Alcohol Types And Socioeconomic Status Are Associated With Barrett’s Esophagus Risk

Additional study suggests drinking alcohol in early adulthood may increase reflux esophagitis risk Although the relationship between alcohol and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma is well established, studies investigating the association between alcohol intake and reflux esophagitis (RE), Barrett’s esophagus (BE) and esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) have reported inconsistent findings. Furthermore, little is known regarding the effect […]

Majority Of Neb. Senators Would Support Law To Ban Abortions If Roe Is Overturned, Poll Finds

A majority of Nebraska state senators would support an abortion-related “trigger law” to ban the procedure in the state if the U.S. Supreme Court were to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to an annual poll conducted by the Associated Press, the AP/NTV reports (AP/NTV, 12/29/07). According to the Associated Press, several states have adopted or […]

Astrazeneca Receives First European Approval For Nexium(R) In Pediatric Gerd

AstraZeneca announced that it has received Swedish Medical Products Agency (MPA) approval for use of Nexium(R) (esomeprazole) in children aged 1-11 years with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in the reference member state of Sweden, with other European Union nations expected to follow.1 Nexium┬« will become the first of the proton pump inhibitors (PPI) currently available […]

Wyeth Receives FDA Approval Of Protonix For Delayed Release Oral Suspension

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE:WYE), announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Protonix┬« (pantoprazole sodium) For Delayed-Release Oral Suspension, a new addition to the Protonix family of prescription medications. “The availability of Protonix For Delayed-Release Oral Suspension provides adult patients who cannot swallow tablets with an effective and convenient […]