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Hives (or Urticaria) are a kind of skin rash notable for dark red, raised, itchy bumps. Hives are frequently caused by allergic reactions; however, there are many non-allergic causes.
SYNERA can help prevent needle stick pain associated with superficial IVs

SYNERA can help prevent needle stick pain associated with superficial IVs

Galen US Incorporated today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a labeling change that allows SYNERA® (lidocaine and tetracaine) topical patch to be used at home. [More]
ALOXI injection receives FDA approval for prevention of nausea, vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy

ALOXI injection receives FDA approval for prevention of nausea, vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy

Eisai Inc. and Helsinn Group today announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of ALOXI (palonosetron HCl) injection for the prevention of acute nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of emetogenic cancer chemotherapy, including highly emetogenic cancer chemotherapy, in children aged 1 month to less than 17 years. [More]
Sanofi and Lilly announces agreement to pursue regulatory approval of Cialis

Sanofi and Lilly announces agreement to pursue regulatory approval of Cialis

Sanofi and Eli Lilly and Company today announced an agreement to pursue regulatory approval of nonprescription Cialis (tadalafil). [More]
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals presents new XIAFLEX clinical trial data at AUA Meeting

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals presents new XIAFLEX clinical trial data at AUA Meeting

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a fully integrated specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that new analyses of data were presented from its clinical program and pivotal IMPRESS (The Investigation for Maximal Peyronie's Reduction Efficacy and Safety Studies) trials, the Phase 3 studies that evaluated XIAFLEX® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum or CCH) for the treatment of Peyronie's disease (PD). [More]
Data from phase III trials supports safety, efficacy of linagliptin in treating T2D in African-American adults

Data from phase III trials supports safety, efficacy of linagliptin in treating T2D in African-American adults

Data from a retrospective pooled analysis of eight phase III trials (two 18-week and six 24-week) of linagliptin 5 mg once-daily, showed reductions from baseline A1c at 18 (eight trials) and 24 (six trials) weeks compared to placebo in African-American adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D), [More]
Research team designs new type of flour that could control food allergies without side effects

Research team designs new type of flour that could control food allergies without side effects

These days, more and more people seem to have food allergies, which can sometimes have life-threatening consequences. In ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report the development of a new type of flour that someday could be used in food-based therapies to help people better tolerate their allergy triggers, including peanuts. [More]
FDA approves Bayer's Kogenate FS antihemophilic factor VIII to prevent bleeding episodes in adults with hemophilia A

FDA approves Bayer's Kogenate FS antihemophilic factor VIII to prevent bleeding episodes in adults with hemophilia A

Bayer HealthCare announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new indication for Bayer's Kogenate® FS antihemophilic factor VIII (recombinant), for routine prophylaxis to prevent or reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes in adults with hemophilia A. [More]
Pharmaceutical Executive Magazine names COPAXONE therapy as 2014 "Brand of The Year"

Pharmaceutical Executive Magazine names COPAXONE therapy as 2014 "Brand of The Year"

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., today announced that COPAXONE (glatiramer acetate injection), the #1 global therapy for relapsing multiple sclerosis, has been named the 2014 "Brand of The Year" by Pharmaceutical Executive Magazine, a leading print and online publication for the biopharmaceutical industry. [More]
New data from EMD Serono's multiple sclerosis portfolio to be presented at the 66th AAN Annual Meeting

New data from EMD Serono's multiple sclerosis portfolio to be presented at the 66th AAN Annual Meeting

EMD Serono, Inc., a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, announced today that new data from the company's multiple sclerosis (MS) portfolio will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting, taking place from April 26 – May 3, in Philadelphia, PA. [More]
FDA expands age indication of Adacel vaccine for immunization against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis

FDA expands age indication of Adacel vaccine for immunization against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approved age indication of Adacel® (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed; Tdap) for active booster immunization for the prevention of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis as a single dose in persons 10 through 64 years of age. [More]
rEVO Biologics commences ATryn Phase 3 clinical program for treatment of preeclampsia in pregnant women

rEVO Biologics commences ATryn Phase 3 clinical program for treatment of preeclampsia in pregnant women

rEVO Biologics Inc., a subsidiary of LFB SA, today announced the initiation of the Phase 3 clinical program for ATryn for the treatment of preeclampsia in pregnant women during the 24th to 28th week of pregnancy. [More]
FDA approves Xolair for treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria

FDA approves Xolair for treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Xolair (omalizumab) for the treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria, a form of chronic hives. [More]
Same food may trigger both allergies, say experts

Same food may trigger both allergies, say experts

Some children who outgrow one type of food allergy may then develop another type of allergy, more severe and more persistent, to the same food. A new study by pediatric allergy experts suggests that health care providers and caregivers carefully monitor children with food allergies to recognize early signs of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a severe and often painful type of allergy that has been increasing in recent years. [More]
Lone star tick bites are likely the cause of severe red meat allergies

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]
Anaphylaxis Campaign provides updated information on Idiopathic anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis Campaign provides updated information on Idiopathic anaphylaxis

Most people have heard of severe allergies, or anaphylaxis, to food, insect stings, drugs and other common substances, but sometimes no cause at all can be found for a person’s reaction – a condition called Idiopathic anaphylaxis. [More]
Study shows vitamin D may provide some relief for patients with chronic hives

Study shows vitamin D may provide some relief for patients with chronic hives

A study by researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center shows vitamin D as an add-on therapy could provide some relief for chronic hives, a condition with no cure and few treatment options. [More]
FDA approves Teva's sNDA for three-times-a-week COPAXONE 40mg/mL

FDA approves Teva's sNDA for three-times-a-week COPAXONE 40mg/mL

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Company's supplemental new drug application for three-times-a-week COPAXONE 40mg/mL, a new dose of COPAXONE. [More]
New legislation to provide epinephrine to children with severe food allergies in schools

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]
Janssen receives complete response letter for canagliflozin/metformin FDC therapy for type 2 diabetes

Janssen receives complete response letter for canagliflozin/metformin FDC therapy for type 2 diabetes

Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen) today announced it has received from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a complete response letter regarding its New Drug Application (NDA) for a fixed-dose combination (FDC) of canagliflozin and immediate-release metformin to treat adults with type 2 diabetes. [More]
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals' XIAFLEX gets FDA approval for treatment of Peyronie's disease

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals' XIAFLEX gets FDA approval for treatment of Peyronie's disease

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a fully integrated specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved XIAFLEX (collagenase clostridium histolyticum, or CCH), an in-office, biologic for the treatment of Peyronie's disease. XIAFLEX is the first and only FDA-approved treatment proven effective for PD in men with a palpable plaque and a curvature deformity of 30 degrees or greater at the start of therapy. [More]