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2013-07-10 12:27:58

GSK Survey Shows Americans Seek More Information from Pharmacists on Medication Side Effects PITTSBURGH, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While prescription drug use is on the rise, medication side effects are discouraging Americans from following their prescribed treatment plans - even as many of them are not aware they can treat some common side effect with over-the-counter healthcare products according to a new survey by Wakefield Research for Biotene. (Photo:...

Prescription Overdoses Are Alarmingly High Among Women
2013-07-03 05:09:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The number of women dying as a result of prescription painkiller overdoses increased by over 400 percent between 1999 and 2010, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed Tuesday. In their July 2013 Vital Signs report, the American public health agency revealed that nearly 48,000 women died after overdosing on prescription opioid or narcotic pain relievers such as Vicodin, OxyContin or methadone over that 11-year...

2013-07-01 23:18:54

Michael Valentino the former President and CEO of Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc. brings extensive track record and insight market results to UrgentRx. Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 UrgentRx, developer of fast acting over-the-counter flavored powder medications, today announced Michael Valentino will join the company's Board of Directors. Valentino brings more than 30 years of leadership experience at both major pharmaceutical companies and venture-backed start-ups. His most recent...

2013-06-28 08:23:45

NEA Health Information Network and Purdue Pharma L.P. Partner on Education Program WASHINGTON, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To help tackle the serious problem of youth prescription drug abuse, high school teachers will have free access to a new resource guide, Rx for Understanding: Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse. The guide was developed by the National Education Association Health Information Network (NEA HIN) in partnership with RxSafetyMatters, a program of Purdue Pharma...

2013-06-26 12:32:03

GSK Survey Shows Americans Don't Know The Truth About Dry Mouth PITTSBURGH, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While prescription drug use is on the rise, medication side effects are discouraging Americans from following their prescribed treatment plans. Many are not aware they can treat symptoms of some common side effects with over-the-counter healthcare products, according to a new survey of 1,040 Americans by Wakefield Research for Biotene, the leading dry mouth symptom treatment....

FDA Approves Over-The-Counter Emergency Contraceptive For All Women Of Child-Bearing Age
2013-06-21 06:52:45

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Less than two weeks after the Obama Administration announced it would not dispute a federal judge’s order to remove age limitations on emergency contraceptives for women, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it is now approving the use of Plan B One-Step as a nonprescription product for all women of child-bearing age. The FDA action complies with an April 5, 2013 order by the US District Court in New York to make...

2013-06-20 16:27:42

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Gravity Bio today announced that, with the signing of an agreement with Ahngook Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, of Seoul, Korea, it has obtained rights to commercialize Synatura®, a non-opioid medicine for the treatment of cough and congestion. Synatura has been recognized as a blockbuster product in Korea, first launched as Synatura Syrup by Ahngook in 2011, recording over $40 million US dollar equivalent in sales during the first...

2013-06-19 12:27:38

DUBLIN, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gdhpt3/otc) has announced the addition of the "OTC Pharmaceuticals and Self-medication in Seven Emerging Markets - Expanded Access, Aging Populations and Increasing Obesity Levels to Drive Future Growth" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gdhpt3/otc ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Russia's Rapidly...

2013-06-18 16:25:19

MARIETTA, Ga., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Feosol(®) Iron Supplements, distributed by Meda Consumer Healthcare's US headquarters in Marietta, Georgia, has been awarded the #1 Pharmacist Recommended Brand (2013-2014) by U.S News & World Report and Pharmacy Times. Top recommended healthcare brands were identified through a national survey amongst 2,411 pharmacists early in 2013 for consideration for the award and Feosol was chosen as the #1 pharmacist recommended brand in the iron...

2013-06-17 16:24:43

NEW YORK, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a Statement of Steve Pasierb, President and CEO, The Partnership at Drugfree.org: Last Friday, Urban Outfitters issued a statement to CNN that it was halting the sale of prescription drug paraphernalia products. The statement read, "In this extensive range of product we recognize that from time to time there may be individual items that are misinterpreted by people who are not our customer. As a result of this...