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2008-08-28 09:01:23

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE:VRX) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) today announced that they have entered into an exclusive worldwide collaboration agreement for the investigational drug retigabine, a first in class neuronal potassium channel opener for treatment of adult epilepsy patients with refractory partial onset seizures. Retigabine has shown robust efficacy and safety as demonstrated in two large completed Phase III trials conducted in patients with refractory epilepsy...

2008-08-21 09:01:14

LONDON, August 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The medicated pain relief plaster, (Versatis) is now approved by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) for restricted use within NHS Scotland for patients suffering pain following shingles(1) http://www.scottishmedicines.org.uk/smc/5850.html. This reversal of the previous SMC decision (issued in February 2007) for Versatis (5% lidocaine medicated plaster) is based on significant new clinical and cost-effectiveness comparative data and brings prescribing...

2008-08-06 09:01:05

Inhibitex, Inc. (NASDAQ: INHX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of products to treat serious infectious diseases, announced today that it has completed a Phase I single ascending dose (SAD) clinical trial and initiated a multiple ascending dose (MAD) trial of FV-100, a highly potent and fast-acting compound being developed to treat shingles (herpes zoster). The double-blind, placebo-controlled SAD trial evaluated the safety and pharmacokinetics of four doses of...

2008-06-24 12:02:17

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Ginger Plumbo of Mayo Clinic, +1-507-284-5005 (days), +1- 507-284-2511 (evenings), newsbureau@mayo.edu ROCHESTER, Minn., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the June issue of Mayo Clinic Womens HealthSource. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Mayo Clinic Womens HealthSource attribution is required. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit...

2008-06-20 06:00:38

Take Care Health Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of drugstore operator Walgreens, has announced that it is now administering the shingles vaccine at all 177 Take Care Health clinics located at Walgreens drugstores in 19 markets throughout 14 states. By administering the shingles vaccine in a convenient setting, Take Care Health providers further extend access to high-quality, affordable and convenient health care to patients across the US, according to Walgreens. Sandra Ryan, chief...

2008-06-19 12:01:06

Take Care Health Systems, one of the largest managers of convenient care clinics and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG), is now administering the shingles vaccine at all 177 Take Care Health Clinics located at Walgreens drugstores in 19 markets throughout 14 states. By administering the shingles vaccine in a convenient setting, Take Care Health Providers further extend access to high-quality, affordable and convenient health care to patients nationwide. Shingles,...

2008-05-15 12:00:07

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has adopted the unanimous recommendation of its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the use of ZOSTAVAX(R) (Zoster Vaccine Live) for the prevention of shingles in adults aged 60 and older. ZOSTAVAX is the only vaccine to prevent shingles, a frequently painful disease marked by a blistering rash that is caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox virus. These final vaccination guidelines were published online today...

2008-03-20 15:00:56

Drugstore operator Safeway has announced that it is offering vaccination to prevent against shingles in over 700 pharmacies in the states of Alaska, California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington administered by Safeway pharmacists. Dave Fong, senior vice president of pharmacy at Safeway, said: "The only way to prevent against contracting this debilitating disease is to get a single shot. By...

2008-03-18 15:00:49

Safeway Inc. announced that it is offering vaccination to prevent against shingles in over 700 pharmacies in the states of AK, CA, CO, DE, HI, ID, IL, MT, NE, NV, OR, PA, TX, VA and WA administered by Safeway pharmacists. The vaccine will be provided on a walk-in basis at in-store pharmacies; patients should call their Safeway pharmacy or go to www.safeway.com/rx to find a location near them. "The only way to prevent against contracting this debilitating disease is to get a single...

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2008-01-23 17:20:00

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control has warned that adults are not keeping up with their vaccinations.   Many either aren't aware or have skipped vaccinations important in preventing many illnesses.  Despite widespread publicity of the availability of several new vaccines, including those for shingles, cervical cancer and whooping cough, a recent survey by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases found that aside from the flu, most adults have trouble even...


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2011-01-24 12:56:26

Herpes zoster (or zoster), is known as shingles or zona and is a viral disease characterized by painful skin rash with blisters in a limited area on one side of the body. Initial infection causes chickenpox. Once chickenpox is over the virus remains in the body and can cause shingles. It can become latent in the nerve cell bodies and sometimes in the dorsal root, cranial nerve, or autonomic ganglion. Years after initial infection, another breakout can cause a painful rash. The rash usually...

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