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2014-04-01 08:30:33

- Prasco to market the Authorized Generic of EVISTA® in the United States CINCINNATI, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prasco Laboratories, announced today it has signed a marketing and distribution agreement with Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) to market the Authorized Generic (AG) version of EVISTA(®) (raloxifene hydrochloride tablets), in 60 mg strength in the United States. Prasco will begin shipping the product immediately. The financial terms of the agreement were not...

2014-01-17 23:03:42

Certain medications can reduce a woman's risk for developing breast cancer. Women at high risk for breast cancer should talk with their doctors about this strategy. Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 Many new and potent medicines to prevent breast cancer have become available in the past 20 years. Surprisingly, many women—even those at high risk for the disease—are not taking advantage of these medicines, according to an article in the January 2014 issue of the Harvard...

Reducing Risk Of Breast Cancer With Promising New Drug Treatment
2013-12-12 10:25:15

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online There is good news for postmenopausal women who are at high risk for developing breast cancer. According to a new study, taking the drug anastrozole for five years reduced the likelihood of developing the disease by 53 percent when compared with women who took a placebo. Approximately 80 percent of women in the United States who are diagnosed with breast cancer have tumors that contain high levels of hormone receptors. These...

2013-09-18 23:25:17

In the eye, cataracts due to tamoxifen develop in about ten percent of patients taking the drug. Those taking tamoxifen should be getting regular eye exams from an ophthalmologist or optometrist. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Women’s Eye Health.org, formed in response to the troubling reality that 2/3 of the world’s population of blind and visually impaired persons are women, announced new information regarding tamoxifen side effects and the eye. What is tamoxifen? Tamoxifen...

2013-07-16 23:22:35

ASCO expert panel includes University of New England researcher Nananda Col, M.D., M.P.H. Biddeford, ME (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has announced important updates to its 2009 Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Guidelines. Nananda Col, M.D., M.P.H., professor of medicine at the University of New England's College of Osteopathic Medicine and faculty member in the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, is a member of the ASCO panel that...

Genetic Markers May Signify Response To Breast Cancer Therapy
2013-06-13 19:09:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New research from the Mayo Clinic has identified favorable genetic variations that increase the chances of a positive response to preventive breast cancer therapy with the drugs tamoxifen and raloxifene, according to a new report in the journal Cancer Discovery. "Our findings are important because we identified genetic factors that could eventually be used to select women who should be offered the drugs for prevention,"...

Tamoxifen Can Halve Breast Cancer Risk When Prescribed Longer
2013-06-03 13:09:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers announced new findings that taking one breast cancer drug for twice the time suggested can substantially increase survival rates. The scientists said that women diagnosed with breast cancer who take tamoxifen for 10 years, rather than five years, halve their chances of dying. "These findings are extremely exciting for women who are diagnosed with the most common type of breast cancer," said Dr Julia Wilson,...

2013-04-25 19:46:09

Drinking coffee could decrease the risk of breast cancer recurring in patients taking the widely used drug Tamoxifen, a study at Lund University in Sweden has found. Patients who took the pill, along with two or more cups of coffee daily, reported less than half the rate of cancer recurrence, compared with their non-coffee drinking, Tamoxifen-taking counterparts. The team followed over 600 breast cancer patients from southern Sweden for an average of five years. Approximately 300 took...

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