Here are some updates on drug research and technology from my reading-
Window for administering medications to limit damage from stroke may be wider !
Medications to limit damage from a stroke by dissolving blood clots must be given within three hours of the event, according to standard guidelines. However, a research paper from The Lancet Neurology indicates that, this window of opportunity may extend to 4.5hours.
USFDA extends indication for Colchicine.
USFDA has extended the indication for the gout treatment and mediterranean fever drug Colchicine (Colcrys) to include prevention of acute gout flares.
Researchers say aldosterone antagonists only prescribed to one-third of heart failure patients.
Journal of the American Medical Association., reports that "most hospitalized heart failure patients are sent home without widely recommended inexpensive pills, despite a program to get more doctors to follow treatment guidelines.
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