Medications

Drug sales to hit lowest growth rate in decades

Growth in global prescription drug spending will slow to the lowest rate in decades as low-cost generic drugs continue replacing former blockbusters in the U.S. and Europe, where governments face new pressure to reduce health ...

Nov 19, 2013
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Bulk mixers of prescribed drugs get more scrutiny

Congress has taken a half step toward increasing federal oversight of so-called compounding pharmacies that custom mix medications in bulk, a year after a meningitis outbreak from contaminated pain injections killed at least ...

Nov 18, 2013
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Antibiotics – friend and foe?

European Antibiotic Awareness Day is marked on the 18th November every year. This year in Norway, a seminar for health care providers about antibiotic use and resistance will be held, as well as several local events around ...

Nov 18, 2013
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Aptiom approved to treat seizures

(HealthDay)—Aptiom (eslicarbazepine acetate) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as an add-on drug to help treat adults with partial epileptic seizures.

Nov 11, 2013
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