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Perrigo Begins Shipments of Ibuprofen PM

ALLEGAN, Mich., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO ; TASE) today announced that has begun shipping over-the-counter (OTC) Ibuprofen and Diphenhydramine Citrate Tablets, 200/38 mg. The product will be marketed under store brand labels and is comparable to Wyeth ...

Perrigo Announces FDA Final Approval for Ibuprofen PM

ALLEGAN, Mich., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO ; TASE) today announced that it has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for over-the-counter (OTC) Ibuprofen and Diphenhydramine Citr...

Perrigo Announces FDA Tentative Approval for Ibuprofen PM

ALLEGAN, Mich., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO ; TASE) today announced that it has received tentative approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for over-the-counter (OTC) Ibuprofen and Diphenhydramine C...

Kids' Fever Time Cut Using Ibuprofen First

Study finds they had 55 minutes less with illness than those who took paracetamol alone WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Fever in young children can be reduced for a longer period of time by giving them ibuprofen first, followed by paracetamol plus ibuprofen, according to Britis...

SCOLR Pharma, Inc. Announces Positive Top-Line Results From Pivotal Clinical Trial Evaluating Efficacy of Extended-Release Ibuprofen

Pivotal Phase III Trial Primary Endpoints Achieved for SCOLR's 12 Hour Ibuprofen BOTHELL, Wash., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SCOLR Pharma, Inc. (Amex: DDD ) today reported favorable top-line results from its pivotal Phase III trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of its 12 hour CDT...

Albemarle to Increase Price of Ibuprofen

BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB ), a global supplier of the active pharmaceutical ingredient Ibuprofen, will increase the price of its Ibuprofen 40 micron and Ibuprofen 70 micron products by 12 percent, and its Ibuprofen 20 micron product ...

Long-term Ibuprofen Therapy After Brain Injury Deteriorate Cognitive Abilities

The findings of the preliminary, animal-model study, which is set to appear online later in the month in 'Experimental Neurology', has explained on the possible implications for traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients // who are often prescribed such nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) as i...

Use Of Ibuprofen Safe For Short Periods

The painkiller Ibuprofen will not raise the chances of a heart attack if it were used only for a short duration. This has been revealed by Madrid based// researchers who studied the use of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) in 4,975 patients who had had heart attacks, and 20,000 heal...

Safest painkiller Ibuprofen found to cause severe GI bleeding

Gastrointestinal bleeding is three times more likely to occur in patients who take high doses of ibuprofen on a regular basis despite the safety profile of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). // Furthermore, the effect can be observed as early as three days after starting an ibuprofen r...

Children Find Effective Pain Relief With Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen seems to score high as an effective pain reliever for children suffering severe musculoskeletal injuries, as compared to acetaminophen// and codeine. Details of the study are published in the online edition of the journal Pediatrics. Nearly 336 children aged from 6 to 17 sought treat...

Effient(TM) is Now Available in Pharmacies

... If patients are 75 or older, or if they weigh less than 132 pounds, or if they are taking anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) or taking NSAIDs (eg, ibuprofen or naproxen) for a long time, they should talk to their doctor, as they may be at an increased risk of bleeding. If patients plan to have surge...

Daiichi Sankyo and Lilly Receive U.S. FDA Approval for Effient(TM)

...). If patients are 75 or older, or if they weigh less than 132 pounds, or if they are taking anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) or taking NSAIDs (eg, ibuprofen or naproxen) for a long time, they should talk to their doctor, as they may be at an increased risk of bleeding. If patients plan to have surgery...

FDA Panel Urges Ban on Vicodin, Percocet

...and even death, can result from a lack of consumer awareness that acetaminophen -- which is easier on the stomach than such painkillers as aspirin and ibuprofen -- can cause such injury. The dangers from use or abuse of Vicodin and Percocet may be even more concerning, one key panelist said. "It seems to...

FDA Panel Urges Tough Controls on Acetaminophen Painkillers

... and even death can result from a lack of consumer awareness that acetaminophen -- which is easier on the stomach than painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen -- can cause such injury. The dangers from use or abuse of Vicodin and Percocet may be even more concerning, one panelist said. "It seems to me ...

FDA Advisers Urge Smaller Doses of Acetaminophen

... and even death can result from a lack of consumer awareness that acetaminophen -- which is easier on the stomach than painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen -- can cause such injury. Also, many people may take more than the recommended dose of acetaminophen-based, over-the-counter pain relievers in the ...

FDA Advisers Recommend Smaller Doses of Acetaminophen

... acetaminophen, and on all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) drugs, the agency said. NSAIDs include popular medicines such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve) and Excedrin. The purpose of the new labeling is to raise awareness of potential liver damage from acetaminophen ...

Painkillers May Be Good for the Prostate

...n shouldn't take them with just this in mind SATURDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- Taking over-the-counter painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen might help men avoid prostate problems. But even so, medical experts are quick to caution men not to self-dose or to take more than the recommended...

FDA Report Urges Tougher Acetaminophen Warning

... acetaminophen, and on all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) drugs, the agency said. NSAIDs include popular medicines such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve) and Excedrin. The purpose of the new labeling is to raise awareness of potential liver damage from acetaminophen ...

New Guidelines Recommend Opioids for Seniors' Pain

...trics Society (AGS). The original guidelines recommended the use of over-the-counter or prescription NSAIDs and cox-2 inhibitors such as aspirin or ibuprofen before seniors were prescribed an opioid drug to treat persistent pain. But this is a risky strategy in older patients, because the cardiovascular,...

Perrigo Reports Record Third Quarter

...es in foreign currency exchange rates of $22.4 million. On February 20, 2009, the Company announced that it began shipping over-the-counter (OTC) ibuprofen and Diphenhydramine Citrate Tablets, 200/38 mg (Ibuprofen PM). The product is being marketed under store brand labels and is comparable to Wyeth Consu...

SCOLR Pharma, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...he advancement of our two lead product candidates, ibuprofen and pseudoephedrine, and the support of our existi...tial partners concerning our novel formulations of ibuprofen and pseudoephedrine. We remain optimistic that we ...re offset by an increase of $73,406 related to our ibuprofen clinical trial and associated outside consulting e...

FDA Adds New Label Warnings to Over-the-Counter Painkillers

...ry drugs (NSAIDs) drugs, according to new rules from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). NSAIDs include popular medicines such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve) and Excedrin. "The regulations affect much of the U.S. population, because over-the-counter pain relievers and fe...

Painkillers May Not Protect Against Dementia

...d Alzheimer's disease might want to take daily doses of painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen, but a new study suggests that might not be the best idea. ...ed using the medications heavily later on. The drugs in question include ibuprofen (Advil), naproxen (Aleve) and others. People who used the drugs extensiv...

Commonly used ulcer drugs may offer treatment potential in Alzheimer's disease

...ealed that individuals on long term treatment with ibuprofen are relatively spared from Alzheimer disease. Our ...s taking lansoprezole or omeprazole in addition to ibuprofen might be getting even greater protection. It also ...suggests that a clinical trial of a combination of ibuprofen and a proton pump inhibitor might be effective for...

Are Herbal Supplements Putting Aesthetic Surgery Patients at Risk?

...he history, consultation and informed consent process. Stopping certain herbal supplements prior to surgery is just as critical as stopping aspirin, ibuprofen and many other common drugs." About ASJ Aesthetic Surgery Journal , owned by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and pub...

Licorice compound offers new cancer prevention strategy

...the action of the enzyme's inflammatory products, the prostaglandins. Inhibiting this enzyme with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen or with selective COX-2 inhibitors like Vioxx or Celebrex reduces the number and size of colon polyps in mice and in patients with an inherited predi...

IntelliDOT to Showcase New NDC Matching Capability at HIMSS 2009

... to a medication order, the IntelliDOT System database can store multiple NDCs and barcodes for different manufacturers of the same medication (e.g. - ibuprofen or brand-name versions such as Advil and Motrin). The IntelliDOT System accurately links the correct NDC number for each dose scanned at bedside and ...

Perrigo Reports Record Second Quarter Sales

...any announced that it received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for OTC ibuprofen and Diphenhydramine Citrate Tablets, 200/38 mg. The Company expects to begin shipping the product to retailers during the first quarter of calendar ye...

SCOLR Pharma, Inc. Announces Appointment of Bruce S. Morra, Ph.D., as President & CEO

...red to assume the role of CEO of SCOLR, and I look forward to leading the Company. SCOLR has made important advancements in its two primary programs, ibuprofen and pseudoephedrine, and is in a great position to build on its innovative CDT technology and development pipeline. I welcome the challenges and oppor...

Avoiding Surgery for Low Back Pain

...a and the lower back has demonstrated positive effects in patients with disc-related pain. 2. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and naproxen have been found effective for short-term relief of low back pain, and no NSAID was found to be any more effective than the others. 3. E...

Studies Struggle to Gauge Glucosamine's Worth

...itin. "This study does nothing to discourage that," he said. Trying glucosamine for 60 days makes sense, especially for patients who can't tolerate ibuprofen or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, said Dr. Stephen Dahmer, a former fellow in integrative medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New Y...

Pro Football Healthcare Generates Arthritis Pain Relief Cream

...omlinson. The pain cream was designed as a frequent-use anti-inflammatory for joints and muscles. The idea was to help players avoid frequent use of ibuprofen or creams containing salicylates, parabens or other toxins. In May 2007, the cream was introduced to the world as Myo-Med ( www.myomed.com ). Since ...

Caution Urged When Giving Kids Cold and Flu Meds

...curred as a result of dosing errors. To ease pain from a harsh cough or throat pain, doctors recommend using over-the-counter acetaminophen and ibuprofen in age-appropriate doses, Yoon says. To relieve symptoms, doctors recommend the following: -- For blocked noses, parents should use nasal ...

Migraines: Help for a common problem in children and teenagers

... to get through a migraine attack. If more help is needed, the medicines proven to help young people the most without causing many adverse effects are ibuprofen and paracetamol. If they are not enough, a nasal spray of a migraine medication called sumatriptan is available for use from the age of 12. There i...

SCOLR Pharma, Inc. Announces Resignation of CEO Daniel O. Wilds

...organization, I would like to thank Dan for his more than five years of vision and leadership. We are focused on advancing our extended release CDT(R) ibuprofen towards an FDA submission in 2009. We believe we are well positioned to achieve advantageous alliances with major pharmaceutical companies and other p...

FDA Puts Black-Box Warning on Bowel-Cleansing Drugs

...iotensin receptor blockers (used to treat high blood pressure, heart or kidney failure), and possibly nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (similar to ibuprofen and other arthritis medications). Earlier this year, researchers reporting in the Archives of Internal Medicine said the risks of oral sodium ...

A new class of anti-inflammatory drugs

... treatment of pain, inflammation and fever, non-steroid anti-rheumatic drugs (NSAR) such as acetylsalicylic acid - more commonly known as Aspirin - or ibuprofen have always been popular choices. However, had they been tested using today's stringent criteria, many of these drugs would not have passed the clinic...

Steroid After Tonsillectomy Raises Bleeding Risk

...mized to receive 0.05 milligrams per kilogram of dexamethasone, 0.15 mg/kg, 0.5 mg/kg, or a placebo. They were also given acetaminophen-codeine and ibuprofen (an NSAID) to relieve pain after surgery, and were tracked for 10 days. The higher the dose of dexamethasone, the less nausea and vomiting the pati...

Horizon Therapeutics announces 2 pivotal HZT-501 Phase 3 trials meet primary endpoints

...prietary fixed-dose combination product containing ibuprofen and famotidine, demonstrated a statistically signi...tients with mild-to-moderate pain when compared to ibuprofen alone. NSAIDs such as ibuprofen are among the most widely used drugs in the world....

Study Sheds Light on Painkillers' Heart Risk

...n and Italy. Cox-1 and cox-2 are different forms of cyclooxygenase, an enzyme whose activity increases inflammation and pain. Older NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen and naproxen, act primarily against cox-1. A newer generation of NSAIDs that act against cox-2 reduce the gastrointestinal bleeding, pain and inflamma...
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