Study shows valomaciclovir may reduce severity of mononucleosis-
A report of study presented at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy in San Francisco, University of Minnesota researchers found that students who receive an antiviral medication, valomaciclovir, early in the course of (mononucleosis) become less sick than those offered the standard advice to rest for several weeks.
Bevirimat may cut drug-resistant HIV as much as 50-fold in two weeks ?
Myriad Pharmaceuticals, Inc.'s experimental AIDS drug, bevirimat dimeglumine, is the first in a new class of medicines for drug-resistant HIV, known as "maturation inhibitors," and cut the virus as much as 50-fold in two weeks. The study involved 32 men in Australia who took one of two doses of bevirimat twice daily for two weeks.
Migraine drug failed to meet key goals in midstage study-
Migraine treatment, called AZ-104, or staccato loxapine, failed to meet key pain relief goals in a midstage study. It is reported that the drug did not meet its goal of reducing migraine pain over a two-hour period when compared with placebo in the 366-person study. In all, 125 patients received placebo, while 121 patients received a 1.25-milligram dose and 120 patients received a 2.5-milligram dose.