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2009-06-02 07:00:00

- Company preparing to initiate phase II trial in hepatic encephalopathy - SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc. today announced top-line results from a phase I study of HPN-100 in patients with liver cirrhosis. The data were presented as part of the 2009 Digestive Disease Week meeting. The abstract is titled "Pharmacokinetic (PK) and Safety Analyses of a Novel Ammonia-Reducing Agent in Healthy Adults and Patients with Cirrhosis." (Logo:...

2009-06-01 07:00:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Lamictal(R)XR(TM) (lamotrigine) Extended-Release Tablets as once-a-day add-on therapy for epilepsy patients 13 years of age or older with partial onset seizures. Lamictal XR reduced seizures in patients who were inadequately controlled on current therapy. Lamictal XR reduced the frequency of partial seizures during a 19-week...

2009-05-11 06:00:00

- Easy-to-swallow formulation provides important new alternative for patients RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Lamictal(R) ODT(TM) (lamotrigine) Orally Disintegrating Tablets. Lamictal ODT uses a novel drug-delivery formulation to provide Lamictal in a tablet that has a pleasant taste and disintegrates on the tongue. One factor physicians should consider...

2009-05-05 07:00:00

- Company preparing to initiate phase III clinical trial - SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that HPN-100 has received orphan product designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for maintenance treatment of patients with enzymes of the urea cycle. The Company recently announced results from its phase II study and intends to initiate a phase III clinical program in this indication in the second half of 2009. (Logo:...

2009-04-28 12:30:12

 New guidelines developed by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society show it's relatively safe for women with epilepsy to become pregnant, but caution must be taken, including avoiding one particular epilepsy drug that can cause birth defects. The guidelines are published in the April 27, 2009, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, and will be presented April 27, 2009, at the Academy's Annual...

2009-04-27 16:00:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New guidelines developed by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society show it's relatively safe for women with epilepsy to become pregnant, but caution must be taken, including avoiding one particular epilepsy drug that can cause birth defects. The guidelines are published in the April 27, 2009, online issue of Neurology(R), the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, and will be presented April 27,...

2009-04-21 14:00:00

Abstract #4061 DENVER, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit presented data today at the American Association for Cancer Research's 100th Annual Meeting 2009 that could potentially provide a brighter future for children who suffer from a more deadly form of acute leukemia. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) Yubin Ge, Ph.D., and Chengzhi Xie, Ph.D., presented a poster at the conference...

2009-04-17 21:27:51

Canadian researchers found immigrant women less likely than others to be taking folic acid before pregnancy to help prevent spina bifida and anencephaly. Neural tube defects -- birth defects of the spinal cord and brain, known as spina bifida and anencephaly -- can be reduced by nearly 50 percent with folic acid supplements taken just before and soon after conception. The study found 60 percent of Canadian-born women in the study reported using folic acid supplements in the three-month period...

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2009-04-16 06:22:51

According to a new study, children of mothers who took the epilepsy drug valproate during pregnancy had lower IQs than children of mothers who used other anti-seizure medications. Valproate affected children had IQ scores up to nine points lower by age 3, Dr. Kimford Meador, the study's lead author, told the Associated Press. Women who could potentially bear children have long been advised to avoid valproate, also sold under the brand name Depakote, because it has previously been linked to...

2008-12-16 14:56:47

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it will require suicide warnings on all anti-epileptic drugs, including those used to treat other conditions. The federal agency says the warning about the risk of suicidal thoughts and suicidality will be required on all anti-epileptic drugs that are also used to treat psychiatric disorders, migraine headaches and other conditions. The warnings will appear on all prescribing information or labeling. Patients being treated with anti-epileptic drugs...


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