has important implications for healthcare systems. Pharmacist Katja Hakkarainen, from the Nordic School of Public Health, Gothenburg, Sweden, and colleagues...

2011-09-07 05:59:39

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Osteoarthritis (OA) affects more than 27 million people in the U.S., causing joint pain and stiffness. This new study shows that chondroitin sulfate significantly decreased pain and improved hand function in patients with OA of the hand. In addition, chondroitin sulfate improved grip strength and relieved morning stiffness. Approximately 10% of the world population, 60 years and older, have symptomatic osteoarthritis according to the Global Burden of Disease 2000...

2011-07-05 13:55:20

Research: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use and risk of atrial fibrillation or flutter: Population-based case-control study Commonly used painkillers to treat inflammation are linked to an increased risk of irregular heart rhythm (known as atrial fibrillation or flutter), concludes a study published on bmj.com today. The drugs include non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) as well as new generation anti-inflammatory drugs, known as selective COX-2 inhibitors....

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2011-04-26 06:35:00

A recent US study suggests that aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs, including ibuprofen and naproxen, may reduce the effectiveness of the most widely used anti-depressant medications -- selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), reports AFP. The finding, published this week in the online issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, may explain why many depressed patients taking SSRIs do not respond to antidepressant treatment. Scientists at the Fisher Center...

2011-04-21 08:57:00

CAMBRIDGE, England, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - First-time-in-man Study Initiated Ahead of Schedule Convergence Pharmaceuticals Limited ("Convergence"), the company focused on the development of novel and high value analgesic medicines, today announced that the first-time-in-man Phase I study of the novel, first in class calcium channel blocker CNV2197944, for the treatment of chronic pain has been initiated and dosing has begun. The trial is a randomised, placebo...

2011-03-16 06:30:00

HONG KONG, March 16 /PRNewswire/ - AlphaRx Inc. (OTCBB: ALRX), today provided an update on its internal product candidates and development plans. Highlights of the Company's product review and upcoming corporate milestones include: -- Over the last 12 months we have made significant progress in moving ARX8203 toward clinical application. ARX8203, a novel prodrug of a FDA approved NSAID (non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug), has...

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2011-03-03 08:01:40

Turmeric, a bright yellow spice from south Asia belonging to the ginger family, is the main ingredient in curries "” and ancient wisdom suggests that it's also good for your health. Taking this wisdom to the laboratory, Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered that turmeric's active ingredient called curcumin amplifies the therapeutic activity of highly toxic anti-inflammatory drugs used to fight colon cancer when used at high doses. Dr. Shahar Lev-Ari of Tel Aviv University's...

2011-03-02 15:45:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CPIX) today announced that Caldolor® (ibuprofen) Injection is being used by anesthesiologists in a growing number of hospitals and surgery centers to provide preemptive analgesia for surgical patients. In 2009, Caldolor became the first injectable product approved by the FDA with a dual indication for treatment of pain and fever in adults. Designed primarily for use in the hospital...

2011-03-02 12:18:00

PASADENA, Calif. March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Men who take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs three times a day for more than three months are 2.4 times more likely to have erectile dysfunction compared to men who do not take those drugs regularly, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published online in The Journal of Urology. While previous research showed a trend toward this same finding, this observational study used electronic health records, an automated pharmacy database and...

2011-02-10 00:27:28

Study reveals how they work in preventing several forms of blindness Omega-3 fatty acids "“fats commonly found in fish oil "“ were shown several years ago to prevent retinopathy, a major form of blindness, in a mouse model of the disease. A follow-up study, from the same research team at Children's Hospital Boston, now reveals exactly how omega-3's provide protection, and provides reassurance that widely used COX-inhibiting drugs like aspirin and NSAIDs don't negate their benefit....


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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