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Advanced therapy offers cure for relapsed cancer patient

...eceived carboplatin chemotherapy at five times the dosage administered to men receiving initial therapy. A side effect of the high dosage is a reduction of blood cells so a stem cell transplant is given to replenish the body’s immune syst...

Genzyme Announces First Phase III Study of Tolevamer in Diarrhea Patients

...om Genzyme's earlier Phase 2 study of a solid oral dosage formulation of tolevamer that met its primary endpoint of non-inferiority compared to vancomycin. Consistent with recent published studies, high rates of CDAD recurrences were observed in patients treated with either vancomycin or metronidazole. Hi...

Study Finds Most Women Getting Wrong Dose of Fertility Drugs

...velopment. They used the calculator to check the dosage given to 161, and found that 75 per cent were being given a higher dose than required, while 15 percent were being given a lower dose of the infertility drugs. When 113 of the women were then given the right dose, an average of 10 eggs were harvest...

Glaucoma can Be Cured by Oven Cleaner!

...nside the eye, also allowing us to cut down on the dosage needed," Mallik said....

Etanercept Reduces Psoriasis

...f etanercept twice weekly (the current recommended dosage for psoriasis) for 12 weeks, all 591 continuing patients (average age 45.7) received etanercept for up to 84 weeks. During this open-label period, safety and efficacy evaluations were completed every 12 weeks. Psoriasis severity was measured using ...

Orchid Gets Approval for Antibiotic Drug from FDA

...here Thursday. The product is available in three dosage strengths, 500 mg/vial, 1 gram/vial, and 2 grams/vial. The Chennai-based Orchid has filed 40 ANDAs comprising 29 antibiotic and 11 non-antibiotic products so far with the FDA. It has received approvals for 19 ANDAs, including Cefepime....

FDA Approves INTUNIV (guanfacine) for the Treatment of ADHD

...ghout the day in children aged 6 to 17 years, with dosage strengths of 1 mg to 4 mg daily. The INTUNIV New Drug Application (NDA) includes data from two placebo-controlled trials in children and adolescents ages 6 to 17 evaluating the compound's safety and efficacy in controlling ADHD symptoms evaluated on ...

Computerized Doctors Order Reduce Prescription Errors

...e can have serious consequences because a patients dosage could be 10 times the recommended amount. Drugs ...rs include prescribing the wrong drug or incorrect dosage or administering a drug at the wrong time or not at all. Most errors typically go undetected unless ...

Travelers Beware: Is Your Medicine Really What the Doctor Ordered?

...t contain different ingredients as well as varying dosage forms. Health professionals dispensing medicatio...r doctor for the generic name, ingredients and the dosage when receiving a prescription in order to double-check that the drug being dispensed is actually the...

Novel Investigational Drug May Help American Women Suffering from Breast Pain

...st disease. "The trial allows us to assess a new dosage form of an active pharmaceutical ingredient with a...afety and efficacy profile. We expect that the new dosage forms will provide a new treatment option for this very important disease state," added Bruce J. Lev...

Anti-Epileptic Drug Intake May Result In Children With Mental Retardation

...men of child bearing potential, and when used, its dosage should be limited if possible." Ms Burns agrees that women with epilepsy should be counseled before embarking on a pregnancy: "What we don't want is to scare people to stop people taking this drug suddenly because that can result in seizures and, p...

New Critical Path Report Highlights Research Needed to Foster Generic Drug Development

...eneric drugs must have the same active ingredient, dosage form, strength, and conditions of use as the brand name drug. The drugs must also be absorbed at the same rate and in the same amount, a concept known as bioequivalence. While straightforward tests of blood plasma levels are sufficient to demonstra...

Aspirin can Prevent Bowel Cancer, Says UK Study

...population should rush out and take what is a high dosage of aspirin on a daily basis. "Aspirin at this dose over a prolonged period of time could lead to potentially serious side effects in a few people." According to another recent study, women who take aspirin in low or moderate doses reduce their r...

Ulcerative Colitis Disrupts Many Aspects of Daily Life: Survey

...More convenient dosing regimens such as once-daily dosage formulations may be part of the solution." Patients are also normalizing their experiences with flare-ups, a serious worsening of UC symptoms. UC patients reported an average of eight flare-ups per year. Four out of five (81 percent) of those surve...

Drug Eluting Nanostructured Coatings Enable Targeted Drug Therapy for Orthopedic Patients

...ers of nanotubes, they could precisely control the dosage and deliver drugs at physiological rates for desired duration of time. In the case of orthopedic implants with nanotubes on the implant surfaces, drugs such as antibiotics can be loaded in the tubes and released right at the site of implantation. T...

Gilead's AIDS Drug Awaits Patent in India

...ce levels observed in patients. The tablet-a-day dosage of the drug also helps in better regimen and compliance among the HIV/AIDS patients taking it. Alton also pointed out that he expects generic versions of Gilead's anti-retrovirals to be available from several of its partners within the next few mon...

A Non-profit Drug Firms Injection to Fight Kala Azar Included in WHOs Model List

... all times in adequate amounts, in the appropriate dosage forms, with assured quality and adequate information, and at a price the individual and the community can afford. Many international organizations, including UNICEF and the U.N. High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), as well as other nongovernmental...

FDA Approves Birth Control Pill for Continuous Use

...d by Wyeth, comes in a 28-day pill pack with a low dosage of hormones ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel, which are already widely used in birth-control pills. The pill prevents conception by halting menstrual period indefinitely. The first ever contraception pill to put off periods altogether when tak...

Cancer Children in US Get Wrong Dosage of Chemotherapy New Study

...all kinds of side effects. What happens when wrong dosage is administered, to children at that? That is what seems to be happening in the US. A new study reveals that such errors resulting further treatment. The problem has a lot to do with lack of common standards for delivering these life-saving, but h...

Mouse Model Points to Strategy for Treating Rare Muscle Disease & Kidney Disorders

...ill assist us greatly in assessing the appropriate dosage of the drug to test in HIBM patients. To date, none of the offspring born to transgenic mice who received ManNAc supplementation have gone on to develop muscle weakness, but the mutant mice remain smaller than their unaffected siblings. Studies are...

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