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2011-04-19 09:45:00

HOUSTON, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An Ohio woman suffered bone deterioration and broken bones because of hidden risks with pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca's acid reflux drug Nexium, The Gibson Law Firm alleges in a lawsuit filed today in Texas federal court. Filed in the U.S. District Court in Houston, the lawsuit alleges 58-year-old Ginny Begin, of Toledo, Ohio, suffered serious bone deterioration after taking Nexium on a daily basis between 2003 and early 2011. In March, the FDA...

2011-04-11 07:15:00

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) (TSX: VRX) today filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a presentation in connection with its written consent solicitation to stockholders of Cephalon, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEPH) for removal of Cephalon's current Board of Directors and election of its seven nominees in their place. Valeant compares its $73.00 per share all-cash offer, which would deliver immediate and certain...

2011-04-05 09:30:00

NEW ORLEANS, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. (Takeda) announced the presentation of new study results, which evaluated the potential inhibitory effects of certain proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) on Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate). The results showed that in healthy subjects, clopidogrel's active metabolite and inhibition of platelet function were reduced less by the co-administration of clopidogrel with dexlansoprazole or lansoprazole, rather than...

2011-02-14 09:00:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thought Leader Select, a Research Triangle, NC firm focused on collaborations between the biopharmaceutical industry and the medical community, announces the launch of a new media partnership with biopharmaceutical industry blog Marketing4Health. The research and consulting firm (Thought Leader Select) has signed on to become the blog's exclusive sponsor, beginning February 14, 2011. With a growing international following and strong...

2011-01-25 12:45:00

FRAZER, Pa., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH) today announced positive results from a phase IV clinical trial of NUVIGIL® (armodafinil) Tablets [C-IV] in patients experiencing excessive sleepiness associated with shift work disorder, specifically during the end of their night shifts (i.e., 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.), including the commute home. The study data showed statistically significant difference in improvement in overall clinical condition...

2011-01-19 13:38:00

RADNOR, Pa., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HTH Worldwide, a global health and safety services company, today announced the expansion of its mobile and online brand name medication translation guide for world travelers. Prescription and over-the-counter drug names often vary by country -- for example Prilosec is called Lomac or Prilosid in India -- so those traveling, living or studying abroad need to be sure they are getting the precise equivalent of medications they were prescribed at...

2010-12-27 07:30:00

FRAZER, Pa., Dec. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH) today announced that the company received a second Complete Response Letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for NUVIGIL(R) (armodafinil) Tablets [C-IV] for the treatment of patients with excessive sleepiness associated with jet lag disorder resulting from eastbound travel. In its letter to the company, the FDA reiterated its previously stated concerns...

2010-11-25 21:43:30

Despite the reassurances of Pasternak and Hviid in their study, "Use of Proton-Pump Inhibitors (PPI) in Early Pregnancy and the Risk of Birth Defects," featured in the Nov. 24 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, an epidemiologist from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) believes that further studies are needed. The original study found that on the basis of data from more than 840,000 live births in Denmark, there was no evidence to suggest that the use of the most common...

2010-10-26 07:00:00

CINCINNATI, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating the return of the NFL season, Prilosec OTC® - the #1 pharmacist recommended over-the-counter heartburn medicine according to Pharmacy Times - has teamed up with two of the NFL's toughest offensive lineman to showcase the importance of powerful protection when it comes to treating frequent heartburn. New York Giants All-Pro Offensive Tackle David Diehl and Minnesota Vikings Guard Anthony Herrera have teamed up with Prilosec...

2010-10-22 15:38:00

FRAZER, Pa., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH) today announced that Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) for its medications NUVIGIL® (armodafinil) Tablets [C-IV] and PROVIGIL® (modafinil) Tablets [C-IV] have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Both the NUVIGIL and PROVIGIL REMS consist of a Medication Guide to inform patients about the potential risks associated with the use of these...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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