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(Medical Xpress)—Companies may be misusing the drug patenting system in order to gain control over high-cost drugs in Australia, research from the Melbourne Law School has found.
Medications Apr 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
People who take the newest class of diabetes drugs to control blood sugar are twice as likely as those on other forms of sugar-control medication to be hospitalized with pancreatitis, Johns Hopkins researchers report.
Medications Feb 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Generic medications currently account for over 70 percent of prescriptions dispensed. However, while generic drugs are clinically bioequivalent to the brand-name version, they often differ in their physical characteristics, ...
Medications Dec 31, 2012 | 3 / 5 (5) | 1 |
Negative perceptions about generic drugs are more widespread among ethnic minorities than among whites, finds a new study in Ethnicity & Disease. Greater use of generic drugs, say the authors, could signif ...
Medications Oct 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(AP)—Teva Pharmaceuticals has stopped shipping its generic version of a popular antidepressant off the market after a U.S. government analysis showed the pill does not work properly.
Medications Oct 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
An inexpensive antifungal drug, thiabendazole, slows tumor growth and shows promise as a chemotherapy for cancer. Scientists in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin made this ...
Cancer Aug 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (6) | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- Even in the field of cancer treatment, sometimes newer isn't necessarily better.
Cancer Jun 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
The substitution of brand-name antiepileptic drugs with cheaper generic equivalents has been an ongoing point of contention among doctors, federal officials and people with epilepsy.
Medications Feb 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The cost of medications through Medicare's subsidized prescription drug program varies from region to region across the United States largely due to the use of more expensive brand-name drugs and not because of the amount ...
Health Feb 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Robert Linhardt is working to forever change the way some of the most widely used drugs in the world are manufactured. Today, in the journal Science, he and his partner in the research, Jian Liu, have announ ...
Medications Oct 27, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
The cost of prescription medicines used by millions of people every day is about to plummet. The next 14 months will bring generic versions of seven of the world's 20 best-selling drugs, including the top ...
Medications Jul 25, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 4
When Samantha Lowe's 12-year-old Labrador retriever needed anti-inflammatories to ease her arthritis, she found herself facing the same question humans face when it comes to prescriptions: Name-brand drug, or generic?
Medications Jul 04, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Generic anti-epilepsy drugs, pharmaceutical products similar to brand-name versions, save consumers billions of dollars each year, but some are different enough from branded formulations that they may not be effective, particularly ...
Neuroscience Jun 30, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- In a new report released by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, the results show that over 78% of the almost four billion prescriptions written in the U.S. in 2010 were for generic drugs. The ...
Medications Apr 22, 2011 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved new, lower-dose labeling for the popular sleep drug Ambien (zolpidem) in an effort to cut down on daytime drowsiness that could be a hazard ...
Medications May 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0