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2012-03-02 05:53:58

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Elderly folks ages 65 and up who are living in a nursing home and taking certain antipsychotic medications for dementia could be hastening their death. The Harvard Medical School undertook the largest study ever among US nursing home residents, researchers looked at 75,445 older nursing home residents from 45 US states between 2001 and 2005. All nursing home residents studied were at least 65 years of age. Risks of mortality were examined over a 6 months period. The...

2012-02-23 18:00:25

Research: Differential risk of death in older nursing home residents prescribed specific antipsychotic medications: Population-based cohort study Nursing home residents over the age of 65 who take certain antipsychotic medication for dementia are at an increased risk of death, suggests a research paper published today on bmj.com. The Harvard Medical School study, the largest ever undertaken among US nursing home residents, looked at 75,445 older nursing home residents from 45 US states...

2011-08-11 07:30:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today announced that it has filed lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware against Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc (collectively "Par") and Actavis South Atlantic LLC and Actavis, Inc. (collectively "Actavis"). The lawsuits were filed in response to Abbreviated New Drug Applications ("ANDAs") filed by Par and Actavis. In their...

2011-07-26 07:30:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today announced several positive developments regarding its anticipated European regulatory filing of NUEDEXTA® (dextromethorphan hydrobromide and quinidine sulfate) capsules for the treatment of pseudobulbar affect (PBA). On July 22, 2011, company officials met with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to discuss plans for filing a marketing authorization application (MAA)...

2011-07-01 07:30:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website indicates that an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for a generic version of NUEDEXTA® (dextromethorphan hydrobromide and quinidine sulfate) capsules was submitted on March 7, 2011. The company received Paragraph IV certification notices on June 30, 2011. Avanir intends to vigorously enforce its...

2011-06-24 12:46:41

A side effect of many commonly used drugs appears to increase the risks of both cognitive impairment and death in older people, according to new research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA). As part of the Medical Research Council's Cognitive Function and Ageing Studies (CFAS) project, the study is the first systematic investigation into the long term health impacts of 'anticholinergic activity' "“ a known potential side effect of many prescription and over the counter drugs...


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