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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.
Boehringer Ingelheim, Lilly present post-hoc analysis data from linagliptin clinical trials at EASD 2013

Boehringer Ingelheim, Lilly present post-hoc analysis data from linagliptin clinical trials at EASD 2013

Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company today announced results from two post-hoc, pooled analyses of data from placebo-controlled clinical trials, which examined the safety of the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor linagliptin in adults with type 2 diabetes. [More]
Hospira announces EC approval of Inflectra, Europe's first biosimilar mAb therapy

Hospira announces EC approval of Inflectra, Europe's first biosimilar mAb therapy

Hospira, the world's leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, today announced the European Commission (EC) approval of Inflectra™ (infliximab), Europe's first biosimilar monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy. Inflectra has been approved for the treatment of inflammatory conditions including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn's disease (CD), ulcerative colitis (UC), psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and psoriasis. [More]
FDA approves Janssen Biotech's SIMPONI ARIATM for infusion for active rheumatoid arthritis

FDA approves Janssen Biotech's SIMPONI ARIATM for infusion for active rheumatoid arthritis

Janssen Biotech, Inc. announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of SIMPONI ARIATM (golimumab) for infusion for the treatment of adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis in combination with methotrexate. [More]

Pfizer's Prevenar 13 receives European approval to include adults for prevention of invasive disease

Pfizer Inc. announced today the company's pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, Prevenar 13 (pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine [13-valent, adsorbed]), received European approval for an expanded indication to include adults aged 18 to 49 years for active immunization for the prevention of invasive disease caused by vaccine-type Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae). [More]
EMA's CHMP issues positive opinion for approval of Genzyme's LEMTRADA in Europe

EMA's CHMP issues positive opinion for approval of Genzyme's LEMTRADA in Europe

Genzyme, a Sanofi company, announced today that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency has issued a positive opinion for approval of LEMTRADA (alemtuzumab) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis with active disease defined by clinical or imaging features. [More]
Linagliptin significantly reduces blood glucose levels in T2D patients with moderate to severe renal impairment

Linagliptin significantly reduces blood glucose levels in T2D patients with moderate to severe renal impairment

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company today announced results from a new study in which linagliptin demonstrated statistically significant reductions in blood glucose levels (HbA1c) after 12 weeks (the study's primary endpoint) in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) with moderate to severe renal impairment, compared with placebo. Most patients had T2D for more than ten years (76 percent) and were on insulin (86 percent). [More]
Amedra Pharmaceuticals re-launches single-dose epinephrine auto-injector, Adrenaclick

Amedra Pharmaceuticals re-launches single-dose epinephrine auto-injector, Adrenaclick

Amedra Pharmaceuticals LLC has announced re-launch of Adrenaclick®, a single-dose epinephrine auto-injector, for the emergency treatment of life threatening allergic reactions in people who are at risk for or have a history of anaphylaxis. Adrenaclick® will be available as a two-pack carton in both 0.15 mg and 0.30 mg strengths. [More]
Lineage Therapeutics announces US launch of generic epinephrine auto-injector

Lineage Therapeutics announces US launch of generic epinephrine auto-injector

Lineage Therapeutics Inc. has announced the US launch of its generic epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector, the authorized generic of Adrenaclick by Amedra Pharmaceuticals LLC, for the emergency treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions in people who are at risk for or have a history of anaphylaxis. [More]
Research data on AMPYRA Extended Release Tablets to be presented at CMSC and ACTRIMS meeting

Research data on AMPYRA Extended Release Tablets to be presented at CMSC and ACTRIMS meeting

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. will present new research data on AMPYRA (dalfampridine) Extended Release Tablets, 10 mg at the 5th Cooperative Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers and Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, being held in Orlando, FL, May 29 - June 1. [More]
Boehringer Ingelheim to highlight respiratory research work at ATS 2013

Boehringer Ingelheim to highlight respiratory research work at ATS 2013

Boehringer Ingelheim will contribute to advancing the scientific discussion in respiratory disease at the American Thoracic Society International Conference in Philadelphia, PA, May 17 – 22. [More]
FDA approves Novartis' Ilaris for treatment of active systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis

FDA approves Novartis' Ilaris for treatment of active systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Novartis announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved Ilaris (canakinumab) for the treatment of active systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis in patients aged 2 years and older. [More]
Pfizer reports that Prevenar 13 Phase 3 study meets all primary, secondary objectives

Pfizer reports that Prevenar 13 Phase 3 study meets all primary, secondary objectives

Pfizer Inc. presented today the results from a Phase 3 study investigating immunogenicity, tolerability and safety of Prevenar 13 (Pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine [13-valent, adsorbed]) in adults 18 to 49 years of age. [More]

Study: Drug normally used to treat severe bronchial asthma beneficial for chronic urticaria sufferers

An international study involving dermatologists from the Hospital del Mar and Spanish subjects has concluded that a drug normally used to treat severe bronchial asthma caused by allergies (Omalizumab) rapidly eliminates the symptoms of spontaneous chronic urticaria, a development that it is expected will significantly improve the quality of life of chronic urticaria sufferers. [More]
Study shows co-administration of Cialis, finasteride meets primary endpoint in men with LUTS/BPH

Study shows co-administration of Cialis, finasteride meets primary endpoint in men with LUTS/BPH

Eli Lilly and Company presented results today at the annual European Association of Urology Congress in Milan, Italy, of a study that showed Cialis 5 mg once daily co-administered with finasteride significantly improved scores on the International Prostate Symptom Score, compared to placebo/finasteride, in men with lower urinary tract symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia and enlarged prostates. [More]

More than 60% of fire ant allergic patients do not adhere to treatment guidelines

Two million Americans are allergic to insect stings, an allergy which sends more than 500,000 people to the emergency room annually. Yet, according to a study published today in the March issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAA), while fire ant allergy sufferers know allergy shots can save their life, more than 60 percent do not adhere to treatment guidelines. [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]

rEVO Biologics announces results from Atryn phase 3 studies on pregnant AT-deficient women

rEVO Biologics announced today the results of a major retrospective study analysis of its pivotal phase 3 studies which demonstrate that pregnant patients with hereditary antithrombin deficiency (HD) benefit from ATryn Antithrombin (Recombinant) therapy to prevent venous thromboembolic events (VTE). [More]

Positive new data from Genzyme’s eliglustat tartrate Phase 3 studies on Gaucher disease type 1

Genzyme, a Sanofi company, today announced positive new data from the Phase 3 ENGAGE and ENCORE studies of eliglustat tartrate, its investigational oral therapy for Gaucher disease type 1. [More]

Sanofi announces availability of Auvi-Q in U.S. retail pharmacies

Sanofi announced today that Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection, USP) is now available in U.S. retail pharmacies nationwide with a prescription from a healthcare provider. [More]

FDA approves GSK’s raxibacumab to treat inhalational anthrax

GlaxoSmithKline plc announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved raxibacumab for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with inhalational anthrax due to Bacillus anthracis in combination with appropriate antibacterial drugs and for prophylaxis of inhalational anthrax when alternative therapies are not available or are not appropriate. [More]