Tag: "brand" at medical news
International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada
... Pfizer, Inc. manufactures exemestane under the brand
name Aromasin and is providing the drug for the trial. Women looking for more information about the ExCel research study and participating study centers in their community can visit www.excelstudy.com or call toll-free: In the U.S. 1-800-4-CAN...
Geodon effective in psychiatric emergencies; Sharply reduces time in restraints
...ntipsychotics--primarily haloperidol, known by the brand
name Haldol. For more than 50 years, Haldol IM has been considered the gold standard of injectable antipsychotics, but its side effect profile offers disadvantages for patients. Approved in 2002, Geodon IM is the first second generation antipsychot...
Malt liquor beers, and the people who drink them, are different
...se alcohol advertising has been shown to influence brand
choice, and brand
choices during youth can influence beverage choices as adults." For this study, researchers conducte...
Columbia study finds hemophilia therapy dramatically improves outcomes for bleeding stroke
...r reading about its coagulation effects. With the brand
name NovoSeven, rFVIIa has been on the U.S. market since 1999 as a treatment for hemophilia, and is manufactured by Novo Nordisk. Preliminary results of this trial were initially presented at the Fifth World Stroke Congress in Vancouver, B.C. in Jun...
Drugs aid weight loss among type 2 diabetes patients
...monly prescribed as antidepressants. Xenical, the brand
name for orlistat, blocks fat digestion in the intestines. Meridia, known generically as subtramine, is an appetite suppressant that works in the brain. According to the systematic evidence review by Dr. Susan Norris of the U.S. Centers for Disease C...
Bone density appears to recover after adolescents discontinue injected contraceptive
... shown that women who use DMPA, marketed under the brand
name Depo-Provera, experience a loss of bone mineral density during the time they are using the contraceptive. Because women are developing a large amount of their bone mass from ages 15 to 19, researchers were concerned that DMPA use might place ad...
Vioxx went mostly to patients who didn't need it, Stanford researcher says
...al bleeding, he said. "It's too unsophisticated to brand
any drug as being 'dangerous' or 'not dangerous'," Stafford said. "It depends on the setting in which the drug is used and the characteristics of the patient it's prescribed for."...
Surprise! Cells have second source of phosphate
...s report finding not just a new participant, but a brand
new conversation that has implications for treatin...ew report, the Johns Hopkins scientists describe a brand
new source of phosphate that seems to work with as many proteins as targeted by ATP, but in a comple...
M. D. Anderson researchers discover key protein in psoriasis
...herapy for psoriasis," said DiGiovanni. "This is a brand
new target for treatment." He also noted that certain aspects of psoriasis and early stages of cancer development in skin share similarities. However, psoriasis never progresses to cancer, he noted. "We still have much to learn about psoriasis, and t...
New study in NEJM suggests levodopa may slow progression of Parkinson's disease
...monly sold in combination with carbidopa under the brand
name "Sinemet" or its generic equivalent. Over time, Parkinson disease continues to worsen, and new symptoms emerge that do not respond as favorably to levodopa therapy. Because Parkinson's is a progressive disorder, the symptoms worsen with time. ...
Generic drug use varies widely by state, study reveals
...lternative, often generic, before a more expensive brand
product is covered. Step therapy has proven to be such a successful tool for plan sponsors that enrollment in step therapy grew from 4.5 million to 12.4 million members from the end of 2002 to June 2004, with the average plan sponsor implementing mo...
Methylphenidate improves attention, behavior of children surviving leukemia, brain tumors
...hylphenidate (MPH), the drug commonly known by the brand
name Ritalin. This finding, from investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, are published in the Dec. 1 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO). The study suggests that MPH can at least temporarily reduce some of the attention a...
Using celebrities to market drugs and diseases: whats the problem?
...says that "a partnership between a celebrity and a brand
has an intangible sort of magic." The executive shares her tips on maximizing the magic: "use an A-list celebrity," find a "news-hook" to link the celebrity to your product, develop simple messages, and make sure the celebrity delivers them at every...
Researchers show the BEST way to reduce osteoporosis risk
...cal Mission Pharmacal, the makers of the Citracal brand
of calcium citrate supplement, is a family-owned pharmaceutical company based in San Antonio, TX. Citracal calcium citrate supplements are sold in drugstores and pharmacies nationwide...
Tip sheet for the October 26, 2004 Neurology
... their health plans switched their medication from brand
phenytoin to generic phenytoin, an antiepileptic d... to require intervention. The study concluded that brand
and generic phenytoin do not yield the same concentrations in some patients, and substitution should...
Not all beers are created equal
...s should consider the percentage of alcohol in the brand
of beer they drink when deciding how many beers to...e. For example, the light version of a particular brand
may contain 4.2 percent alcohol, while the ice version of the same brand
may contain as much as 5.9 ...
Many who cut back on Rx drugs to cut costs don't tell doctors
...new prescription for an equivalent, less-expensive brand
name or generic drug, and 59 percent got advice about which medications they should definitely not skip. However, less than a third of patients received other forms of assistance, such as information about less-expensive sources for medicines or prog...
FDA approves EPZICOM
... combination with other antiretroviral drugs. The brand
name, EPZICOM, is an acronym for EPIVIR and ZIAGEN in COMbination. EPZICOM Tablets are recommended for use in combination with antiretroviral drugs from different pharmacological classes and not with other nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase...
Patients not sticking to cholesterol drugs -- and the higher their co-pay, the lower their use
...dose a day, those who had changes in their dose or brand
of statin during the study period, and those who got less than two months' supply of medication per refill. But when the researchers broke down the patients according to their insurance plan co-pays, they saw a major difference: 76.2 per...
Generics slow rising cost of prescription drugs in 2003
...rapy programs, which promote the use of lower cost brand
drugs before stepping up to a more expensive brand...effectively promotes the use generics and low-cost brand
drugs. The 10 plan sponsors that have adopted this formulary since 2002 reversed the typical year-t...
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