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2010-10-11 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney Keith Jensen of the Fort Worth, Texas-based law firm of Jensen, Belew & Gonzalez is announcing a $3.78 million settlement with pharmaceutical manufacturer Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) on behalf of the family of a nine-year-old New York girl who died in June 2004 as the result of a drug-induced disease known as Stevens Johnson Syndrome, which caused all of her skin to peel off. The settlement approval was filed Friday following a hearing before New...

2010-07-27 13:00:22

While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires a warning of an increased risk of suicide for all epilepsy drugs, a new study shows that only certain drugs may increase the risk. The study is published in the July 27, 2010, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Newer drugs with a higher risk of causing depression than other epilepsy drugs, such as levetiracetam, topiramate and vigabatrin, were found to increase the risk of...

2010-06-29 06:30:00

ATLANTA, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- New long term data showed that Vimpat® (lacosamide) C-V provided sustained reduction in seizure frequency for up to five years when used as an add-on treatment for uncontrolled partial onset seizures in adults with epilepsy. In addition post-hoc exploratory analyses showed that adjunctive lacosamide treatment reduced partial-onset seizure frequency and improved responder rates when added to a broad range of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs)...

2010-03-29 10:42:33

Phenytoin is a well known antiepileptic agent widely used throughout the world. Recent clinical studies in patients with bipolar disorder have suggested that, as for other anticonvulsant drugs commonly used in the treatment of bipolar patients including valproate and carbamazepine, phenytoin may have mood-stabilizing effects in addition to its well-known anticonvulsant properties. In a study published in the March 2010 issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine Veronica Mariotti and...

2010-03-11 08:05:00

ATLANTA, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB today announced that the antiepileptic drug (AED) Vimpat® (lacosamide) (C-V) demonstrated significantly fewer partial-onset seizures versus placebo in adults living with epilepsy, according to a Phase III clinical study published online in Epilepsia. This study was one of three that supported the approval of Vimpat by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2008 for use as an add-on therapy for the treatment of partial-onset...

2009-04-28 12:30:12

 New guidelines developed by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society show it's relatively safe for women with epilepsy to become pregnant, but caution must be taken, including avoiding one particular epilepsy drug that can cause birth defects. The guidelines are published in the April 27, 2009, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, and will be presented April 27, 2009, at the Academy's Annual...

2009-04-27 16:00:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New guidelines developed by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society show it's relatively safe for women with epilepsy to become pregnant, but caution must be taken, including avoiding one particular epilepsy drug that can cause birth defects. The guidelines are published in the April 27, 2009, online issue of Neurology(R), the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, and will be presented April 27,...

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2009-04-16 06:22:51

According to a new study, children of mothers who took the epilepsy drug valproate during pregnancy had lower IQs than children of mothers who used other anti-seizure medications. Valproate affected children had IQ scores up to nine points lower by age 3, Dr. Kimford Meador, the study's lead author, told the Associated Press. Women who could potentially bear children have long been advised to avoid valproate, also sold under the brand name Depakote, because it has previously been linked to...

2009-03-28 09:48:27

New York mutual fund pioneer and wonder drug promoter Jack Dreyfus has died at age 95 in Manhattan, hospital officials said. Dreyfus, who gained fame and fortune as a financier who turned his mutual funds into a Wall Street institution, died Friday at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, The New York Times reported. Dreyfus was one of Wall Street's the most successful investors in the 1950s and 1960s, and has been credited with popularizing participation in the stock...

2009-01-08 08:18:44

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Thursday added 41 products to an alert about diet pills containing potentially dangerous undeclared drugs, officials said. The regulatory agency now says 69 types of diet pills contain possibly unsafe hidden drugs -- a figure that is probably less than the actual number on the market, FDA new drugs and labeling compliance Director Michael Levy said. I think it's fair to say that we have a major initiative investigation ongoing into this type of product,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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