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The Lupus Foundation of America Applauds New Legislation that Caps Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs

Provides Protection for People with Lupus and other Chronic Diseases WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) President and Chief Executive Officer, Sandra C. Raymond, issued the following statement regarding S.1630 "The Affordable Acce...

Lifeclinic to Showcase Health Stations and Health Communicator at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores 2009 Pharmacy and Technology Conference

Lifeclinic and LearnSomething Team-Up to and Unveil the Health Communicator Burtonsville, MD (PRWEB) August 7, 2009 -- Lifeclinic International, Inc. , the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of automated blood pressure monitors and health testing stations, wi...

Gold Standard/Elsevier Launches MedCounselor Consumer Drug Information Modules

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Standard/Elsevier , publisher of medication management solutions, announced today the launch of three MedCounselor consumer drug information modules for pharmacies and health information Web sites. MedCounselor educates consumers on how to tak...

Finding key to cancer drug Gleevec's limitations

ANN ARBOR, Mich. University of Michigan researchers have developed an animal model that provides strong evidence why imatinib, marketed as Gleevec, helps patients with chronic myeloid leukemia survive longer, but does not keep the disease from returning if treatment ends. Leukemia-initiating ce...

While Some New Agents Will Achieve Strong Sales, the Migraine Drug Market Will Decline $1.3 Billion by 2018 as Generic Erosion Takes Toll on Top-Selling Brands

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that although sales of emerging therapies will partially offset losses to generic competitors, the migraine dr...

CCHRINT Announces FDA Reported Psychiatric Drug Side Effects Search Engine

Citizens Commission on Human Rights International Announces FDA Reported Psychiatric Drug Side Effects Search Engine: Decrypted FDA reports reveal 4,260 suicides, 2,452 additional deaths, 195 homicides from 2004-2006 alone Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) -- For the first time t...

Office of National Drug Control Policy Taps RIESTER creative for Use in National Anti-Meth Campaign

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- RIESTER creative from Utah's End Meth Now campaign has been selected by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to become a key resource to states across the country in the fight against meth use. In contrast to other approaches combating...

Savient Pharmaceuticals Receives Complete Response Letter from U.S. Food and Drug Administration for KRYSTEXXA(TM)

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVNT ) today announced that the Company has received a complete response letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stating that the FDA can not at this time approve the Comp...

Genes key to staph disease severity, drug resistance found hitchhiking together

Scientists studying Staphylococcus bacteria, including methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), have discovered a potent staph toxin responsible for disease severity. They also found the gene for the toxin traveling with a genetic component of Staphylococcus that controls resistance to antibi...

Brain Scan May Help Predict Cancer Drug Response

Identifying tumors treatable with Avastin has multiple benefits, researchers say,, THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- A new way to predict which brain cancer patients will respond to the drug Avastin has been developed by U.S. researchers. Avastin, which shrinks tumors by cutting...

AstraZeneca Submits New Drug Applications for ZACTIMA(TM) in Second-Line Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

WILMINGTON, Del., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN ) today announced the company has submitted a New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a Marketing Authorisation Application (MAA) to the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) for an inves...

Higher drug doses needed to defeat tuberculosis, UT Southwestern researchers report

DALLAS July 30, 2009 The typical dose of a medication considered pivotal in treating tuberculosis effectively is much too low to account for modern-day physiques, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers said. The finding, reported online and in the August edition of Antimicrobial Agents...

Oklahoma Drug Card Savings Surpasses $3.8 Million

OKLAHOMA CITY, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Oklahoma residents have saved over $3.8 million on prescription drugs through Oklahoma Drug Card since the launch of the free statewide prescription assistance program. The program, which offers free prescription drug cards to residents, was launche...

JNCI news brief: Antibody linked to chemotherapy drug inhibits ovarian cancer in lab

A novel anticancer agent, consisting of a monoclonal antibody linked to a chemotherapy drug, showed substantial antitumor activity in ovarian cancer cell lines and in mice, according to a study published online July 29 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . The agent, known as an im...

Resistance to Malaria Drug Reported in Cambodia

Millions at risk if artemisinin treatment becomes ineffective, study says WEDNESDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Malaria parasites in western Cambodia have become resistant to artemisinin-based drugs, a development that could put millions of lives at risk, researchers say. Artemisin...

Industry And FDA Leaders To Discuss The Evolving Science Of Cardiovascular Safety (CV) And Diabetic Drug Development

The Drug Information Association (DIA) will host a two-day workshop on Cardiovascular Safety and Development of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Medications from September 23-24, 2009 in Washington, DC. Horsham, PA, (PRWEB) July 29, 2009 -- The Drug Information Association (D...

Narconon Graduate Delivers Drug Education in Florida

SAFETY HARBOR, Fla., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- John, a Narconon graduate and Drug Prevention Specialist, like many, did not start out with a drug-free life. Addicted to cocaine as an adolescent and young adult, he fought his own battle with substance abuse that ended with his parents ...

Indiana Drug Card to Provide Free Drug Cards to Residents

INDIANAPOLIS, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A new statewide prescription assistance program, called Indiana Drug Card, is being launched today. The program, which will provide free drug cards to all Indiana residents, will provide pharmacy discounts on prescription drugs. This program has...

Video: American Dental Association Statement: Food and Drug Administration Action on Dental Amalgam

WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Dental Association (ADA) agrees with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision not to place any restriction on the use of dental amalgam, a commonly used cavity-filling material. To view the Multimedia News Release, g...

Nevada Drug Card and Las Vegas Chamber Offer Rx Assistance

LAS VEGAS, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Nevada Drug Card, a statewide prescription assistance program, announced today that it has partnered with the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. Their mission is to insure that all Nevada residents have access to the free drug card program. The Chamb...

New drug for children with high-risk leukemia

Each year, approximately 4,500 children in America are diagnosed with leukemia, according to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. A potentially deadly cancer of the blood, it is the most common cancer in children. "Modern medicine can cure eight out of 10 cases of childhood leukemia, so parents ...

QLT announces interim data from a Phase II clinical trial and a device study for the Punctal Plug Drug Delivery System

VANCOUVER, July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - QLT Inc. (NASDAQ: QLTI ; TSX: QLT) ("QLT" or the "Company") today announced encouraging interim data from an ongoing Phase II clinical trial and a device study for the punctal plug delivery system. These studies are part of a development program that i...

Tennessee Drug Card Has Saved Residents Over $7.3 Million

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Program officials announced today that Tennessee residents have saved over $7.3 million on prescription medications through Tennessee Drug Card since the launch of the free statewide prescription assistance program. Tennessee Drug Car...

Ex- White House Drug Spokesman Urges 'Double Drug Treatment'; Bob Weiner and Policy Analyst Zoe Pagonis Highlight 'Drug War's Wrong Focus'

WASHINGTON and BALTIMORE, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "With 20.8 million Americans needing treatment but unable to get it, Congress should double the $5 billion currently budgeted for treatment and prevention," say former White House Drug Policy Spokesman Bob Weiner and analyst Zo...

Driven by Launch of Emerging Therapies, Overall Prostate Cancer Drug Market Will Increase by $2 Billion Through 2018

Emerging Therapies to Treat Metastatic Hormone-Refractory Prostate Cancer Will Capture More Than One-Third of the Market, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory f...

Breast Cancer Drug May Beat Fungal Infection

If proven effective, tamoxifen could be new way to fight Candida ,, FRIDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to help prevent recurring breast cancer appears to hold promise as a treatment for deadly fungal infections, new research has found. University of Rochester Medical C...

ChristianPF.com Offers Four Tips to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

ST. LOUIS, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial blog, ChristianPF, published an article discussing four ways to spend less on prescription drugs. In the midst of the economic downturn, these suggestions are particularly valuable to those struggling to pay their medical bills. The a...

Washington Drug Card Announces New Program

OLYMPIA, Wash., July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington Drug Card is now offering associations, businesses, non-profit organizations, chambers of commerce, and healthcare facilities the ability to private label the free drug card program. This option will allow them to create their own custom...

Narconon Trois-Rivieres Cites 'Hillbilly Heroin' as Canadian Drug Addiction Crisis

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Canada has many vices, including coffee and donuts at Tim Horton's and hockey, but OxyContin ( http://narconon.ca/oxycontin.htm ) has become a problem. Legally prescribed by doctors and different medical practices, this narcotic is also regu...

Medicare Drug Plan Still Needs Work

More are covered, but gaps in coverage and other problems persist, analysis shows,, WEDNESDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- The number of older Americans with access to prescription drug coverage has ballooned since Medicare's Part D program was rolled out almost four years ago, a new a...

Counterfeit antimalarial drug discovered in Ghana

Rockville, Md., July 22, 2009 Quantities of a prescription medication used throughout the world for treating malaria have been identified as lacking any active ingredient and presumably counterfeit. These are being removed from the market in Ghana, where they were discovered recently and confirme...

Eating Habits in the Obese May Echo Drug Addicts' Patterns

Sensitization could be at play, nutrition expert says,,,,,, WEDNESDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to weight control, it might not be the kind of snack that matters, but who eats it. When researchers gave similarly "sinful" snacks to obese and non-obese women, the heal...

Free Drug Card Has Saved Washington Residents $2.6 Million

OLYMPIA, Wash., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington residents have saved over $2.6 million on prescription medications since the launch of the free statewide prescription assistance program. Washington Drug Card, which offers free discount drug cards to residents, was laun...

Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $3.8 Million To Drive Nine Industry Partnerships For Pre-Clinical Parkinson's Drug Development

NEW YORK, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research has awarded research teams at nine biotech and pharmaceutical companies a total of $3.8 million for pre-clinical Parkinson's drug development projects. Funded investigations aim to push fo...

Anti-epilepsy drug risk on cognitive function for unborn children

LIVERPOOL, UK 21 July 2009: Interim results of a study being conducted by scientists at the University of Liverpool suggest that children aged three years and younger, who are born to women taking the anti-epileptic drug sodium valproate whilst pregnant, are likely to have an IQ of six to nine po...

Can the relationship between doctors and drug companies ever be a healthy one?

Should the financial ties between doctors and drug companies be completely cut, or are healthy alliances between the two possible with the common aim of improving human health? A debate in this week's PLoS Medicine discusses whether the influence of drug company money on doctors is always a corr...

New drug candidate prolongs the lives of pancreatic cancer patients

Every year, 42,000 Americans are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Few live very long, and less than 5% are still alive five years after diagnosis. There's new hope, though, from the lab of Prof. Yoel Kloog, dean of Tel Aviv University's Faculty of Life Sciences. His drug compound Salirasib has...

Breast cancer drug shows promise against serious infections

An FDA-approved drug used for preventing recurrence of breast cancer shows promise in fighting life-threatening fungal infections common in immune-compromised patients, such as infants born prematurely and patients with cancer. Some scientists suspected that tamoxifen has antifungal properties; no...

US Oncology Research Network Participates in Phase III Follow-up Study to BiPar's Investigational Cancer Drug BSI-201

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- US Oncology, Inc . today announced that US Oncology Research will participate in the BiPar Sciences' Phase III, Multi-center, Open-Label, Randomized Trial of Gemcitabine/Carboplatin (G/C), with or without BSI-201, in p...

Brazil's Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Market Will Grow $115 Million by 2013

WALTHAM, Mass., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the rheumatoid arthritis drug market in Brazil will grow from $200 million in 2008 to more than $315 m...
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