Tag: "drug" at medical news
Controversial drug shown to act on brain protein to cut alcohol use
...ated by some clinicians as a potent anti-addiction drug
has been rigorously studied for the first time, co... in the brain. The new research findings about the drug
Ibogaine open the way for development of other drugs to reverse addiction without Ibogaine's side ef...
Editorial urges 'black-box' warning for Bextra and Celebrex
...prescribing Bextra altogether, or use it only as a drug
of last resort, says a researcher from Wake Forest...These data raise questions about the safety of the drug
in other patients who have heart conditions, but who aren't having surgery," said Furberg. "In the a...
Cogtest and NetMet join forces
...ing an unequalled library of tests for discovering drug
effects and providing assessments optimized for sp...nd patient groups. The full spectrum of cognitive drug
development services provided by the two companies includes trial design and planning clinical devel...
2001-2002 survey finds that many recover from alcoholism
...ever conducted of the co-occurrence of alcohol and drug
use disorders and related psychiatric conditions. The NESARC defines alcohol use disorders and their remission according to the most recent clinical criteria established by the American Psychiatric Association. The recovery analysis is based on a su...
Florida Department of Citrus responds to URMC's release on grapefruit-drug interactions
...n-interacting, alternative medications within each drug
class that should provide the same therapeutic eff...teractioncenter.org to look up their prescription drug
and see if it interacts with grapefruit. In addition, we encourage patients to consult with their p...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, Jan. 18, 2005
...st weight. Since the anti-lipid drug
regimen, with beneficial lifestyle changes, improved all lipid profiles, the study does not show whether the increased HDL levels or the decreased LDL levels led to the changes in artery disease....
Penn researchers add more evidence to demonstrate role of COX inhibitors in heart-disease risk
...PROVe study of Vioxx, leading to withdrawal of the drug
in September 2004. Evidence implicating a second m... from this study are now incorporated in a revised drug
label for Bextra available at the FDA website (www.fda.gov). This result is consistent with the orig...
Grapefruit juice and medication can be a dangerous mix
...entire issue to grapefruit juice and the dangerous drug
interactions that can result. The U.S. Food & Drug...ients don't know about the risk. "The potential of drug
interactions with grapefruit juice has been out there a long time, but most people just aren't aware...
Georgia Medicaid program saves $20 million by controlling use of anti-ulcer drugs
... to warrant PPI use, leading to higher than normal drug
costs. For these patients, a possible alternate tr...esult was a net savings of $20.6 million, with PPI drug
expenditures decreasing from $44.1 million to $13.2 million, and H2A drug
expenditures increasing fr...
Study identifies predictors of HIV drug resistance in patients beginning triple therapy
...method for preventing HIV patients from developing drug
resistance is a careful, dedicated adherence to their prescribed drug
regimen, according to a long-term, large-scale study presented today in New York City at the America...
New figures highlight trends in drug and alcohol misuse
... published by Dr Foster in this week's BMJ outline drug
and alcohol related harm in the population of England. Researchers investigated trends in drug
and alcohol related hospital admissions for people aged under 45. In 2002-3 there were 18,863 admiss...
Heart patients treated by non-cardiologists less likely to receive medications
...thored by Michael A. Fotis, B.S. Pharm, manager of drug
information service at Northwestern Memorial Hospital....
USC/Norris oncologists test new front-line therapy for pancreatic cancer
...oncologists are testing the effectiveness of a new drug
against pancreatic cancer that targets the cancer ...atients whose cancers progress when taking the new drug
alone will be switched to the gemcitabine group. Unlike traditional chemotherapies, which kill fast-...
First new treatment for alcoholism in ten years, now available Campral(R) (acamprosate calcium)
...st is committed to providing an effective and safe drug
therapy to help the millions of Americans struggling with alcohol-dependence to maintain abstinence." Campral and Complete Abstinence "A major treatment goal for alcohol dependence is to increase rates of abstinence," said Barbara Mason, Ph.D., P...
New guidelines conclude all aerosol therapy devices equally effective
...ir comparison, RCTs were selected only if the same drug
was used in the different delivery systems tested....cation delivery systems, when used with comparable drug
doses, provide equivalent efficacy and, therefore, recommend that health-care providers not base dev...
New guideline: Corticosteroids recommended for duchenne muscular dystrophy
...d be offered as a treatment option. Deflazacort, a drug
similar to prednisone, is also recommended as a treatment option but is not available in the United States at this time. "Corticosteroids are the only effective drugs in providing improvements in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy," said le...
Care of rural stroke patients improves with telephone support
...en and how to treat patients with the clot-busting drug
tissue plasminogen activator, called tPA. The drug
can reduce disability and save lives, but its use is complicated. The treatment carries risks, is on...
Jefferson scientists help explain statins' effects in Alzheimer's disease
...rent target, not unlike chemotherapy for cancer. A drug
called Alzhemed, for example, which currently is in clinical trials at Jefferson's Farber Institute for Neurosciences, breaks up amyloid aggregates. Vaccines stimulate the immune system to break down amyloid. Statins are yet another strategy....
Conference to examine effects of dietary supplements in patients taking blood thinning medications
...ffect; St. John's Wort and American Ginseng alter drug
metabolism; and Other supplements, such as high d... have a better understanding of managing patients' drug
regimens," said Ahmed Hasan, M.D., Ph.D., medical officer with NHLBI's Division of Blood Diseases an...
Entrepreneurism Center at UC San Diego funds commercialization of lung, shock, other devices
... of the disease which are candidates for different drug
response. Eskin's group has developed a powerful piece of software for performing this analysis inputting genotypes and outputting haplotypes for each individual. The two-year-old HAP Webserver ( http://www.calit2.net/compbio/hap ) has already proce...
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