Category Archive for: ‘Medication’

Redefining Medicine With Apps and iPads

  By KATIE HAFNER SAN FRANCISCO — Dr. Alvin Rajkomar was doing rounds with his team at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center when he came upon a puzzling case: a frail, elderly patient with a dangerously low sodium level. As a third-year resident in internal medicine, Dr. Rajkomar was the senior member of the team, and the …

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Diverse Reasons Cited for Skipping Diabetes, Pain Meds

December 14, 2009Modern Medicine Financial pressures may cause patients who take both pain and diabetes medications to forgo both, but those who selectively cut out only diabetes medications often do so because of depression or negative beliefs about the medications, according to a study in the December issue of Diabetes Care. Jacob E. Kurlander, M.D., of the University of Michigan …

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FDA Accepts REMOXY New Drug Application and Grants Priority Review

Fox Business, Tuesday, August 12, 2008 SAN MATEO, Calif. and BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug 12, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ —-Pain Therapeutics, Inc. and King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the New Drug Application (NDA) for REMOXY(r) was accepted and granted Priority Review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA typically grants Priority Review to drug candidates that have …

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Methadone Rises as a Painkiller With Big Risks

By ERIK ECKHOLM and OLGA PIERCEThe New York Times, August 16, 2008 … Methadone, once used mainly in addiction treatment centers to replace heroin, is today being given out by family doctors, osteopaths and nurse practitioners for throbbing backs, joint injuries and a host of other severe pains. A synthetic form of opium, it is cheap and long lasting, a …

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