Medicine


Supreme Court Sides With Bristol-Myers in Plavix Lawsuit

The Supreme Court says hundreds of out-state-residents can’t sue drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. in California state court over adverse reactions to the blood thinner Plavix. The justices ruled 8-1 Monday…

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Teva Migraine Drugs Pass Tests

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has racked up successes in clinical trials of a drug for treatment of chronic and acute migraine headaches, Globes reported on Sunday. The company announced that patients…

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Health Ministry Seeks to Stem Medical Lab Crisis

The Health Ministry is acting to stave off what officials said was a coming crisis among workers in medical labs. The workers, who are employed by hospitals and health-care providers…

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I Almost Killed My Mom With an Anti-Itch Pill

Nobody wants to kill her own mother by accident. Luckily, mine pulled through. As teachable moments go, this one was huge. I learned that once you or someone you know…

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Teva Trumpets FDA Approval of Chorea Treatment

Teva Pharmaceutical announced on Tuesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved AUSTEDO (deutetrabenazine) tablets for the treatment of chorea associated with Huntington’s disease (HD). “Chorea associated…

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Theranica – A Non-Drug Way to Call off a Migraine

A non-pharmacological treatment for painful, incapacitating migraine headaches has been developed by the head of the neurology department at Rambam Hospital in Haifa. Instead of a pill, Prof. David Yarnitzky has…

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Teva Launches Generic Pristiq Anti-Depression Pill in U.S.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries announced Wednesday the launch of generic Pristiq 1 (desvenlafaxine) extended-release tablets, 25, 50 and 100 mg, in the U.S. Desvenlafaxine extended-release tablets are a serotonin and norepinephrine…

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