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Vol 44 - April 2008
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Statins May Help Reduce Blood Pressure

April 14, 2008
The medications known as statins, typically prescribed to lower blood cholesterol levels, may also modestly reduce blood pressure, according to a report in the April 14 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.
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New Drug Approvals

The following drugs have recently been approved by the FDA.

Treximet (sumatriptan succinate and naproxen sodium) Tablets - formerly Trexima
Date of Approval: April 16, 2008
Treatment for: Migraine
Treximet Drug Information | Press Release

Patanase (olopatadine hydrochloride) Nasal Spray
Date of Approval: April 15, 2008
Treatment for: Allergic Rhinitis
Patanase Drug Information | Press Release

Lexiscan (regadenoson) Injection
Date of Approval: April 10, 2008
Treatment for: Pharmacologic Stress Agent in Radionuclide Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Lexiscan Drug Information | Press Release

Rotarix (rotavirus vaccine, live attenuated)
Date of Approval: April 3, 2008
Treatment for: Prevention of Rotavirus Gastroenteritis
Rotarix Drug Information | Press Release

Treanda (bendamustine hydrochloride) Injection
Date of Approval: March 20, 2008
Treatment for: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Treanda Drug Information | Press Release

Artiss (fibrin sealant (human)) Frozen solution and lyophilized powder for solution for topical application
Date of Approval: March 19, 2008
Treatment for: Adhering Skin Grafts in Burn Patients
Artiss Drug Information | Press Release

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New Indications and Dosage Forms

Drugs that have gained FDA approval for the treatment of additional diseases/conditions or new dosage forms/regimens.

Orencia (abatacept) Injection
New Indication Approved: April 8, 2008
Treatment for: Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Orencia Drug Information | Press Release

Prilosec (omeprazole) for Delayed-Release Oral Suspension
New Dosage Form Approved: March 20, 2008
Treatment for: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Prilosec Drug Information

Other Drug News

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Statins May Help Reduce Blood Pressure
April 14, 2008
The medications known as statins, typically prescribed to lower blood cholesterol levels, may also modestly reduce blood pressure, according to a report in the April 14 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.

Pregnancy and Cancer Top the List Of the Most Commonly Searched Health Conditions
April 10, 2008
comScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world, today released a listing of the 20 most commonly searched health conditions as well as the 15 most commonly searched prescription brands in February 2008.

Alligator Blood May Put the Bite on Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
April 6, 2008
Despite their reputation for deadly attacks on humans and pets, alligators are wiggling their way toward a new role as potential lifesavers in medicine, biochemists in Louisiana reported today at the 235th national meeting of the American Chemical Society.

Consumer Reports Poll: Most Say TV Drug Ads Should Include Info on How to Report Side Effects
April 2, 2008
A new poll shows that one in six Americans who have ever taken a prescription drug experienced a side effect serious enough to send them to the doctor or hospital, but the majority of consumers don't know they can report these side effects to the FDA, which is responsible for tracking drug safety problems.

FDA Deadlines May Compromise Drug Safety by Rushing Approval
March 26, 2008
Many medications are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the brink of congressionally mandated deadlines, and those drugs are more likely to face later regulatory intervention than those approved with greater deliberation, researchers at Harvard University have found.

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