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2008-07-30 09:00:23

Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Stavzor(TM) (valproic acid delayed release capsules) in 125 mg, 250 mg and 500 mg strengths. Stavzor is approved for the treatment of manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder, as monotherapy and adjunctive therapy in the treatment of patients with complex partial seizures that occur either in isolation or in association with other types of seizures, and for...

2008-07-30 09:00:23

Banner Pharmacaps Inc., a leader in the pharmaceutical industry for the development of soft gelatin dosage form technology, today announced that the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has granted final approval for the Company's New Drug Application (NDA) for Valproic Acid Delayed Release soft gelatin capsules in the 125 mg, 250 mg, and 500 mg strengths. This drug is approved for use in the treatment of manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder, as monotherapy and adjunctive...

2008-06-18 15:00:44

Researchers in Victoria, Australia have developed a new genetic test to help predict the response of epilepsy sufferers to commonly used drug treatments. The non-invasive blood-based test has been developed by doctors from the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne University and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. Victoria Innovation Minister Gavin Jennings said the work involving Victorian researchers is featured in the Innovation Corridor here at the BIO International Conference....

2006-08-07 16:57:39

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Roughly 20 percent of epileptic women who take the antiseizure drug valproate during pregnancy will have a fetus with a serious adverse outcome, almost twice the rate associated with the next most problematic antiepileptic drug, new research shows. Several years ago, the American Academy of Neurology and other groups issued guidelines for treating epileptic women during pregnancy. Since antiepileptic drugs, in general, have been...

2005-11-02 12:50:00

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who use anticonvulsants during pregnancy may increase the risk of delivering an infant with a rare condition called craniostenosis, a study hints. The skull consists of five thin, curved, bony plates that meet along lines called sutures. At birth, the bony plates of the skull are not completely joined along the sutures. This allows the baby's head and brain to grow and develop after birth. After age 2, the sutures begin to close so that the...

2005-06-10 20:55:00

Scientists investigating epilepsy at the University of Liverpool have found no significant long-term benefit in administering immediate treatment to those with early epilepsy and infrequent seizures. Around 500,000 people in the UK suffer from epilepsy, making it the most common serious neurological condition. Many of those who develop epilepsy start having seizures during childhood, but it can develop at any age. The risks and benefits of starting or withholding treatment for patients with...


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