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Get information on Synthroid®, the most commonly prescribed drug in the US.

Proceed To Article FDA Approves 72-Hour Infusion Of Naporin For Post-Operative Pain Management
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals announced this week that it has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for 72-hour infusion of Naropin (ropivacaine HCL), a long-acting anesthetic indicated for the production of local or regional anesthesia for surgery, post-operative pain management and for obstetrical procedures. More...

Proceed To Article Prescribing Information: Naporin
Naropin is the only FDA approved, long-acting anesthetic with a 72-hour infusion indication. Get the prescribing information you need about the medication in today's issue. Adverse effects have been reported and include: hypotension, nausea, vomiting, bradycardia, fever, paresthesia and back pain. More...

Proceed To Article Prescribing Information: Synthroid, The Most Commonly Prescribed Medication In The US
Synthroid is indicated as replacement or supplemental therapy in patients of any age or state (including pregnancy) with hypothyroidism. The medication is also indicated as a pituitary TSH suppressant in the treatment or prevention of various types of euthyroid goiters, including thyroid nodules, subacute or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis Hashimotoís), multinodular goiter, and in conjunction with surgery and radioactive iodine therapy in the management of thyrotropin-dependent well-differentiated papillary or follicular carcinoma of the thyroid. More...

Proceed To Article New Insights Into What Makes A Memory Memorable
A spontaneous reactivation mechanism that makes the brain replay events over and over reinforces the same cellular event that led to the initial formation of a memory. The reinforcement is critical for creating the cell-to-cell connections that constitute long-term memories. More...

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Revised Guidelines for HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral
The CDC is inviting comments on the "Revised Guidelines for HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral." Comments must be submitted in writing on or before November 30, 2000 to the Technical Information and Communications Branch, Mailstop E-49, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1600 Clifton Road, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30333; Fax: 404-639-2007; E-mail: You can read the full document in tody's Vidyya. More...

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