Window for administering medications to limit damage from stroke may be wider !
Medications to limit damage from a stroke by dissolving blood clots must be given within three hours of the event, according to standard guidelines. However, a research paper from The Lancet Neurology indicates that, this window of opportunity may extend to 4.5hours.
USFDA extends indication for Colchicine -
USFDA has extended the indication for the gout treatment and Mediterranean fever drug Colchicine (Colcrys) to include prevention of acute gout flares.
Researchers say aldosterone antagonists only prescribed to one-third of heart failure patients-
Journal of the American Medical Association., reports that "most hospitalized heart failure patients are sent home without widely recommended inexpensive pills, despite a program to get more doctors to follow treatment guidelines.