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Vidyya Medical News Service For 25-February-2001:

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AstraZeneca has announced that the FDA has approved Nexium, an anti-ulcer medication, with a full set of indications. The US label compares favourably with both the US Prilosec label and with those approvals received so far in Europe for Nexium which has had a launch that is among the best in the pharmaceutical industry's history.

For more information: FDA Approves AstraZeneca's Nexium With Comprehensive Set Of Indications

Nexium, a new drug for patients in the US, is indicated for many uses including: heartburn and other symptoms associated with gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD); healing and symptom resolution of erosive esophagitis; the maintenance of both healing and symptom resolution of esophagitis; and the eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with duodenal ulcer disease. Get the prescribing information in today's issue.

For more information: Prescribing Information: Nexium

The AHRQ, CDC and other government agencies continue the search for best evidence for the treatment of a number of chronic health conditions. The newest summary report, available in today's issue, address a epilepsy. The creators intended that this synthesis of the best available evidence will serve as an information resource for local decisionmakers and developers of practice guidelines and recommendations. It should also serve to highlight gaps in the literature and areas ripe for future research.

For more information: Management Of Newly Diagnosed Patients With Epilepsy: A Systematic Review Of The Literature

One in four deaths of European men in the group aged 1529 years is related to alcohol. In parts of eastern Europe, the figure is as high as one in three. All in all, 55 000 young people in the WHO European Region died from causes related to alcohol use in 1999.

For more information: Alcohol: Number-One Killer Of Young Men In Europe

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that affects people in every country throughout the world. Epilepsy is also one of the oldest conditions known to mankind. It is characterized by a tendency to recurrent seizures and it defined by two or more unprovoked seizures.

For more information: Epilepsy: Epidemiology, Etiology And Prognosis

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