Johnson & Johnson is renaming its Alzheimer's disease drug Reminyl (galantamine HBr). Although the company and the FDA have not agreed on the new name, the change is expected to be introduced by the end of March 2005. The decision to change Reminyl's name comes after 2 patients died when they were mistakenly given a similar-sounding drugAmaryl (glimepiride). Amaryl (Sanofi-Aventis) is indicated for the treatment of diabetes. The deaths were caused by hypoglycemia or low blood sugar when the patients were given Amaryl.
Although the annual HIV diagnosis rate between 2010 and 2014 decreased for black individuals by 16.2%, blacks remain disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS.
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