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2010-10-19 05:30:00

ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOR) today announced that it will release financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010 on Thursday, October 28, 2010 after the market close. The Company will host a conference call and webcast on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern / 1:30 p.m. Pacific to discuss the Company's third quarter results and current corporate developments. The dial-in number for the...

2010-10-18 23:19:00

POINT RICHMOND, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSPT) today announced its preliminary analysis of data from the recently completed Intermezzo® 3.5 mg (zolpidem tartrate sublingual tablet) highway driving study. Transcept is developing Intermezzo® for use as-needed for the treatment of insomnia when a middle of the night awakening is followed by difficulty returning to sleep. In the...

2010-09-21 22:10:34

Orexin wakes up your brain by self-excitation mechanism For advanced activities of our daily life (such as driving a car, or seeing a movie), to be awake is important. It has been known so far that neuropeptide in the brain called "Orexin"controls sleep and awakening besides appetite. Here, the research group led by Dr. Akihiro Yamanaka, National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS), found that orexin-releasing neurons have the self-excitation mechanism that activate each other among...

2010-09-20 04:29:00

DALLAS, September 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsandReports announces it will carry Insomnia Market Forecast Research Report in its store. Browse the complete Report on: http://www.reportsandreports.com/reports/33201-insomnia-market-forecast.html Search More Then 50000 Market Research Reports at ReportsandReports (http://www.reportsandreports.com/) Browse All Datamonitor Research Reports at http://www.reportsandreports.com/Publishers/datamonitor/ The availability of...

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2010-08-18 13:30:00

Swiss scientists suggested Wednesday that psychedelic drugs like LSD, ketamine and magic mushrooms could be combined with psychotherapy to treat people suffering from depression, compulsive disorders or chronic pain. Research into the effects of psychedelics has been restricted because of the negative connotations of drugs, but the scientists said more studies into their clinical potential were now justified. The scientists reported that recent brain imaging studies show that psychedelics...

2010-07-05 08:59:00

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurim Pharmaceuticals (http://www.Neurim.com) confirmed today that the European Commission (EC) has approved a change in treatment duration with Circadin from 3 to 13 weeks (3 months). Circadin is indicated for the treatment of primary insomnia in patients who are aged 55 or over. The approval was based primarily on data obtained in the latest SOUNDER-SLEEP Phase IV clinical study, indicating that Circadin was safe and more effective...

2010-06-07 14:03:44

When seizures strike, the most immediate goal for caregivers is to get appropriate medication to the patient as quickly as possible to stop the seizing activity. In a paper published in the June Academic Emergency Medicine, UC emergency medicine assistant professor Jason McMullan, MD, found that the best means of stopping status epilepticus (SE) may be with the least direct medication. In the meta-analysis, McMullan compiled the results of six studies featuring 774 patients. His analysis...

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2010-06-07 06:40:00

Individuals with chronic insomnia have an elevated risk of death, according to a research abstract that will be presented Monday, June 7, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas, at SLEEP 2010, the 24th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC. Results indicate that the adjusted hazard ratio for all-cause mortality was three times higher in people with chronic insomnia (HR = 3.0) than in people without insomnia.  When examining individual subtypes of insomnia, the risk of...

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. Such unapproved uses are also known as "off-label" uses because they...

2010-04-15 10:35:00

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Unintentional poisoning deaths have dramatically increased over the last decade to become the second leading cause of injury deaths in the United States. Along with this trend, the number of Emergency Room visits and resulting hospitalizations has also increased. According to a recent study conducted by the West Virginia School of Medicine, hospitalizations for poisonings from overdoses of prescription opioids, sedatives and tranquilizers...


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