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2009-05-04 07:10:00

High sodium diets, sedentary lifestyles and not drinking enough water are to blame. ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Lisa Garnes received a call from her daughter's daycare saying that 3-year-old Emma was complaining of back pain, she never dreamt the cause would be a condition often associated with middle aged men: kidney stones. "They said that Emma was doubled over in pain and saying that her back hurt her," says Garnes. Garnes took her to the pediatrician, who...

2009-03-13 09:38:35

 New research reveals men who get more vitamin C lower their chances of developing gout, a painful type of arthritis.A 20-year study of nearly 47,000 men revealed vitamin C appears to reduce the levels of uric acid in the blood.  Uric acid is a naturally occurring compound.  If it builds up, crystal deposits form in and around joints.  That leads to pain, inflammation and swelling associated with gout.Study authors identify gout as the most common type of inflammatory...

2009-03-12 13:57:00

First new treatment option in 40 years for chronic management of condition DEERFIELD, Ill., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. announced today that ULORIC(R) (febuxostat) is now available by prescription in pharmacies across the United States for the chronic management of hyperuricemia in patients with gout. Gout is a chronic condition that affects more than five million Americans. This once-daily oral medication, available in 40-mg and 80-mg tablets, is the...

2009-03-04 10:19:04

British doctors say they're seeing an increase in the number of gout cases among younger people because of diets rich in meat and alcohol. Gout is caused by a build-up of uric acid in the blood and results in acute attacks of arthritis in the joints. The metabolic disorder, once lampooned as a disease of the idle rich, increased by about 17 percent between 2007 and 2008, the Daily Telegraph reported. Doctors attribute the increase to the country's growing obesity rate. Dr. Kelsey Jordan of...

2009-02-26 08:01:00

BOSTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- SaltCheck, Inc. announced the completion of a 100 subject study demonstrating successful use of a new simplified test for monitoring sodium intake. The test, which can be used either for self-monitoring by people with hypertension, or for point-of-care testing at the physician's office, is revolutionary in providing immediate feedback on urine sodium excretion, which closely mirrors sodium intake. It involves dipstick testing, with results refined by...

2009-02-24 08:40:00

EXTON, Pa., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends is pleased to announce the fielding of a new syndicated report, LaunchTrends(TM): Uloric(R). Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited announced that they received FDA approval for Uloric(R) (generic name: febuxostat) on February 13, 2009. Uloric(R) is indicated for the chronic management of hyperuricemia associated with gout and represents the first product for gout that has been approved in over forty years. LaunchTrends(TM): Uloric(R) is a three...

2009-02-14 13:27:05

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for gout, the first new prescription for the painful condition in 40 years, its maker says. Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc. of Deerfield, Ill., said Friday its Uloric drug has been approved by the FDA for the more than 5 million U.S. victims of gout, a malady characterized by intense pain, inflammation and warmth in affected joints, the Chicago Tribune reported. The newspaper said most doctors use well-established...

2009-02-13 19:29:00

First new treatment option in more than 40 years, marking second FDA approval for Takeda within one month DEERFIELD, Ill., and OSAKA, Japan, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ULORIC(R) (febuxostat) 40 mg and 80 mg for the chronic management of hyperuricemia in patients with gout. This once-daily, oral...

2009-01-27 15:40:00

PARKERSBURG, W. Va., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The C8 Science Panel has completed a new study on uric acid and C8 and C8S, based on existing data from the C8 Health Project. While increased uric acid is associated with higher levels of C8 and C8S, the data are not sufficient to show that these chemicals can cause an increase in uric acid. The Science Panel team recently completed a study on the relationship between uric acid and C8 (also known as PFOA) and C8S (also known as PFOS) in the blood...

2008-12-06 11:00:00

- Results Presented at ASH Annual Meeting - SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis today announced results of a randomized phase III study presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology. The study in adult patients with hematological malignancies at high or potential risk for tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) demonstrated that Elitek(R) (rasburicase) significantly reduced plasma uric acid (PUA) levels compared to allopurinol alone (p=0.0012). The...


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