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The close of 2014 brought exciting news for patients suffering from dementia with the announcement that Tadalafil, a commonly used drug that treats erectile dysfunction, is being tested as a treatment for dementia. The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Society UK shared the news of their partnership and funding, which would be earmarked[…]

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Clopidogrel Bisulfate, also known as the brand name anticoagulant medication Plavix, continues to impress with its safety profile. A study released at the end of March 2013 revealed that patients set to undergo percutaneous coronary intervention could successfully continue their regimen of Clopidogrel during this time. Caution was extended from the study investigators, which took[…]

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Tadalafil, also known as Cialis, is making headlines in pharmaceutical news. A study released on March 18, 2013 touted the use of tadalafil alongside finasteride for sizably improving scores for men on the International Prostate Symptom Score. Marketed by Eli Lilly, the patent for Cialis expires on November 21, 2017. The study, which was revealed[…]

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Alogliptin is a current newsmaker in the pharmaceutical industry. On January 25, 2013 Takeda announced that Alogliptin, CAS# 850649-62-6, was approved alongside Metformin HCl, CAS# 1115-70-4, in the novel type 2 diabetes medication Kazano. As an efficacious and highly selective DPP-4 inhibitor, Alogliptin, when combined in this single dose tablet with metformin HCI effectively aids[…]

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Known as the brand name Effient, Prasugrel was approved by the FDA in July of 2009 as a blood thinning drug. Designed to be used to reduce the risk of blood clots from forming in patients who undergo angioplasty, which is a common procedure to unblock a clogged coronary artery, Prasugrel was studied in close[…]

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Cases of Diabetes, particularly type 2 Diabetes have skyrocketed worldwide and in the United States. According to the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse Diabetes affects 25.8 million people of all ages, or roughly 8.3 percent of the U.S. population. The majority of these cases in the United States, upwards of 90 percent, are of the type[…]

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Roflumilast, CAS number 162401-32-3, is also known by the brand name Daliresp. The patent for Daliresp, which is marketed by Forest Pharmaceuticals, is due to expire on Jan 27, 2015. Patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, find that treatment with roflumilast is efficacious at reducing flare ups of their condition, especially those[…]

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Eptifibatide, CAS# 188627-80-7, is an antiplatelet agent. Also offered from LGM Pharma as a TEVA API (TAPI) product for compounding purposes, eptifibatide is also known by the brand name Integrilin, which is marketed by Merck. With Merck’s patent for Integrilin due to expire on November 11, 2014, and an additional patent revision due to expire[…]

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The FDA exclusivity for Plavix (clopidogrel) ended on May 17, 2012, while patent protection expires January 31, 2014. This exciting news brings Clopidogrel CAS# 113665-84-2, to the forefront of pharmaceutical news. With sales of Plavix generating billions of dollars for Bristol-Myers Squibb/Sanofi Pharmaceuticals, researchers are clamoring to create generic options of clopidogrel. As an antiplatelet[…]

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