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Anti-Epileptic Drugs in Reproductive eAge Women: Valproic Acid and Topiramate Common

There have long been concerns regarding the safety of the anticonvulsant valproic acid (Depakote) during pregnancy.  Back in 2009, the American Academy of Neurology and American Epilepsy Society recommended against the use of valproic acid in women of childbearing age because of the various risks associated with prenatal exposure, citing significantly increased risk of congenital… Read More »

Pick your post-JPM buzz: Pfizer eyes Amarin, Biogen shops anyone with 'multiple' phase 3 drugs

The J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference may be over, but that doesn’t mean the dealmaking is. Often, deals that took shape at the meeting materialize later in the year, and some recent buzz puts Pfizer and Biogen at the center of potential takeovers. Pfizer is reportedly eyeing a buyout of cardiovascular player Amarin, whose fish-oil-derived lipid drug… Read More »

Medical News Today: Can exercise lower blood pressure as effectively as drugs?

Millions of people live with high blood pressure, which can place them at risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. For this condition, doctors typically prescribe blood-lowering drugs, but could exercise help just as well? A new study suggests that exercise can be just as effective as drugs when it comes to keeping blood pressure under control.… Read More »