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2009-09-21 07:30:00

BRISTOL, Tenn., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey from the American Pain Foundation (APF) says economic pain from the recession is contributing to acute (short-term) physical pain for Americans.(1) In response to these findings, King Pharmaceuticals(R), Inc. has launched a consumer education initiative with RealAge.com to provide tips and information on preventing and treating strains and sprains of the back and other areas. The educational program can be found at...

2009-09-09 06:30:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CPIX) announced today that it has successfully implemented the U.S. launch of Caldolor((R)), an intravenous formulation of ibuprofen, designed primarily for use in the hospital setting. Caldolor is the first and only injectable product available in the United States for the treatment of pain and fever. Cumberland received U.S. Food and Drug Administration marketing approval for Caldolor in June...

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2009-08-31 12:25:00

Healthy people who take a daily dose of aspirin to reduce the chances of having a heart attack could be doing more harm than good, according to a team of British researchers. The Aspirin for Asymptomatic Atherosclerosis (AAA) study shows that healthy people "who do not have symptomatic or diagnosed artery or heart disease should not take aspirin, because the risks of bleeding may outweigh the benefits," said Professor Peter Weissberg, of the British Heart Foundation, which helped fund the...

2009-08-20 14:36:25

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it has sent warning letters to eight companies marketing topical drug products containing ibuprofen. The FDA said the products, which contain ibuprofen in combination with a variety of other active ingredients and are marketed for pain relief, are unapproved new drugs that require an approved new drug application in order to be legally marketed. These companies have an obligation to the public to demonstrate to the FDA that their products are safe...

2009-08-18 11:19:17

Children with arm fractures fared as well with ibuprofen to control their pain as acetaminophen with codeine, according to a new study by researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and Children's Research Institute.The study, which was led by Amy Drendel, D.O., assistant professor of pediatrics at the Medical College, will appear in the Aug. 18, 2009, issue of the Annals of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Drendel also is a pediatric emergency medicine specialist at Children's...

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2009-08-18 11:15:00

Children suffering from a broken arm are surprisingly helped more by over-the-counter painkillers than with dangerously strong prescription drugs, according to a new study by researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and Children's Research Institute. Until now, there has not been an evidence-based pain management regimen for children with simple arm fractures after being released from the emergency department. "Our study calls into question the practice of using...

2009-08-13 10:31:00

Natural Herbal Supplements Aren't Always Safe ROCHESTER, Minn., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the August issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required. Include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit www.HealthLetter.MayoClinic.com or call toll-free for subscription information, 800-333-9037,...

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2009-08-12 06:20:00

Aspirin has won another battle! A new study implies that colon cancer patients who took the inexpensive drug reduced their chance of death from the disease by 30 percent. Aspirin is already suggested for avoiding heart attacks and strokes, in addition to its normal use. Their benefit in colon cancer prevention has been hampered by its side effects, including bleeding from the stomach and intestines. The new study implies that patients with colon cancer could benefit from consuming aspirin in...

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2009-08-11 05:55:00

CDC researchers report that medication overdoses send one in every 180 US 2-year-olds to the emergency department annually. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says these overdoses are responsible for more than two-thirds of all childhood poisonings. Many times this happens when children find medicine and take it without adult supervision. Dr. Daniel S. Budnitz, who directs the Medication Safety Program at the CDC's Division of Healthcare Quality and Promotion, led the study. He...

2009-08-10 07:00:00

MARKHAM, ON, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - AlphaRx Inc. (OTC BB:ALRX.OB - News), an emerging biopharmaceutical company utilizing proprietary drug delivery technology to develop novel formulations of drugs, is pleased to announce that it has been granted a comprehensive patent in China for its topical platform technology entitled "Vehicle For Topical Delivery of Anti-Inflammatory Compounds." The platform is an integral part of the Company's clinical stage product candidate Indaflex(TM)....