Friday, June 12, 2009

FDA Approves Injectable Ibuprofen

The FDA has approved a new drug! Caldolor is the first injectable form of the common pain medication ibuprofen. Ibuprofen is better known as Advil or Motrin. Caldolor will be available for hospital use only to treat pain and fever. Where do you think the company came up with the name Caldolor?
  • "Cal" is the abbreviation for Calorie, which is the CGS unit of heat energy.
  • In Latin, "dolor" means pain.
Caldolor is manufactured by Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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