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2010-06-11 13:35:48

An inexpensive, but unlicensed drug to help prevent severe sight loss in older people has been shown to be safe and effective.

2010-05-21 16:03:00

BOSTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical LLC, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, pled guilty today in U.S.

2010-05-03 11:59:00

Reglan, metoclopramide never approved for use in infants HOUSTON, May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recently, researchers have observed a disturbing trend in neonatal units across the country: doctors prescribing Reglan -- also known by its generic name, metoclopramide -- to treat premature infants.

2010-04-29 11:31:00

Epilepsy Drug Approved by FDA Promoted for Psychiatric Uses WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American pharmaceutical manufacturers Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical LLC and Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., both subsidiaries of Johnson & Johnson, have agreed to pay more than $81 million to resolve criminal and civil liability arising from the illegal promotion of the epilepsy drug Topamax, the Justice Department announced today.

2010-04-27 13:34:00

WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca LP and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP will pay $520 million to resolve allegations that AstraZeneca illegally marketed the anti-psychotic drug Seroquel for uses not approved as safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services' Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) announced today.

2010-03-08 16:57:20

Use of medications injected directly into the eye appears to be an increasingly common treatment for age-related macular degeneration in one region of Canada

2010-01-11 20:57:42

A study published today in the Archives of Internal Medicine examines the impact of a safety warning issued by the Food and Drug Administration for commonly prescribed antipsychotic medications.

2010-01-11 06:31:00

EXTON, Pa., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM) today announced that Vincent Milano, president and chief executive officer of ViroPharma, will provide an overview of the company's business and present a financial update during the 28th Annual J.P.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.