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2010-02-16 08:09:06

Contrary to previous hypotheses, the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs does not appear associated with risk of squamous cell skin cancer, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the April print issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen and celecoxib reduce pain and inflammation by blocking an enzyme involved in producing inflammatory compounds, according to...

2010-02-04 05:02:00

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tanezumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody that targets nerve-growth factor, reduced pain in three common pain conditions, according to the results from three phase two studies presented today in a single poster at the American Academy of Pain Medicine's 26th Annual Meeting. Researchers from Pfizer presented the results from three separate randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical trials of tanezumab involving a total of 725...

2010-01-20 13:47:10

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen may be more effective for relieving period pain than paracetamol, according to the update of a Cochrane Review. However, it remains unclear whether any one NSAID is safer or more effective than others. Period pain affects a high proportion of women: up to 72% in a recent Australian survey of 16-49 year olds. It is thought to be caused by an excess or imbalance of certain hormones released by the body during menstrual periods,...

2010-01-20 10:32:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CPIX) has donated 15,000 vials of Caldolor® (ibuprofen) Injection, an intravenous form of ibuprofen, to Haitian relief effort. Caldolor is the first and only injectable product approved for the treatment of pain and reduction of fever in the United States. As health conditions in Haiti continue to deteriorate, Caldolor is expected to help those suffering from fever as a result...

2010-01-05 13:48:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CPIX) announced today that data from clinical trials for Caldolor® (ibuprofen) Injection, an intravenous formulation of ibuprofen approved to treat pain and fever in adults, will be presented at a Breakfast Satellite Symposium on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 from 6:30 to 8:00 am ET. The symposium, entitled "New Advances in the Management of Pain and Fever in the Hospital Setting,"...

2009-12-23 17:29:41

A new study conducted at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) reveals that Celebrex and other anti-inflammatory coxib medications may counter the positive effects of aspirin in preventing blood clots. The research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), indicates that people who are taking aspirin and coxibs together are in fact inhibiting the aspirin's effectiveness in preventing heart attacks and strokes. "This finding strongly suggests that humans who...

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2009-12-22 13:00:00

A new French study suggests that baby aspirin taken for high-risk pregnancy complications does not appear to harm brain development among very premature children assessed when 5 years old, but may even have some benefit, Reuters reported. Dr. Stephane Marret from Rouen University Hospital said it is necessary to confirm their data in other studies. He warned that physicians and pregnant women must always appreciate the potential impact on the developing baby of medications given to mothers...

2009-12-17 15:01:00

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISTA), today announced the Company submitted a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for bromfenac ophthalmic solution dosed once-daily as a treatment for ocular inflammation and pain following cataract surgery. ISTA currently markets Xibrom(TM) (bromfenac ophthalmic solution) 0.09%, which is an eye drop labeled for use twice-daily, beginning 24 hours...

2009-12-16 12:51:12

Athletes' superstitions and rituals can help them get psyched up for contests, but when these rituals involve non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which many athletes gobble down before and during events, they could be causing more harm than good. "These agents are treatments for the symptoms of an injury, not the injury itself," says Stuart Warden, whose research at Indiana University focuses on musculoskeletal health and sports medicine. "They may allow an athlete to exercise or...

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2009-12-15 14:10:00

Combining celebrex with low-dose aspirin may reduce protection from heart attack and stroke, study suggests Millions of Americans take Celebrex for arthritis or other pain. Many, if they are middle-aged or older, also take a low-dose aspirin tablet daily to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Yet they may be getting little protection, because Celebrex keeps the aspirin from doing its job effectively, a new study suggests. In laboratory studies, University of Michigan researchers found...


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