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Scientists Move Closer To Creating Equivalent Of Male Viagra For Women.
The Los Angeles Times blog reported that "when Viagra [sildenafil] was first marketed, some sexual health experts suggested that it might work in women as well as men, providing a pharmacological aid for women with low levels of arousal (sometimes termed 'female sexual dysfunction' or 'female sexual arousal disorder'...
Blood Cancer Drug Campath May Help Patients With Multiple Sclerosis.
According to research presented at an American Academy of Neurology meeting.reports that "Genzyme Corp.'s blood cancer drug Campath [alemtuzumab] helped patients with multiple sclerosis...
InterMune Adds Ritonavir To Second Part Of Hepatitis C Treatment Study.
InterMune Inc. said Wednesday researchers will add a new drug that promises an increased safety margin to a midstage study of a potential hepatitis C treatment after analyzing preliminary results...
Rituximab May Benefit Patients With Myasthenia Gravis.
According to a study presented at an American Academy of Neurology meeting, "Rituximab (Rituxan), the anti-CD20 antibody that decreases B-cell activation, slashed autoantibody titers and improved symptoms in patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) refractory to standard therapies...
High-Dose Aspirin May Provide Acute Migraine Relief.
MedPage Today reported, "High-dose aspirin matched a triptan drug for relief of acute migraine," Oxford researchers found after reviewing 13 studies in which 4,222 people received either "aspirin with or without an antiemetic, placebo, or an active comparator, most often sumatriptan 50 mg or 100 mg...
Fidaxomicin May Be As Effective As Vancomycin In Patients With Clostridium Difficile Infection.
Medscape reported, "Phase 3 clinical trial results...show that fidaxomicin is at least as effective as vancomycin (equivalent cure rates) in patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI...
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