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Allergan agrees to acquire exclusive worldwide rights to Merck's CGRP migraine development program

Allergan agrees to acquire exclusive worldwide rights to Merck's CGRP migraine development program

Allergan plc and Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that they have entered into an agreement under which Allergan will acquire the exclusive worldwide rights to Merck's investigational small molecule oral calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonists, which are being developed for the treatment and prevention of migraine, subject to expiration or termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR). [More]
Allergan enters into agreement to acquire Oculeve

Allergan enters into agreement to acquire Oculeve

Allergan plc, a leading global pharmaceutical company, and Oculeve, a development-stage medical device company focused on developing novel treatments for dry eye disease, today announced that they have entered into an agreement under which Allergan will acquire Oculeve in an all-cash transaction. [More]
Two new studies show that fecal transplantation may help fight against ulcerative colitis

Two new studies show that fecal transplantation may help fight against ulcerative colitis

Two new studies led by researchers from the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute at McMaster University show that transplantation of fecal matter may be a useful tool in the fight against ulcerative colitis (UC). [More]
Ledipasvir/sofosbuvir combination approved for hepatitis C treatment does not require antiviral drug

Ledipasvir/sofosbuvir combination approved for hepatitis C treatment does not require antiviral drug

The drug approved to treat patients infected with the hepatitis C virus needs no help from other antivirals, according to a study released online this week in the journal Hepatology. [More]
UChicago Medicine, Little Company of Mary partner to boost community access to specialty care for children

UChicago Medicine, Little Company of Mary partner to boost community access to specialty care for children

The University of Chicago Medicine and Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers are partnering to expand care for infants and children by developing a subspecialty center on the community hospital's Evergreen Park campus that will provide enhanced neonatology and pediatric services. [More]
ExeGi Pharma granted product license to sell Visbiome formulation in Canada

ExeGi Pharma granted product license to sell Visbiome formulation in Canada

ExeGi Pharma, a company focused on developing and commercializing live biotherapeutics and probiotic treatments, announced today that it has been granted a product license by the Health Canada Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) to sell Visbiome in Canada. [More]
IBI scientists make progress in identifying new biomarkers for preventing colorectal cancer

IBI scientists make progress in identifying new biomarkers for preventing colorectal cancer

Scientists from the Instituto de Investigación Biomédica [Institute of Biomedical Research], in Galicia (Spain), have made progress in the identification of new biomarkers for improving prevention of colorectal cancer. [More]
Spouses & Relatives Of Celiac Disease Patients At Risk For Autoimmune Diseases

Spouses & Relatives Of Celiac Disease Patients At Risk For Autoimmune Diseases

Both spouses and first-degree relatives of patients with celiac disease are at increased risk of nonceliac autoimmune disease, according to a study in the July issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. This risk represents a mixture of genetic, environmental and ascertainment bias mechanisms. [More]
Proscia’s cloud-based platform allows clinicians, hospitals to make faster and more accurate cancer diagnosis

Proscia’s cloud-based platform allows clinicians, hospitals to make faster and more accurate cancer diagnosis

Proscia, a cloud-delivered solutions provider for digital pathology, today announced the release of a series of new features including Proscia Connect. [More]
Pinaverium offers quick relief from IBS symptoms

Pinaverium offers quick relief from IBS symptoms

Pinaverium offers quick and effective relief of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms, according to clinical trial results published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. [More]
New discovery could lead to personalized treatment for colon cancer

New discovery could lead to personalized treatment for colon cancer

A UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center discovery of just how a certain tumor suppressor molecule works to prevent tumor growth could lead to a personalized treatment approach for colon cancer. [More]
MSD announces EC approval of SIMPONI (golimumab) for treatment of adult patients with nr-axial SpA

MSD announces EC approval of SIMPONI (golimumab) for treatment of adult patients with nr-axial SpA

MSD (Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA) today announced that on 22 June the European Commission approved SIMPONI (golimumab) for the treatment of adult patients with severe, active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axial SpA). [More]
AGA Research Foundation raises $10.5 million to support GI research

AGA Research Foundation raises $10.5 million to support GI research

The American Gastroenterological Association is pleased to announce that the AGA Research Foundation has raised more than $10.5 million to support digestive disease and hepatology research through the Looking Forward: Giving Back endowment campaign. [More]
Allergan agrees to acquire KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals for $2.1 billion

Allergan agrees to acquire KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals for $2.1 billion

Allergan plc, a leading global pharmaceutical company, and KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel prescription products for the aesthetic medicine market, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Allergan has agreed to acquire KYTHERA in a cash and equity transaction valued at $75 per KYTHERA share, or approximately $2.1 billion. [More]
MedUni Vienna uses new MR technique to classify adenomas

MedUni Vienna uses new MR technique to classify adenomas

Adenomas are rare liver tumours, a certain percentage of which can become malignant. Using a new MR (magnetic resonance) technique at MedUni Vienna, it is now possible to classify adenomas without subjecting patients to invasive tissue sampling procedures. [More]
Modifying small white blood cells may help treat immune disorders

Modifying small white blood cells may help treat immune disorders

Modifying the small white blood cells that protect against disease might help treat immune disorders, according to a study published in Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the basic science journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. [More]
Actavis adopts Allergan as its new global name

Actavis adopts Allergan as its new global name

Actavis plc announced that the company has adopted Allergan plc as its new global name and will begin trading today under a new symbol — AGN — after ringing The Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange. [More]
Vitamin D supplementation may treat Crohn’s disease

Vitamin D supplementation may treat Crohn’s disease

New research published in this month’s edition of United European Gastroenterology Journal suggests that supplementation with vitamin D may impact on the intestinal barrier dysfunction associated with Crohn’s disease, and could have a role in the treatment of the condition. [More]
Vitamin D supplementation may affect intestinal barrier dysfunction associated with Crohn's disease

Vitamin D supplementation may affect intestinal barrier dysfunction associated with Crohn's disease

New research published in this month's edition of United European Gastroenterology journal suggests that supplementation with vitamin D may impact on the intestinal barrier dysfunction associated with Crohn's disease, and could have a role in the treatment of the condition. [More]
Researchers show how a new drug speeds tissue regeneration in animal models

Researchers show how a new drug speeds tissue regeneration in animal models

The concept sounds like the stuff of science fiction: take a pill, and suddenly new tissues grow to replace damaged ones. Researchers at Case Western Reserve and UT Southwestern Medical Center this week announced that they have taken significant steps toward turning this once-improbable idea into a vivid reality. [More]
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