Lamictal XR approved—GSK doing dances now that it’s blockbuster that went generic has been revamped

From FiercePharma: GlaxosmithKline's Lamictal XR--an extended release version of its off-patent Lamictal--has been approved as an add-on therapy for patients 13 years and older with partial seizures. In a 19-week study, Lamictal significantly reduced frequency of seizures compared with the placebo. The drug will be available this summer, the company said in a statement. GSK... Continue Reading →

Drug induced dementia — the perfect crime (Grace Jackson, MD)

New book by Grace Jackson. Below is a description with permission from the author to reprint: Under the influence of declining birth rates, expanding longevity, and changing population structures around the world, the global prevalence of senile dementia is expected to increase more than four-fold within the next forty years.    Within the United States alone,... Continue Reading →

Hating the enemy — extra quote of the day with commentary

If we think about the vast majority of human problems, both on a personal and on a worldwide scale, it seems that they stem from an inability to feel sincerely involved with others, and to put ourselves in their place. Violence is inconceivable if everyone is genuinely concerned with the happiness of others. - Matthieu... Continue Reading →

Quote of the day

The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the... Continue Reading →

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