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2008-12-05 06:44:00

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ - Norgine, the leading European specialty pharmaceutical company, has today announced that it has granted Medical Futures the exclusive rights to market MOVIPREP(R) in Canada. MOVIPREP is a novel patent-protected product developed by Norgine for bowel cleansing prior to colonoscopy and other situations where a clean bowel is required. The product is marketed by Norgine in Europe and in the USA by its partner Salix Pharmaceuticals. In return for the...

2008-12-02 09:36:00

British Medical Journal study finds natural, less expensive treatments are effective for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Sufferers PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- With its feasts, travel and family gatherings, the holiday season is, for most, anticipated with excitement. But for the estimated 60 million Americans who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), the holidays can be fraught with the fear of sudden embarrassing and debilitating gastrointestinal attacks, often triggered by food...

2008-11-05 09:00:34

Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPTR) today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2008. Optimer reported a net loss for the third quarter of 2008 of $9.2 million, or $0.31 per share, compared to a net loss of $6.5 million, or $0.28 per share, for the same period in 2007. Research and development expenses in the third quarter of 2008 were $7.9 million compared to $5.5 million in the third quarter of 2007. The increase was primarily due to expenses...

2008-10-21 09:00:12

Sucampo Pharma Europe, Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCMP), today announced the results from three open-labeled, long-term (6 and 12 months) clinical trials of lubiprostone (AMITIZA(R)). These trials were conducted between November 2001 and January 2005 and the results were previously reported in the United States. These data demonstrate that lubiprostone provided significant improvements in subjective assessments of symptoms and was well tolerated...

2008-10-20 09:00:42

Results from three studies related to Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:OPTR) developmental product candidates will be presented at this year's joint meeting of the Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC)/Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), to be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on October 25-28, 2008. The presentations and speakers include: 'A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled...

2008-10-18 06:00:19

Public health officials in North Bay, Ontario, say the number of people sickened by E. coli bacteria at a fast food restaurant has risen to 131. Local Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Whiting told the Toronto Star she expected the number to increase further in coming days because the bacteria's incubation period that can last as long as 10 days. She said three of the victims were being treated in hospitals after the outbreak last weekend at a Harvey's restaurant. The victims range...

2008-10-15 18:00:23

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- To The Editor: Recent deaths of consumers in Florida and Texas caused by bacterial infections in shellfish should remind people with certain pre-existing conditions of health risks associated with consuming raw shellfish, particularly during warm weather when waters in the Gulf of Mexico are especially susceptible to the growth of Vibrio vulnificus bacteria. Vibrio vulnificus is a naturally occurring bacteria completely unrelated to pollution....

2008-10-06 09:00:57

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) today announced the launch of the Performance Improvement component of the Educational Initiative on Constipation (EIC) at the Collective Clinical Forum: EIC, a satellite symposium that took place during the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) annual meeting on October 5, 2008, in Orlando, Fla. The evidence-based, participatory performance improvement activity enables healthcare...

2008-09-24 03:00:23

By Williams, Robert H HIT, a Virginia Beach, Va.-based company, is marketing a water purification system in a bottle that was conceived by inventor Michael Pritchard of the United Kingdom. Called, Lifesaver, the bottle relies on a proprietary filtration process that strips bacteria, fungi, parasites, microbiological pathogens from water without chemical additives. According to the veteran-owned company, Lifesaver is able to filter out impurities down to 15 nanometers, which produces sterile...

2008-09-23 06:00:32

Napo Pharmaceuticals has announced positive clinical data on the effectiveness of crofelemer from a study for CRO-ID in treating severely ill cholera patients in conjunction with an antibiotic and rehydration therapy. A double-blind placebo-controlled study was conducted in 100 patients with confirmed severe cholera. Patients were randomized to placebo or 125mg crofelemer every six hours or 250mg crofelemer every six hours in a 1:2:2 randomization scheme. The purpose of the trial was to...


Latest Water-borne diseases Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 16:37:36

Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped bacteria of the Vibrio Genus. Hollis et al. first reported it in 1976. It was given the name Beneckea vulnifica by Reichelt et al. in 1976 and in 1979 Vibrio vulnificus by Farmer. V. vulnificus is related to V. cholerae and is present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas. It causes an infection often incurred after eating seafood, especially raw or undercooked oysters. It can...

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2011-04-14 16:27:41

Campylobacter jejuni is a species of curved, helical shaped, non-spore forming, Gram-negative microaerophilic, bacteria commonly found in animal feces. It is one of the most common causes of human gastroenteritis in the world. This food poisoning can be severely debilitating but rarely life-threatening. It has also been linked to Guillain-Barre syndrome which generally develops two to three weeks after the initial illness. It is commonly associated with poultry, and it naturally colonizes...

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