Archive for the ‘Prescription Medications’ Category

Raloxifene Helps Bones While Lowering Cholesterol

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

A new study demonstrates that raloxifene, a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), protects against osteoporosis, while also reducing the blood level of “bad” LDL cholesterol.

A group of researchers from Indiana University, working in collaboration with scientists at Eli Lilly, the drug company which patented and markets raloxifene, published their study in the Dec. 11 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. (more…)

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Paxil Effective for Treating Depression in Adolescents

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Adolescents suffering from major depression were helped more by paroxetine (Paxil) than by another antidepressant, imipramine, or placebo, according to a study which will appear in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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Good for Diabetics– No More Needles?

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

For people with diabetes, self-injections and pinpricks are part of a daily routine designed to regulate and monitor blood sugar levels. You can say goodbye to the needles.

Blood glucose is typically measured by pricking the finger with a small, but very sharp lancet several times each day to obtain blood samples. A small drop of blood is applied to a test strip, which is then inserted into a glucose meter that determines blood glucose levels. Monitoring blood glucose levels may seem like a simple procedure, but it is never a pleasant experience.
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How to New Medications Move from Inception to Market

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Examination of the method by which a newly developed drug moves from inception to market.

After a drug has been developed in a laboratory, it must undergo many strictly controlled tests before it can be sold to the public at large. It can only be considered for human trials after it has been proven through preclinical trials that it can be beneficial.
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