The pain-reliever acetaminophen (also known as paracetomol) is one of the best-selling over-the-counter medications, used by more than 200 million Americans a year. It is sold under many brand names, including Tylenol, and is an ingredient in nearly 200 medications, both over-the-counter (such as Excedrin, Midol, NyQuil, and Sudafed) and prescription (such as Vicodin).
Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CPIX) today announced new top-line results for a patient preference study evaluating Kristalose (lactulose) for Oral Solution, a prescription laxative packaged as a crystalline powder, compared to similar products in liquid forms.
Patheon a global provider of drug development and manufacturing services to the international pharmaceutical industry announced today that it has successfully released the first commercial shipments of SUMAVEL DosePro (sumatriptan injection) to Zogenix in anticipation of the planned U.S. commercial product launch scheduled in January 2010.
"Eating food is an important element in reducing drinking and reducing risk of intoxication," Garbutt said. Eat a meal before you take your first sip of alcohol, he advises, and continue to take in food as the night wears on. Food, fats especially, help slow down the body's absorption of alcohol. But to truly be effective, the food must be in your stomach first. If you wait until you're feeling buzzed or tipsy to start eating, it's already too late.
Zogenix, Inc., a privately held pharmaceutical company, announced today that it has closed a $35 million second tranche of a Series B preferred stock financing. The Series B round was increased from $51 million, previously announced in September, to $71 million. The additional $20 million investment was made by Chicago Growth Partners, which will now be represented on the Zogenix Board of Directors by Dr. Arda Minocherhomjee.
Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that data from a recent clinical trial for Caldolor® (ibuprofen) Injection, an intravenous treatment for pain and fever, will be presented at the 44th American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, in December.
Novartis announced today that new data, including a late-breaking presentation on Tasigna® (nilotinib) 200 mg capsules in a form of chronic myeloid leukemia, demonstrate the strength of the company's hematology portfolio in advancing the care of patients.
For many Canadians, December is the start of the holiday season and a time of joy and celebration, but for some, it can also be a time of increased aches and pains. Whether it's a backache from shoveling away the first snowfall, hanging holiday lights or a headache from the stress of holiday shopping, December brings a new set of aches and pains.
Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that an independently conducted study of Acetadote (acetylcysteine) Injection, or intravenous N-acetylcysteine, as a cost-saving treatment for acetaminophen poisoning was published in Volume 12, Number 4 of the peer-reviewed Journal of Medical Economics, distributed in December.
With flu season in full swing and the threat of H1N1 looming, demand for vaccines is at an all-time high. Although those vaccines are expected to be effective, University of Missouri researchers have found further evidence that some over-the-counter drugs, such as aspirin and Tylenol, that inhibit certain enzymes could impact the effectiveness of vaccines.
QRxPharma Limited announced today, as part of its Phase 3 program, the initiation of a registration (also called pivotal) trial (Study 008) comparing efficacy and safety profiles of MoxDuo(TM)IR against component doses of morphine and oxycodone alone for the management of moderate to severe post-operative pain following bunionectomy surgery. The Company expects to complete dosing by close of Q2 2010.
XenaCare Holdings, Inc., a company specializing in the marketing and retail distribution of consumer healthcare products, has announced today that is has become a national sponsor of the Arthritis Foundation at the National Proud Sponsor level.
An article by Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, titled "A Difficult Balance - Pain Management, Drug Safety, and the FDA," appears in the Nov. 26, 2009 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.
Merck said today that U.S. District Court Judge John F. Keenan granted summary judgment in Merck's favor in Flemings v. Merck. Flemings is the second of three cases involving FOSAMAX (alendronate sodium) designated by the federal MDL court as a bellwether trial case.
Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced positive new top-line results from a study evaluating the safety and efficacy of Caldolor (ibuprofen) Injection in treating fever in hospitalized burn patients.
Bayer's CONTOUR® USB meter, the first blood glucose monitor that connects directly to a PC or MAC -- providing users with instant access to information and trends about their blood sugar levels -- is now available for purchase through Walgreens online pharmacy and will soon also be available online through CVS and Walmart.
someone at home who has H1N1 (swine) flu, it is important for you to prevent other people in the house from getting sick, according to Gary Kalkut, MD, MPH, Senior Vice-President, Chief Medical Officer of Montefiore Medical Center.
NeurogesX, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Qutenza(TM) (capsaicin) 8% patch, the first and only product containing prescription strength capsaicin, for the management of neuropathic pain due to postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), the nerve pain which can follow shingles.
By about age 50, more than half of adults have dealt with hemorrhoids. The November issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter covers home treatments that can relieve symptoms of this common and embarrassing problem.
Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) goal date for its Priority Review of the New Drug Application (NDA) for intravenous (IV) acetaminophen by three months.
BioMedReports.Com, the news portal which covers Wall Street's biomedical sector and delivers financial and investment intelligence to a community of highly informed investors, reports that investors are betting that BioElectronics' (PINKSHEETS: BIEL) upcoming medical study results will be significant.