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2011-12-28 07:54:24

Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended that a certain type of genetic testing (for the genotype CYP2C19) be considered before prescribing the drug clopidogrel to identify individuals who may be less responsive to the medication, a review and analysis of previous studies did not find an overall significant association between the CYP2C19 genotype and cardiovascular events, according to a study in the December 28 issue of JAMA. Clopidogrel is an antiplatelet...

2011-12-06 14:00:00

GENE-MATRIX study to determine optimal antiplatelet therapy for 4,000 cardiac stent patients Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) December 06, 2011 Spartan Bioscience today announced the start of GENE-MATRIXâ”the largest clinical trial to date of point-of-care DNA testing in medicine. The randomized prospective trial will enroll 4,000 patients over 2 years at up to 40 hospitals in Italy. The Spartan RX CYP2C19 point-of-care DNA testing system will be used to test heart attack patients...

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2011-11-24 12:18:16

On Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medication specifically designed for those who wake up in the middle of the night and can't fall back to sleep. Transcept Pharmaceuticals Intermezzo is a lower-dose formulation of Zolpidem, which was first approved in the U.S. in 1992 and is better known as Ambien. "This is the first time the FDA has approved a drug for this condition," theFDA said in a statement. "Intermezzo should only be used when a person has at...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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