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Brain Tumor Treatment In Multicenter Tests

... The Food and Drug Administration has already approved the biodegradablepolymer wafer for treatment of recurrent malignant primary brain tumors, thoseoriginating within the brain itself. Surgically placed into the brain alongsidethe malignancy, the dime-sized wafers have been shown to improve survival at...

Montana Anti-Cancer Discovery Sublicensed To Major Drug Manufacturer

... bark and needles of yew trees. Taxol isfederally approved for treating breast and ovarian cancers. About one in ninewomen in the U.S. develops breast cancer, and about one in 70 develops ovariancancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. Additional studies have shown taxol's effectiveness ag...

Study Finds St. John's Wort Can Cut Alcohol Consumption

... The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved St. John's wortfor medical purposes. Note: Rezvani can be reached at (919) 966-0856 (w) and 967-3718 (h). Next week,June 22-24, he will be at the Hyatt Regency in Hilton Head, S.C., for themeeting, (803...

World's First Producer To Repair Brain Damage From Stroke

... The neuron-transplant study is a single-site FDA approved phase I trial. The primary goals of a phase I trial are to ensure the safety and tolerance ofthe therapy in patients. The researchers also will collect and analyze data to detect neuronal and functionalresponses to this treatment, as well as any oth...

Studies Indicate An Effective Treatment For Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis

...ronate, marketed by Merck and Co., Inc., was first approved by the U.S.Food and Drug Administration in late 1995. It has been prescribed forapproximately 2.4 million people in the United States for the treatment andprevention of post-menopausal osteoporosis and for the treatment of Paget'sdisease of bone....

USC/Norris Study Finds No Benefit Of Finasteride In Preventing Prostate Cancer In Men At Elevated Risk

...yimprove symptoms. A lower dose of finasteride was approved by the FDA last yearto treat cosmetic, incipient hair loss and is marketed under the brand namePropecia. Although small, the new USC/Norris study seems especially significant in lightof this ongoing trial, researchers say. "Ours are the first data t...

Drug Reduces Heart Attack, Death Rates In Patients With Unstable Angina

...rnational study of heart patients indicates anewly approved drug, Eptifibatide, could reduce heart attack and ...iding 35 serious events." Eptifibatide was approved for use in angioplasty and for patients withunstable angina in May 1998. The study was funded by CO...

Novel Therapy Significantly Reduces Spinal Fractures In Postmenopausal WomenWith Two Years Of Therapy

... an important piece of the puzzle." Raloxifene was approved for the prevention of osteoporosis in the US by the Foodand Drug Administration in December 1997. In Europe, the drug was recentlyapproved for both the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis. It is marketedas Evista by Eli Lilly and Co., the spons...

University Of Kentucky One Of First To Use New Technique To Treat Atrial Flutter

... It was the first time that microwave ablation -- approved by the FDA for study only in late August -- has been used outside California, where the first 10 or 12 procedures were performed. UK is one of five U.S. medical centers studying the technique. UK's Dr. Andrea Natale, who treated Beavers and is a pr...

PAHO Responds To Countries Affected By Hurricane Georges, Makes Appeal For Emergency Funds For Haiti And Dominican Republic

...ericanSanitary Conference in Washington this week, approved a resolution asked theinternational community to "respond generously" to these urgent needs identifiedby the affected countries...

Study Shows Efavirenz Promising In Treating Pediatric HIV Infection: Leads To Approval Of New Drug For Testing HIV-Infected Children

...n adults." At present, 12 drugs are approved for treating HIV disease in adults, compared to seven, including efavirenz, approved for children. Efavirenz is the second drug in the NNRTI class of antiv...

Pairing Two Drugs With Angioplasty May Offer Best Success In Treating Heart Attacks

...A, dissolves blood clots. Both drugs are federally approved and on themarket. The Phase II dose-ranging trial, known as SPEED (Strategies for PatencyEnhancement in the Emergency Department) was undertaken to find the fastest andsafest way to open clogged arteries in a patient experiencing a heart att...

Science Is On The Trail Of Sexual Predators That Dope Women

... sedative used to treat insomnia. It has neverbeen approved for use in the US, but is available in Europe on prescription.High doses can cause amnesia for up to 24 hours. The tablets, known as "roofies", have no taste or smell when dissolvedin water. Worldwide, thousands of women believe they have bee...

Osteoporosis Drug Evista (Raloxifene) Cuts Newly Diagnosed, Invasive Breast Cancer Risk By More Than 60 Percent

...osteoporosis in the United States and is currently approved for marketing in 36countries worldwide, including the United States....

Magnetic Surgery System Tested Successfully On First Patient

...Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. The system, approved for use under a U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) Investigational Device Exemption, is being evaluated as a potentiallysafer, less invasive, and more effective way to biopsy brain tumors. Futureapplications under development include diagnosing ...

UK Faculty Members Find Way To Speed Response Of Viagra

...ly after dosing. A problem with the Viagra tablet, approved last March for impotency in men, isthat it can take an hour or more for the drug to take effect, said LewisDittert, Ph.D., professor in the UK College of Pharmacy. "If a man takes Viagra and gets no response, he may become impatient and after30 to...

Study Finds Clot-Busting Drug Ineffective Or Even Harmful If Not Used Soon After A Stroke

The clot-busting compound tPA, approved by the federal government foruse against strokes in 1996, has opened a new era in stroke treatment. Usedwithin a 3-hour window after a stroke, the drug improves the chances for a fullrecovery from 33 percent to 50 percent. But a new study confirms th...

Study Finds Olestra Chips Don't Generate Gastrointestinal Woes

...udy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the non-absorbable,non-caloric fat substitute for use in snacks in January 1996 and reviewed itsapproval last June. A report on the new study is being published Tuesday (Feb.16) in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a medical journal. "Olestra...

Far Few Drugs Are Tested On Children

...certain heart conditions in children. The drug was approved bythe FDA after safety and efficacy tests in adults only. Between 1983 and 1987,reports emerged of life-threatening adverse reactions, including heart attacks,that required resuscitation. The drug is no longer recommended for use inchildren. ...

Promising Bone Cancer Therapy Advances To Next Level

...s, or short-lived radioactive drugs, havealso been approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for bone ca...er dose. Patients receiving Metastron receive the approved therapeuticdose....

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