News tagged with drug tests
A new study published Wednesday cast doubt on the usefulness of a genetic test for patients taking the anti-coagulant drug Plavix, calling into question last year's FDA warning about the blood thinner.
Medications Dec 29, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended that a certain type of genetic testing (for the genotype CYP2C19) be considered before prescribing the drug clopidogrel to identify individuals who may ...
Genetics Dec 27, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
President Jacob Zuma on Thursday unveiled a plan to halve the number of HIV infections over the next five years, cementing South Africa's turnaround from years of deadly denialism.
HIV & AIDS Dec 01, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
The US Food and Drug Administration, for the first time, approved Wednesday medication specifically designed for those who wake up in the middle of the night and cannot fall back to sleep.
Medications Nov 23, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have devised a simple test, using dopamine-deficient worms, for identifying drugs that may help people with Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Nov 10, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Delivering anticancer drugs into breast ducts via the nipple is highly effective in animal models of early breast cancer, and has no major side effects in human patients, according to a report by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer ...
Cancer Oct 26, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
One of the causes of resistance to cancer treatment in children is now beginning to be elucidated. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients with a particular form of the ATF5 gene are at higher risk of having a relapse when ...
Cancer Oct 26, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- Danish researchers can offer some reassurance if you're concerned about your cellphone: Don't worry. Your device is probably safe.
Health Oct 21, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Asthma patients could clearly benefit from personalized medicine, a new study suggests. However, the new discovery of a key gene, while exciting, does not mean that day is here quite yet.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 05, 2011 | not rated yet | 1 |
Among the latest health care trends seeking to advance "individualized medicine" are private companies marketing genetic testing directly to patients. The mail-in kits, with price tags as high as $2,500, use a saliva specimen ...
Health Oct 03, 2011 | 1 / 5 (1) | 1
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers from the University of Reading have developed a new drug which could reduce the spread of deadly diseases such as Lassa Fever and Aseptic Meningitis.
Medical research Sep 30, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
For the first time, researchers have discovered cardiac rehabilitation can train the heart to quickly return to its normal rate after exercise.
Cardiology Sep 26, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Approval last week by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clears the path for nationwide use of tools that show the greatest specificity in estimating the risk of ovarian cancer in women with a pelvic mass.
Cancer Sep 06, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) submitted comments to the US Food and Drug Administration on the draft guidance document titled, "Commercially Distributed In Vitro Diagnostic Products Labeled for Research Use ...
Medications Aug 30, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
The Food and Drug Administration has cleared a new diagnostic test that will help save the lives of hundreds of thousands of AIDS patients stricken with cryptococcosis, a fungal meningitis. The test was developed through ...
Medications Aug 24, 2011 | not rated yet | 0