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2013-01-11 00:20:43

POINT RICHMOND, Calif., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSPT) - The FDA is requiring that the manufacturers of certain zolpidem based prescription sleep aids such as Ambien® and Ambien CR®, and generic versions of these products, reduce the recommended dose. FDA has informed the manufacturers of these products that the recommended dose of zolpidem at bedtime for women should be lowered from 10 mg to 5 mg for immediate-release products such as...

2012-12-06 11:36:09

Benzodiazepines affect immune system; Further scrutiny of safety warranted Commonly prescribed sleeping pills/sedatives may increase the risk of contracting pneumonia by as much as 50% and increase the risk of dying from it, suggests research published online in the journal Thorax. Benzodiazepines have a wide range of uses and are commonly prescribed for anxiety, epilepsy, muscle spasm, and insomnia. They are also frequently used in palliative care, as a sedative, and to help those with...

2012-04-23 03:13:35

Tokyo, Apr 17, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it will launch the insomnia treatment Lunesta(R) (eszopiclone) in Japan on April 18.Lunesta, originally discovered and developed by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. ("Sunovion"; formerly Sepracor Inc.; currently a U.S. subsidiary of Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd.), is the first non-benzodiazepine type GABAA agonist to be launched in Japan in 12 years, and is believed to enhance GABA activity while exerting hypnotic...

2012-01-18 04:20:01

Tokyo, Jan 18, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co. Ltd announced today that it received approval from Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) on January 18, 2012 to market Lunesta (eszopiclone), a product the company has been developing in Japan, as a treatment for insomnia.Lunesta, originally discovered and developed by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. ("Sunovion"; formerly Sepracor Inc., "Sepracor"; a U.S. subsidiary of Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co. Ltd), has been marketed in the...

2010-10-18 23:19:00

POINT RICHMOND, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSPT) today announced its preliminary analysis of data from the recently completed Intermezzo® 3.5 mg (zolpidem tartrate sublingual tablet) highway driving study. Transcept is developing Intermezzo® for use as-needed for the treatment of insomnia when a middle of the night awakening is followed by difficulty returning to sleep. In the...

2010-01-18 08:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, despite potential safety concerns, Jazz Pharmaceuticals/UCB's sodium oxybate (JZP-6) will account for more than 15 percent of the fibromyalgia drug market in 2018 in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Japan. Sodium oxybate has demonstrated robust efficacy in Phase III clinical trials...

2008-10-28 06:00:11

US-based pharmaceutical company Sepracor has announced that the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has issued a positive opinion recommending to grant a marketing authorization for Lunivia brand eszopiclone in the EU for the treatment of insomnia. The EU labeling provides for patients who require longer-term therapy to be treated for up to six months, with the usual course of therapy for typical patients being short term. Lunivia is marketed in the US...

2008-10-24 06:00:24

Sepracor Inc. (Nasdaq: SEPR) today announced that the EMEA's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a positive opinion recommending to grant a marketing authorization for LUNIVIA(R) brand eszopiclone in the European Union (EU) for the treatment of insomnia. The EU labeling provides for patients who require longer-term therapy to be treated for up to six months, with the usual course of therapy for typical patients being short-term. LUNIVIA is marketed in the U.S....

2008-09-09 15:00:09

-- Elderly patients taking LUNESTA 2 mg showed significant improvements in measures of daytime function compared to placebo over a 12-week treatment period -- Elderly patients administered LUNESTA 2 mg showed no evidence of rebound insomnia and withdrawal symptoms were comparable to the placebo group upon discontinuation Sepracor Inc. Jonae R. Barnes, 508-481-6700 Sr. Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications Sepracor Inc. (Nasdaq: SEPR) today announced the...

2008-09-03 09:00:08

Sepracor Inc. (Nasdaq: SEPR) today announced the presentation of LUNESTA(R) brand eszopiclone Phase IV study data at the 21st European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Congress in Barcelona. The poster presentations reflected results from a 12-week, double-blind, randomized safety and efficacy study of 388 elderly patients (65-85 years of age) who were administered either LUNESTA 2 mg or placebo nightly. Upon conclusion of the 12-week, double-blind treatment period, all patients...