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Pre-cessation patch doubles quit success rate: Researchers call for labeling changes

DURHAM, N.C. -- Using a nicotine patch before quitting smoking can double success rates, according to Duke University Medical Center researchers. They say their latest data suggest changes should be made to nicotine patch labeling. "Right now, the nicotine patch is only recommended for use afte...

Southern AIDS Living Quilt Posts 100th Video Patch During National Women's Health Week

Video features HHS Deputy Director of the Office on Women's Health WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Southern AIDS Living Quilt ( www.livingquilt.org ), a unique web project that collects and shares video stories of women on the front lines of the fight against HIV/AIDS, tod...

Women's Testosterone Patch May Not Work

U.K. study also questions safety of drug Intrinsa used for sexual dysfunction MONDAY, March 2 (HealthDay News) -- A new testosterone patch designed to boost a woman's sex drive may be ineffective, and questions remain about its long-term safety, according to the journal Drugs and Ther...

China Sky One Medical, Inc. Exports Sumei Slim Patch to South Korea and Sudan

HARBIN, China, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. ("China Sky One Medical" or "the Company") (Nasdaq: CSKI ), a leading fully integrated pharmaceutical company producing over-the-counter drugs in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that its...

ETHICON Launches the Latest Innovation in Hernia Repair Platform; PROCEED(TM) Ventral Patch (PVP(TM) Device)

New System Capitalizes on Innovative Materials and Technology SOMERVILLE, N.J., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- ETHICON, INC, a global medical device company, today announced the launch of the PROCEED Ventral Patch (PVP Device), the latest addition to its family of hernia products. PVP Device is ...

Double Blind Study Proves The Pink Patch Works for Weight Loss

Independent physician's study confirms the efficacy of The Pink Patch for weight control with an average weight loss of 6.1 lbs. (2.7 kg) in 4 weeks. The Pink Patch is a once-a-day topical patch designed to help individuals achieve their weight loss goals. Dr. Hudson stated in her findings, &quo...

Hissey Kientz, LLP Warns Duragesic Patch Users About Potential Health Risks of Fentanyl Overdose

Hissey Kientz, LLP wishes to alert patients of the serious and potentially fatal health risks they may face from using the Duragesic (fentanyl) pain patch. Patients who are directly exposed to the gel inside the patch, or who received an excessive fentanyl dose because of other factors, may devel...

Testosterone Patch Restores Libido in Postmenopausal Women

But, the male hormone therapy may cause unwanted hair growth, study finds,, WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- There aren't a lot of treatment options for older women with flagging libidos, but a new study suggests that a testosterone patch may significantly improve the number of s...

SANCUSO(R), the First and Only Patch for Preventing Nausea and Vomiting in Chemotherapy Patients, Now Available

ProStrakan's First U.S. Product Will Be Sold by A Uniquely-Trained Sales Force BEDMINSTER, N.J., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ProStrakan Group plc (LSE: PSK) today announced that SANCUSO(R) (Granisetron Transdermal System) is now available by prescription fo...

Rotigotine Skin Patch May Ease Restless Legs Symptoms

But one expert notes problems with manufacturing, unreliable delivery of the drug FRIDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Skin patches that contain the drug rotigotine help relieve restless legs syndrome (RLS), according to a German study. Dopaminergic drugs -- which stimulate the body...

Study Finds Single Dose of Iomai Patch With Pandemic Flu Vaccine Achieves Protective Levels

- HHS Now Reviewing Data to Determine Next Steps in $128 Million Contract - GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Iomai Corporation (Nasdaq: IOMI ) today announced positive interim results from the 500-subject Phase 1/2 trial of its immunostimulant adjuvant patch used with an in...

Mylan Confirms Its Matrix Design Fentanyl Patch Is Not Included In the Widespread Recall Announced February 12th

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In response to several inquiries, Mylan Inc. (NYSE: MYL ) confirmed today that its matrix design Fentanyl Transdermal System (FTS) is not part of the widespread recall being conducted by Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Ortho-McNeil repo...

Iomai Study Shows Self-Applied Travelers' Diarrhea Vaccine Patch Comparable to Clinician-Applied Vaccine Patch

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Iomai Corporation (Nasdaq: IOMI ) today announced the interim results of a study that showed that the second dose of the two-dose regimen for its novel, patch-based travelers' diarrhea vaccine yields a robust immune response when self-appli...

FDA Warns Clot Risk Higher in Birth Control Patch Than Pill

Agency is updating Ortho Evra's labeling to reflect results of new study FRIDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- A birth control skin patch used by many American women carries a risk of serious blood clots that is higher than the risk already recognized for the birth control pill, the U.S...

Long-term 12-month safety data on ADHD patch DAYTRANA

BOSTON OCTOBER 25, 2007 Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY, TSX: SHQ), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced that data from a 12-month study of DAYTRANATM (methylphenidate transdermal system), the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) patch, demonstrated that DAYTRA...

No Need for All-Day Patch to Treat 'Lazy Eye'

Just 3 hours per day helps kids see better, study finds FRIDAY, Sept. 14 (HealthDay News) -- A new study could be great news for children with "lazy eye." British researchers say youngsters may not need to wear an eye patch 12 hours a day, as is currently recommended, to treat the c...

China Sky One Medical, Inc. Obtains Production License Renewal for Sumei Slim Patch

HARBIN, China, June 22 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. ("China Sky One Medical" or "the Company") (Nasdaq: CSKI ), a leading fully integrated pharmaceutical company producing over-the-counter drugs in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that it ...

Ringing endorsement: Women prefer contraceptive ring over patch

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 4 In the first study to directly compare a contraceptive vaginal ring and skin patch, more women indicated overall satisfaction with the vaginal ring, researchers report in the current issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a publication of the American College of Obstetricians and ...

FDA Renews Warnings on Pain-Relief Patch

Misuse and misprescribing can lead to overdose, death from fentanyl-laden patches ,, FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- For the second time in two years, U.S. health officials are warning of reports of deaths and dangerous side effects tied to misuse of fentanyl skin patches that are...

First Ever Patch Drug To Treat Parkinsons Symptoms Approved

The U.S. Food and Drug administration on Wednesday approved a new patch-drug, the first ever medicine to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease . Known by the name Neupro, the once-daily patch is manufactured by Schwarz Pharma AG. The patch contains a drug called rotigotine, which has not been s...

Residents Of Gas Patch In Colorado Suffering In Silence

So far it is an insurmountable wall they have come across, feel residents of the west Garfield County, near Silt, Colorado, where hundreds of wells are dug up everyday, in the search of natural gas. Indeed this area is a treasure trove for natural gas investors- but sadly, the lure of big bucks bl...

Skin Patch Vaccine to Combat Alzheimer’

Florida Researchers have come out with a skin patch to treat Alzheimer’s. This research was carried on mice and the results were promising//. According to these researchers, the skin patch is simpler than the conventional injected vaccine. Alzheimer’s is said to occur when a protein called be...

Skin Patch Relieves Parkinson’s Symptoms-stud

A skin patch promises to alleviate symptoms of early-stage Parkinson's disease, and may be a good substitute to consumption of pills to manage the brain disorder,// researchers said. A neupro patch developed by Schwarz Pharma, a German pharmaceutical was used to study its effects on 277 people...

Manufacturer of birth control patch runs into rough ‘patches

Several law suits were filed at the San Francisco Superior Court by forty women who encountered medical// complications following the use of an accepted birth-control patch. The manufacturer, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical Co., and distributor, McKesson Corp have been sued following the death of o...

Contraceptive Patch Carries Risk of Blood clots

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday reported having updated the warning label on the Ortho Evra birth-control patch, cautioning users about the higher risk of blood clots from it.// The drug manufacturer Johnson and Johnson’s commissioned study revealed that drug users faced two t...

Skin Patch Offers Relief to Patients with Parkinson's disease

Schwarz Pharma has come up with a new neupro skin patch which is offered the licence to be marketed in UK. It is said to offer relief to patients// in the early stages of Parkinson's disease. It delivers a drug that mimics the effects of a naturally occurring brain chemical, which is in short suppl...

Will you be willing to patch up your vertebrae with cement?

Treating patients with osteoarthritis has been a difficult task for doctors to handle. The only option available was either wearing a back brace and waiting to heal or switching over to painkillers. // A new form of treatment called vertebroplasty, in which a form of cement is injected into the bro...

Fentanyl Narcotic Pain Patch under Scrutiny

Fentanyl skin patches (brand name Duragesic) a potent narcotic medication for pain management// is under FDA scrutiny after reports of deaths in patients using the patch were reported. The FDA says it is conducting an investigation into the deaths associated with these patches as it is unclear if t...

Testosterone patch for women Rejected For safety Reasons

The experimental testosterone patch used for treating women with sexual difficulties was rejected by a panel of advisors to the US Food// and Drug Administration recently . Procter & Gamble, global manufacturer of household products, wants to market the patch to women who have become menopausa...

Painkilling Patch As Effective As Intravenous Delivery Systems

Findings from a recent study has shown that an adhesive patch that resembles the size of a credit card and uses a tiny electric current to deliver pain medication through the skin does the job about as well as conventional intravenous devices. // The patch is affixed to the patient's upper arm or c...

Estrogen Patch is Safer than Pills for Heart

In a study reported in Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that Estrogen replacement therapy could be considered a safer profile for the heart when delivered through a patch rather than a pill. Interestingly, "the Women's Health Initiative", the largest study of its kind, was cut...

FDA Approves Birth Control Skin Patch

For the first time, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a contraceptive skin patch for weekly use. Ortho Evra, made by New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson, is a one-and-three-quarter-inch patch containing the hormones norelgestromin and ethinyl estradiol, designed to be an alterna...

Contraceptive tailed by Controversies:Birth Control Patch

Health Canada has warned women strongly about the side effects associated with using birth control patch 'Evra'. Evra can trigger off //the development of severe blood clots in the lungs and legs. The patches which contains ethinyl estradiol is available in the U.S with more of the compound ...

Increased Risk of Clot with Birth-Control Patch

Women who use birth control patch are twice as likely to develop clots in comparison to those on the pill, a new study has found. Recently, another study conducted on similar grounds // has revealed that there is no such risk. With controversial data from both sides, women who use the patch have be...

FDA Warns Against Birth-Control Patch

Users of the popular Ortho Evra birth control patch are being exposed to more hormones, and at higher risk of blood clots and other serious side effects than previously disclosed, //the United States Food and Drug Administration has warned. According to a report by the Associated Press, regul...

FDA approves Watson Pharmaceuticals' Oxytrol patch

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new patch developed by Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc., for the treatment of an overactive bladder. The patch called Oxytrol (generic: oxybutynin transdermal system) reduces urinary urge incontinence, urinary urgency, and urinary frequency, according to t...

Emotional callers hamper speedy ambulance dispatch

People's lives are being put at risk because emergency call-takers are not adequately trained to deal with emotional callers, according to a recent study. Callers unable to communicate properly because of their emotional state caused the most difficulties but problems were also caused by people usi...

Photos: Lumixyl(TM) Enters the Market to Improve the Appearance of Hyperpigmentation without Irritation and Side Effects

...th brighter, more even skin tone while limiting irritation, red blotches or even sensitivity to sunlight." Moreover, in-use and Repeated Insult patch Testing (RIPT) studies confirm that Lumixyl is safe for topical use and does not elicit irritation or allergic reaction. It does not cause increased s...

DURECT Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial

...to initiate this year. ELADUR is our proprietary transdermal patch intended to provide bupivacaine for a period of up to three days fro...orldwide rights. TRANSDUR-Sufentanil is our proprietary transdermal patch intended to provide sufentanil to chronic pain sufferers for a perio...

The Aspen Institute and TIME Convene Debate on Health Care at The Aspen Health Forum

... 2009 and features: Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, The Aspen Institute Richard Stengel, Managing Editor, TIME Dr. patch Adams, Founder and Director, The Gesundheit! Institute Dr. Peter Agre, Nobel Laureate and Director, Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute ...
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