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2009-02-18 11:15:04

Use of certain medications for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis appears to be associated with an increased risk for shingles, German researchers said. Dr. Anja Strangfeld of the German Rheumatism Research Center in Berlin and colleagues investigated the association of various rheumatoid arthritis treatments, including medications that use monoclonal anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha antibodies with the risk of shingles. The researchers analyzed data from patients who began treatment...

2008-09-09 09:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Epiphany Biosciences, Inc. today announced that a Phase 2b dose-ranging study to evaluate the safety, efficacy, and tolerability of the company's lead compound, valomaciclovir (EPB-348) in patients with acute herpes zoster infection (shingles), will continue as originally designed following an interim analysis. Fred Volinsky, MD, Epiphany's CEO said, "We are pleased with the progress of this clinical trial and look forward to the final data. If...

2008-09-03 00:00:24

U.S. researchers say chickenpox cases have fallen by up to 90 percent in some communities since the vaccine was introduced in 1995. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the vaccine has reduced infections in every age group, including infants too young to be vaccinated but benefit from the reduced exposure to the virus, USA Today reported Tuesday. A CDC report, published in the journal Pediatrics, said the vaccine has reduced chickenpox-related deaths to just 15 each year....

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...


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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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