Here are some updates on drug research and technology from my reading-
Besides showing positive signs for good skin health and weight loss trigger...Resveratrol may lower blood sugar levels in mice, researchers say-
According to a study published online in the Journal of Endocrinology by researchers at University of Texas, medical center, "resveratrol...was found to lower blood sugar levels and improve insulin levels when injected directly into the brains of mice fed very high-calorie diets.
Quality and Safety
Adverse drug events jumped in 2008, according to USFDA data statistics -
USFDA received 25 percent more reports of adverse drug events in 2008 compared with 2007, according to a new QuarterWatch report from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices. In 2008, the FDA received reports of nearly 100,800 cases of serious injury related to drug use...compared with 80,600 in 2007, the largest over a one-year period since the FDA began collecting data in 1998.
Researcher says lidocaine patch as effective as pregabalin in relieving diabetics' neuropathic pain-
A dermal patch containing 5% lidocaine (Lidoderm) proved as effective as pregabalin (Lyrica) in relieving neuropathic pain in diabetic patients with dramatically fewer side effects, according to a researcher at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes meeting.
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