News tagged with astrazeneca

FDA weighs approval of psychiatric drugs for kids

(AP) -- Three blockbuster psychiatric drugs currently approved for adults also appear to work in adolescents, though federal health officials have concerns about exposing younger patients to the drugs' side effects.

Jun 05, 2009
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Study shows experimental drug cuts stroke risk

(AP) -- An experimental drug reduces the stroke risk in patients with irregular heartbeats by more than three times, compared with the popular drug warfarin - but possibly at a cost, according to new research released Sunday.

Aug 30, 2009
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A better way to target tumors

In the past 40 years, scientists have learned a great deal about how cells become cancerous. Some of that knowledge has translated to new treatments, but most of the time doctors are forced to rely on standard ch ...

Nov 15, 2010
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Drugmaker Vivus settles with biggest shareholder

(AP)—Obesity drugmaker Vivus has agreed to a settlement with its biggest shareholder, which has been fighting for greater control of the company. A long-time drug executive backed by the shareholder will become CEO and ...

Jul 19, 2013
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