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Targeted Medical Pharma signs agreement with Lebanon based company, ATL

Targeted Medical Pharma signs agreement with Lebanon based company, ATL

Targeted Medical Pharma, today announced the completion of an agreement between Analytical Testing Laboratories (ATL), a Lebanon based company that specializes in drug testing services and inborn errors of metabolism, for the exclusive distribution of the company's amino acid based products to physicians and pharmacies throughout the Middle East. [More]
UC pain researcher solves a long-standing scientific mystery

UC pain researcher solves a long-standing scientific mystery

By solving a long standing scientific mystery, the common saying "you just hit a nerve" might need to be updated to "you just hit a Merkel cell," jokes Jianguo Gu, PhD, a pain researcher at the University of Cincinnati. [More]

Researcher wins 2014 Abraham White Distinguished Science Award for contributions in treatment of neurological diseases

Michael Chopp, Ph.D., scientific director of the Henry Ford Neuroscience Institute at Henry Ford Hospital, won the 2014 Abraham White Distinguished Science Award for his discovery of the role of a protein in the treatment of brain injuries and neurodegenerative diseases. [More]
BDSI enrolls first patient in Clonidine Topical Gel Phase 3 trial for treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy

BDSI enrolls first patient in Clonidine Topical Gel Phase 3 trial for treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy

BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. announced today the enrollment of the first patient in the RHAPSODY Study, a Phase 3 clinical trial of Clonidine Topical Gel for the treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy. [More]
Bariatric surgery more effective than intensive medical therapy for managing type 2 diabetes

Bariatric surgery more effective than intensive medical therapy for managing type 2 diabetes

​Gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy - two of the most commonly used bariatric surgeries - are more effective than intensive medical therapy alone when it comes to managing uncontrolled type 2 diabetes in overweight or obese patients after three years, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. [More]
Study highlights benefits of using multiple injections to treat Sanfilippo syndrome type III B

Study highlights benefits of using multiple injections to treat Sanfilippo syndrome type III B

New insight has been gained into treating an inherited disorder that creates serious neurological and behavioral disabilities in children and usually leads to death in the teen years. [More]

Biodelivery Sciences collaborates with Quintiles to launch BUNAVAIL in the U.S.

BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement with Quintiles to provide a range of services to support the anticipated launch of BUNAVAIL (buprenorphine and naloxone buccal film), BDSI's proposed maintenance treatment for opioid dependence. [More]
Longer looks: The politics of face and hand transplants; Apple's Healthbook; connecting income to life expectancy

Longer looks: The politics of face and hand transplants; Apple's Healthbook; connecting income to life expectancy

Fairfax County, Va., and McDowell County, W.Va., are separated by 350 miles, about a half-day's drive. Traveling west from Fairfax County, the gated communities and bland architecture of military contractors give way to exurbs, then to farmland and eventually to McDowell's coal mines and the forested slopes of the Appalachians. Perhaps the greatest distance between the two counties is this: Fairfax is a place of the haves, and McDowell of the have-nots. ... One of the starkest consequences of that divide is seen in the life expectancies of the people there. Residents of Fairfax County are among the longest-lived in the country: Men have an average life expectancy of 82 years and women, 85, about the same as in Sweden. In McDowell, the averages are 64 and 73, about the same as in Iraq (Annie Lowrey, 3/15). [More]
Study provides insight into the mechanisms underlying diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Study provides insight into the mechanisms underlying diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Iron overload can lead to cytotoxicity, and it is a risk factor for diabetic peripheral neuropathy. However, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. [More]
Treating long wait-times dictate long-term success of spinal cord stimulation therapy

Treating long wait-times dictate long-term success of spinal cord stimulation therapy

Success rates soared to 75% for patients who waited less than 2 years for a spinal cord stimulator (SCS) implant, compared with 15% for patients whose implants happened 20 years after the onset of pain, according to a retrospective analysis. [More]

NC-stat DPNCheck is a fast, accurate point-of-care test for diabetic peripheral neuropathy

NeuroMetrix, Inc. (the "Company"), a medical device company focused on the treatment and management of the neurological complications of diabetes, today reported publication of results from a study conducted at the University of Toronto. [More]
ACCRU opens phase III clinical trial of eribulin compared to paclitaxel for metastatic breast cancer

ACCRU opens phase III clinical trial of eribulin compared to paclitaxel for metastatic breast cancer

Academic and Community Cancer Research United (ACCRU) today announced the opening of a two-arm, randomized phase III, FDA registration trial of eribulin compared to standard weekly paclitaxel as first- or second-line chemotherapy for individuals with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) negative, locally recurrent, unresectable or metastatic breast cancer. [More]
FDA grants accelerated approval to NORTHERA (droxidopa) for patients with symptomatic NOH

FDA grants accelerated approval to NORTHERA (droxidopa) for patients with symptomatic NOH

Chelsea Therapeutics International, Ltd. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval of NORTHERA (droxidopa) for the treatment of symptomatic neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (NOH). NORTHERA is the first and only therapy approved by the FDA which demonstrates symptomatic benefit in patients with NOH. [More]

Therapath signs contract with United Healthcare to provide neuropathology services

Therapath LLC, the leader in comprehensive diagnostic and consultative neuropathology laboratory services, has signed a national contract with United Healthcare, a division of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), to provide the pathology analysis for these specialty services. [More]

New pain management system for patients with painful diabetic neuropathy

From the moment people learn to walk, many are taught that exercise is the key to living a healthy life. Indeed, the long-term benefits of exercise are indisputable. [More]
Scientists identify channel that acts as 'brake', limiting spontaneous pain

Scientists identify channel that acts as 'brake', limiting spontaneous pain

Scientists have identified a channel present in many pain detecting sensory neurons that acts as a 'brake', limiting spontaneous pain. It is hoped that the new research, published today [22 January] in the Journal of Neuroscience, will ultimately contribute to new pain relief treatments. [More]
Japanese MHLW approves ADCETRIS for relapsed or refractory CD30-positive HL and ALCL

Japanese MHLW approves ADCETRIS for relapsed or refractory CD30-positive HL and ALCL

Seattle Genetics, Inc. today announced that its collaborator, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, has received approval of ADCETRIS (brentuximab vedotin) from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for the treatment of patients with CD30-positive relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma and anaplastic large cell lymphoma. [More]
ARIAD Pharmaceuticals' Iclusig now commercially available to patients in the U.S.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals' Iclusig now commercially available to patients in the U.S.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the commercial availability of Iclusig (ponatinib) for adult patients with refractory chronic myeloid leukemia and Philadelphia-chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the United States. ARIAD has begun shipping Iclusig to Biologics, Inc., its exclusive specialty pharmacy, which is now filling prescriptions from physicians and distributing the cancer medicine to patients. [More]

Research findings provide insights into risks associated with isolated mild hyperglycemia

Despite having mild hyperglycemia for approximately 50 years, patients with a mutation in the gene encoding the enzyme glucokinase had a low prevalence of clinically significant vascular complications, findings that provide insights into the risks associated with isolated mild hyperglycemia, according to a study in the January 15 issue of JAMA. [More]
StemGenex offers stem cell treatment studies to patients diagnosed with diabetes, neurological diseases

StemGenex offers stem cell treatment studies to patients diagnosed with diabetes, neurological diseases

According to The American Diabetes Association there are over 25 million people in the US living with diabetes. These patients are suffering from complications such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, blindness, kidney disease, neuropathy and amputation. [More]