News tagged with pharmaceutical

Gene variants linked to obesity

(HealthDay)—Variants of a gene are associated with overweight and obesity in psychiatric patients taking drugs that induce weight gain, as well in the general population, according to a study published ...

Aug 09, 2013
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Argentina begins doling out free 'Viagra'

Argentina has begun distributing a free state-produced version of the erection-boosting drug Viagra for the first time, in a move intended to curb its misuse, health authorities announced Thursday.

Aug 08, 2013
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Vandetanib in thyroid cancer: Added benefit not proven

Vandetanib (trade name: Caprelsa) has been approved in Germany since February 2012 for the treatment of adult patients who have a particular form of aggressive thyroid cancer. In a new benefit assessment, the German Institute ...

Aug 02, 2013
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Dexamethasone beats placebo for cancer-related fatigue

(HealthDay)—For patients with advanced cancer, dexamethasone is better than placebo for reducing cancer-related fatigue (CRF), according to a study published online July 29 in the Journal of Clinical On ...

Aug 01, 2013
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Bayer Q2 profits jump on new drugs, lower charges (Update)

German drug and chemicals company Bayer AG says net profit rose 75 percent in the second quarter thanks to lower one-time charges and strong sales of new products including anti-clotting drug Xarelto and cancer drug Stivarga.

Jul 31, 2013
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