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New drug approved for treatment of pain associated with diabetic neuropathy

Pfizer's new drug, Lyrica (pregabalin) was last week approved by the FDA to treat pain associated with diabetic neuropathy. The drug claims to be well-tolerated by patients and is effective in reducing pain as well as the added bonus of improving sleep. The benefits were noticed within one week of commencing treatment during trials. Side effects were mostly mild cases of dizziness and sleepiness.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters Health

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About: New drug approved for treatment of pain associated with diabetic neuropathy

Date: 7 January 2005

Source: Reuters Health

URL: http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=healthNews&storyID=7270007

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