Obesity is a major health issue faced by the world. The unhealthy lifestyle followed by millions of people has led to the worldwide spread of this epidemic. Unfortunately America hasn’t been spared from the wrath either; in fact it happens to be the second most obese country […]
Asthma is a critical condition that decelerates the pace of a normal life by contracting the airway that eventually disrupts breathing . Asthma is generally triggered by factors like allergens, air pollutants, fluctuant whether conditions etc. The initial symptoms of this incurable disease include breathlessness, repetitive coughing […]
Prescription drugs have a long history of abuse by people many of whom have suffered accidental overdoses that result in more than 100,000 deaths in a year. The United States of America registers nearly 290 drug overdose related deaths on a daily basis. These deaths are particularly […]
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Within the last 10 years, the number of people being diagnosed with high blood pressure has been on the rise. In 2009 alone, there were 83 million prescriptions for high blood pressure medications like Zocor, […]
Drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis is going to take a revenue hit this year after recently stopping production of their newest blood thinner drug. The decision comes after US regulators approved a generic rival to its Lovenox blood thinner.
Sanofi-Aventis recently released a statement saying its shares may decline as much […]
A new weight loss drug is up for FDA approval and is looking to buck the recent trend of harsh weight loss medications.
The new drug Qnexa, which is a combination of the drugs, Lorcaserin and Contrave is looking to provide effective weight-loss without the dangerous side effects […]
Today Mylan announced that they had received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Anastrozole tablets, 1 mg, the generic version of AstraZeneca’s Arimidex, a treatment for early breast cancer.
According to IMS Health, Anastrozole tablets had sales […]
GlaxoSmithKline and Medivir announced today an exclusive agreement for the commercialization of a new over the counter cold sore cream. Xerclear is the new product that will contain acyclovir and hydrocortisone for non-prescription use in multiple markets, including 14 major European countries.
This should bolster Glaxo’s over the […]
Today a new drug was approved for sale to fight against osteoporosis. The new drug Prolia comes from Amgen and is used to help prevent fractures in postmenopausal women. Last week, the medicine received approval for sales overseas.
Prolia is considered to be one of the most important […]