Midway Games Disappear from XBLA

Were you waiting to download some of the Midway classics on the Xbox Live Arcade? Titles like, say, Smash TV, Robotron, Ulitmate Mortal Kombat 3, Gauntlet, Root Beer Tapper, Joust, Paperboy, Defender, or Cyberball? Well, you’re time has run out.

All of the above titles have been removed from the Live Arcade. If you previously downloaded them, and need to re-download them, you are still covered. If you never downloaded them, or just have a demo, you are completely out of luck.

It is important to note that these games are still available at sites like Amazon, who sold them on cards. No word on whether or not those will still work. Midway was purchased by Warner Bros., which undoubtedly had this adverse effect, although to what extent is unknown (individual licenses not secured, digital download rights in limbo, who knows?).

Hopefully a fix is up soon.

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Abreva Recommended Most By Pharmacists For Cold Sores.

Drug Week November 16, 2001 2001 NOV 16 – (NewsRx.com & NewsRx.net) — In just eight months on the market, Abreva has earned the No. 1 pharmacist recommended position in the cold sore category.

According to Pharmacy Times magazine, nearly half of the pharmacists surveyed nationwide tell cold sore sufferers, when asked, to use Abreva for cold sores. coldsoreremediesnow.net cold sore remedies

Abreva received 45.7% of pharmacist recommendations, ahead of the second most recommended product, which had 9.7% of pharmacist recommendations. Ten products were listed in all. The results of the over-the-counter (OTC) study were published in the October 2001 issue of Pharmacy Times.

Abreva is the only nonprescription cold sore medicine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to shorten the healing time. Abreva’s unique medicine, docosanol 10%, cuts healing time in half (compared with untreated outbreaks) by penetrating the skin to help stop the cold sore virus from invading healthy cells.

“There’s finally a product I can recommend to my customers that is clinically proven to heal their cold sores,” said Gary Solomon, RPh, community pharmacist in Orange County, California. “Abreva is a solution that really works for cold sore sufferers, instead of using just a symptom reliever like the other cold sore remedies on the shelf.” New York pharmacist Allen Krassenbaum, RPh, agrees: “I’ve heard a lot of positive accounts from my customers about their experience with Abreva. As a pharmacist, I believe in the product because of how well it works, and I recommend it to the cold sore sufferers that come in to my store.” In clinical trials, Abreva significantly reduced the healing time of patients’ cold sore episodes and the duration of symptoms. These clinical research results were published in the January 2001 issue of Today’s Therapeutic Trends and the August 2001 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. coldsoreremediesnow.net cold sore remedies

Abreva, a smooth white cream that dries clear and has no medicinal smell or taste, can be used by adults and children 12 and older.

This article was prepared by Drug Week editors from staff and other reports.