Tag Archives: Health

Close to Home: Is Good Health Communicable?

The 2011 Edelman Health Barometer suggests that—in the same way that we spread colds, diseases, and other illnesses from person to person—good health and healthy behaviors can also be spread. Can pharma play a pivotal role in the good-health epidemic? Energy. An active lifestyle. Mental and emotional stability. Absence of disease. Nutrition. These are some […]
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Feds Threaten to Pull ProAmatine for Lack of Postmarket Data (Updated 8/18)

Image via Wikipedia FDA on Monday announced that it was looking to withdraw approval for the low-blood-pressure treatment midodrine hydrochloride because the companies manufacturing the drug failed to provide data from post-approval studies. The kicker: The drug was approved 14 years ago. FDA gave midodrine hydrochloride—branded by Shire as ProAmatine and produced by a half-dozen […]
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Alzheimer’s Test Offers Early Diagnosis

Image via Wikipedia A research team in Belgium discovered a new test that has proven successful at identifying patients that are developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a report published in the Archives of Neurology on Tuesday. The study took spinal fluid from patients with varying levels of cognitive memory and looked for a specific protein […]
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Study: Future of Personalized Medicine

An increased focus on targeted medicine has become a staple for all facets of healthcare, from drug developers to consumers to pharma companies. Gerson Lehrman and Bloomberg jointly commissioned a survey that gauged the reactions and predictions of this trend from 52 leading US physicians. The survey covered a number of topics to assess which […]
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Weight-Loss Drug Qnexa Loses in FDA Committee Ruling

Vivus’ Qnexa may help in weight loss, but it also now risks losing its place in the market following FDA’s Advisory Committee’s ruling July 15. The panel of medical experts did not question the effectiveness of the drug, but rather voiced its concerns over safety of the medication. The FDA’s Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory […]
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