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A prescription cream for unwanted facial hair

VaniqaT is a prescription drug which was approved by the FDA in the United S... be essential for good health. Vaniqa is the first prescription drug approved in the United States to treat this condition. It was effective, compared to placebo, i...

Levothyroxine Thyroid Hormone Replacement, Approved for Hypothyroidism

The thyroid hormone replacement prescription drug, levothyroxine sodium (Unithroid) for hypothyroidism in adults and children has been approved for use in the United States by the FDA. The thyroid hormaone is involved in the regulation of a wide range of metabolic processes within the body ...

Kick Smoking with Nicotine Drink

...pts to quit, nicotine gum 28 percent and Zyban - a prescription drug - 21 percent. The nicotine inhaler and nasal spray accounted for less than 3 percent. But there is widespread criticism that these forms of nicotine replacement are not always user friendly. But with the number of smokers increasing day by da...

Emphasis to ban Drugs ads by Doctors

...prompted the doctors to urge the government to ban prescription drug ads from television, news papers and magazines. American Medical Association's New Jersey delegate Dr. Angelo agro said that such ads can undermine doctor's credibility especially if physician thinks an advertised drug isn't the best choice for ...

New antiperspirant in action - Botox does the difference

...h condition. Most sufferers "can find relief with prescription antiperspirants, special medicated powders, and other topical treatments," says Jim Baral, MD, who is a dermatologist at the American Dermatology Center in New York City and an assistant professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. "There is even...

GlaxoSmithKline - Changes Lamictal(R) Label Appearance and Packaging

...ctal, an antiepileptic drug, is one of the several prescription drugs that has encountered the problem of dispensi...cation, which can include poor hand writing of the prescription and confusion between drugs with similar names.// It is important for patients with epilepsy not to...

Bayer Voluntarily Withdraws BAYCOL - A Drug Associated With 50 Deaths

Baycol is a prescription drug manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals. Baycol, which was initially approved by the FDA, belongs to a statin group of drugs that lowers cholesterol by blocking enzymes that are essential in the synthesis of cholesterol in the body. Bayer Pharmac...

Strong pain killers likely to cause miscarriage

...s like indomethacin (ibuprofen). Researchers used prescription //records to identify a study group of pregnant women who had taken NSAIDs and followed them through to see what happened to their pregnancy. And they compared this group to one which had taken no drugs. The study found that while taking such drugs ...

Increased Heart Attack Risk From Celebrex,Vioxx

...ibitors, have been among // America's best-selling prescription pharmaceuticals. One of them, Celecoxib, sold as Celebrex, was the sixth leading prescription drug used by 14 million people last year. The other COX-2 inhibitor is Rofecoxib, sold as Vioxx. T...

Prescription Drug - Helps People Stop Smoking

...ailable for the treatment of smoking problem, is a prescription drug and is required to be taken under medical supervision and guidance. // Smoking causes or predisposes a person to a number of diseases such as heart disease, asthma, ulcers, and cancer. According to a WHO study, cigarettes on an average kills o...

Quit Smoking

...the placebo group. Zyban has been licensed as a prescription drug by the Health Ministry. But the dosage of the active ingredient in Zyban is significantly less than the amount taken for depression, he added. Two Zyban pills (totalling 300 milligrams) are taken every day for about nine weeks. The unsubsidized ...

Medicis Pharmaceutical company enters pediatric market

...tical company focused on the marketing and sale of prescription products to U.S. based pediatricians. // Under the terms of the agreement, Medicis will pay approximately $60 million and has agreed to pay to the holders of Ascent's common equity up to an additional $10 million per year for each of the first fi...

Treatment for pre-menstrual syndrome is ineffective

... no "convincing evidence" to support the continued prescription of progesterone or progestogens to treat PMS....

Physicians Consider Self-Prescribing Ethical

Most physicians consider writing a prescription for themselves "ethical," but only about half see it as "healthy," and few consider it "necessary". Medical student Robert Wroblewski and others at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, surveyed 300 urban and rural physicians to determine general atti...

FDA Approves Contraceptive Ring

...fers a week of pregnancy protection. // The new prescription device is a circle of soft, flexible polymer measuring 2.1 inches across. It releases a steady stream of the hormones etonogestrel and ethinyl estradiol, molecules like those found in oral contraceptives....

Statins reduce heart attacks

... adults could be advised to take one of a class of prescription drugs called statins. The recommendations of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) could triple the number of Americans taking statins. The panel hopes that expanded use of the drugs -- with improved diets and more exercise -- will help r...

Generic drug costs remain shackled

...esulted in a 12.5 per cent increase in the cost of prescription drugs for the NHS, significantly higher than the 8 per cent average increase in previous years. // Pharmaceutical companies were accused of holding the NHS to ransom, and to protect the service from spiralling high prices the government began a max...

Misleading Advertisements for Prescription Drugs

In direct-to-consumer advertisements of prescription drugs, statements about drug benefits are often ov...es did a content analysis of 67 direct-to consumer prescription drug advertisements that collectively appeared 211 times in 10 consumer magazines in the US over a y...

Pharmacies in for a dose of bitter medicine

...d. Though the layman often seeks the salesperson's prescription for a minor ailment, only a pharmacist (in the absence of a doctor) is qualified to recommend medicines, the dosage and even prepare a concoction particular to a patient. There are certain scheduled anti-biotics, tranquilisers, sedatives, anti-hist...

Mislabeled Body-building Steroid Supplements

...a federally controlled substance only available by prescription from a physician. Another product contained 77% more of a steroid than the label stated. Aside from not getting what they pay for, competitive body builders can risk disqualification from competitions by taking the supplements. The products may cau...

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