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First-Time Generic Approvals
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Naratriptan Hydrochloride Tablets
1 mg (base) and 2.5 mg (base)
Approved: July 7, 2010 - Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.; Sandoz Inc.; Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
Generic for: Amerge
Other Drug News
Pediatric Group Issues New Flu Shot Guidelines
August 30, 2010
All children and adolescents 6 months of age and older should receive the annual trivalent influenza vaccine this flu season, according to updated recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Antibiotics Now Recommended Before C-Sections
August 25, 2010
Pregnant women about to undergo a cesarean delivery should be given antibiotics right before the procedure to help prevent infections, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists now recommends.
Recession Causing Cancer Patients to Quit Life-Extending Drugs
August 4, 2010
In 2009 and 2010, as the economic collapse shuddered across the globe, oncologists in California noticed a troubling trend: Three patients who had had serious tumors under control for as long as eight years reappeared in the clinic with massive cancer regrowth which, in one case, required emergency surgery.
Poll Shows Rise in 'Cyberchondriacs'
August 4, 2010
The debate about health care reform may be one reason why the number of "cyberchondriacs" in the United States increased from 154 million last year to 175 million this year, a new survey suggests.
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