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Ethinyl Estradiol CAS# 57-63-6 Ethinyl Estradiol, CAS number 57-63-6 and Norgestimate, CAS number 35189-28-7, are both integral components in the blockbuster birth control pill Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo. Mylan and Janssen, who market Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo, reported an astounding 425.5 million dollars in sales for the United States for the 2012 year. With the patent for[…]

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Testosterone CAS# 58-22-0, made the pharmaceutical headlines mid June 2013 when study findings were announced touting¬†testosterone for perceived pain relief. Data presented on June 17, 2013, at the Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting offered positive results regarding the use of testosterone to improve pain tolerance. The study funded by Abbott Pharmaceuticals, involved 84 men who[…]

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The current shortage of the Aminocaproic Acid injection, 250 mg/mL, 20 mL vial has patients with bleeding disorders and post-surgical patients quite concerned. This injection is crucial for controlling bleeding when blood clots are broken down overly quickly, which occurs often after heart, liver or other surgery, as well as for people who have certain[…]

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The current shortage of the narcotic analgesic Buprenorphine CAS# 52485-79-7, also known as the brand name Buprenex, has created a significant concern. As an injectable medication administered to treat moderate to severe pain, Buprenorphine is not only used for pain management, it is also used to treat addiction to narcotic drugs through a rapid detoxification[…]

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Drug shortages continue to worry healthcare industry workers, especially with the launch of Obamacare on October 1, 2013. While notification has been prompt from the FDA as to which drugs are in danger of becoming in short supply, many medications which are already minimally available have not seen a respite. Falling Short The once planned[…]

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Midazolam is an effectual benzodiazepine, regularly used for humans and animals as part of a pre-surgical regimen. As a pre-anesthetic agent, Midazolam is typically used to help ease anxiety before surgical procedures, and induce amnesia so patients will essentially forget any uncomfortable thoughts regarding their preparation and pending surgery. Pets are often dispensed Midazolam alongside[…]

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The current shortage of Acyclovir, CAS number 59277-98-3, is of great concern to the medical community. As a valued and integral treatment for encephalitis, the shortage of Acyclovir for compounding pharmacies has created an urgent need for both patients and practitioners. The August 27, 2013 issue of the Neurology journal cautioned healthcare professionals to be[…]

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As an aminoglycoside antibiotic effective for treating a wide variety of infections, Tobramycin CAS# 32986-56-4 is an integral medication that affects a vast number of patients. Tobramycin is particularly effectual for treating Gram-negative infections and certain Pseudomonas. The recent shortage of this crucial antibiotic has been felt for patients who take Tobramycin, either as an[…]

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On September 6, 2013 the FDA approved a new indication for the formidable pancreatic cancer drug Paclitaxel. Known as the brand name Abraxane, which is marketed by Celgene, Paclitaxel is now officially indicated for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer. Paclitaxel will be used in a combination treatment, alongside Gemcitabine, to treat[…]

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What if patients with acute pain could utilize a nasal spray to ease their discomfort? That is exactly what can be done when patients are given Ketorolac Tromethamine CAS# 74103-06-3. Known as the brand name Sprix, this intranasal solution for acute pain is not only novel, it is also proving to be efficacious. Some distinct[…]

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