Mylan Inc. (MYL) will receive a license to sell generic versions of Vivelle-Dot, a treatment for menopause symptoms, after settling a patent litigation lawsuit with Novartis AG's (NVS) Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. affiliate.
Pursuant to the agreement, pending litigation will be dismissed and Mylan will receive a license to begin selling generic versions of the product on Dec. 16, 2013, or earlier under certain circumstances.
THURSDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) -- A new study by Japanese researchers gives hope that one day people with pituitary gland failure may be able to receive transplants of stem-cell generated tissue to help restore normal function of the gland.
Without the pea-size pituitary gland, which sits at the base of the brain, the body wouldn't survive. It controls the production and function of many hormones, including ones linked to growth, fertility, stress and temperature regulation.
Women who smoke may hit menopause about a year earlier than those who don't light up, according to a study that also notes an earlier menopause may influence the risk of getting bone and heart diseases.
Eating flaxseed may not ease menopausal hot flashes after all, despite some promising early evidence that it might, according to a U.S. study.
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota found that 188 women who were randomly assigned to eat a daily flaxseed bar saw no more improvement in their hot flashes than women given flax-free "placebo" bars.