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Doctors Unaware If Pediatric Dosages Are Safe

Drugs prescribed to children are not checked properly for their safety and efficacy, says a new study by Duke University Medical Center researchers. // The drugs that are being indiscriminately prescribed include antidepressants, antiseizure medications and sedatives. The researchers analyzed...

Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...ults from the previous Phase 2b trial of Empatic, ZB-201. In the current trial, which measures weight loss after 24 weeks of treatment, two different dosages of the Empatic combination are being studied along with the individual constituents. If approved, Empatic may complement the Contrave profile and all...

FDA Approves LIVALO(R) for Primary Hypercholesterolemia and Combined Dyslipidemia

...re consistent with other commonly prescribed statins. LIVALO is expected to launch in the U.S. during Q1 of 2010 and will be available in 3 low dosages (1 mg, 2 mg and 4 mg). After a thorough review of the statin market, KPA is also seeking a co-promotion partner in order to broaden the reach of KPA's...

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

... is only Oxycodone in it, in its purest form. OxyContin tablets can come in dosages of 10, 20, 40, and even 80 milligrams, making this drug's addictive potenti... "It is absolutely unbelievable to see people get themselves up to dosages that reach the hundreds and in some rare cases, the thousands of milligrams...

Local Heart Doctors First in Nation to Announce Active Investigation of Red Wine (Resveratrol) Pills, Issue Consumer Precautions

...ology Institutes doctors selected a red wine pill that had been previously tested in animals and humans. "There may be poorly made brands or improper dosages and we want to make sure the patients are taking a product that has the best chance of working and does not produce avoidable side effects," says Dr....

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

...lar brand of cigarettes or a low-tar and nicotine cigarette. Following the quit date, all groups received standard nicotine patch treatment at reduced dosages for a total of 10 weeks. Twenty-two percent of participants in the pre-cessation nicotine patch groups abstained from smoking continuously for at ...

Nutrition 21 Launches New Innovative PRESCRIPTIX(TM) Nutraceuticals Product Line

... Featuring Clinical Drug Study dosages to Address Bone Density, Heart Health and Joint He...e another: the first caplet contains the clinical dosages of nutrients; the second caplet contains a proprie...t disease. PRESCRIPTIX-CP provides clinical study dosages of Coenzyme Q10 - an essential energy nutrient tha...

Assessment of Bone Growth Stimulator Is Mixed

...cal experts expressed the need for caution. "This is a very potent substance, and I don't think anyone doubts that it works, but we don't know what dosages are right in each area, and we don't know if it's the right thing to do economically," said Dr. Douglas Burton, an orthopedic surgeon at the Universit...

Obese Get Higher Doses of Radiation for X-Rays

...er on average over the last half-century, and so as a result, our radiation dosages have gone up," she added. "Exposure can be sometimes 20, 30, even 40 times ...igher. Ultimately, that's the critical information needed to determine what dosages are, in fact, safe." More information The Radiological Society of ...

Hospira Receives FDA Approval for Azithromycin for Injection

...ric drugs to patients." Hospira's specialty injectable pharmaceuticals (SIP) offering includes approximately 200 generic injectable drugs in many dosages and formulations. In addition, many of its products are available in popular differentiated formats, several of which are proprietary, such as its ADD...
Dosages in Medical Technology

Data Demonstrates Long-Term Reduction In Seizure Frequency With Novel Once Daily Anti-Epileptic Zebinix(R)

... seizures per month despite treatment with up to three concomitant anti-epileptic drugs. During the trials, patients were randomised to various dosages of ESL or placebo and after a 2-week titration period, were assessed over a 12 week maintenance period, with continued follow-up over a one year open-...

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, the Most Common Childhood Cancer, Is Curable Without Preventive Cranial Radiation

...ntrolled CNS leukemia and boosted the cure rate for ALL from only 4 percent to 50 percent. But radiation's side effects led to the steady reduction of dosages and limited use to the highest-risk patients." According to Pui, the paper's lead author, about 20 percent of the approximately 3,400 cases of childho...

Tris Pharma Announces Acceptance of Its First Two NDAs

... accepted its first two New Drug Applications (NDAs) for once-daily formulations of a cardiovascular drug. If approved, Tris Pharma's liquid and solid dosages will provide an alternative to the currently available immediate release, twice-a-day tablet. LiquiXR(TM) is the liquid dosage form of the compan...

Schering-Plough's Investigational Oral Thrombin Receptor Antagonist Meets Primary Endpoint in a Newly Published Study

...icant, the incidence of death or major adverse cardiac event (MACE) at 60 days was 9 percent in the placebo group compared to 6 percent across all TRA dosages (33 percent reduction). The reduction in MACE was predominantly due to a reduction in myocardial infarction (heart attack), 7 percent with placebo co...

AndroScience Corporation Announces Phase 2a Study Results on ASC-J9(TM) for the Treatment of Acne

...ty and ascertain preliminary efficacy. ASC-J9(TM) demonstrated a clinical benefit in reducing inflammatory lesions compared to placebo at certain dosages and at multiple time points during the study, though the study was not powered for statistical significance. ASC will now focus on bolstering efficacy...

Phase III Data Demonstrate Efficacy and Tolerability of Carisbamate as an Adjunctive Therapy for Partial Onset Seizures

.../PD simulations predicted that treatment with 400 mg/day provides clinically meaningful effects for all subjects, with further increase in effect with dosages of 800 mg and 1200 mg/day for patients on enzyme-inducing or non-enzyme inducing AEDs. The data presented at AES are among the data supporting...

More Than 200 Abstracts at ASH and SABCS Reveal Potential Compelling Patient Benefits From Novartis Oncology Current and Pipeline Therapies

...tudy 1 and 36% vs 22%, respectively in Study 3, and appear to be dose related. These increases were within the normal range in 94% of patients. Exjade dosages were adjusted when serum creatinine elevations were detected during the study. Consider dose reduction, interruption, or discontinuation for...

Study Suggests Treatment with Paliperidone ER Significantly Improves Symptoms of Schizoaffective Disorder

...lished diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, who were experiencing acute symptoms, received either 6mg/day or 12mg/day paliperidone ER, or a placebo. dosages could be reduced to 3mg/day or 9mg/day respectively with the option to increase back to the originally assigned dose. No dose adjustments were permitt...

AEterna Zentaris Reaches 2nd Stage of Patient Recruitment for Phase 2 Trial in Ovarian Cancer with the Innovative LHRH Receptor Targeted Conjugate, AEZS-108

...is. 17 patients with LHRH-receptor positive gynaecological cancers were recruited. AEZS-108 was administered by intravenous infusion over two hours at dosages of 10, 20, 40, 80,160 and 267 mg/m2. At 160 mg/m2, six patients had a total of 32 cycles and at 267 mg/m2, seven patients had a total of 27 cycles. Mo...

Eight-Year Melanoma Remission is Among Early Cancer Treatment Results

...benefit against cancer, but not enough to make a difference for most patients. The combination of the medicines, however, allows lower, more tolerable dosages and provides effectiveness not seen in previous, single-drug studies. The NeoPlas treatment disables certain abnormal cellular processes many of the...
Dosages in Medical Products

FreeStyle CoPilot™

Description:... Managing diabetes requires making decisions about insulin dosages and other medication, about diet, about exercise. These decisions are guided by data from blood glucose tests and other relevant information, and by t...
Company:Abbott Diabetes Care

Allura Xper FD10

Description:...ce. For example the interventional tools Allura 3D-CA, 3D-RA and StentBoost can be controlled from tableside. The excellent image quality and low dosages makes the Allura Xper FD10 system an advanced dedicated cardiac interventional system with mixed cardiovascular capabilities providing superior perfor...
Company:Philips Medical Systems

Physicians' Cancer Chemotherapy Drug Manual 2005

Features:... Special information profiling anti-emetic drugs Complete discussion of clinical pharmacology, indications, and dosages Coverage of toxicity and interactions Section on chemotherapy regimens for specific cancers Overview of basic principals of cancer drug therapy ...
Company:Skyscape, Inc.

Nurse's Pocket Drug Guide 2005

Features:...ed information and link to related topics Includes information on over 1,000 commonly used drugs Key data on common uses, mechanism of action, and dosages (adult and pediatric) Offers cautions and contradictions, dosing formulations and common side effects Organized alphabetically by generic and trade ...
Company:Unbound Medicine, Inc.

AHFS DI Essentials

Features:... use in pregnant and breast-feeding women, adverse effects and drug interactions Overview of the drug's pharmacologic actions and effects Listing of dosages specific to each use, age group, route of administration and special population Advice to patients ...
Company:Skyscape, Inc.

BIS module and BISx Power Link™

Features:...ery devices. The algorithm detects and filters interference from EMG. BIS measurements can help clinicians formulate the precise type and optimal dosages of anesthetic or sedative medication for each patient. Greater awareness of patient-specific reactions to anesthesia and sedation. BISx Power Link...
Company:Philips Medical Systems

ACT PLUS Automated Coagulation Timer System

Features:... BUILT-IN EFFICIENCY Immediate results mean anticoagulant dosages can be adjusted quickly. Dual-well testing provides the extra confidence that only duplicate results provide. Because less than 1 ml of blood is...
Company:Medtronic Inc.
Dosages in Medical Dictionary

LSD

...thylamide ( LSD ) is the most potent hallucinogenic substance known to man. dosages of LSD are measured in micrograms, or millionths of ... From the Pare...y in Detroit (above left) is ... LSD is known to inhibit ... Cats on high dosages of LSD for a three-week period ... ...

Intravenous

...ossary with medical definitions ... Intravenous (IV) antibiotics are a solution containing antibiotics that is ... INTRAVENOUS VITAMIN ... dosages can only be obtained by intravenous administration. ... Intravenous vitamin C also does more than just kill cancer cells. It ... intraven...
Dosages in Biological News

Drug dosages often incorrect for obese patients

PORTLAND, Ore. As if severely overweight people didnt already have enough health concerns, experts are raising another red flag the possibility that some of their prescription medications, especially antibiotics, may not be prescribed at the appropriate dosage and could be ineffective. Becaus...

First human gets new antibody aimed at hepatitis C virus

...dered unable to infect the new liver. Then, because monoclonal antibodies are highly specific and typically have little or no side-effects, additional dosages of the new antibody could, theoretically, be given immediately after transplant surgery to continue neutralizing any remaining virus. It is also po...

Female human embryos adjust the balance of X chromosomes before implantation

... colleagues have now found the first evidence that XCI does occur in pre-implantation embryos, indicating that this mechanism of compensating for gene dosages has remained basically unchanged throughout evolution and is probably the same in all mammals that have their young attached to a placenta in the womb...

Improved method developed to test carcinogen risk

...ose, tested it on a relatively small but affordable number of rats to see the results, and then extrapolated the results to determine one-in-a-million dosages that are considered unsafe. "There have always been questions and criticism over use of this methodology, and that's one reason we've had to be con...

Novel antibody prevents infection by hepatitis C virus

... all three animals were exposed to HCV. The animals with low or no antibody dosages developed HCV infections, but the animal with the higher dose was protected...re highly specific and typically have little or no side-effects, additional dosages of the new antibody could, theoretically, be given immediately after transp...

New technology shows promise against resistant staph infections

...al has proven difficult. "The problem is that nitric oxide is very short-lived and, until now, methods to deliver it to targeted tissues in the proper dosages have proven elusive," says Dr. Joel Friedman. The Friedmans solved the problem of controlled and sustained NO delivery by developing a method of g...

Lab study shows THC exposure as adolescents linked to negative effects of THC as adults

...cess consisting of pressing colored keys in a specific sequence in order to obtain food pellets. Then, as adults, they were challenged with different dosages of THC and tested with a learning task. Also being trained in the learning and memory tasks was another group of 12 female rats, half with ovarie...

When the ill need protection from the cure

...elated to the use of the card. They will also liaise with companies that now produce chip cards that contain medical information, to see how radiation dosages can be measured and included on the current cards that are becoming available for medical records. Although the Smart Card project is in its infanc...

Nanodiamond drug device could transform cancer treatment

...ized chemotherapy, the team hopes that this technology will bring new levels of treatment efficacy that can complement injected chemotherapy to reduce dosages and decrease devastating side effects. Because of the proven biocompatibility and massively parallel deposition capabilities of parylene, the rese...

The dietary supplement genistein can undermine breast cancer treatment

...lex biological activities that are not fully understood," Helferich said. "Dietary supplements containing soy-based phytoestrogens provide high enough dosages that it could be a significant issue to breast cancer patients and survivors." Plant estrogens from soy are not the only ones of concern, Helferich...
Dosages in Biological Technology

Hospira Receives Favorable Court Decision on Eloxatin(R)

...owing oncology market." Hospira's specialty injectable pharmaceuticals (SIP) offering includes approximately 200 generic injectable drugs in many dosages and formulations. In addition, many of its products are available in popular differentiated formats, several of which are proprietary, such as its ADD...

Three Rivers Announces Positive Results from Phase 3 DIRECT Trial of Once-Daily INFERGEN(R) with Ribavirin in Hepatitis C Virus Treatment Failures

... to investigate the efficacy, tolerability, and safety of daily INFERGEN at dosages of 9 and 15 mcg/day administered with daily weight-based RBV. The study tested 2 dosages of INFERGEN in 487 documented non-responders, of which 80% did not achieve ...

Cimzia(R) (certolizumab pegol) Provides Long-Term Remission and Response Rates in Infliximab-Refractory Crohn's Patients

... Cimzia(R) (400 mg) was efficacious in rapidly inducing a clinical response in the infliximab-refractory patient population regardless of the previous dosages of infliximab. (Abstract #S1064) "As we continue to study Cimzia(R)'s potential efficacy, we are pleased to be adding to an impressi...

Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Announces First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...ults from the previous Phase 2b trial of Empatic, ZB-201. In the current trial, which measures weight loss after 24 weeks of treatment, two different dosages of Empatic are being studied along with the individual constituents. The Company expects the results of this Phase 2b clinical trial to be announced ...

Novel Once Daily Anti-Epileptic Zebinix(R) Approved in the European Union

... seizures per month despite treatment with up to three concomitant anti-epileptic drugs. During the trials, patients were randomised to various dosages of ESL or placebo and after a 2-week titration period, were assessed over a 12 week maintenance period, with continued follow-up over a one year open-...

Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Completes Enrolment in Combination REOLYSIN(R)/Gemcitabine Trial

...EOLYSIN given intravenously with gemcitabine every three weeks. Gemcitabine (1000 mg/m(2)) was administered to patients in combination with escalating dosages of REOLYSIN intravenously. Eligible patients included those who had been diagnosed with advanced or metastatic solid tumours including pancreatic, l...

Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Collaborators Present Positive Head and Neck Results in Phase I/II Combination REOLYSIN(R) and Paclitaxel/Carboplatin Trial

...l and carboplatin every three weeks. In this portion of the trial, standard dosages of paclitaxel and carboplatin are delivered to patients with escalating intravenous dosages of REOLYSIN(R). Eligible patients include those who have been diagnosed wit...

Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Collaborators Update Combination REOLYSIN(R) and Docetaxel Trial Results at Replicating Oncolytic Virus Meeting

...ts with docetaxel every three weeks. In this portion of the trial, standard dosages of docetaxel were delivered to patients with escalating dosages of REOLYSIN(R) intravenously. The second component of the trial included th...

Genetic information personalizes warfarin prescribing

...cks, strokes and death. But if the dose isn't right, dangerous bleeding can occur. Arriving at the right dose is a big clinical challenge. Ideal dosages vary greatly from patient to patient, depending on factors such as age, gender, weight and other medications taken. Recently, clinicians identified tw...

Beyond Seizure Control in the Treatment of Epilepsy With New Anti-Epileptic Drug, Zebinix(TM)

...zures per month despite treatment with up to three concomitant anti-epileptic drugs.(8) During the trials, patients were randomised to various dosages of eslicarbazepine acetate or placebo and after a 2-week titration period, were assessed over a 12 week maintenance period, with continued follow-up o...
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