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NEXIUM (TM) (esomeprazole magnesium) 40 mg and 20 mg 30-count capsule bottles.(PRNewsFoto/AstraZeneca)

Nonprescription Nexium heartburn medicine launches

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A nonprescription version of Nexium, the most popular medicine for frequent, severe heartburn, has just gone on sale. Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. said Tuesday that over-the-counter Nexium 24HR is available for online […]

05/27/2014

Woman exercises at gym. (AP Photo)

Exercise helps women tolerate breast cancer drugs

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Exercise might help women beat breast cancer. Researchers found it can ease the achy joints and muscle pain that lead many patients to quit taking medicines that treat the disease and […]

12/12/2013

Atorvastatin Calcium tablets, a generic form of Lipitor. (AP Photo/Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc., Bill Gallery)

US doctors urge wider use of cholesterol drugs

The nation’s first new guidelines in a decade for preventing heart attacks and strokes call for twice as many Americans — one-third of all adults — to consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. The guidelines, issued […]

11/12/2013

10 drugmakers team up to improve testing process

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Pharmaceutical industry heavyweights are teaming up to address a challenge that’s long vexed drugmakers: how to improve the way experimental drugs are tested so they can get approved, and reach patients, […]

09/19/2012

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