Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Drug Trial News Stories - December 2008

Date Title Comments Rating
2008-12-29 New therapy for transplant rejection 0 4.5
2008-12-21 Immunogenicity and safety of human papillomavirus vaccine in healthy boys 0 None
2008-12-18 Prozac enhances effectiveness of anti-cancer drug 0 5
2008-12-18 Neuralstem files IND for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis stem cell trial 0 None
2008-12-18 Alfuzosin fails to reduce symptoms in chronic prostatitis 0 None
2008-12-18 Trial tests adult stems cells to treat congestive heart failure 0 None
2008-12-17 Biopure submits IND for trial in patients with acute myeloid leukemia 0 None
2008-12-16 Voriconazole effective in combating fungal infections 0 None
2008-12-15 Lessons from Northwick Park drug-trial disaster 0 None
2008-12-15 Aspirin does not provide protection against Lynch syndrome 0 None
2008-12-14 Three studies of bioTheranostics molecular breast cancer diagnostics presented at symposium 0 None
2008-12-14 Cymbalta (duloxetine HCl) shown to delay new episodes of depression 0 None
2008-12-14 Doxil and docetaxel combination treatment delays disease progression in metastatic breast cancer 0 None
2008-12-14 Exparel (DepoBupivacaine) shows promise in hernia repair 0 None
2008-12-14 Planned safety analysis of a breast cancer prevention study reveals encouraging news for Exemestane 0 None
2008-12-14 Paliperidone palmitate shows positive results for treatment of schizophrenia 0 None
2008-12-14 Zometa (zoledronic acid) shown to enhance chemotherapy in reducing breast tumor size 0 None
2008-12-14 Promising clinical trial for Progeria "premature aging" disease 0 None
2008-12-14 Femara shows reduced risk of death versus tamoxifen after breast cancer surgery 0 4
2008-12-12 Novavax announces positive results in trial of seasonal influenza VLP (trivalent) vaccine candidate 0 5
2008-12-12 Aromatase inhibitors most effective in preventing breast cancer from coming back 0 None
2008-12-12 Delcath Systems enrols first fifty percent in trial treating metastatic cutaneous and ocular melanoma to the liver 0 None
2008-12-12 Trial looks at new treatment for solid cancer tumors and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 0 None
2008-12-11 Vaxfectin-formulated H5N1 pandemic influenza achieves T-cell responses and cross-clade reactivity in humans 0 None
2008-12-11 AEterna Zentari completes recruitment for phase 3 trial with Cetrorelix in benign prostatic hyperplasia 0 None
2008-12-10 Proteolix announces positive data for carfilzomib in patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma 0 None
2008-12-10 Pralatrexate shows promise for T-Cell lymphoma 0 None
2008-12-10 Rosiglitazone shows potential for treating focal segmental glomerulosclerosis 0 None
2008-12-10 Xencor presents data on anti-CD19 and anti-CD40 antibodies 0 1
2008-12-10 VIDAZA (azacitidine) study reports survival benefit in higher-risk MDS extends to AML patients 0 5
2008-12-10 DNA vaccine for SARS achieves neutralizing responses in first U.S. human trial 0 None
2008-12-10 Potential breakthrough for T-cell lymphoma 0 None
2008-12-10 Portola Pharmaceuticals starts phase 2 trial of P2Y12 ADP receptor antagonist in non-urgent percutaneous coronary intervention 0 None
2008-12-10 Pycnogenol reduces inflammatory marker C-reactive protein in osteoarthritis 0 None
2008-12-10 New data on ZOLINZA (vorinostat) in combination with Bortezomib 0 None
2008-12-10 EntreMed starts trial of ENMD-2076 in refractory multiple myeloma patients 0 None
2008-12-10 Dacogen data presented on trial in seniors with acute myeloid leukemia 0 None
2008-12-10 Cholinesterase inhibitors safe and effective therapy for behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia 0 None
2008-12-10 AstraZeneca and Targacept announce results from trial of AZD3480 for cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia 0 None
2008-12-10 AcelRx Pharmaceuticals reports positive results in trial of sublingual Sufentanil NanoTabs in treating post-op pain 0 None
2008-12-08 Positive trial results for transdermal Lidocaine system 0 None
2008-12-08 Older patients with acute myloid leukemia patients show promising response in drug study 0 None
2008-12-08 Participants in clinical trials value personalized, accurate information about study results 0 None
2008-12-08 Recombinant human antithrombin drug decreases risk to pregnancy and surgery patients with hereditary antithrombin deficiency 0 None
2008-12-08 Promising trials of malaria vaccine in East Africa lead to calls for phase 3 development 0 None
2008-12-08 Novel approach to disseminate trial results to study volunteers 0 None
2008-12-08 Rituxan in combination with chemo improves survival in chronic lymphocytic leukemia 0 None
2008-12-08 RHEI Pharmaceuticals starts final trial of Tibozole in China 0 None
2008-12-08 MedImmune starts phase 2 trial of antibody targeting IL-5 receptor 0 None
2008-12-08 Kiadis Pharma announces positive results for ATIR in mismatched bone marrow transplantation 0 None
2008-12-08 Incyte's selective Janus kinase inhibitor demonstrates rapid and durable clinical benefits in Myelofibrosis patients 2 4
2008-12-08 Dismissed leukemia drug flavopiridol helps chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients 0 None
2008-12-08 Allos Therapeutics announces results from phase 2 trial of Pralatrexate in peripheral T-cell lymphoma 0 None
2008-12-07 Promacta (eltrombopag) shown to increase platelet counts and reduce bleeding in chronic immune thrombocytopenic 0 None
2008-12-07 Trial shows Elitek significantly reduces plasma uric acid levels versus Allopurinol in adults with hematologic cancers at risk for tumor Lysis syndrome 0 None
2008-12-07 New data demonstrates efficacy and tolerability of Carisbamate as an adjunctive therapy for partial onset seizures 0 None
2008-12-07 Daiichi Sankyo starts trial of investigational factor Xa inhibitor for atrial fibrillation 0 None
2008-12-05 Hep C treatment peginterferon reduces the virus but liver damage continues 0 None
2008-12-05 Clinical study shows that drug improves endothelial function in sickle cell disease patients 0 None
2008-12-03 ACE inhibitor calcium channel blocker combo drug shown to reduces heart attacks 0 None
2008-12-03 Low-dose peginterferon used for hepatitis C doesn't work 0 None
2008-12-03 SemBioSys begins phase I/II trial of insulin produced in plant seeds 0 None
2008-12-03 Degarelix prostate cancer drug makes testosterone levels fall dramatically and quickly 0 None
2008-12-03 New sleeping pill could be the answer to jet lag 0 None
2008-12-03 Horizon Therapeutics announces HZT-501 trials meet primary endpoints 0 None
2008-12-03 Lapatinib benefits women with HER2-positive breast cancer 0 None
2008-12-02 New experimental treatment for Tourette's syndrome 0 5
2008-12-01 Etanercept found to be ineffective in treating alcoholic hepatitis 0 None
2008-12-01 GeoVax's HIV/AIDS human vaccine trials to begin in North and South America 0 None
2008-12-01 Genaera starts trial of Trodusquemine in overweight and obese type 2 diabetes 0 None


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