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FDA Clears the Way for Generic Versions of Transdermal Patches to Treat Chronic Pain

...tration of prescribers and dispensers, and written prescriptions without refills. ...

Scientists Propose Sweeping Changes to Naming of Bird Neurosystems to Acknowledge Their True Brainpower

...tration of prescribers and dispensers, and written prescriptions without refills. ...

NIH renews network focused on how genes influence drug responses

...cientists will eventually help doctors tailor drug prescriptions to people's unique genetic make-ups. Spearheaded by NIH's National Institute of General Medical Sciences and originally funded from 2000 to 2005, the PGRN's record of success includes discoveries about medications used for such serious diseases as ...

Reducing antibiotic use lowers rates of drug-resistant bacteria

Fewer antibiotic prescriptions leads to fewer "superbugs." That's the take-home m...ntervention methods such as reducing the number of prescriptions and, when ordered, the dose and duration of antibiotics, "can induce significant and rapid reduction...

Children overprescribed antibiotics for sore throat

...broad-spectrum antibiotics. Unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions are not benign: they increase the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, expose patients to adverse drug events, and increase costs. Perhaps unique among upper respiratory tract infections, clinicians have good, objective criteria in the form o...

Sensors, a smart dose of medicine for cancer treatment

...ts receive the prescribed dose of radiation. "IMRT prescriptions are based on very complex computer simulations, so it is important to validate these simulations by verifying exactly how much radiation is reaching the patient and where it is landing," says Aleksandar Jaksic, INVORAD project coordinator at Ireland'...

Psychotropic drug prescriptions for teens surge 250 percent over 7 year period

Psychotropic drug prescriptions for teenagers skyrocketed 250 percent between 1994...nder 18. The study is one of the first to focus on prescriptions to adolescents, rather than children in general. The study shows that by 2001, one in every ten o...

Suicide risk does not increase when adults start using antidepressants, study finds

...y records for more than 65,000 patients who filled prescriptions for antidepressants from 1992 to 2003. Deaths by suicide were determined from death certificates and suicide attempts were identified from hospital discharge data. Group Health researchers found that the number of suicide attempts fell by 60 percen...

Ritalin packs punch by elevating norepinephrine, suppressing nerve signal transmissions

... is on the rise among college students who solicit prescriptions from friends or siblings diagnosed with ADHD and use the drug to postpone fatigue and stay alert and focused while studying for exams or completing projects, Waterhouse said. ...

Patients can report statins' adverse effects on new web site

...ling drugs in the country in 2004, with 75 million prescriptions for Lipitor alone. Although pharmaceutical companies report that side effects of statin drugs are rare, there are some patients who experience serious consequences of taking these drugs. "We received many calls from patients in the community experi...

Studies look at how genes affect antipsychotic drug response

... accounting for half of all atypical antipsychotic prescriptions in pediatric psychiatry. Adverse drug effects, such as weight gain and the possibility of prolactin elevation, are often dose-limiting and affect medication compliance. ...

Hair-growth drug artificially lowers PSA levels in prostate cancer screening, study finds

...y-care doctors, dermatologists ?anybody who writes prescriptions for male-pattern hair loss." Researchers have known for years that the same testosterone metabolism responsible for prostate growth also causes male-pattern baldness (called androgenic alopecia), Dr. Roehrborn said. Both BPH and male-pattern hair l...

Reminding doctors which antibiotics to prescribe cuts C. difficile infection rates

...ics use and CDI rates led to a significant drop in prescriptions of broad-spectrum agents, and an accompanying fall...d ward rates of CD infection and MRSA. Doctors' prescriptions were compared before the policy change (September 1999-June 2001) and afterwards (July 2001-March 20...

Long-term narcotics use for back pain may be ineffective and lead to abuse

...dressed the prevalence and effectiveness of opioid prescriptions for patients with chronic back pain, and the incidence of substance abuse disorders among patients receiving opioid medications for chronic back pain. The study populations consisted of non-obstetric patients over age 18 with non-malignant chroni...

Egyptians, not Greeks were true fathers of medicine

...armaceutical protocols and standards, we found the prescriptions in the ancient documents not only compared with ph...n to be antimicrobial. The team also discovered prescriptions for laxatives of castor oil and colocynth and bulk laxatives of figs and bran. Other references show...

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