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2012-01-18 19:57:56

Oseltamivir. Esomeprazole. Trastuzumab. Where do drugs get those odd-sounding generic names? The answers are in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, which explains the logic behind the tongue-twisters. C&EN Associate Editor Carmen Drahl explains that until 1961 there was no standard for assigning drugs generic names, which are different from brand names like...

2011-11-28 14:00:00

Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., (Takeda) announced the DEXILANT (dexlansoprazole) product labeling now includes information from a study in healthy subjects demonstrating that DEXILANT had no clinically important effect on exposure to the active metabolite of clopidogrel or clopidogrel-induced platelet inhibition. No dose adjustment of clopidogrel is necessary when administered with an approved dose of DEXILANT. DEXILANT is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) indicated for the treatment...

2011-08-10 08:00:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by GCG Inc., Notice Administrator regarding the Commonwealth Care Alliance v. AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals L.P., Docket No. 05-0269. If You Purchased the Drug Nexium® (esomeprazole magnesium) in Massachusetts, A Class Action Lawsuit May Affect Your Rights. There is a class action lawsuit pending in Suffolk County Superior Court in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ("Lawsuit"). The name of the...

2011-07-27 00:01:19

Horse Gold Unique Proprietary Formula Obliterates Gastric Pain in Horses Bradenton, FL (PRWEB) July 26, 2011 Horse Gold, makers of hyper-effective equine supplements created by horsemen for horsemen, officially released Gastromax3â“ž¢ paste, an affordable, once-a-day preventive anti-ulcer supplement for horses. Gastromax3â“ž¢ paste is formulated to prevent debilitating ulcers using omeprazole, a protein pump inhibitor that blocks the...

2011-05-18 00:17:45

In an evaluation of contemporary antireflux therapies for chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), most patients who received treatment with either the proton pump inhibitor esomeprazole or laparoscopic antireflux surgery achieved and remained in disease remission for 5 years, according to a study in the May 18 issue of JAMA. "GERD is a highly prevalent disorder caused by the reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus. It is a chronic, relapsing disease that negatively affects...

2011-05-06 07:30:00

FRAZER, Pa., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Society of General Internal Medicine's 34th Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz. today, Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH) presented positive results from a phase IV trial of nearly 400 people with excessive sleepiness associated with shift work disorder. In the trial, NUVIGIL® (armodafinil) Tablets [C-IV] improved shift-workers' overall clinical condition late in their shifts (i.e., 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.), including the commute...

2011-04-21 08:50:00

FRAZER, Pa., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cephalon, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEPH) today announced that it has filed a definitive Consent Revocation Statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) urging shareholders to reject Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.'s proposals to remove Cephalon's entire Board of Directors and replace them with nominees hand-picked by Valeant. Cephalon also mailed copies of the Statement to shareholders of record together with a WHITE consent...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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