Celexa (Citalopram) is a selective
Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor used to treat depression.
Modalert is used to improve wakefulness
in patients with narcolepsy (sudden uncontrollable attacks of daytime sleepiness),
obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome, or in patients with shift work
Nolvadex (Tamoxifen) is an anti-estrogen
used to treat or prevent breast cancer.
Propecia (Finasteride) is the first
and only FDA approved pill proven to treat male pattern hair loss on the vertex
(top of head) and anterior mid-scalp area in men.
Proventil (Albuterol / Salbutamol
SR) is a bronchodilator used to treat or prevent the symptoms of asthma, emphysema,
and other breathing conditions.
Valtrex (Valacyclovir) is an antiviral
used in patients with normal immune systems to treat herpes zoster infections
(shingles) or to treat or suppress genital herpes.
Zelnorm (Tegaserod) is a selective
serotonin receptor agonist used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in
women who have constipation as their main symptom.
Zithromax (Azithromycin) is a macrolide
antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections.
Griffin Moritz, 10, suffers from tuberous sclerosis which is responsible for the red spots on his face. This condition also led to non-cancerous but potentially life-threatening tumors in his brain, right. Both conditions have improved with an experimental drug
When Griffin Moritz
was 10, he experienced what his mother, Debora, called “an
explosion” of non-cancerous but life-threatening brain
tumors. They were one aspect of a rare genetic disease called
tuberous sclerosis that his family had dreaded, after he grappled
with frequent seizures, autism and reddened skin bumps that
doctors periodically lasered.
only offer surgery for the growths that blocked the flow of
cerebrospinal fluid bathing Griffin’s brain and spinal cord.
But Griffin wasn’t a good candidate for the operation.
So when his mom heard
of an experimental medication to shrink the subependymal giant-cell
astrocytomas (SEGAs), she raced to enroll her son in a small
clinical trial at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center,
1,800 miles from their home in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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A woman’s chances
of experiencing severe nausea during pregnancy appear to be
influenced, at least in part, by genetics, according to new
study findings. Researchers found that women were more likely
to experience a serious form of morning sickness if their
mothers or sisters did as well.
at a very severe form of nausea known as hyperemesis gravidarum
(HG), the authors found that women with sisters who had HG
were 17 times more likely to also develop HG. Women with this
condition have unrelenting, excessive nausea and vomiting
that puts them at risk of malnutrition, dehydration and significant
weight loss. Study author Dr. Marlena Fejzo of the University
of Southern California-Los Angeles told Reuters Health she
wasn’t surprised by the findings, since previous research
has shown that severe morning sickness is more likely to affect
both members of identical twin pairs, hinting at a heritable
However, in the new
study, she added, “the degree of heredity is very exciting
because it suggests genes are involved, and when we find those
genes, we may finally understand the cause of severe nausea
in pregnancy and be able to make new treatments that are designed
to treat the cause rather than the symptoms.” Most pregnant
women – an estimated 75 percent – experience some morning
sickness, according to the American Pregnancy Association,
but 1 percent suffer the extreme HG form of illness that can
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A pharmacy chain
in Michigan is being accused of taking unused, expired medications
from nursing homes and reselling them to customers. The investigation
is ongoing on the Kentwood Pharmacy, in Kentwood, Michigan,
and it led to several raids this week.
Court documents allege
the pharmacy repackaged medications from as many as 800 nursing
homes, then turned around and sold them as new. Kentwood Pharmacy
then allegedly made up fake expiration dates for the medication.
Police say workers
admitted finding the wrong dosages in some bottles, noticing
drugs being re-packaged that had fallen on the floor, and
witnessing workers not washing their hands.
the full article at WNDU – Click Here