Everyone loves a bargain. Yes, even her. Definately me, probably you. There has been so much in the news about opioids, drug interactions and small economic growth, we made a decision.
After lunch I stopped at a large Pharmacy chain to hand in 2 written prescriptions and to ask for a refill on one of the other prescriptions that my doctor had just called in. Three prescriptions, nothing unusual. (little did I know, something was fishy).
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The press release is below. The price will stay at $2.99 or 2 dollars off the $4.99 list through April.
Mysimba for weight loss- It is the name for Contrave (naltrexone and bupropion) in Europe. This drug is the newest weight loss drug and had an unusual release of data. What appears to be shown in early data is that it may have a direct effect/benefit in decreasing risk of heart attack.
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A study of 4,500 patients using a new weight loss drug called Contrave (bupriprion and naltrexone) had the expected effect of a weight loss benefit, and the drug was FDA approved. A study of 8,910 people in a follow up study had the weight loss benefit, however; the patients taking Contrave had fewer heart attacks than the people who didn't take it.
There is controversy over this trial and apparent early leaks of data, but the information that patients taking the drug had fewer heart attacks is stunning. Importantly, the researchers doing the study thought the benefit on heart attacks may be a direct effect of the drug combination!
More to follow as always.
Contrave (bupropion and naltrexone) is apparently unique. The SEC disclosed that the US patent office gave the 371 patent to Orexigen Therapeutics based on an interim look at the LIGHT study. What this means is that Contrave has a claim for having a POSITIVE IMPACT on cardiovascular results (outcomes) beyond (unrelated to) weight loss.
More to come and most probably from the American College of Cardiology meeting in San Diego this month. Regardless, having strength in weight loss AND HEART disease is a true breakthrough in medicines.
The new Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs, Update on Alcohol will help bring detailed information ot patients and families about crucial alcohol drug interactions, impact of binge and risky drinking and much more.
Current national coverage is expanding. www.fox19.com/story/28217302/6-people-die-each-day-from