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Anaphylactic shock or anaphylaxis is a severe and sometimes life-threatening immune system reaction to an antigen that a person has been previously exposed to. The reaction may include itchy skin, edema, collapsed blood vessels, fainting, difficulty in breathing, and death.
Pradaxa receives FDA approval for treatment and reduction of risk of recurrence of DVT and PE

Pradaxa receives FDA approval for treatment and reduction of risk of recurrence of DVT and PE

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) for the treatment of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients who have been treated with a parenteral anticoagulant for five to 10 days, and to reduce the risk of recurrent DVT and PE in patients who have been previously treated. DVT and PE are collectively referred to as venous thromboembolism (VTE). [More]
Asthma drug accelerates desensitization in patients with food allergies to several foods

Asthma drug accelerates desensitization in patients with food allergies to several foods

An asthma drug accelerates the process of desensitizing patients with food allergies to several foods at the same time, a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford shows. [More]

Lone star tick bites are likely the cause of severe red meat allergies

Lone star tick bites are likely the cause of thousands of cases of severe red meat allergies that are plaguing patients in Southeastern states including Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia and spreading up the Eastern Seaboard along with the deer population. [More]
Amneal launches generic Esomeprazole strontium delayed-release capsules 49.3 mg

Amneal launches generic Esomeprazole strontium delayed-release capsules 49.3 mg

Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC today announced the launch of generic Esomeprazole strontium delayed-release capsules 49.3 mg. This new esomeprazole therapy is the generic equivalent of the recently launched brand Esomeprazole strontium. It contains the same active moiety (esomeprazole) in a different salt form as found in the leading PPI brand Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) and presents a potentially more affordable treatment option for GERD in adult patients. [More]

Amneal's Esomeprazole Strontium 49.3 mg delayed-release capsules now available for GERD patients

Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC today announced the launch of its branded Esomeprazole Strontium 49.3 mg delayed-release capsules. Esomeprazole Strontium contains the same active moiety (esomeprazole) in a different salt form as found in the branded proton-pump inhibitor Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) and is a new option for adult patients for the short term treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. [More]

New legislation to provide epinephrine to children with severe food allergies in schools

An act recently signed by President Obama will make it easier to provide epinephrine to children with severe food allergies in schools, even without a prescription. Physicians at Nationwide Children's Hospital hope the act will encourage the remaining 20 states to pass legislation, incentivizing and, in some cases, requiring that schools to have this medication available for all students since up to 6 percent of children in the United States are now diagnosed with a food allergy. [More]

EMA expands administration options for Hizentra

CSL Behring UK Ltd announced today that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has expanded the administration options for Hizentra®▼, human normal immunoglobulin, SCIg, 20% liquid, to include dosing once every two weeks (fortnightly). [More]
Researchers made breakthrough development in inhibitory therapeutic for hypersensitive allergic reactions

Researchers made breakthrough development in inhibitory therapeutic for hypersensitive allergic reactions

New research published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology shows that a group of scientists, led by faculty at the University of Notre Dame, has made concrete progress toward the development of the first-ever inhibitory therapeutic for Type I hypersensitive allergic reactions. [More]
Novartis starts shipment of 2013-2014 seasonal influenza vaccines to US customers

Novartis starts shipment of 2013-2014 seasonal influenza vaccines to US customers

Novartis announced today that it has begun shipment of its seasonal influenza vaccines to customers in the US market for the 2013-2014 season. Novartis plans to ship a minimum of 30 million doses of its influenza vaccines to the US market, including Fluvirin (Influenza Virus Vaccine), approved for use in people 4 years of age and older, and Flucelvax (Influenza Virus Vaccine), approved for use in adults 18 years of age and older. [More]

Boehringer signs agreement with Brigham to conduct long-term study program on oral anticoagulants

Boehringer Ingelheim, a research-based, global pharmaceutical company, today announced a multi-year agreement with Brigham and Women's Hospital, an internationally recognized teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School known for its excellence in patient care, medical research and training of outstanding young health professionals. [More]
Princeton University researcher explores seriousness of peanut allergy

Princeton University researcher explores seriousness of peanut allergy

The path of the peanut from a snack staple to the object of bans at schools, day care centers and beyond offers important insights into how and why a rare, life-threatening food allergy can prompt far-reaching societal change, according to a Princeton University researcher. [More]
Solid formulations of the recombinant anthrax vaccine: an interview with Dr Mark Carnegie-Brown, CEO, Glide Pharma

Solid formulations of the recombinant anthrax vaccine: an interview with Dr Mark Carnegie-Brown, CEO, Glide Pharma

Anthrax vaccines have a prominent place in the history of medicine. This goes back to, Pasteur, who while everybody associates with the milk treatment process, also worked on rabies and Anthrax vaccines in cattle. [More]
Smartphone solutions for clinical trials: an interview with Dr. Anthony Sterns, CEO, iRx Reminder and Napoleon Monroe, Managing Director, New Directions Technology Consulting

Smartphone solutions for clinical trials: an interview with Dr. Anthony Sterns, CEO, iRx Reminder and Napoleon Monroe, Managing Director, New Directions Technology Consulting

mHealth broadly refers to the use of a mobile device to send patient information to or from a medical service provider. In most medication management mobile applications that are out there now, the “information” sent is usually a unidirectional nagging reminder to the patient. The application may populate a diary or it may not. [More]

Study investigates use of sublingual immunotherapy against ragweed allergy

An international team of researchers, led by physician-scientists at Johns Hopkins, reports that a once-daily tablet containing a high dose of a key ragweed pollen protein effectively blocks the runny noses, sneezes, nasal congestion and itchy eyes experienced by ragweed allergy sufferers. [More]
Martindale Pharma announces UK launch of Prenoxad Injection for opioid overdose

Martindale Pharma announces UK launch of Prenoxad Injection for opioid overdose

Martindale Pharma, a leader in the manufacture and supply of specialty pharmaceuticals, is pleased to announce the UK launch of Prenoxad Injection, the world's first licensed emergency treatment for acute opioid related overdose for use at home or other non-medical settings. [More]

FAP cells help in repairing injured muscles

UC San Francisco scientists have discovered that muscle repair requires the action of two types of cells better known for causing inflammation and forming fat. [More]
European Commission grants conditional marketing authorization for Pfizer's BOSULIF

European Commission grants conditional marketing authorization for Pfizer's BOSULIF

Pfizer Inc. announced today that the European Commission has granted conditional marketing authorization for BOSULIF (bosutinib) in the European Union for the treatment of adult patients with chronic phase, accelerated phase and blast phase Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic myelogenous leukemia previously treated with one or more tyrosine kinase inhibitor(s) and for whom imatinib, nilotinib and dasatinib are not considered appropriate treatment options. [More]

Omalizumab fast, safe and well-tolerated in teens and adults with chronic spontaneous urticaria

An international team of researchers has found that a once-a-month, high-dose injection of a commonly used asthma drug is highly effective in treating teens and adults chronically afflicted with hives and severe, itchy rash. The drug, omalizumab, was tested on 323 people at 55 medical centers for whom standard antihistamine therapy failed to quell their underlying, allergy-like reaction, known as chronic idiopathic urticaria or chronic spontaneous urticaria. [More]

Dabigatran decreases risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism

New findings from two double-blind, randomized trials, RE-MEDY and RE-SONATE, show that dabigatran 150 mg twice daily reduces the risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE). [More]
EMA adopts positive opinion for Pfizer’s bosutinib conditional approval in the EU

EMA adopts positive opinion for Pfizer’s bosutinib conditional approval in the EU

Pfizer Inc. announced today that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency has adopted a positive opinion regarding the conditional marketing authorization of bosutinib in the European Union for the treatment of adult patients with chronic phase (CP), accelerated phase (AP), and blast phase (BP) Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic myelogenous leukemia previously treated with one or more tyrosine kinase inhibitor(s) (TKIs) and for whom imatinib, nilotinib and dasatinib are not considered appropriate treatment options. [More]