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North Coast Medical announces acquisition of ActivaTek

North Coast Medical announces acquisition of ActivaTek

North Coast Medical, Inc., a manufacturer and global supplier of physical rehabilitation medical products, today announced the acquisition of Salt Lake City, Utah-based ActivaTek, Inc., a privately held manufacturer of transdermal iontophoretic devices. [More]
Common cholesterol-lowering drugs provide relief to patients suffering from chronic lung disease

Common cholesterol-lowering drugs provide relief to patients suffering from chronic lung disease

Common cholesterol-lowering drugs could provide relief to patients suffering from a chronic lung disease, a study has shown. [More]
Brazil's ANVISA approves Genzyme's Lemtrada for multiple sclerosis treatment

Brazil's ANVISA approves Genzyme's Lemtrada for multiple sclerosis treatment

Genzyme, a Sanofi company, announced today that Brazil's national health surveillance agency, ANVISA, has approved Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) for the treatment of patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) to slow or reverse the accumulation of physical disability and reduce the frequency of clinical exacerbations. [More]
Research on diverse health benefits of oats in protecting heart

Research on diverse health benefits of oats in protecting heart

Eleven top scientists from around the globe presented the latest findings on the powerful compounds found in oats in a scientific session titled, Physicochemical Properties and Biological Functionality of Oats, at the 247th Annual Conference of the American Chemical Society in Dallas, TX [More]

Antibe Therapeutics completes pre-clinical program for its lead product ATB-346

Antibe Therapeutics Inc. ("Antibe" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that it has completed its planned pre-clinical program for its lead product ATB-346 to support initial clinical studies in humans. [More]
Scientists develop new water purifier that could work with sunlight

Scientists develop new water purifier that could work with sunlight

Sunlight plus a common titanium pigment might be the secret recipe for ridding pharmaceuticals, pesticides and other potentially harmful pollutants from drinking water. [More]
Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer announce FDA approval of Eliquis for DVT prophylaxis

Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer announce FDA approval of Eliquis for DVT prophylaxis

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Pfizer Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Eliquis (apixaban) for the prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which may lead to pulmonary embolism (PE), in patients who have undergone hip or knee replacement surgery. [More]

Molecular substance that occurs naturally in humans reduces brain damage after acute stroke

A molecular substance that occurs naturally in humans and rats was found to "substantially reduce" brain damage after an acute stroke and contribute to a better recovery, according to a newly released animal study by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. [More]

Statins combined with conventional blood clot prevention therapies, reduce VTE risk by 48%

Statins have long been known to lower cholesterol and, more recently, to decrease the risk of deep vein thrombosis (blood clots) in healthy, non-surgical patients. [More]

Antares Pharma announces launch of OTREXUP to Dermatologists

Antares Pharma, Inc. today announced LEO Pharma's launch of OTREXUP to Dermatologists, the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved subcutaneous (SC) methotrexate (MTX) product for once weekly self-administration with an easy-to-use, single dose, disposable auto injector. [More]
Findings provide new target for development of novel therapies to manage chronic pain

Findings provide new target for development of novel therapies to manage chronic pain

Scientists have shown for the first time that the abnormalities in the way the brain experiences pain may be to blame for the chronic pain suffered by osteoarthritis patients. [More]
Research to identify exact mechanisms behind preterm birth and fetal brain injury

Research to identify exact mechanisms behind preterm birth and fetal brain injury

An inflammatory protein that triggers a pregnant mouse's immune response to an infection or other disease appears to cause brain injury in her fetus, but not the premature birth that was long believed to be linked with such neurologic damage in both rodents and humans, new Johns Hopkins-led research suggests. [More]
Kamada initiates Phase 2/3 clinical trial of Glassia to treat pediatric patients with T1D

Kamada initiates Phase 2/3 clinical trial of Glassia to treat pediatric patients with T1D

Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ:KMDA) (TASE:KMDA), a plasma-derived protein therapeutics company focused on orphan indications, announces the initiation of a Phase 2/3 clinical trial of Glassia®, the Company's proprietary human Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT), to treat newly diagnosed pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D). [More]

POZEN reports total revenue of $4.7 million for fourth quarter 2013

POZEN Inc., a pharmaceutical company committed to transforming medicine that transforms lives, today announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013. [More]

Drug that blocks LTA4 hydrolase enzyme plays key role in body's inflammatory response

There have been great expectations regarding the production of a drug to block the enzyme LTA4 hydrolase, which plays a key role in the body's inflammatory response. [More]
Scientists map key elements of immune overreaction triggered by influenza virus infection

Scientists map key elements of immune overreaction triggered by influenza virus infection

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have mapped key elements of a severe immune overreaction—a "cytokine storm"—that can both sicken and kill patients who are infected with certain strains of flu virus. [More]
Scientists discover new protein that is involved in cancer, inflammation in lung tissue

Scientists discover new protein that is involved in cancer, inflammation in lung tissue

Scientists from The University of Manchester - part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) - have discovered a new protein that is involved in cancer and inflammation in lung tissue. [More]
LA BioMed researchers awarded NIH grant to pursue new approaches for treating MRSA

LA BioMed researchers awarded NIH grant to pursue new approaches for treating MRSA

With antibiotic resistant infections on the rise and a scarce pipeline of novel drugs to combat them, researchers at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center are pursuing entirely new approaches to meet the challenge of drug-resistant infections by taming microbes rather than killing them. [More]
Anika Therapeutics receives marketing approval from FDA for MONOVISC injection

Anika Therapeutics receives marketing approval from FDA for MONOVISC injection

Anika Therapeutics, Inc. today announced it has received marketing approval for MONOVISC from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. MONOVISC is a single injection supplement to synovial fluid of the osteoarthritic joint, used to treat pain and improve joint mobility in patients suffering from osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. [More]
Santalis Pharmaceuticals partners with TFS for marketing of OTC dermatology products

Santalis Pharmaceuticals partners with TFS for marketing of OTC dermatology products

Santalis Pharmaceuticals Inc., a joint venture with TFS Corporation Ltd., of Australia (ASX: TFC) is pleased to report the execution of an exclusive license agreement with a global pharmaceutical company for the marketing of a number of over-the-counter (OTC) dermatology products containing TFS' sustainably cultivated, pharmaceutical-grade East Indian Sandalwood Oil (EISO). [More]