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Gonorrhea Becoming Increasingly Resistant To Many Antibiotics.
"Gonorrhea may soon reach superbug status, thanks to growing antibiotic resistance," researchers in the UK say. "Choosing an effective antibiotic can be a challenge, because the organism that causes gonorrhea is very versatile and develops resistance to antibiotics very quickly...
Guidelines Call For Pediatric Drug Studies To Focus On Safety.
Drug studies involving children must have a strong emphasis on safety, according to new guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics.The guidelines call for a "robust plan to monitor safety" and suggest ...
Glaxo To Offer Free Vaccines To Uninsured Americans.
GlaxoSmithKline PLC said Monday it is launching a program in the US to provide free vaccines to adults who don't have health insurance." The vaccines will include "shots for hepatitis A and B, tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough," and its cervical cancer vaccine ...
Pharmaceutical Company To Collaborate With NCI On Nanotechnology Research.
Cranbury-based Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals said it has entered into an agreement with the National Cancer Institute to collaborate on research involving the company's proprietary nanotechnology...
Basal Insulin Requirements May Be Less On Day After Dialysis In Type 2 Diabetes Patients With ESRD. According to a study published March 9 in the journal Diabetes Care, "basal insulin requirements may be less on the day after maintenance hemodialysis in type 2 diabetic patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD...
Carboplatin May Be Better-Tolerated Alternative For Treating Advanced Ovarian Cancer. Intraperitoneal (IP) carboplatin might offer a better-tolerated alternative to intraperitoneal cisplatin for treatment of advanced ovarian cancer, results of a preliminary clinical study suggest." Administered "to an AUC of 6 over multiple cycles...
Vitamin B6 Appears To Play Role In Preventing Colon Cancer.
Vitamin B6 appears to play a beneficial role in preventing colon cancer," according to a paper in the Journal of American Medical Association. After reviewing data from 13 studies, researchers in Sweden "traced the beneficial effects to ...
Once-Daily Treatment Of Itraconazole May Help Treat Onychomycosis.
According to a poster presentation at the American Academy of Dermatology meeting, "once-daily treatment with a single 200-mg tablet of the oral antifungal itraconazole (Sporanox) demonstrated noninferiority to conventional treatment with two 100-mg tablets daily" in treating patients with onychomycosis, but ...
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