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Generic Allegra-D Approved

A combination of fexofenadine HCl and pseudoephedrine HCl in an extended-release tablet (60 mg/120 mg) is indicated for the relief of symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis in adults and children 12 years and older. For more information, contact Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc. by calling 800-222-0190 or 201-930-3302.

Rapid Fecal Occult Blood Test

The Clearview ULTRA fecal occult blood test, a rapid two-step immunoassay, is now available. Results are available in less than 5 minutes and only one sample is required from the patient. The test does not require the patient to follow a restricted diet. For more information, contact Wampole Laboratories by calling 800-257-9525 or 609-627-8000.

Dictionary of Drug Names

The 2005 U.S. Pharmacopeia Dictionary of Adopted Names and International Drug Names is available. This 41st edition contains nationally and internationally recognized names for all drugs. The dictionary is available in book form for $299 or in a combination book-online package for $345. For more information, contact U.S. Pharmacopeia by visiting

Fertility Treatment Launched

Menopur (menotropins for injection) is indicated for the development of multiple follicles and pregnancy in patients undergoing assisted reproductive technology procedures, such as in vitro fertilization. This purified human menopausal gonadotropin contains equal amounts of follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone. For more information, contact Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. by visiting

Pigmentation Treatment

Aclaro (4% hydroquinone) emulsion treats ultraviolet-induced dyschromia and discoloration due to oral contraceptive use, pregnancy, hormone therapy, or skin trauma. For more information, contact JSJ Pharmaceuticals by visiting

Soft, Inflatable Speculum

The FemSpec is a soft, rolled, tamponlike speculum that the physician can inflate for a better fit during gynecologic exams. This disposable product is patient friendly. The speculum comes in small, medium, and large sizes. Contact FemSpec LLC by visiting the Web site

Alendronate/Vitamin D in One Tablet

Fosamax Plus D (alendronate sodium/cholecalciferol) is approved for treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. The once-weekly tablet combines 70-mg alendronate sodium with 2,800-IU vitamin D3. For more information, contact Merck & Co. by calling 800-344-7833.

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