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Urinary tract infections are a serious health problem affecting millions of people each year. Infections of the urinary tract are the second most common type of infection in the body. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) account for about 8.3 million doctor visits each year.* Women are especially prone to UTIs for reasons that are not yet well understood. One woman in five develops a UTI during her lifetime. UTIs in men are not as common as in women but can be very serious when they do occur.
Antibiotics for UTI often taken before, after incontinence surgery

Antibiotics for UTI often taken before, after incontinence surgery

One in four women undergoing surgery for urinary incontinence has recently taken antibiotics for a urinary tract infection, a large population-based study shows. [More]
Simple change in hospital laboratory reports may improve antibiotic prescribing practices

Simple change in hospital laboratory reports may improve antibiotic prescribing practices

A simple change in how the hospital laboratory reports test results may help improve antibiotic prescribing practices and patient safety, according to a pilot, proof-of-concept study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and now available online. [More]
Mallinckrodt announces commercial launch of PENNSAID

Mallinckrodt announces commercial launch of PENNSAID

Mallinckrodt today announced the commercial launch of PENNSAID (diclofenac sodium topical solution) 2% w/w (PENNSAID 2%). PENNSAID 2% is a topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) approved for use in the treatment of the pain of osteoarthritis of the knees. [More]
Vanda Pharmaceuticals announces FDA approval of HETLIOZ for Non-24 treatment

Vanda Pharmaceuticals announces FDA approval of HETLIOZ for Non-24 treatment

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved HETLIOZ (tasimelteon) 20mg capsules for the treatment of Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder (Non-24). HETLIOZ is the first FDA approved medication for Non-24. [More]
NICE approves MabThera for treating severe forms of GPA and MPA

NICE approves MabThera for treating severe forms of GPA and MPA

Today the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has approved the use of MabThera for two potentially life-threatening auto-immune diseases, GPA and MPA, which result in the inflammation and damage of small blood vessels and frequently involve multiple organs. The two diseases affect over 13,000 people in the UK and are characterised by the breaking down of specific areas of tissue in the body that, if not treated, can lead to organ damage, organ failure and even death. [More]
HHS develops national plan to prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections

HHS develops national plan to prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections

Independent evaluators have found that measurable progress in reducing the rates of some targeted HAIs has been achieved under the umbrella of a national plan to prevent HAIs that was developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). [More]
New study identifies correlation between cranberry juice consumption and healthy body composition

New study identifies correlation between cranberry juice consumption and healthy body composition

As the New Year kicks off and resolutions become reality, cranberry juice lovers can feel good knowing their favorite cranberry products are the perfect solution to a healthy 2014. A recent study published in Nutrients, a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by MDPI, identified a correlation between cranberry juice consumption and healthy body composition. The study joins the list of mounting evidence highlighting the fruit's exceptional health benefits, giving consumers one more reason to feel good about enjoying the festive fruit every day, everywhere, every way. [More]
Alexion's Soliris gets FDA orphan drug designation for DGF prevention in renal transplant patients

Alexion's Soliris gets FDA orphan drug designation for DGF prevention in renal transplant patients

Alexion Pharmaceuticals today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted an orphan drug designation to Soliris (eculizumab), a first-in-class terminal complement inhibitor, for the prevention of delayed graft function in renal transplant patients. [More]
FDA approves New Drug Application for PENNSA 2%

FDA approves New Drug Application for PENNSA 2%

Mallinckrodt today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the New Drug Application for PENNSAID (diclofenac sodium topical solution) 2% w/w. PENNSAID 2% is a topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug approved for use in the treatment of the pain of osteoarthritis of the knee(s). [More]
GSK receives FDA approval for combination of Mekinist with Tafinlar for treatment of melanoma

GSK receives FDA approval for combination of Mekinist with Tafinlar for treatment of melanoma

GlaxoSmithKline plc announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Mekinist® (trametinib) for use in combination with Tafinlar® (dabrafenib) for the treatment of patients with unresectable melanoma (melanoma that cannot be removed by surgery) or metastatic melanoma (melanoma which has spread to other parts of the body) with BRAF V600E or V600K mutations. [More]
Daily antibiotic use is effective for preventing recurrent urinary tract infections in women

Daily antibiotic use is effective for preventing recurrent urinary tract infections in women

While daily antibiotic use is the most effective method for preventing recurrent urinary tract infections in women, daily cranberry pills, daily estrogen therapy and monthly acupuncture treatments also have benefits that may be preferable for some patients, according to a new study by researchers at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute. [More]
EC grants approval for ABRAXANE in combination with gemcitabine for metastatic pancreatic cancer

EC grants approval for ABRAXANE in combination with gemcitabine for metastatic pancreatic cancer

Celgene International Sàrl, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Celgene Corporation, today announced that the European Commission has granted approval for ABRAXANE (paclitaxel formulated as albumin bound nanoparticles, or nab-paclitaxel) in combination with gemcitabine for first-line treatment of adult patients with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, or metastatic pancreatic cancer. [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]
CHMP adopts positive opinion for ABRAXANE with gemcitabine for treatment of metastatic pancreas

CHMP adopts positive opinion for ABRAXANE with gemcitabine for treatment of metastatic pancreas

Celgene International Sàrl, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Celgene Corporation, today announced that the European Medicines Agency's: Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has adopted a positive opinion for ABRAXANE (paclitaxel formulated as albumin bound nanoparticles, or nab-paclitaxel) in combination with gemcitabine for first-line treatment of adult patients with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. [More]
Results announced for Phase 3B/4 study of RAPAMUNE in kidney transplant patients

Results announced for Phase 3B/4 study of RAPAMUNE in kidney transplant patients

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today top-line results from a Phase 3B/4 study of RAPAMUNE® (sirolimus) evaluating kidney transplant patients who transitioned from tacrolimus-based therapy (TAC) to RAPAMUNE® 3 to 5 months after transplant. [More]
Opsumit drug receives FDA approval to treat adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension

Opsumit drug receives FDA approval to treat adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension

​The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Opsumit (macitentan), a new drug to treat adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a chronic, progressive and debilitating disease that can lead to death or the need for lung transplantation. [More]
Use of antibiotics to treat catheter-associated bacteriuria infection show no change in mortality rates

Use of antibiotics to treat catheter-associated bacteriuria infection show no change in mortality rates

With 30 million indwelling bladder catheters placed annually nationwide, patients face an increased risk of developing catheter-associated bacteriuria (bacteria in the urine). Many patients with indwelling urinary catheters acquire bacteria in the urinary tract while they are catheterized. [More]
New England publishes results of phase III clinical trial of ABRAXANE for metastatic pancreatic cancer

New England publishes results of phase III clinical trial of ABRAXANE for metastatic pancreatic cancer

Celgene International Sàrl, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Celgene Corporation , today announced the results of the MPACT phase III clinical trial of ABRAXANE® in combination with gemcitabine were published online in the October 16th edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. [More]
Amgen presents data from several romosozumab and Prolia at ASBMR 2013 Annual Meeting

Amgen presents data from several romosozumab and Prolia at ASBMR 2013 Annual Meeting

Amgen today announced that it will present data from several romosozumab and Prolia® (denosumab) studies at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 2013 Annual Meeting in Baltimore from Oct. 4-7, 2013. [More]
FDA approves Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) for active psoriatic arthritis

FDA approves Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) for active psoriatic arthritis

UCB announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) for the treatment of adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis. [More]